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‘And The Oscar Goes To…..’

Published February 22, 2009 by isisimaginings

Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. I’ve spent most of the day searching for a piece of paper. Not a nice piece of patterned paper, but an important, legal piece of paper. I’ve decided to stop looking for it, in the hope that I’ll remember what I did with it in the first place. I have no idea why it isn’t with the other papers. Grrrrrr.

On Friday I was asked to host the new Tilda challenge at DC. After panicking for a few minutes I was ready to say no when I remembered that tonight the Academy Awards are happening in Hollywood, so I decided the challenge would be to use Tilda to illustrate a film & you could be as obvious or as obscure as you wanted. My attempt ended up a little more obscure than I originally intended, but I’m happy to say, quite a few people guessed the film correctly.




Materials used:

  • C5 white card
  • Backing paper – Imaginisce Swweeet Spots
  • Patterned paper – Seven Gypsies St Martin
  • Navy cardstock & white tissue paper – from my stash
  • Ribbons – Crafty Ribbons
  • Whispers pens
  • WH Smith watercolour pencils
  • White gel pen
  • Anita’s 3D Gloss
  • Papermania flowers, star brad, adhesive gems
  • Rose – from my stash
  • Brilliance ink – Starlite Silver
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Sentiment – Studio g clear stamps

So, have you guessed the film?! 😉 Here are the clues…………..

  1. American film
  2. Won Best Picture Oscar in the ’90’s
  3. Stars my favourite actor – he won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in this film
  4. Name of the rose is also the name of the film
  5. Torn tissue paper symbolises a plastic bag
  6. Sentiment – what the main character did

Got it? It’s ‘American Beauty’. I have seen it countless times & I still love it, although I wish the ending was different 😉 (no spoilers in case someone who reads this hasn’t seen the film!) . Kevin Spacey was perfect as Lester Burnham, IMO & Alan Ball wrote a great screenplay. She doesn’t know it yet – well, she will when she reads this! – but I’m sending this card to Jen. She’s a Spacey fan too, so I think she’ll like it.

Right, I’m off to visit the blogs on my list & also to think about the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge. It’s a sketch this week – thank goodness! No ‘difficult’ colours to worry about. 🙂 A big thank you to everyone who left comments on my card yesterday.

See you all tomorrow hopefully. Love & light.

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