Saturday, January 31, 2009

As You Wish

I am thrilled to be a guest designer this week for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge! Those of you who follow my blog regularly know I try to participate in these challenges every week, so when Sankari emailed me and asked if I'd like to be featured on the Cinema Saturday blog, I jumped at the chance!

This week's challenge is extra special because there is a sketch challenge involved. If your project uses the sketch, you will be entered to win Gina K.'s Hand in Hand stamp set, designed by this week's other guest designer, Melanie Muenchinger. How cool is that?


This week's movie is one of my all-time favorites, The Princess Bride. (Before we go any further, if you have never seen this movie, watch it today!) I have adored The Princess Bride for years, and it’s one of those movies that I can quote practically word for word. I just love how the movie maintains some of the traditional fairy tale elements while weaving in all sorts of humor—from the witty banter of the “man in black” to the utterly ridiculous (anyone else love the scene where Inigo and Fezzik start rhyming?).

I had lots of ideas for this challenge, but I kept coming back to Westley’s famous line, “As you wish” and the idea of fairy tales in general. So I created a wish journal—the perfect place for a princess to record her most secret wishes. I can almost picture Buttercup scribbling inside its pages.



I was inspired by Buttercup's dress seen here. I love this style of dress so much, the sleeves and neckline of my wedding gown had a similar feel.







I covered a mini composition book (like this one from Office Depot) with patterned paper. I also adhered a blue ribbon to serve as a bookmark. I embossed the words "Wish big" in white, then used my oval punches to frame it. And what self-respecting princess would be seen with a wish journal that didn't have a few jewels?

If you want to play along, visit the Cinema Saturday blog for all the details. Thanks again to Sankari and Brooke for letting me be one of their guest designers this week.

Stamps: Short & Sweet (SU)
Paper: Summer Picnic (SU)
Ink: Kraft white
Accessories: white ep, oval punches, ribbon (Martha Stewart), rhinestones (Michael's), sanding block, mini composition book

34 comments:

Oliva said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! Lovely journal-I love the simplicity & romantic soft feminine colors!
I have to say I've never seen this movie...only snippets...:-|

Jennifer said...

I've always loved Buttercup's wedding dress too. This journal is so cute!

Jackie said...

Nice interpretation of the dress. I'll see if I have time to check out the challenge....tfs!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wow, being guest designer for Cinema Saturday is quite an honor and you deserve it for sure, Ann! Such a pretty cover for your book, lovely colors!

Becky said...

I love the colors, it is so scrumpous :) and this journal is awesome.

by Shelly said...

The Princess Bride is probably the best movie ever made. I love it. As soon as I read the title of your blog post I knew exactly what the CSC was. I haven't played along before because I hadn't seen some of the movies, but this one looks like fun.

The journal is absolutely gorgeous!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Great journal! I love those jewels!

Jennie said...

Oh, such a beautiful journal! Sometimes the simplest design with just the right bling is the best! Lovely :)

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty card! love that bling! Great take with the inspiration!

Carol Dunstan said...

this is lovely, and congrats on being guest designer :)

Elena said...

Congratulations, Ann! You always make this challenge fun and interesting!
And this time your project is gorgeous!!!

Elizabeth said...

You know I love that Bling!
I also like how this is so simple but beautful! Good job! :)

Kelly Lunceford said...

congrats on being a guest designer ! How fun is that? Your wish book is darling! TFS

Ellie said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! That is awesome! Love that journal.

Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez said...

Congratulations, you couldn't have chosen better inspiration than The Princess Bride. I love all the adventure, romance, and Inigo Montoya saying, "You killed my father, prepare to die!."

Gigi said...

This journal is beautiful! The Princess Bride is also one of my all time favorite movies! I loved the part when they go rolling down the hill...my friends and I used to rewind and watch that part over and over when we were younger.

cadnileb said...

Congrats on the GD spot! :-) Cute wish book!

Amy Johnson said...

HI! I saw your comment on the New Blog Thread on SCS and decided to pay a visit. I don't have the time to play along with the challenge, but I do love your card! Its so fairy princess like! Love it!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This could not be more beautiful.

Lyn S said...

This is so pretty Ann! Congrats on the guest designer spot too!

Shirley said...

A great inspiration and a beautiful and elegant card! So pretty!

Stamp and Smile said...

So cute! I {{LOVE}} the bling and the blue is so soft looking.. :) Con'grats on being the "Guest Designer" on Cinema Saturday... so AWESOME and I bet you are on "cloud 9"!! Smiles :)

Lavender Dreamer said...

We just watched Princess Bride a few days ago....AGAIN! It's a classic! Love your blog and all the pretty things you make!

Becky Sorensen said...

Very nice. I like it.

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

This is adorable, I love the princess colours & bling. I had to laugh when you mentioned the take on "as you wish" ... I googled the 'Princess Bride' to refresh my memory & found copious amounts of links about the movie included drinking games for every time they mentioned "as you wish" & a few of the other catch phrases from the movie. I think I'll stay somewhat sober when I'm using a paper cutter & punches ... LOL

Your stuff is inspiring as always. Take Care! Amy.

JoLynn said...

oooh, guest designer. very cool indeed.

i'm totally ee cumings today. who needs capital letters anyway for that matter why use punctuation

Kcherrie said...

I agree great movie...love this little book you covered:)

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous journal! I love this movie :)
Hugs, Christine

Karen Kelly said...

What a cute project! The blue is so you ;-) Awesome work--I see future design opportunities heading your way!

Ryemilan said...

Beautiful journal Ann! It wouldn't look out of place in Buttercup's hands :-).

Best wishes,
Sam.

Justampin Heather said...

I love this little book. I'm reading the secret and it would be perfect for that. Down to my stamp cave to make one. I have everything but the wish big.

Jennifer Talley said...

So pretty! Great job!

Stephanie said...

Your journal is beautiful. Love the color!

Lisa Graves said...

Congratulations!!! Beautiful card. Love the bling on the journal.