Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Play It Again, Sam...

Casablanca is the featured movie for this week's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. Brooke and Sankari added a color challenge as well--black, white, and one other color.

I wanted to make something for my husband, not only because Valentine's Day is nearing, but yesterday was the 13th anniversary of our first kiss...this time of year is very nostalgic for us.
Since the movie is centered around the nightlife of Rick's Cafe--and, in particular, the music of Sam, the piano player--I decided to make a mixed tape. I started with this shot of Sam and Rick. I cropped it a bit and added some softness around the edges, so those two would be the focus of the picture. I colored the title with a Real Red marker, then added the red hearts down the side of the piano. I couldn't add thick embellishments, because I do want it to actually fit in the CD case.

I titled my CD "Play It Again, Sam: A Soundtrack to Romance." I included special songs that remind me of our years together.

The first song, "It Had to Be You," appears early on in Casablanca (obviously not the Harry Connick version, but it's what I own, so I went with it). The lyrics really fit our relationship:
"Some others I've seen might never be mean
Might never be cross or try to be boss
But they wouldn't do
For nobody else gave me the thrill
With all your faults I love you still
It had to be you."

Other songs hold even more special meaning. "Can't Help Falling in Love" is "our song" and was the first dance at our wedding. "Wonderwall" was a hit when we first became friends, and Oasis has always been one of the bands we share a love for. I won't share the details of every song, but you get the idea.
This will be my husband's Valentine gift. Hope he likes it!
Stamps: Tag Time (SU)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: heart punch

23 comments:

Lyn S said...

Aww, how sweet! I bet your hubby loves it!

spikescreativeside said...

Ann! What a great idea! Great take on the challenge too, love the black, white and red. Really sweet!!

cadnileb said...

Oh what a cute idea! Sure your hubby will love it! Heh, my first dance is actually from a song from Casablanca! :-) Love that movie!

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Oh Ann, this is so creative, he's gonna love it. Thanks so much for sharing this idea, I'm going to use the idea of making a cd cover & cd for sure. Brilliant, chiquita!

Jackie said...

Great card and wonderful job on the challenge! tfs!!!

Latharia said...

You are too clever by far!

Stampin' Meg said...

What a fun project!

Ann Kranitz said...

Oh how sweet and romantic. He will love it.

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

This is so wonderful! I love it! I bet he will adore & treasure it!

Brooke S said...

How COOL are you!! You totally rock for thinking out side the box. I think music is a hugs part of this movie .. I am sure that all who watched this movie for the first time said to themselves.. That's were that song comes from.... Not all the remakes that use it know... Thanks for playing with us... You are always so clever....
We love ya..
Hugs
Brooke

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is so awesome!! How clever you are!! :) TFS!!

Carol Dunstan said...

oh this is just fabulous that you made a cd cover, very fitting all round!

Becky Sorensen said...

Really sweet idea. I like it.
hugs,

Elena said...

What a great idea! Love all the colors together!

Shirley said...

How creative and how special too! A really great way to capture the moment!

zukesgirl said...

What an amazing amazing idea -- I stand in awe of your creativity.

LOVE it --- oh and did I mention what a amazing idea it is!

Sherri said...

Oh this is adorable! What a sweet idea!!

Christine Riley said...

Awesome idea, I love it!
Hugs, Christine :)

Ryemilan said...

This is a fantastic idea Ann. It looks amazing. I bet your hubby loves it.

Sam.

travelingmama said...

How sweet! Super great idea!

Sankari W. said...

Ann -- this is a fantastic idea!! HOW fantastic! I am sure that your DH is oing to love this! And may I add that your play list is awesome to!!!!

Thanks for playing in the CSCC - I love all your comments, creations and fun guesses! (and I just got your email and I am sooo excited for O night !!!) will write more soon!

lots of love and hugs!!!
Sankari :)

virginia said...

What a nice way to make him feel special!

Anthonette said...

What a super creative idea, Ann! You totally rocked this challenge. I love the songs you choose.