March 18, 2010

Cinema Saturday Presents: Dear Frankie

Yeah I know, I said I was going to take a break but last night I found inspiration to make an altered board book for the current Cinema Saturday challenge.  The movie is "Dear Frankie"  Have you seen that one?  It's one of my favourite Gerard Butler films...I actually think it's his best role.  Even better than his role as Gerry in P.S. I Love You!  If you haven't seen Dear Frankie you really should.  It will pull at your heart strings (in a good way).

Anyhow,  the part of the movie I was thinking about is the many times that the Lizzie has moved with her mother and son to protect Frankie.  It got me thinking about what makes a home and what it really comes down to is LOVE. I was then inspired to make a little mini board album of my family and the home we've made.  This is just the cover of it and it will be filled as I find the time.

The added challenge was to use a little bit of map.  Now I realize that the movie took place in Scotland and I've used a map of Ireland. I happened to have the map scanned for a St. Patrick's Day project (that didn't get made). I just want to clarify that I do NOT believe that Ireland and Scotland are the same thing.  I don't want to offend anyone :)

The map was printed on white print paper in sepia tones to soften it up a bit.  There is map in the chimney, the roof and the 3D heart flowers.  It was my first time making those flowers and not as perfect as I'd like them...but I like the effect.  I made the curved door by slipping the top of a 1 1/4" kraft strip into my 1 3/4" circle punch and cutting the top.  The sentiment is my own but certainly it has been said before and that was printed using a Word document.  There's quite a bit of sponging, detail and love put into this little project.

Well that's that!  Hope you enjoyed something other than a card.  My first love (when it comes to paper crafts) is altered projects, unfortunately they take up more time to finish than I have time for.  Have a fantastic day and thanks for dropping by.

Paper: Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Kraft, white printer paper, Groovy Guava, Rose Red
Ink:  Close to cocoa, always artichoke
Accessories: Crayola house board book, Fiskars heart punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, scallop border punch, sponge, map on printing paper, pearl
Stamps:  Hundred Hearts (Verve), Everyday button bits (PTI)


  1. Laural-Lee this is wonderful. Love the little flowers on the house. I also think the map within the roof is fab. Great project. You have captured this movie in a wonderful way!!

  2. This is awesome! Great job with this challenge!

  3. I have to agree with Kathy about the map in the roof - what a clever idea, and the idea to use a wee house, loved that one too !

  4. So glad we sucked you What a clever gal you are.. LOVE the texture that the map give the roof.. and then adding it to the flowers.. Amazing.... You always add such fun little elements to your projects.. Thanks for joining us...


  5. This is so cute!!! I love every little detail :)

  6. wow! everyone has been soooo creative with this movie challenge! Gorgeous creation!

  7. This was really great challenge and I see that you were really inspired. I just love your card. Very good idea with the map and the roof and the flowers.

  8. Awwww! I LOVE this movie and I'm so impressed with your interpretation of this challenge. Gorgeous house =)

  9. Laural-Lee you are amazing!!! I love the house album that you created! And how sweet is the scalloped roof with the map and the sweet way that you decorated it! Seriously awesome! I adore the way that you put this all together! i love this movie too and can't wait to watch PS i love you... hope you are doing well! thank you so much for playing along with Cinema challenges! sending you big hugs!!!
    Sankari :))))

  10. waht a sweet, fun project :) Love all the detail and thought you put into this :)

  11. This is GREAT!!! Love all the details and the way you incorporated the map - wow!