February 25, 2010

Tristan + Isolde Cinema Saturday

Another one of my favourite movies that deserved to be watched and interpreted through my craft.  This movie did a great job of torturing my heart.  When two people are just so perfect for each other but fate decides it's not meant to be.  It's a movie that does a really good job of prooving the age old adage that "Life isn't fair!"  Surprisingly it wasn't the romance that tugged at my heart strings as much as the betrayal.  Tristan and Isolde's betrayal of king and country as well as destiny's betrayal to such young and loving hearts.

Anyhow here's my card.  It's nothing overly fancy since I wanted to stick with the muted and dark colours in the movie.  The added challenge was to create a gatefold card or trifold card.  I took a lot of time making this one using the Daisy D hinges.  I wanted to make sure the hardware was covered properly however with the many layers it doesn't quite close all the way :{ The heart at the front is embossed with gold and there's a layer of gold fiber paper on the inside to make it a bit more regal.  

The quote reads: "Sometimes fate betrays our hearts by opening the door to a less favourable path.  But our hearts can defy fate by rising to the occasion."  Written by me  simply because I had no other verse or poetry that came to mind.  It all started with the line in the trailer: "When fate betrays your heart..."  The theme takes on very much what we saw in A Knight's Tale:  If we put enough heart into it we can change our fate.  No, Tristan and Isolde could not change their circumstances (they would never be together in life) but they both chose to rise to the occasion and not be remembered as the couple that divided a nation.  Tristan chose to do what was right and fight alongside King Marke (actor was also in A Knight's Tale) rather than  running away with Isolde.  And Isolde came back even knowing very well that Tristan chose his country over her.  Besides the fact that two women alone in Britannia's wilderness would probably not survive, why do you think she came back?

Okay, that's my overly drawn out description and I hope it makes sense.  I like making cards that give me something more to think about than layout and colours combos.  If you read this in it's entirety, then thank you for sticking it out :)  See you this afternoon with my first PTI blog hop entry. Ciao

Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Gold fiber, Very Vanilla, SU! dp (Holiday Harmony?)
Ink: Versa Mark, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip (sponged on the lattice die)
Accessories:  Daisy d's hinges, Lattice die, gold embossing powder
Stamps:  Keys to my Heart (Practicing Creativity)


  1. Laural-Lee I love this card... The hinges hit such a home run!!!.. The paper is so perfect and the sentiment in side breaks my heart :( So true to this movie... Love your card girl.. THANKS for playing.

  2. very neat! love the hinges and the grey gates.

  3. You took so much time and thought into making this beautiful card!

  4. Laural Lee..this is a great card. I love every detail. The hinges are perfect! WOW, loved reading about your vision also.

  5. I loved your verse you made for the card so touching. I liked the arched doors.

  6. Beautiful!! Amazolutely (that's a combo of amazing and absolutely! lol!) and simply gorgeous and perfect!!! Thank you so much for playing along Laural-lee - we just love it!!!
    Big hugs!
    S :)

  7. Fab Laural-Lee! I just got the Bigz Lattice Die - and never thought of it for this challenge! lol Love the heart shaped lock too. Congrats Audrey girl!

  8. Those are nice hinges!
    Beautiful card and Lovely blog.

  9. Whoa! Those hinges are spectacular. Beautiful job with the challenge.

  10. Love how you used the Key to My Heart lock! So creative!

  11. Congrats on your Audrey and I love your Dan in Real Life card! XO