Monday, July 19, 2010

Romeo, oh Romeo...

Hello, hello!

So we've got a great new Book Inspired challenge for Monday Mania this week over at CA&Friends... brought to us by the amazing miss Elaine Hughes!

Let me just say that I had a hard time with this one. Not because I couldn't come up with an idea, on the contrary... I had so many different ideas and stories that I love it was hard to narrow things down to just one! In the end I had to stop, listen to my stamps and see who lent themselves the best to the theme. Surprisingly (for me anyway) it was my digis that stepped up to the plate. Normally my process just involves flipping through my stamp binders to find an image and my digis kinda get forgotten but this week my poor neglected Prince Ian digi was very insistent that he finally be colored up. ;)

Ok, ok settle down Prince, you're making it on the card... but what story would he tell? So I stopped and really looked at him, that's when it hit me! Romeo, oh Romeo... wherefore art thou Romeo? He art right there, LOL! And the bonus was that because he was digi I could shrink him to a smaller scale and have plenty of room on my card to create the entire balcony scene. Now I just needed his Juliet, and this was going to prove a bit trickier. I needed her to be digi as well so she could go small and Karate Anya stepped into the role with some moderate altering to her hair and clothes.

Once I had those two nailed down the rest of the card was easy peasy. I finally got to cut into some oooooooooooooold DCWV paper that I've had for ages because it totally reminded me of an old world structure with its arch looking border all around it. With just a few cuts, a copic colored doorway, some Prima flowers and a pop dot or two Juliet had her balcony. To complete the card I came across this Little Paper Shop sentiment and thought it couldn't be more perfect. Ahhhh, success... such a great feeling!

Ok, so that's the story behind my Book Inspired card, now it is your turn to get creative and take the challenge too! :)

Talk to you anon. ;) Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- Karen Foster (floral), DCWV (beige crackle)
digi stamps- The Greeting Farm (Prince Ian and Karate Anya)
stamp- Little Paper Shop (sentiment)
Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Prima flowers
Ranger Stickles
Zva tiny pearls
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin (both)- E000, E00, E11, R20
hair (romeo)- E30, E31, E33, E35, 0
hair (juliet)- E44, E47, E49, 0
clothes (romeo)- W5, W7, W9, G94, G99, BG99, E40, E41, 0
clothes (juliet)- BV0000, BV000, BV00, V01, V05, V06

32 comments:

♥Rach♥ said...

Totally one of my favorite of your cards! This makes such a wonderful anniversary or wedding card. Beautiful colors and characters and papers, FABULOUS and super creative job :0)

Mrs Weyremaster said...

This is so beautiful and romantic, i love it, love how you altered Karate Anya to create the perfect Juliet for Romeo.
Absolutely gorgeous work:)
Suzi
xxx

Barbara said...

This is such a beautiful and incredible card! I loved reading the story of how Romeo begged to be on the card and how you altered "Juliet"! Your castle is awesome too!
:-)

Angela said...

Oh Amy this turned out just wonderful!! I love your whole Romeo and Juliet scene!!!
Hugs:)
Angela

scrapn_momof2 said...

Amy, this is such an amazing card!! I just love little Romeo and Juliet.

Renkata said...

Very romantic. Great idea.

Tasha said...

Oh wow Amy this design is super cute! Love the scene you have created and your altering
love tasha xx

France said...

Just too cute !

Jamie N. said...

So cute, Amy! I love how you made karate Anya look all girly-fied.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a darling card, amy! love the scene, it's too cute. so creative :)! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Claireabelle said...

Wow Amy, love your imagination! Fabulous card
x

Berenice R. said...

Amazing card! I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Hugs :)

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

I agree...this is amazing! :)

Mimi said...

awwww..beautiful story! only you can turn Karate Anya into Juliet! love the card! ;)

Kimberly S said...

You are so creative Amy, this is gorgeous! :)

margie c said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Amy! One of my fave stories too! Ian is adorable! and your new Anya is beautiful! Wonderful scene too! Lovely lil flowers! I adore it all :)
I hope you're doing well!
hugs, margie

RiNNE said...

Beautiful and romantic card! Karate Anya sure cleans up well!! :) And I love that saying!

Shake said...

This stamp are cute!
the paper are Wonder!

Hugs, Shake

Cassie_lu said...

perfect images used to capture that one moment int he story and the sentiment is a brilliant touch

Allison said...

Such a cute card... but not as cute as the ones I got in the mail today :) :) :) Three smiles from three girls. Amy you are so thoughtful!
Congratulations on your blogaversary... I cant believe its been a year already.

Alice Wertz said...

super sweet! what a lovely scene!! gorgeous card, Amy!

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gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. This is just beautiful... I love the colors that you have used and the scene looks so real and has so much depth. I am with you. I know that tons of people will go with the Twilight books, so I am trying to go with another book that I love. Well, we'll see. lol...Hugs, Lisa G

Joy said...

this is so awesome! love what you came up with and the altered anya is darling! she is so cute! love the flowers and that you made it look exactly like a tower. so amazing and I am always so impressed! TFS! have a great week!

CraftyDee said...

Wow this is fantastic! Love the vines with the flowers!

Tammi said...

Love your idea and what you came up with, so amazing! Cute that you made a balcony and love the flowers on the side...and LOVE that sentiment, what a great one!

Leanne said...

this is super sweet! i love ur idea and the alteration to karate anya is fantastic! so much awesome details! thanks for sharing and inspiring! =)

Pam S. said...

fabulous!
Pam Going Postal

donna mikasa said...

This is just the most adorable card, ever! Shakespearean cuteness!! You are just amazing, Amy!!

Maria Therese said...

wow! alot of sweet cards since my last visit! Sorry this will be joint comment for all of them as I'm on borrowed internet on vacation..
hugs!!!!!!!!!

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

This card is amazing! So very beautiful!

crafty amy said...

This is just too cute! I love the sentiment and the layout is fab :D

xx