Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The camera loved her!

One of my favourite film actresses was Audrey Hepburn - I still love to watch her films when I can. My own favourite is 'Charade' which also stars another of my favourite film actors - Cary Grant.
There is a new theme at Moo Mania and More - Famous People and I decided to make a tribute page to Audrey. 
I also want to enter at Anything but Cute - Ring out the old, bring in the new and I was keen to start using my new Moleskine journal, I also used some stamps that I bought while in France last year - until now they have remained uninked!
 I scribbled with some Inktense blocks and then spritzed and used a thick brush to blend the colours.
A selection of background and text stamps over the top came next.
I stamped the film strip twice and added the clapperboard and then stamped the tickets onto some mop up paper, before I stuck them down I decided that they might show up more if I stamped directly onto the page too.
Audrey was stamped onto the edge of the mop up paper as it was a bit paler, and I also stamped the letter blocks - I don't think I have ever used these either and I have had them ages!! 
These were both mounted on to a piece of Christmas Cracker card.

Audrey's circles being cut with a punch and a die. 
The stars were also from the cracker, cut with a punch.

Do you have favourite Audrey film?

Finally - I love my new camera! I have been asked what hubby bought me. After a bit of research we went for this one.
I am not very technically minded and this is simple enough for me to use the settings without needing to remember figures! 

We are not sure whether to go away for a break at the caravan - sunny, cold weather is forecast - just right for walks…and photos….so maybe!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Barb said...

Glad you've got your new camera Chris. My hubby had to do my settings for me. I'm not technically minded at all.

I love your pages and what a beautiful image of Audrey Hepburn. I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's last year. Have a lovely week. Barb xx #57

Helen said...

thanks for sharing the pic of your camera - very impressive results it gets, and small enough to put in your pocket every day! Gorgeous tribute page to Audrey - absolutely beautiful.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful page Chris!I love breakfast at Tiffany so much ! Thank you for linking to Moo Mania & More! Have fun with your new camera! Hope the weather will be good to you if you are going to the caravan. Here it's getting so cold ...brrr.
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely page with the gorgeous Audrey. Thanks for joining us at MM&M. Have fun with the camera, hugs, Valerie

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow, fab page Chris.
Hugs, Julie x

chrissie said...

Love your page and Audrey Hepburn

Great to see your new camera I was really impressed with your photographs and my camera is really I would love a new one

Love Chrissie xx

sirkkis said...

Lovely page of the sofisticated lady. Sure you got a great camera.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful page Chrissie, Audrey was a very talented actress.
I have a Nikon Coolpix [waterproof and shockproof, so I don't have to worry what happens in the craftroom], they are great camera's.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I even recognized this famous person, so enjoyed the page.

I had a cool pix exactly like that, except mine was pink/redish. I know lots of people had NO trouble with theirs, but both of mine (yes, I got my first replacement before the 30 day warranty expired on the first one) bit the bullet. The problem was when recharging the battery and when removing the photos from the camera, you have to use the cord that was defective TWICE. I could never get the battery to recharge, and neither could the people at the store where I bought it, so I know it wasn't me either time.

After the second time, I used the money from the original camera to invest in one that used AA batteries I could recharge and has a much better lens. It's also a Nikon cool pix, but is an L820 and cost over $100.00 (USD) more than the first two I had. The two things I don't like about it are 1)it's not point and shoot, but must be focused for each shot and 2)the long lens often puts a shadow in the closeup photos I take.

I sincerely hope you have good luck with yours.

Vintagehandmade said...

Beautiful page! Love your stamping!
Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DTx

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Sooo beautiful.

Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris. I love your page. We have a very simple camera as I am not in the least bit technical!! My phone takes better photos...but it could be down to the user!. Xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous page Chris, who doesn't love Audrey !!! The metallic accents are lovely! Seems we had a similar Christmas, I also got a new journal, and although I didn't get a whole new camera, I did get a new zoom lens...can't wait to see your new pics!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Sara Barker said...

Lovely journal page, Chris! Audrey is such a classy lady! But ask me what movie (s) she's in--I'd have to pass on that; Trivial Pursuit is my worst game! My daughter and husband can rattle all that stuff off like reading a menu!

I love your lovely color palette and the bold pops of gold! Particularly pleased you gave that Christmas cracker a second life! Thank you so much for sharing this stylish journal page with us at Anything But Cute for our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New Challenge. Hugs! Sara Emily, DT

PS Nice camera! Looks pretty technical to me! I've got my I phone only to take photos with. Tried to get a shot of a sun dog and a red sunrise this week, and both had washed out colors! I have a photographer's eye, just no camera! Ha! Ha!

Redanne said...

Oh now, that's an easy question for me - it has to be 'Wait Until Dark' where Audrey starred with Ephrim Zimbalist Jnr, it was really scary and I loved every minute of it!!

I just love how you used your new journal and stamps Chris, the background you created is beautiful and of course, Audrey looks amazing!

Thanks so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xx

Georgie C said...

A lovely page Chris, just stunning and I love glam! Big fan of a bit of girly glitz here! Love the old film star styles too!! Fab make my lovely xx

Margik said...

What a stunning page, Chris! Audrey looks so gorgeous.
Mar xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Beautiful choice for this theme - love Audrey and love what you've created.
Good luck and have fun with your lovely new camera - Gill x

Samra Leshinski said...

Nicely done my dear!
Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Pawsitively Creative said...

She is a beaut and lovely actress. I do t have a favorite though. Your design is awesome sauce and such a wonderful tribute. This brings a smile to my face. Hehe! Gorgeous layers and colors. ~Niki

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous page! I Love Audrey too, and Carey Grant also. I love how you added the tickets...were these the stamps you bought in France last year?

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congratulations on your new camera! YAY!!! And I absolutely love your gorgeous work of art! Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress, and your captured her essence beautifully!!!!! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog, too!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful homage to Audrey. Great colours and wonderful style exude from this.
She has to be a favourite of mine. I've always been drawn to stars from before my time. I'd still have to go for Breakfast At Tiffany as Moon River is actually one of my all time favourite songs, it can even bring tears to my eyes.

Rein said...

beautiful page!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a wonderful page with fantastic details.