Sunday, February 24, 2013

Taking a Stand

Hi everyone,

Last night, I watched On the Waterfront for about the 100th time. Boy, when Hollywood gets it right, it really gets it right. Must be why I love watching the Oscars so much. :)

So, I think I was drawn to the sentiment on this week's Any Hero card because of Marlon Brando's and Karl Malden's portrayals in this magnificent film.

dp: Bo Bunny Liberty, browns: Core'dinations Vintage, blue: Bazzill Admiral, white: Bazzill or AC
sentiment: Stamper's Best heat embossed in Distress Ink Vintage Photo; garage sale brads
Creative Memories cutting system

For the card above, I tweaked the sketch. (Although, hubby could actually see the sketch in this one. Maybe there's hope for me yet!) I rotated the sketch 90 degrees, used a circle instead of an oval for the sentiment, and went with 3 brads instead of 2.

I'm really liking the way the blue and brown combo turned out. Love the texture of the core paper. Hoping one of heroes will feel the same way.

Parting Thoughts

Thanks to Paula for some helpful Focal Point feedback.

Think I need to get in a nap this afternoon to make it up for the Best Picture award. lol :)

Finally, will probably cut out elements for some Mother's Day cards while cheering on the hometown team during an afternoon college basketball game.

As always, thanks for visiting. Have a great week and happy scrappin'!


Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Very pretty CAS, I love the brown and blue too!

Lee Mae said...

Sybrina, your card is awesome! Love the sketch turned on its side and what a dynamite saying! I also like the star paper.

StampTramps said...

That is a great sentiment! I love watching old movies, my tv is set to TCM for 75% of the time. It's nice to see the sketch turned on its side.
Great job!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card! Tfs!!!

Paula S. said...

I can definitely see the 'bones' of the sketch in this design and it turned out beautifully. The blues and browns are terrific together and yes it has a super strong focal point too! :) Oh and the three brads in the lower corner add a nice touch of detail and balance out the weight of the large circle beautifully. Great job on this Sybrina!

Christy - said...

I love how you changed up the card. I've never seen On the Waterfront but it's on my list now.

Cissy Murphy said...

The colors work very well together and I LOVE the quote. I really like your take on the sketch.

jfkthemom said...

I love this color combination - and it definitely feels patriotic without a bit of red!

Debbie Caldwell said...

I love the papers you used and the way you turned it around.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Beautiful card Sybrina. The blue works so well with the brown and I'm lovin the sentiment. The sketch basics are there and I like how you flipped it. The 3 brads are just the right touch of accent. Thanks for playing!