I am a huge fan of that 1939 movie classic ... Gone With The Wind.
Clark Gable starred as the dashing Rhett Butler and
Vivian Leigh was the perfect Scarlett O'Hara.
When I saw the sign ups for a Gone With The Wind ATC swap through my VPI art group, I knew I HAD to sign up! I am making 6 cards for the swap....using 4 different designs. For this swap, you were required to use vintage images from the movie.
Here are the different designs I have created...some more dimensional than others;
but all so FUN to do!!
Since this movie was set in the deep South around the time of the Civil War, I used a Confederate flag as my background on most of the cards. It is washed with a mixture of Folk Art Buttercup acrylic paint and water. I love the ochre muted tone it created on the flag. It's still there but really fades into the background and allowed me to pop the characters.
I loved this picture of Scarlett. She was such a spoiled "Daddy's girl" and an absolutely stunning "Suthern" Belle.
"Prissy" was such a great character! I will never forget her line, "Miss Scarlett, I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies" as Scarlett was depending on her to help deliver Melanie's baby during the Union Army's march on Atlanta.
This famous line was so typical of Scarlett. At the end of the movie, her life is falling apart. She finally realizes that the love of her life is not Ashley Wilkes but Rhett Butler. As Scarlett professes her love to Rhett, he begins walking out the door and calmly delivers his famous line, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!" But instead of immediately going after him, Scarlett decides she will figure out a way to win him back....but she will think about it later. After all, tomorrow IS another day!
I loved this picture of Rhett and Scarlett. They had lots of Confederate money, a beautiful home and everything anyone could want. But, they learned that everything can be gone in an instant as if "Gone With The Wind".
I can't wait to swap these cards and see the little masterpieces I will receive in return from the very talented group of artists who are participating in this swap. I'll post my cards once I receive them! Can't wait!!!
I am loving GONE WITH THE WIND too Candy I even had my Wedding dress from Scarlett with the pirate sleefs....I just love it....and I love the sweet images tooo....thankssss for sharing sweetness and I can hardly wait untill you receive the swap cards wohoooo xxxx Hugs TerryReplyDelete
LOVE them all!ReplyDelete
Love this movie and your ATCs fit it so well, they are simply amazing. I can't wait to see the ones you get in returnReplyDelete
wow Candy they are all fabulous ATC's, xReplyDelete
Fabulous ATC's Candy and one of my favourite films too. My other favourites are Lana Turner in Madame X and Imitation of Life. Anyway, back to your ATC's. I love the way you have portrayed all the characters and the embellishments are gorgeous. Take care and enjoy your swap. ..Annie :)ReplyDelete
These are fantastic, this is my favourite film ever!! Love the book too..what can I say fab! Hugs trace xReplyDelete
This is my favorite movie as well, and I think you have done a great job-you naild it!!! Your ATC are fantastic!ReplyDelete
By the way, Thank you for commenting on my card!
Wow Candy, njow that has brought back a few memories! I have not seen the film for years, but love your little story to go with the ATC's which, by the way, are all absolutely stunning, you always amaze me with what you manage to come up with. Can't wait to see your swops too. Anne xReplyDelete
Oh my goodness this is fantastic!!!! What beautiful ATC ....amazing job...tfsReplyDelete
That is my favorite movie ever. I love your ATCs. Just fabulous!ReplyDelete
That is my favorite movie ever. I love your ATCs. Just fantastic!ReplyDelete
Hi Candy!!! Sorry I haven't been here in a while:( Love your ATC's!!! Classic movie....I use Rhrett's line all the time...lol. Have a super day!ReplyDelete
Love the movie...got the song in my head now! YOur atc's are fabulous...wow actually! You are the queen of atc's now!!! These are really pieces of art.ReplyDelete
These are all so beautiful! I especially love the "birthin' no babies"....I loved her in the movie!ReplyDelete
Great ATC's interesting tid bits in the post. Some lucky person who gets your ATC'sReplyDelete
Fantastic!I love this film tooReplyDelete
Wonderful ATCs, love all of them! KimReplyDelete
OMG, the ATC's are just great, dear Candy! Now I'm annoyed that I did not take part in this topic at VPI...grrr...ReplyDelete