Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cinema Saturday Guest Designer

I'm SO thrilled to announce that I'm a guest designer this week for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge! The site is featuring a movie that's near and dear to my heart: To Kill a Mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of those rare films where the movie is (almost) as good as the book. The movie is #25 on the American Film Institute's greatest movies of all time, #1 on its courtroom films list, and Atticus Finch is listed as the greatest movie hero of the 20th century.

I have the privilege of teaching both the novel and film to my ninth-graders every year, so I wanted to make something special to keep in my classroom. I chose to focus on one of my favorite quotes from the film to create this framed piece.

I started with a $1 wooden frame from Michaels and painted it white. I printed out the quote on my computer, then stamped and embossed the bird in the corner. I finished it off with some Primas and bling.

I would LOVE to see you play along with us this week. Head over to Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge for all the details. Oh, and there's blog candy up for grabs if you participate--one random winner will be chosen. Click on the link to see what you can win...

Stamps: Always (SU)
Paper: Pink Pirouette

Ink: Versamark
Accessories: black ep, flowers & rhinestones (Prima), white paint, wooden frame

38 comments:

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

I love to hear the Mockingbirds sing! Love your card and verse!

Tasha said...

Congratulations Ann - amazing film and book! And your creation is amazing too!
love tasha xx

Heather "Hev" said...

Beautiful work :)

Sorry havent been hopping much!

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend :)

Cassie said...

Congratulations on your Guest Design spot, Ann! It's not surprising and your framed art is beautiful! How great that your students will get to benefit from your artistic talents along with your teaching talents ;D

Susan Raihala said...

Congratulations, Ann! Your project is fabulous, as is the spirit behind it!

Leah said...

Beautiful frame Ann! And a big congrats to you!

Kathy H said...

Congratulations Ann... Beautiful!!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

congrats on the guest spot - love your project!

I've never done cinema saturday, but I'm getting an idea for this one

Pat (mspfd) said...

Read the book many years ago and also saw the film. Your creation is outstanding! Happy 4th to you and yours!

Cindy Haffner said...

Congrats Ann, love your card!!

Paige said...

Your framed art is wonderful! It's a wonderful tribute to your favorite book/movie and quote.

Maggi said...

Eek, I love altered frames!!! This is beautiful, congrats on the GDT!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Just beautiful Ann! I love how you kept the focus on that wonderful quote!

(-: Heidi

Kelley Eubanks said...

Gorgeous!! Congrats on being guest designer... that is awesome!

Nancy L. said...

Congrats and very pretty!

Kirstin said...

your students are so lucky to have you teach them! Love your frame!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I agree that the film is terrific. Have to admit I've never read the book (hang head in shame). What a nice idea to make something for your classroom based on this book.

Patti J. said...

Wow! Great job! What a classic story! Would love to be a student in your class...

Aimes said...

Congratulations Ann!
My fave book of all time and yup, the film is pretty amazing too! My fave quote has to be: "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived."
What a book eh?
Love your project - I'm lucky to aid in teaching this to our GCSE students every year - I get very passionate about it all LOL!
Aimes
x

xiumaiyuki said...

This is such a beautiful frame! I love the verse you chose and those rhinestones are just the perfect touch! Happy 4th!!!

Janice Webb said...

Your post brought back many memories associated with the book and movie, "To kill a mockingbird".

TFS

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Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous!
And don't be too shocked but I haven't read the book nor seen the film ... I'll definately have to order it from the library!

cricketeew said...

Love it congrats :) What is better than pink and bling togeather!

Belinda said...

What a lovely frame! Love the verse and the fun rhinestones!

laterg8r said...

i loooove this movie and your frame - awesome idea :)

Quirky said...

Love the rhinestones you added on the frame and the colours you chose :)

It's very sweet :)

Pat said...

Congratulations Ann.
I've seen the film a long long time ago and i loved it, but i haven't read the book.
It's a great card and love the rhinestones.
Well done!
Hugs xx
Pat

Maureen said...

Love this card and the info about mockingbirds...so beautiful!

AUsome mom said...

Well, firstly congrats on your GDT spot! I love this frame. Love the bling on it :) I read this book and saw the movie in school also. As a matter of fact, I believe it was 9th grade. Love the story and your frame and quote are a perfect example. Love it!

Marie B. said...

Great frame Ann! I haven't seen this movie, or read the book, but perhaps I should!

Elena said...

Congratulations on the Guest DT!
I have never saw this movie... But I like the frame you created!

Moni said...

Love the frame! Hugs, Moni

Cindy said...

Woohoo, congrats Ann! So happy for you! I totally love your frame! The sentiments are so meaningful and I'm sure your classroom is fill with beautiful things created by you :)

Lyn S said...

Well done on the challenge Ann! I studied this book at school too, and I just love Gregory Peck's role in the movie......it's one of my favourite's!

Laurie said...

I love this book and movie so much! Our town had the book as its "All Pikes Peak Read" a few years ago and the woman who played the part of the little girl in the movie came as a special guest!

JoLynn said...

You know, I never read it. I'll have to put it on my list. Don't know how I got around that one.

Cool frame.

Steph Zerbe said...

How fun!
Hope your ninth graders like it as much as you do.

Congrats on being the guest designer!

Stamp and Smile said...

You are the QUEEN of creativity girl!! Love this idea and so nicely done... TFS! :)