Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #39

So fancy that, another black and white challenge!! The movie this week is To Kill A Mockingbird which was a great movie staring the wonderful Gregory Peck. I hunted in my bookshelves and came up with the copy I read in school, my name and 1968 inscribed on the flyleaf.

I really wanted to highlight a theme from the story as well as indulge
my delight in black and white, and the result is perhaps darker than I expected, but I like it. The bird and sentiment are SU images I borrowed from Debbie during our stamping day yesterday. I ran one panel of black CS through the cuttlebug, then re-mounted it on another panel of white. The flower is a double bloom I made from Kaiser pieces, and the pearl centre is a collection from the busy-room boxes. It picks up the floral detail on the bird which has been embossed to make it glossy. The black petals looked very dull so I drew in details with a white gel pen. The slender gingham ribbon is part of a gift from the GPs at Opus Gluei.

I chose the sentiment because I think it reflects something of Harper Lee's positive message about having the confidence to do what you believe is right, even in the face of opposition.


  1. This is FABULOUS Carolann - I knew you'd come up with something amazing when I saw the gleam in your eye on spotting the bird!

  2. I am so bummed I won't be able to participate in this Cinema Saturday challenge - I love To Kill a Mockingbird (both the movie and the book). I also LOVE this card. What a beautiful sentiment and the design is perfect!

  3. This is so beautiful! Love the black and whites and the bird and all of the textures, great card!

  4. This is lovely, especially with the texturing. Wonderful!

  5. That came out really well Carolann. Love the detail on the bird ;)

  6. A truly lovely card Carolann! I'm thinking about giving this challenge a go myself, but I'm not sure I'll have time. This is another busy week for me. I need a long vacation... one to Australia, where I can visit and stamp with my friends!!!

    I'm trying to remember, but I'm not sure I read this book. I must be forgetting.

    Warm hugs my friend.

  7. The bird and sentiment are just perfect for this movie! Thanks for playing along with the Cinema Saturday challenge!

  8. Oooh! That's one of my favorite sets! Love the texturing on the side!

  9. LOVE the card! All black and white and so elegant... What a great layout.. Love the texture.. And duh... I didn't even think about this bird... I totally have it... Way to go girl...



  10. Great take on the challenge Carolann! Your card looks so stylish.

    Have great w/end!

  11. Awww! Very sophisticated and elegant in one... perfect textures, crisp black and white colors, and the bird is darling! (I have that same SU! SET!!) TFS Carolann and have a super day!! :)


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