Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jimmy Stewart Meets My Milk Carton

This is my second post for the day,
but if you missed my tutorial on how to 
destroy your iron in 3 easy steps,
in conjunction with my The Squirrel & The Fox Post,
click here.

My 6th milk carton for Linda's ever inspirational
12 Tags of Christmas Challenge
at the
Here is her outstanding tag...
I love absolutely everything about this tag, but the challenge is to draw inspiration from certain items and then create your own (whatever you want to make) project, based on what you chose from her tag.
I focused on the angel and the doily and the tag shape.

My favorite Christmas movie is 
It's a Wonderful Life,
and decided to incorporate the angel from the movie into my milk carton.

Clarence, The Wingless Angel and George
I copied pictures from film clips of the movie and used the photo editing application, Paint,
 to place them into this clipart picture of a 1940's television set.
Then cut out wings from a Tattoo website and placed them on either side of the TV and
lastly adding a bell between the wings with 3 little tags.

Since the movie is a black and white production, my intention was to stay with that same theme for embellishments.  I included a black scalloped square and a white doily square beneath the TV. 
The black scallop has 3 diamond gems; representing the need for us to shine, even in the darkest of times and the white doily has a letter on each side.  All four sides spell out W-I-N-G.

 The Famous Movie Quote

3 Little Tags
Even though Clarence, the wingless angel, shows George what the world would be like if he was never born, I used the tags to represent the "past, present and future" events that Clarence reveals to George Bailey and how he alone had, does and will touch people's lives in a positive way.

I used Stampin' Up! paper to make the carton 
 Scrap cardstock for the embellishments
Glossy Accents applied to the TV screen for a glassy shimmer

If you're still with me on this post,
Thank you SO much for dropping in.
I hope you're having a wonderful and creative day!
Lisa xx

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas (week 6)


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is wonderful.. i love the images from the film in the little tv sets. So cute
Gorgeous papers too.... there is a slice of pie waiting for you x
Lisa xx

Unknown said...

Wow love this project!!!! Wow spectacular work!!!!! Way to go!!!! I love it!!!!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Lisa
I am still recovering from the 'fun with crayons' post!!!!
You touch me in a positive way, do you realise that? I enjoy reading about how you decide what to place on your creations and how there is always a meaning to everything you do.
You SEE things vividly and are able to INTERPRET it onto your creations, this is a talent and I wish I had some of it.
A very unique and interesting carton, what conversations pieces they are.

Lynn B. said...

This is amazing! You're brilliantly creative! Looking at this milk carton literally brought me to tears. It's so special and sweet. Your family will love them! Anyone would!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Wow! You really knocked this one out of the park!
Gorgeous job! Love the vintage TV, the way it all relates to the story, along with your tender touches with color.
Great job!

Margaret said...

How incredibly resourceful you are!! I am so glad that no appliances were harmed in the making of this project! hehehe! But seriously, this is awesome! I love the consideration you put into each and every detail. This is also one of my favorite Christmas movies, second only to A Christmas Story.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so absolutely fabulous, Lisa! You are incredibly creative. I love all the detail you put into this to recreate the story. That retro TV positively rocks. This is definitely my favorite one to date!

Thanks so much for adding such fresh originality to the 12 Tags challenge. Can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's challenge!


Mitralee said...

Seriously! A baby TV? This project is fighting with my other fav carton with the cords! You never run out of ideas!

Shirley said...

I love them all. The milk carton is so creative too!