Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beauty and the Beast

Have you heard of the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge? I've been staying on the sidelines of that challenge until now. The current inspiration challenge is Beauty and the Beast. I LOVE that movie! It's one of my favorite Disney flicks ever. I even love The Enchanted Christmas. So let's just say the inspiration to jump in finally hit!

If you've seen the movie, then you know my card was inspired by Mrs. Potts (voiced by the wonderful Angela Landsbury). I've been wanting to ink up my Papertrey Ink Tea for Two stamp set, so this was the perfect time!

The background was stamped with PTI's Damask Designs, a set created by the very talented Dawn McVey. Dawn just happens to host a weekly color challenge, and my card uses the colors from the June 13th challenge.

The black panel in the back has been run through my CB Textile Texture folder, and I finally used my Stampin Up Top Note Die (inspired by the awesome Michelle Yungbauer, who creates the most gorgeous cards with her Top Note Die). The damask design and the teapot are both heat embossed using Versamark Champagne ink and black detail embossing powder. I love the Champagne ink because it makes the embossed image sparkle. It's hard to see in the picture, but trust me, it does.

All the paper, images and embellishments are from Papertrey Ink.

I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday, how about you? I hope to get some quality time in my craft room this weekend so that I can share more next week than I was able to this week.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure my blogging friends, and that includes you!


Trish Hughes said...

Very pretty, love how you put the colors together!!!
We do think alike.

Brooke S said...

Adorable! So glad you joined us this week.. Got to love Mrs. Potts. Angela Landsburry was totally perfect for the part..

I love the patterns and texture that you incorporated in you card...


Debbie Pamment said...

Totally awesome!!! Fabulous card for the challenge - I think Angela Landsbury is an amazing actress and her voice made the perfect Mrs. Potts - have fond memories of watching this movie over and over with Sarah.
Your textured background is PERFECT with the DP and teapot - and the touch of green gives everything just the right lift!Love the top note die too - mine has been getting a good working out by many other Aussie demos - we all wish we had it here!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Carol Dunstan said...

love your card :)

Chat Noir said...

Hi Lisa, clever you getting two challenges in one. Debbie is right about the colours... the green really lifts the black and white, and shows it off.

I love the teapot. I'm a dedicated tea-drinker and that shaped pot is perfect. The embossing is beautiful. I'll have to look for champagne ink (any excuse to browse the shelves) because I like my glamour to be subtle!!

So much to learn, so many things to try. Its never-ending (thankfully).

Oh, and I'm glad you're playing along. I like this challenge, even though I dont always get the time to enter.

with love

scrapperjulia said...

This is a really pretty card! Love the background and that teapot image, great job on the challenge!

Stamp and Smile said...

Morning Lisa!! Such an "ADORABLE TOP NOTE" card... so glad you pulled it out as you “OUT DID” yourself again! And perfect job with Dawns color challenge. (We had some very nasty storms go through the area last night, so that cut my computer time to ZERO with the lightning, but b/4 I got off the computer, I seen Dawn posted she lost her job yesterday!!) SO sad! TURLY a fabulous master piece Lisa!!

You can come on over for the Township party!! And you have the Minnesota hot dish right, but we are actually having the event at the golf club.... so Paul could get a few rounds in!! :) Buffet style too!!... Monday we get the invites going. I'm doing some long OVER DUE computer work today and this weekend. So I'll be chatting with you more and blurfing!! SMILES and TGIF!!! Michelle :)

Kristine B. said...

This is so gorgeous Lisa :) Great job on the challenge!! Love that Damask and tea pot go so well together for a very classy elegant look and the top note is PERFECT! Love the colors too! :) Have a lovely weekend.

Valerie said...

Such a wonderful card!

Leah said...

Such a pretty, elegant card! And I love that Disney movie too! Definitely one of my favorites. Wonderful job!

Sankari W. said...

HI Lisa!!!

I am so glad that you played along with our Cinema Saturday Challenge!! YAY!!!!! I am so sorry for leaving a comment so much later - but with family visiting and getting sick - its been a crazy time :) Just wanted to tell you how much I adore your creation - it is simply beautiful and elegant and those colors together are a total WOW!!! Beautiful!!!

Please come and play along anytime - we are sooo happy that you did!!! SEnding you best wishes!
Sankari :)

Sara said...

Simply beautiful Lisa!! The colors together are so beautiful and make it oh-so-elegant!! As always, thanks for sharing and your work is such an inspiration!!!