I know, I didn't sign up for the reveal for the A to Z Challenge that is soon upon us. I am changing it up a bit this year as I will talk about movies instead of movie stars and hope no one is disappointed. The reason I did not sign up for the actual reveal is I have this idea in my head which I still have to place on paper (yes I do this before I place it here because I love the extra work). I am not sure I will complete the whole idea because I have waited to the last minute as per norm. I can say I plan to pick 2 movies-one old (I believe "old" is before 1970 even though the 1960's are modern in many ways and bridge from the old to the newer) and the other, modern(yes a 1970's movie, to me, is modern even if it is 40 years old). I want to connect the 2 somehow so that is what is in my head. If I get it all done is another matter. Now, on to 2 cards I made (I actually made 3 but keeping that aside for the moment). I hope you like them.
Alphabet Challenge- B is for beautiful Butterflies
Color Throwdown- Lilac, Red, Bright Green
Crafty Creations-Spring Fever
I had some fun by colouring! I embossed the lilac sheet using my cuddlebug and adhered it to basic white cardstock. I stamped the spring rose in silver and embossed it with silver powder. I coloured the flower and leaves with tombow markers and fussy cut it. I took pop up dots and adhered it to the card. I had some paper I experimented with distress inks, and simply added the butterfly stickers to it and fussy cut them too. Nothing says Spring like seeing pretty butterflies. I coloured the border stickers and placed them on the card and Voila!
Eclectic Ellapu- Pink Team-Thinking of You
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Color Q- Gumball Green, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss and White
Glitter and Sparkle-Anything Goes
I was trying to remember what the different colour greens were. I knew they were a bit on the olive side so I hope I got them right....I just remembered food was involved. This time I took my tombow markers and coloured them directly on the stamp to have the image. I took a darker green, a shiny green and a lighter green for all the cardstock layering. I stamped the saying in green and embossed it in green sparkle. I added the sticker border after colouring it in green and ya have another Voila!
Have a great week everyone. I can't wait to read what people will choose as their theme for the A to Z in April:)
Hi, dear Birgit!ReplyDelete
It seems like you are cooking up an interesting movie themed series for April. I look forward to it. Green is my favorite color and purple runs a close second. These two cards, boasting glorious shades of lilac, artichoke, olive and other compatible colors, are handsome and nicely composed. Well done, dear friend BB!
Thank you-glad you like the cards and now I know your favourite colours! I am starting to work on my posts and better get them done!Delete
Movies is a good theme. People have familiarity with movies, but there can still be lesser known ones for you to bring to people's attention.ReplyDelete
Some will be popular and others won't be. I just thought them up in my head and now have to work on it allDelete
My gosh; that does sound like an interesting theme! Hope you can pull it off :)ReplyDelete
Cute cards; I like the first one; that is a pretty color of purple featured there.
I hope I can pull it off...let's us pray:) Thank you about my cards:)Delete
Beautiful cards Birgit...the green one is so tranquil...the purple one ...I love the embossing and your lovely rose image.....2 super cards xxxxxReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I am always happy when you like my cards since you are so artisticDelete
Looking forward to your A to Z. Beautiful cards.ReplyDelete
Thank you and vice versa!Delete
I thought the butterflies card was BEEEEautiful! Big fan,,,, keep up the wonderful work.ReplyDelete
Thank you:) Glad you like the butterfliesDelete
Your A to Z idea sounds great. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Haven't all those 'old' movies been remade at least once? LOLReplyDelete
Just about and some 3 or 4 timesDelete
I like your theme! You know I'll be stopping by.ReplyDelete
Thank you and hope you are impressed. Glad The Ninja will be stopping byDelete
Lovely green card, Birgit! Thanks for sharing your card at the colourQ.ReplyDelete
Thank you-Glad it made the cut!:)Delete
A great theme idea indeed. Very well done cards too.ReplyDelete
Thank you and I hope to pull it offDelete
Your cards are beautiful as always, Birgit.ReplyDelete
And matching movies will be challenging and fun.
Looking forward to your posts.
Thank you. I hope to match them up in my way. Now I have to get it started which is nuts of me to wait this long.Delete
Discussing film stars or the films themselves, I'm looking forward to your A-Z theme. I should get some cool ideas for classic films to watch, and I'll be watching to see if I recognize any of your more modern films. 80s was the time I did the majority of my film watching.ReplyDelete
I have a few from the 80's and I hope you will like to see moreDelete
Hi Birgit - I looked especially in the linky list for your blog and your name. You have been so supportive in previous A-Zs, and I really appreciate it. I love the sound of you writing on movies. Have a great Challenge!ReplyDelete
Ros, visiting from GenWestUK
Thank you and I always look forward to what you writeDelete
Movies will be very interesting, Brigit! Looking forward to your AtoZ this year.ReplyDelete
Loved the rich colors of the first card and the simple fern leaf pattern of the second.
Thanks. Glad you like both cards tooDelete
I love-love-love your cards, Birgit. Thanks for showcasing them, and for inspiring the blogosphere with them. And I'm looking forward to your A-to-Z posts! Yep, movies are a great theme, even if you don't get to match all in pre- and post-70's pairs — and I looooooove that idea!ReplyDelete
Thanks for coming by at Life In Dogs earlier... Your name in the comments always makes me smile :)
Glad you like my cards and that you like my theme. I hope I can pull it offDelete
It's hard to determine where to draw the line between "old" movies and "new". I once had a movie on from the '90s in a high school class, and they called that "old". Sigh.ReplyDelete
Love the second card.
Yes....how sad. I have run into that as well. Technically I think of the 60's movies as modern also but that decade is a bridge between both old and new...at least to me.Delete
Two very lovely cards, Birgit. I am naturally drawn to shimmery glittery stuff. No surprise that I am mesmerised by these cards. The movie idea is intriguing... and can't wait to see it full bloom.ReplyDelete
So glad you like my cards. Shimmer is always great:) hope you can check out my movie listsDelete
Intrigued by your theme - sounds as though you are giving yourself a lot of work!ReplyDelete
I am...I better get startedDelete
Its funny this year challenge will take me on a quest covering sci-fi lifeforms. Its great to be able to lose yourself in your passions. You've got so many fascinating interests going on here.ReplyDelete
I am going to love your life forms and wonder about X. I expect to see GortDelete
Those look really nice and creative indeed.ReplyDelete
Thank you and happy week:)Delete
Such pretty cards! Love the flowers and foliage!ReplyDelete
The green card is elegant without being fussy, and I like the use of negative space.ReplyDelete
You write things out on paper long in advance, in great detail? You want a non-paying job working for us? Yeah, we're never that organized. I'm envious!ReplyDelete
Also, congratulations, you made me like flowers. I hope you're proud of yourself (Really though, that's a great card. Both of them are).
Yes ..I am old school that way. I like money though:) Glad you like the flowers since flowers are pretty:)Delete
Sounds like an interesting theme, and different from the others on my list to read, which is awesome! (I like to mix it up.)ReplyDelete
The cards, as always, are gorgeous. I love the purple background.
Oh good! Glad it is different and thank you about my cards.Delete
Wow! Birgit, what a fun theme! I remember the first time I visited your blog - during the A to Z Challenge that year and adored the movie stars you spotlighted (or is that spotlit?) As a movie buff, I am very much looking forward to reading your posts!ReplyDelete
Those cards are gorgeous!
And as always, thank you for your support.
Oh thank you so much Vidya. I will look forward to your posts alsoDelete
I love love love that "Thinking of You" card. I love the leaves :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! That is really nice.Delete
I'm a classic movie buff too and am looking forward to your A to Z posts. ☺ As usual, your cards are stunning. Do you sell them?ReplyDelete
Glad you are looking forward to this. I don't sell them actually but if you would like one done, I can do one for you and send it.Delete
Very cool cards! As is your theme. I'm ready to read your choices of films. I signed up for the ABC challenge. No theme, as usual. We'll see how it goes.ReplyDelete
Thank you and I look forward to your A to Z because you always have great photos too.Delete
Pretty! Love the sparkly embossed flower image. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!ReplyDelete
Thank you so muchDelete
Nice cards! And a movie theme sounds like fun :) I understand the waiting until the last minute, I'm still trying to get my posts put together. My goal this year was to have everything pre-written before April...we'll see if that works out.ReplyDelete
Very nice cardsReplyDelete
thanks for joining glitter n spakle
Movies. Like it.ReplyDelete
Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao
NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
Management Theory Review
Sounds like a challenging theme...see you next month!ReplyDelete
Blogging from A to Z Challenge Co-Host
The Sound of One Hand Typing
Birgit, my A2Z theme is coming together finally. I knew for months the direction I wanted to go, but didn't start on my posts until this week. I'll be lucky if I have half of the alphabet done before the first. I SHOULD have started sooner like I wanted, but I procrastinated. *slap forehead* I'll be looking forward to your A-Z contributions and all the fun! ;)ReplyDelete
Sounds good Birgit. See you Friday!ReplyDelete
Very pretty fern card. Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu March Challenge.ReplyDelete
What a great card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘B is for Beautiful Butterflies’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT xReplyDelete