Friday, October 16, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge

This card was made for the House Mouse Challenge #54 - Movies! I don't get to go to the movies very often and really do not follow them much but I based this card on Buddies. This Aussie movie, released in 1983 was quite an underrated and relatively unknown one but I remember it as it was based on a story set in Central Queensland on the Gemfields -very near to where I spent my childhood. It is a comedy movie and the script revolves around the Emerald community who are portrayed as driving too fast, riding their horses up to the bar for a drink, drinking all day when it rains and don't very much care whether they are rich or poor!! Emerald has changed a lot since 1983 haha!!

It was great to be able to use this image too as Emerald is renowned for its sunflower crops and actually has a sister city in Canada - another "sunflower city'.

I coloured the image in with Copic Markers, it is cut out with a Nestabilities die, I have used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background, the flowers are from my stash and the centres are Sprinkles. The wording comes from a Stampin' Up! set called Trendy Trees.


Karen said...

Jean - I am just LOVIN' this card! You've done fantastically! I wonder if that movie is on DVD?


Leigh said...

Jean, this card is beautiful. I love the colours you've used and the background is so effective. Fabulous all round!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card ;0)
Thanks for joining us at HM&F

Janneke X

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE the background!!!! And of course you know those HM guys are just waayyyyyy too cute!! Haven't heard of the movie - but will be on the look out!

Rica said...

What a gorgeous card Jean, love that beautifully coloured adorable image. Great move story - I'll be looking out for that one now.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

Dawn B. said...

This is terrific.. I almost used this stamp yesterday.. I just love it. Your coloring is terrific..

Janet said...

Jean - hope all is well. This is absolutely beautiful and really think I need to head over to your house when you finish it to take classes on how to color - well, I can dream :) - you are truly amazing !!!

Talk to you soon