Gina K.'s challenge for this month's Center Stage Designer search was to make a card using one of the stamp sets from the April release based on a favorite movie. One of my favorite movies is a recent one -- Julie and Julia -- starring the always wonderful Meryl Streep. In case you haven't seen this delightful movie, it is about a young woman in New York who is unhappy with her job and decides to start cooking her way through Julia Child's famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She decides to cook a recipe every day from the cookbook and blog about it. The movie follows her cooking adventures and shares the story of Julia Child's life and how she became a famous chef.
This is the cover of that famous cookbook and it is the inspiration for the card I made.
I used one of the stamps from my favorite set in the April release, called Sew Pretty. I just love the retro look of these stamps and thought this very 60s looking woman in her pearls and apron fit well with the Julia Child era. The card base is Pure Luxury Ivory and the polka-dot background, apron, skirt, and oven mitt dps are from Cosmo Cricket. The red squares are Pure Luxury Red Hot. I paper pieced the apron, skirt and oven mitts, and I colored her sweater, hair, face, arms and jewelry with Copic markers. I used Spica markers on her pearls and earrings to give them some sparkle.
This was a fun card to make and it made me think again how much I enjoyed the movie Julie and Julia. I just may have to rent it and watch it again some day soon! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and that it inspires you to see this light-hearted, funny movie, or inspires you to find a new recipe and give it a try! Bon Appetit!