Sunday, January 03, 2010

Cinema Saturday #60 - "Chronicles of Narnia" & Blog Hop

Four days - Six cards & a pair of altered notebooks - YAHOOOOO! I used something out of most of my newest Nestabilities as well as my Copic Markers. Aaahhhh - feels good! I even tried out a couple digital images I found for free (those designs be posted here soon!)

This lovely, sparkly, iridescent design is for TWO events. It is for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #60 - "Chronicles of Narnia" (with additional challenge of 'iridescent sparkle') as well as a second design for Melanie Muenchinger's Anniversary Blog Hop.

Our family are huge fans of C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" book series. We even have audiobook dramatizations of all seven books on CD (highly recommended for audiobook lovers by the way - listen while you paper-craft or on long car trips.) Hubby and I have enjoyed the movies too, and look forward to sharing them with the kids when they are a bit older.

When I think of the "Chronicles of Narnia", themes like Faith, Hope & Love immediately come to m ind. Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set "Hand-in-Hand" is a perfect fit for these themes. The children siblings (sons of Adam and daughters of Eve) are symbols of hope for the Narnians, and Aslan the Lion IS the sum of Faith, Hope & Love! Even within the group of siblings - these themes run strong as one brother temporarily loses his way in Darkness. This last example is where I found my inspiration in this image and sentiment from the "Hand-in-Hand" stamp set.

I used Stampin' Up! (of course!) card stock, ink and embellishments in Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White, along with Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Versamark Ink, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot and Dimensionals. Also the retired jumbo wheel "Swirling Stars." ENJOY!

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9 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

This card is really beautiful. I love that stamp and how you used the Hope, Faith and Love theme. I also love the sparkly background, just lovely!

Melanie said...

I love that you would associate my set with Narnia, Lewis and those themes! what an honor! the dies and sparkly swirls are just regal!

Karin said...

Fantastic card! I love the soft sponging around the layered main image!

Sankari W. said...

Simply awesome Juli!! I love this set of Melanie's and the sentiment is just perfect for this movie - I love the theme of hope and faith that are in this movie and all of the beautiful symbols that CS Lewis has weaved into this story that just makes it magical and amazing!

I am so glad that you played along with us over at CInema Saturday!!! YAY!! Happy New Year to you and yours!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Donna said...

Very cute! Great job!

Brooke S said...

Juli (jewels)

Soooo great to see your sweet face.... Your card is so sweet.... I love that you incorporated Melanie stamp... What a sweet sentiment... Just perfect...
HUGS
Brooke

ART IS TRUE LOVE IN ACTION. said...

Hi Juli! It is so nice to make friends through the challenges...thank you so much for your kind comments!!! You are dear. Your card is absolutely precious. I particularly feel blessed by your description of how you arrived at the card, being a very spiritual person myself. Thank you for that. Your card is deeply inspirational for what love and hope and faith represent and the colors and tag just make the grace filled blessings all the more rich. TFS Juli. My pleasure indeed to have dropped by. Samara

Laural-Lee said...

Beautiful sentiment to use for this challenge.

Nancy K said...

Lovely Juli! The image and the verse are just right for the challenge! Good to "see" you again!