January 13, 2010

Written in the Stars

As with all the Cinema Saturday Challenges it really gets me thinking about the movie and how I want to represent it in my creative work.  A Knight's Tale is meant to be about "changing your stars" but can stars really be changed?   Two men can be given the same opportunities but each of them may achieve different goals depending on the desires of their hearts.  William became a Knight because of the heart in which he played his stars. There is a point in the movie while the men are falling asleep in their tent and William is telling them that Jocelyn has stolen his heart.  His friend, Roland (the big guy), says "Without your heart you cannot win." It was this tiny sentence that inspired me to create my own sentiment.  "Luck may be written in the stars, but victory is realized with your heart."  I don't have  much of a talent for writing so it may not be as poetic as Shakespeare or Chaucer but it was exactly what I wanted to say.

The rest of the card was worked around my quote and Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch (It was exactly what I needed, Thanks Karen!)

 I decided on greens and neutrals that were present in many of the cosutmes. Remember Roland describing Williams outfit for the ball to Jocelyn's Maid?  Green, trimmed with lighter green, and embellished with wood toggles? That's why I had to add the wood button.  It represents William's more humble beginnings. I've got the hearts and stars working together along with the four leaf clover in the center for luck.  I also added gold stitching around the main panel and I added linen thread wrapped around the brown scallop circle for something a little different.

Anyhow thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I didn't bore you too much with my written ramblings.  Have a wonderful week (what's left of it).

PS. My favourite character in this movie was actually Geoffrey Chaucer well played by actor Paul Bettany.


  1. What a fantastic card! You put so much thought into it and the sentiment is amazing. Very nice job on both challenges :D

  2. Great card! Love the DP you used and the earthy colours. The three elements are great too. Well done :D.

  3. Oh, wow! Laural...you were really inspired!! LOVE the quote and the hearts on the middle image...gorgeous ribbon and bow :D

  4. Laural - I love this card... the four leaf clover also reminds me of the stained glass in the cathedral where Will and Jocelyn are in the church! Its beautiful! Great job!

  5. Super card, Laural!!! I've missed so many of you inspiring creations *gasp*. You been hard at work, ay!! I think the robot warfare is clever and any little boy would just love that and the cards in the tin can are just too cute. TFS and stopping by my little corner.

  6. That's a wonderful sentiment =) A very inspired card indeed. You and Maureen really put my ribbons to shame. I need to get more practice, I think. Beautiful work, Laural!

  7. Super job on the sketch...love the masculine take!

  8. Laural,
    I loved reading all the inspiration behind your card.. Thanks for making your entry so thoughtful. You did a great job on both challenges.. I can really visualize the scene in the movie where the outfit is being made and worn... thanks so much for playing with us this week!

  9. OMGosh - seriously! This card is simply breathitaking - I ADORE the sentiment that you created - simply and absolutely PERFECT for the movie - I totally can see that scene in my head too - and how beautifully you captured that scene and whole movie in your card - seriously FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at CInema Saturday!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)