Sunday, October 19, 2008
Cinema Saturday #2
This week's Cinema Saturday inspiration was Breakfast at Tiffany's! First of all, I need to say that I need to watch this movie again (and my hubby has agreed we should!:) I first saw this film when I was very young (well, not a child, but young), and so, many things were lost on me - like the 'mean red's'...but now I understand Holly Golightly so much better! As I didn't have time to re-watch it this weekend, I did watch a few snipets on youtube (someone has the full opening scene on there complete with Holly having breakfast at the window of Tiffany's, her meeting of Paul and explanation of the 'mean reds' - she totally explains the feeling of belonging by it's absense too! -- someone also has my favourite scene where she's in her window with a guitar playing 'Moon River' and Paul overhears:) ...(sigh....)
So for my card this week, I took inspiration from all the hats you wore in the movie (I kind of think when she went out she was often disguising who she really was because she didn't know how she fit and didn't feel she belonged...). And there's this great big black hat with a long pink ribbon that she wore in one scene that I tried to emmulate (as best as my supplies would allow) on my card.
Also, in keeping with her love of Tiffany's, the base of my card is Tiffany's signature colour. I also clear embossed the swirls on the black piece and I clear embossed over the hat piece and it's mounting piece - because it needed to be glossy, like a Tiffany's window. The pearls are a wink to the opening scene when Holly has that gorgeous pearl necklace on with THE dress. Of course THE dress was the inspiration for the black backdrop in my card.
I'm not totally happy with it, but I sure enjoyed making this week's project while singing 'Moon River':) Thanks Sankari & Brooke for another great inspiration!!