Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #31 Steel Magnolias
I am always moved by the scenes at the funeral where it seems to me that the women re-discover what is important about their lives and their friendship, and affirm their feelings with passion. It always makes me grateful for the women in my life and the strength we provide for eachother when life gets messy, and the laughter we share every day. Laughter or tears can be so close to the surface, just under the face we show the world - sunshine and shade in truth.
So I began with a single strong flower as similar to a magnolia as I had. I used the SU Fifth Avenue Floral stamp in chalk on the black CS, and also in black over a slim piece of Bali Breeze DP. There are strips of black and gray Dandy DP from Grace Paperz, and a matching piece of thin black satin ribbon. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions "Branching Out" and I stamped it in gold to match the stamens of the main flower. I got carried away and added some colour to the inside too.