Friday, May 20, 2011

Hamming It Up at the Movies: the Bloghop!

Welcome to "Hamming It Up at the Movies!" sponsored by Hambo Stamps! I'm the second stop on the hop, so if you arrived at my blog from "Talk to the Ham", the Hambo blog at http://hambostamps.blogspot.com/ you're in the right place!
Today, customers and Hambo's Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict movie titles. Our challenge was to use a favorite movie or just one that was fun to design. Here's my card/collage. Can you guess my film title?
Did you guess it?
The 1956 film, Lust for Life, starring Kirk Douglas.
I have been eager to use Hambo's digi stamp called "Painter" which you can find at www.hambostamps.com/digishop/people/painter/ .
I love the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. The movie of his life is definitely not a happy film but it's inspiring! Kirk Douglas did an amazing acting job and I found it so interesting to see how Van Gogh developed from drawing to painting. Van Gogh suffered from mental illness and self-doubt throughout his troubled life. He never knew the joy his paintings have brought to so many people. I was thrilled to find this sentiment stamp (Hampton) which expresses my admiration perfectly!
I colored the Hambo Painter image and drew my little version of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" on the "canvas" with a combo of Copics and Marvy LePlume markers. My main goal/challenge with the collage was to keep the Hambo image as focal point. I distressed the elements in the background so they would recede and the focal point would be prominent.
Card details:

Copic, Marvy LePlume markers
Stickles
Star stickers
Sunflower paper: K&Company
Other background paper: Shutterstock.com
EK Success border punch
Cuttlebug Traffic Jam embossing folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Orange Marmalade
Corner stamp: Ink-Adink-Ado
Sentiment Stam: Hampton Arts

I love making collages. I needed a little more space, so I made a bigger size card than usual.
Your next stop on this fun hop through movieland is Karin at http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com . Thanks for visiting my blog and have lots of Hambo-sized fun!

28 comments:

Karin said...

Well, how crazy great is this? I think my favorite part is your replica of Starry Starry Night! Great background too...What a fab post :)

Yolanda said...

Love it, Sherry! The mini-painting is fabulous and I love how you colored the rest of the image. It has a cool altered art feel to it.

Judy Rozema said...

Sherry, this is terrific! WOW! I have never seen that movie and am an early Kirk Douglas fan plus I love Van Gogh's work too, so I am glad to find out about that movie! Super job on your card. Thanks for joining us today!

Pat said...

Great card, Sherry! And we obviously share a love of old B&W movies, as you'll find out when you check out my blog. Thanks for sharing!

Bridget said...

Great collage! Very creative!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I've not seen that movie, but oooh, Kirk Douglas. (I see you've captured his chin dimple.)

Great job recreating Starry Night! What a super card!

Dawn said...

Wow Sherry! This is one artist card! Great Coloring!

Hannah Clark said...

Um, Wow! This is not what I expected at all, it's so much better! Fantastic card! I love the painting in the image too!

Misty said...

Fantastic! WOW! I Love that movie, if fact it was just on TMC!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Joy said...

what a great card, love that painter! Joy DT

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Ohhh this is cute Sherry, I love it!

I saw your message on FB about my golfer card and tried to answer you there but my post wouldn't go through, they are having some technical problems. Here's a link to my blog post so you have the links for the digi stamp: http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/2011/05/wax-fruit-company-golfer.html

I'm glad you liked my card too!

Hugs, Jan

Paula S. said...

This card is really a work of art Sherry! What a great theme. Thanks for postig on FB about this hop. I plan to visit everyone since it's fairly short.

Sincerely, Ree said...

Amazing card! I love all the details. I wish I had copics. I seem to be "Coloring in" challenged lately. LOL!
I haven't seen this movie.

Cora said...

Such a creative card you have here! I am impressed with all the work you put into it. Oh yes, I like it a lot.

Monica Hunter said...

Wow Sherry - what a work of art! I love all the little elements -- from the sunflower DP, to the photos, and of course your awesome version of "Starry Night"! Thanks for introducing me to this movie! :)

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Sherry, I *adore* this!!!! What a wonderful collage! I love Van Gogh - I've never seen this movie but now I want to. Your little recreation of Starry Night is fabulous!! LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!! (Sorry for yelling, I'm just excited.) :-)

Hey Hey Paula said...

What a work of art! Love your card & your mini Starry Night is perfect for your theme. WOW!

landofstamping said...

Oooh! Pretty! I just bought this stamp recently and haven't had a chance to use it yet. I love the vintage feel of your card.

AllisonG said...

Sherry, that was the most amazing card I've seen in a LONG time! The fact that you painted that mini Starry Night just blew me away. Great job!

Ann said...

WOW! Sherry, that is an amazing card!! Your mini painting is awesome and I love how you used alot of elements without it looking cluttered!!Beautiful!!

Mary G. said...

Sherry, I'm not familiar with this movie but I just adore your card!!! All of the extra elements make for a FABULOUS card!!!

Sandi said...

I love how you put this card together Sherry! I love how you made it a collage without sneeze!

Carol L said...

I've never seen that movie, but I can appreciate your card in spite of not seeing it! It looks more like a painting than a card and it's fabulous!

Gloria said...

Excellent!! Great job on the Starry Night image I love your card.

Christy said...

What a great card! I love the collage and your coloring is beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is a work of art! I have never seen this movie but I love Kirk Douglas so now I may have to find it to rent!

Robin said...

I like that mini paiting on the canvas, nice card Sherry!

Melissa said...

Super card! I love Van gogh as well and I love all the references to him and his work that you added to your card!