Yep, I’m guilty of watching the Oscars even though I didn’t watch a single movie. I mean really, how many movies do you think I go to while breastfeeding a newborn last year?? LOL!
So that means my Oscar experience is all about the dresses! That made Claire’s challenge perfect! I was inspired by several dresses and the Oscars in general in making this card.
It looks kind of purple here but I thought Gloria Reuben’s dress was navy so I used it was inspiration for the navy and other blues in the card and the floral motif made me think of using a fabric flower.
This dress worn by Anne Hathaway (click on her name for a pic with better colour) inspired the pink in the horse and especially the pink flower.
Catherine Zeta-Jones’ dress inspired all the gold on the card. The star, the gold on the carousel horse and the matting underneath, the stripe of mica flakes, the gold-embossed sentiment and the gold beads in the center of the flower.
I also added a star, which of course look so much prettier IRL, to add to the theme of the Oscars. (its so reflective it looks misshapen but I swear, it isn’t!) Which is also why I used music paper when I cut the doily; the theme was Music of the Movies this year.
I really wanted to colour the horse in brighter colours but the only bright pinks I have are the low RVs. As in RV00, 02, 04, 06 and I DETEST the latter two. The are pretty much fluorescent! Ewww! So I settled for softer colours but overall, I’m proud of the colouring. I added some music themed washi to the inside to acknowledge the music theme the Oscars had this year. I also used crystals inside the flower to mimic the bling of the Oscars, the glitz, glamour and diamonds! They are hard to see but look so nice!
Claire, I hope you will accept my entry, I know my main image isn’t WMS but I only have three sets and two are sentiments! The other is Rescue Remedies!
Stamps: horse-Flourishes, sentiment-WMS
Ink: Memento black, versamark
Paper: navy CS-Stash, white CS-XPress It, music DP-MME, gold CS-SU!
Accessories: star shaped red line tape, red line tape, foam dots-Jody Morrow, gold glitter-MS, gold druk beads-Fire Mountain Beads, other beads-stash, fabric-Fabricland, labels 1 Nesties, Sakura white gel pen, Copic Opaque white, leaf, washi tape, gold mica flakes-stash, PTI doily die, gold EP-SU!, Glossy Accents-Ranger