Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One Stamp-several looks

http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-it-monday-55.html -Anything Goes

http://colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-79-pink-brown-cream-white.html -Pink, Brown, Cream, White

I had a great time bashing some movies that I know some people love but that is what is so much fun...a difference of opinion:) so now on to card making. I made all of these on the weekend and would have uploaded them yesterday after work if I did not get attacked by the killer shrimp meal..I will not order from there again...ick. OK so all these cards I stuck to the same colouring and same stamp but I thought it would be cool to try all the different methods one could use...and I know there is so much more...The top one I used chalks, even for the backgound.

This card I made my first attempt at prisma pencil crayons and I think it turned out quite well. The background I sponged in 2 brown inks and then brayered it to try to get a leather look..I into leather but that's for a different blog:)

This card I inked and embossed the image in gold and then used my tombow markers in a watercolour effect. the background was also done with the tombows and then I used water to try to meld the colours together.

Of course, I can not stay away from sparkle so I used pinks and greens for the sparkle and even a brown for the stem-all sparkly because in a former life I was a magpie:)

Yup Tombows again but this time I used them straight on the paper and then water to put it all together. the background I used alcohol inks. Finished it off with cuddlebug, pearls and stickers

This last rose I coloured with twinkling H2O's and placed it on the paper that I cuddlebugged and highlighted it with brown sparkle...can't get away from the sparkle:)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Worst Movies Ever!

Well I was going to have a lovely evening last night watching the Emmy's. We ordered take out and I was watching the horrible show(they went back to 1970's dreck with singing people in bad outfits) and I was beginning to feel a little...oozy. I went to bed and Blammo! I had to rush to the bathroom and for the rest of the night I hugged the toilet...well, er...I sat on the throne and hugged the bucket. Needless to say I will not order shrimp any time soon. My stomach calmed down and my hubby went to the pharmacy and got some gravol and I fell finally to sleep around 7am. I have been trying to sleep but they are working on our street and the whole house is shaking....not fun when your insides have been upturned. I found this new site(well to me that is) and was intrigued because it is about movies. It is http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/2011/09/worst-movies-ever-blogfest.html -Worst Movies of All Time. I figure I will give my selection and I don't care if people don't agree with me as that is what makes the world go round:) It was hard to pin it down to just 10 because there are so many awful movies out there and some are so bad they are good(think "Plan 9 From Outer Space" or "Dr. Jekyll/Sister Hyde"). So here is my list:

1. Titanic (1997)-Overblown lovey dovey where the 2 keep going back into the ice cold water. The effects were good but take that away and you have the Love Boat sinking. I was expecting Isaac to be serving drinks while Doc pants after Kate Winslet and Gopher scratches his head seeing the iceber come closer. A much better film is "A Night To Remember". Titanic was over-rated, overblown and took away from the actual events for 2 kids in heat...next...

2. Touch Of Evil- This Orson Welles film is almost always on the best list of great films...I don't agree...think Charlton Heston as a Mexican. It is painful and the only thing that I found funny (the film is supposed to be a noir thriller) was Marlene Dietrich(yup I think she plays a gypsy but I have tried to block the memory of this film) looking at Orson Welles and saying in her German accent "You're fat". Poor Orson Welles for living his life backwards (started with Citizen Kane and ended selling wine in commercials).

3. Avatar- Oh looky another James Cameron film. Another overbloated mind numbing flick with great effects...and not much else. take the effects away and I half expect Gene Autry, Roy Rodgers, Randolph Scott or Joel McCrea to come riding up. A basic story of nasty whitemen taking over the land but subsituting Indians with blue beings. Empty flick

4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull- Stupid, stupid stupid-he survives a nuclear explosion in a fridge and comes out without a scratch. The wonderful Cate Blanchett decided to do a Natasha accent. I was wondering where Rocky and Bullwinkle were. Beyond stupid

5. In The Bedroom-In boredom is more like it. I actually paid money to see this boring flick. I know it won Oscars and all that but who wants to see Sissy Spacek smoke a cigarette while Tom Wilkonson cuts his hedge. My ex was literally counting the tiles on the ceiling as he found that more interesting.

6. Atonement-Another slow plodding flick that I would rather have my eyeballs scratched than have to see that boring piece of crap again. Great idea but friggen way too long and boring.

7. The Thin Red Line- Yup a war film and I do love war films but again-way too long and I was yawning through it. I know- all star cast yadda yadda but there are many others that are much better and hold my attention and don't beat my head over with "war is Hell" spiel...ughhh

8. The Painted Wagon- I love musicals and the song Maria(pronounced Mar-righ-aaa) I love, but the leads are Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood.....singing! .....singing! They can't sing! It is better to watch Oklahoma, Show Boat or Sound of Mucus oops Music. Sorry I actually do like the Sound of Music....I know I know...:)

9. The Conquerer-I LOVE John Wayne..I Mean I LOVE John Wayne but this movie is his worst. Picture him as Ghingas Khan...enough said. The lines are famous for being bad and can you hear him say this line..."I take this Tar-Tar woman..." The sad thing is they made this movie downwind from a nuclear testing site and all the leads, the director and I think 78 other people from the film production got some form of cancer and most died. Sad end to a F%*(& bad movie.

10. The Greatest Show on Earth- This is the worst film to ever have one a best picture Oscar! If one watched it one might say...it's OK..it has many big stars for the day like Charlton Heston, Cornel Wilde and my fav, Jimmy Stewart but it is so campy and it won against High Noon, The Quiet Man and Singing In The Rain which wasn't even nomintaed! Overblown hype made by Cecil B DeMille...

Dishonourable mentions include Ace Ventura (Turned it off-hate it), The FBI Story, Pope of Grenwich Village...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Making it Green

http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-15-picture-inspiration.html - Picture Inspiration
http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-31-monochrome-and-one-other.html - Monochrome and one other colour

http://ppp.makeitmonday.blogspot.com -# 54-Anything Goes

The first card and the second actually are both for the picture inspiration. I made the card below but was a bit dissatisfied with it and I wanted to use the pussy cat since she is on a table and I saw the table in the picture inspiration although the table is entirely different:) The card above I stamped in clear and embossed in clear the fern and leaf. I used cotton batton with dye inks in darker yellow and 2 greens and then wiped it off so one could see the white ferns. I used alcohol inks in yellow and pearl and mounted the cat and coloured the picture in tombow markers. I used a border punch for the bottom of the card. I stamped in 2 different greens the saying and added the crystals and stickles around the word.

This is more my monochrome card. I did actually use a clear stamp for leaves and embossed in psychedelic for the background although it was a bust..I think. Anyways, I coloured the backgound in 2 different greens and a little yellow(my extra colour) in pastel chalks. I stamped the fern in a green and again used a slight yellow for the middle and green on the edges in pastel chalks. I coloured the sticker border in green and topped it off with green flowers which I highlighted with some stickles. I hope this works for monochrome:) It has been a day of memories and of sincere thoughts and feelings. My thoughts have been with the friends across the border and green, to me, represents growth and beginnings. All the best to you

Monday, September 5, 2011

Christmas Challenge-Something Old

http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/2011/09/september-challenge.html - Everything on the cards must be at least a year old
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-it-monday-53-birthday-blog-hop.html - Anything Goes

I can't believe I did the CCAYR so soon! I am actually quite pleased with myself. The card above I had some scrap paper lying around for a few years (don't we all have this:)). I had some sparkly green paper and an ornament sticker from at least 5 years ago and the holly leaves. I cut out the stickers and placed them around the card and the ornament in the centre and I used my good ole stickles in red that I bought at least 6 years ago and finished it off with some glitter border stickers.

This Santa I have had for for 6 years I think and the tissue paper I got from a stamp store(they used it to wrap up the stamp). I stamped my old Santa in apricot brown dye ink and surrounded him in some old braid that has been hanging around for a decade or so and finished it off with border stickers and some red crystals. I found it a challenge to find old stuff and also remember when I bought everything. These I also know (the borders) were at least 2 years old and same with the crystals.

I had this red gloss mirror paper for at least 3 years and the gold ribbon netting was from a wedding I went to 5 years ago(the coated almonds were wrapped in the netting. Does anyone ever eat those almonds?). I wrapped the paper with the netting and then I used basic black card stock (remnant) and stamped the tree in gold and embossed with egyptian gold and highlighted with my border stickers...all over 3 years old.

I had this lovely red soft glitter effect paper for at least a year...it is so pretty I had a hard time to cut it(strange... yes). I used a basic black remnant paper and stamped it in gold and used gold powder for embossing. I then coloured it with twinkling H20's using iridescent red, green and garnet and magneta and sage green and a dark green for all the colouring....Yup highlighted everything with my stash of border stickers. I know I bought my H20's way over 6 years ago and the border stickers are always over a year or more.

The last card I went blue! I used that great mirror blue paper and the picture doesn't do it justice...this paper is so pretty! I had the glitter stickers for, I think 7 years if not more, and I used it as a border. I took creatix paints in iridescent, blue, green, and violet and brushed it on black paper and then...painfully, I might add, I took sticky tape and patiently lifted the remains of an ornament (The actual outline I used a long time ago but this was what was left and it still shows the image of an ornament) from the paper it was on and then transferred it onto the paper I coloured with the creatix paints that I bought a decade ago. I finished it off with a ribbon I bought about 6 years ago. So there is all my old stash but I have so much stash that I could make 20 cards or more with all the old stuff. This was fun! Everyone have a great week and month ahead!