Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Theatre and Cinema

Such a lovely challenge, too many wonderful plays, too many wonderful films - I went into inspiration overload trying to choose! In the end I decided to incorporate a few of my favourite actors because what is a film or a play with out them, however well written? So I managed to fussy cut tiny photos of some of them to adhere to film ribbon, can you spot amongst them  Morgan Freeman, Red in the wonderful Shawshank Redemption, Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam, Tom Hanks in just about everything he does, Hugh Grant Notting Hill, Richard Gere Pretty Woman, Jack Nicholson A Few Good Men and the LARGE award and picture to Alan Rickman portrayed here as Snape in the amazing Harry Potter films, which took my imagination out of my head and put it onto the screen. In my view the best cast films ever, each actor was perfect for the part.
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First I stained a tag with antique linen and tea stain distress inks and edged with walnut stain then stamped some film ribbon and the words 'capture the moment' in brown archival, which I promptly covered over with the pictures - but I know it's there! I stapled the film ribbon on, stamped an old film camera onto foam squares for dimension , added Alan on a small bulldog clip and shrank down the film guide from out local paper. I photographed it against black felt to symbolise entering the lovely dark world of the cinema from which we get transported to other worlds!
I have left too many wonderful films out, the tags would have gone on forever. I am going to so enjoy your wonderful work this week! x

19 comments:

  1. This is a great tag.The idea of using lots of small photos of actors is a good one.Fun theme eh? I don't really think there have been any that I've not liked. Lovely Carolyn..I love seeing what people do with their tags.

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  2. Wonderfully powerful tag. The image of Alan Rickman pulls you right into it. some of my favourite films represented here too.

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  3. Beautiful! I love the film strip with the actors and actresses that you made and the neutral colors you used to symbolize the dark theatres. Blessings!

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  4. Beautiful tag, and love that you used Alan Rickmann. The Harry Potter films are just fantastic, as are the books! Valerie

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  5. Great idea to use many actors-- it is hard to choose, isn't it? Super tag!

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  6. What a fabulous tag. You have made a beautiful little homage to all your favourite actors.

    Pat x

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  7. What a beautiful tag..a fitting tribute to so many talented actors.

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  8. What a FABulous tag dwarling!! Haha - this is brilliant Barb - so many wonderful actors represented by your amazing art :0)

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  9. Just wonderful Barb, Love what you did with the film strip of talented actors...the film guide is a fabby touch! Jan x

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  10. A lovely tribute to your favourite actors. Good to see bits of the stamped tag showing from behind the other images - adds a mystery element! Great, Jane xx

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  11. Love your tag & so agree about the Harry Potter films. Just the best ever movies ever made I think.

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  12. What a great tag, and I do like how you managed to fit in so many actors onto your tag.

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  13. This is so complex and beautifully done. Quite a fine tribute to the stars included!

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  14. Great idea to combine images from all your favourite films. Alan Rickman was a genius piece of casting, and I feel sad that there aren't anymore films now!

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  15. This is superb. You are obviously a keen cinema goer. Love the idea of the black felt background - so true! Carolyn x

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  16. Love this tag Barb. The film strips were well worth all the fussy cutting. I too struggled a bit with too many things we could choose to include this week! You filtered well you tag looks wonderful.

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  17. Great piece of art - engages you immediately and invites you to look more closely. A wonderful interpretation of the theme... got me thinking what films are my all time favourites?

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