Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TI Movie Month Cont'd

Today's very fun and clever challenge over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog is still following the Movie Month theme. Challenge #58 is to create a "Nature" movie inspired card. I am showing my nerdiness with this one, but immediately thought of all the gorgeous, panoramic views of lush green New Zealand from the Lord of Ring movies.

I can't help all this LOTR nerdiness. I grew up with it. My father was a MASSIVE fan of the books in the 70's. He had ALL the books, even the ones that went into all the dialects and such. He even forced us to see the cartoon version of The Hobbit when I was knee high. I of course in turn read them out loud to my then pre-teen daughter when she was in Jr High. She as an adult is now a huge fan too, so it's in bred.

Doesn't this Katrina image remind you so much of Arwen - played by Liz Tyler. I thought so, although I admittedly coloured her dress much darker green then the in the flick. She is available in The TI Basement, so she is discounted - hurray!

In Adobe Illustrator I made a text circle around lovely Katrina reading part of the "Ring" legend quoted by Gandolf at the beginning of the first movie.

Everything was distressed with my handy dandy scissor blades then stained with Chocolate paper stain. Katrina is coloured with Copics, and adorned with Dollar Store gems. I used Bo Bunny - Vicki B Collection, and Sizzix flourish die cut. The quilled paper flowers are hand made, as are the leaves. Oh and the little leaf charm and rawhide rope were on a scented candle I purchase eons ago and saved in my craft stash.

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Bo Bunny Card Challenge - Handmade Paper Embelishment (my quilled flowers & leaves)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge - #173 - Going Round in Cirlces
The Stamp Man Challenge Blog - #27 Anything By Tim - my stain and staining tool are by Tim Holtz


Loopylou. said...

oh oh oh oh oh stephanie!! i am a lord of the rings nerdy too!!! both scott and i love the films and we still watch them oodles!! and your card is just fabulous, i love the rings wording around your image and the little leaf looks just ike one of the elf cloak leaves, love it!! hugs Lou xxx

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Stephanie - this is just...jaw dropping gorgeousness!! I, too, grew up on the books and can totally relate!! I LOVE the colors you've pulled and all of your gorgeous embellishments! Stunning!!

Crafty Hugs!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh, she certainly does look just like Arwen! Such gorgeous coloring you've done! This is sooo fabulous and I love how you've done the sentiment and the beautiful embellies you've used. xxD

Deb said...

Beautiful card! I recognized the charm straight away, I bought tons of those candles just for the charms!
Many thanks for joining us on The Cute Card Thursday Challenge!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

LOVE this! I am simply in awe of the way you colors folds and love those corner embellishments you added. The whole card is just fabulous! :)

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Stephanie! Your card is soooo great! I love the little details that pay homage to the films. So clever and imaginative. Beautiful coloring. Everything comes together perfectly ;D Hugz, Cheryl

Larissa said...

Fabulous card Stephanie! Love how you coloured the image!


Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

All around gorgeous!!! :)
Best movie ever (well, almost ever) and I never thought about Katrina being an elf, but she is a fantastic elf!!! :) Love it!

mforquer said...

This is a PERFECT Lord of the Rings card! I love all the green - exactly what I think of when I think of the movie too! The folds in her dress are lovely and I love the little crown you gave her!

Michele Spera said...

Adorable image and beautiful card:-)Thank you for joining us at CCT

...just Barbara said...

Wow, I love this and a perfect movie/book too! :D I love how you colored her dress and the charms you added are great! *Hugs

Renee said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!! What more can I say...love it!!!

Neil said...

Thank you for entering your creation into the Anything by Tim challenge at The Stamp Man. It is lovely.