zaterdag 1 maart 2008

Does she inspires you?

Amélie is a story about a girl named Amélie whose childhood was suppressed by her Father's mistaken concerns of a heart defect. With these concerns Amélie gets hardly any real life contact with other people. This leads Amélie to resort to her own fantastical world and dreams of love and beauty. She later on becomes a young woman and moves to the central part of Paris as a waitress. After finding a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment, she decides to return it to him. After seeing his reaction and his new found perspective - she decides to devote her life to the people around her. Such as, her father who is obsessed with his garden-gnome, a failed writer, a hypochondriac, a man who stalks his ex girlfriends, the "ghost", a suppressed young soul, the love of her life and a man whose bones are as brittle as glass. But after consuming herself with these escapades - she finds out that she is disregarding her own life and damaging her quest for love. Amélie then discovers she must become more aggressive and take a hold of her life and capture the beauty of love she has always dreamed of.
Does this wonderful girl inspired you?Well she does inspire us!And we hope you will join us on this journey to discover all of the details from this great movie and wonderful girl.We started this challenge blog to give you idea's and challenge's inspired by the movie Amelie.Sometimes this can be a quote other times a color combination etc.You have to see for yourself in the upcoming challenges.

Our first challenge is to make a project about the first thing that pops in to your head,when you think of the movie Amelie.Is it the great music,the cool gnome or the painter next door?Well show us!!

You can win a wonderful kit from the kitclub The Dozens.How cool is that?

You can link your layouts in the comment section till the 25th of March.We are looking forward to see your entry's!!

Take a look at our fabulous Designteam and their projects!!

Sofie Magnusson

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
28 year old mom of two from south of Sweden. Got two passions in life, scrapbooking and tattoos. Nothing beats the feeling of a brand new tattoo, or when you feel completely satisfied with a layout!

Where can we see your work?
SIStv portfolio

Can you describe your style?
When I started scrapbooking almost 3 years ago, I always tend to use atleast 3 different patterned papers on a page. And I completely filled the page with paper and products, layer by layer. I guess I´m still a layer-girl, but I like to have alot of white space on the page these days. I love decorations and are always hunting for new and exiting products. Love non-traditional items, such as playing cards, pages from old books and so on. I think my style is kind of colorful and playful!

How does Amelie inspire you?
I love the feeling from the whole movie. The colors, the beautiful buildings, the photos and the story. Everything blends together to a perfect source of inspiration!

Larissa Albernaz

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m 36 years old and I live in Brazil, with my husband Flávio and my daughter Bebel.I’m a scrap addicted which means I see artistic possibilities over everything around me. Every day, I enjoy perceiving the colors in my surroundings and I pay close attention to my inner emotions, even if it’s to throw them out only on a layout.

Can you describe your style?
I don’t have a slightest idea. It’s something that fits between what’s fun and psychological, in love, brilliant and colorful! Anyway, my style changes according to my mood!

Where can we see your work?
You can see it at

How does Amelie inspire you?
The story is pure magic, in fact, it is a fairy tale and it’s exactly the language I pursue in my work.I specially love all the blossoming of the small to the magnificent (the little daily details in which she pays attention).And I`m also inspired by the way Amelie creates mysteries for others because I love putting mysterious details in my Lo’s. They’re Art; they’re supposed to reveal the richness of the world I see!

The first thing that comes to my mind whenever I think about the movie is the lawn gnome which Amelie, wanting to make her father happy, took it out off his house, just to take pictures of the gnome in different places around the world and send them to her father. This way, she ended up making him decide to travel and get to know the world. My LO shows the places around the world where I’ve been to. It has a Scenic Route paper base, on which I added a World Traveler by College Press paper that was smashed and glued with 3-D tape. I added a copy of my passport and a photo booth picture. Next, I added some tags about the places I’ve traveled to, where have been tagged by a lawn gnome.

Luciane Folch

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm a Brazilian girl,happily married with a Swedish guy,living in Stockholm.
I'm 37 YO,shhhh

Where can we see your work?
Just go to SIStv babe!
Can you describe your style?
Dude that's hard,but you can call me paper destroyer.LOL Seriously I don't have a particular style.I just do what i feel like...Somedays I'm shabby some others I'm free...

How does Amelie inspire you?
It's a great movie,Amelie can inspire me from the guy selling fruits,to the painter doing his art.A movie so playfull that it is impossible not to get inspired by it!

Anything you would like to add?
Just do what you feel for,don't put a label on your art.
Okay so the first thing that pops in my mind about the movie is the quest Amelie takes to give back the book with the pictures from the photo booth and how it leads her to her true love.Just one of the precious parts of this amazing movie.That's why my Lo has these old wallet photos from my family,my true lovelies :)

Dina Wakley

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live in Arizona with my husband and 3 sons. I love mixed media art, visual journaling, Cadbury mini eggs, and homemade bread. I don't love laundry, mornings, and being late.

Where can we see your work?

Can you describe your style?
I don't know, I guess a bit messy and artsy. I don't like to define myself too closely because what if I want to change it up next week?

How does Amelie inspire you?
I love the story, her goodness, her quirkiness. I love the relationships explored in the film. I love the cinematography and the red flowers in the clay pots with the green, green leaves. I love the windows!

Anything you would like to add?
I am happy to be in the company of these fine artists! I can't wait to be inspired by them all.

I was inspired by the photo booth pictures in Amelie. I love how they're small and sequential and how they capture a perfect little snippet of time. I take pictures with my webcam and often print them so they look like photo booth pictures--I love the imperfection of them and how they capture a moment that wouldn't have otherwise been captured.

Fauve van Maanen

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a stay at home mom living with my 2 boys in Tilburg,The Netherlands.Besides scrapbooking i like to shop on Ebay,check my email and eat chocolate :) I work for several scrapbook magazines and kitclubs and enjoy my passion for scrapbooking everyday.

Where can we see your work?
You can look on my blog or check my SIS portfolio.
Can you describe your style?
Colorful combination of scrapbook and non scrapbook products.I like to add non scrapbooking products to make my layouts unique.I like to try new technique's and style's but always go back to my favorite colorful style.

How does Amelie inspire you?
She inspires me in so many ways,it's hard to describe...She inspired me to see the beauty in life,making other people happy,accept people how they are,and much more.

Anything you would like to add?
I wan't to thank all of the designers and readers for joining me on this great journey!
I love the little details that are being discussed that has nothing to do with the actual story.Amelie enjoy's these "crazy" things like sticking her hands in a bag of seeds and breaking the top of her creme brulee.She inspired me to look different at everyday life.Like for example,watching your children play and discover new things.

Cindy Ellen Russell

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Aloha! I’m Cindy. I live on the tropical isles of Hawaii located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I work as staff photographer for the local newspaper with my boyfriend, Craig, where we document history in the making everyday. Together we raise our daughter Cheo who is also known as "Chi."

Where can we see your work?
You can visit my work here at SIStv.

Can you describe your style?
I wish! All I know is that my style has been continuously evolving and incorporates all genres of scrapbooking. I strive for incorporating the old with the new, the shabby with the sleek and the ordinary with the quirky. Ultimately I want to be able to give my daughter something she can hold close to her heart years from now.

How does Amelie inspire you?
I own a grand total of three DVDs. The first one I bought was Amelie. What’s not to love about this movie? From start to finish there is always something to marvel at whether it is in the vintage appeal of the production design, the delightfully insightful screenplay, the patiently keen direction of Jean-Pierre Jeunet or the captivating performances by all of the actors. The character of Amelie herself makes me cheer as her playful acts of kindness spread joy and her deliberate sense of justice brings satisfaction. I believe that we all have a bit of Amelie in each of us…

Anything you would like to add?
I am so happy to be a part of this incredibly creative team!
This is a collage introducing myself and featuring altered skipping stones. The stones were inspired by Amelie's trip to the canal where she spends time alone and skips the rocks into the water.The stones were easy to make. Just use clip art that fits, a gel medium to adhere the paper and a few coats of varnish with a medium sized soft bristle brush for a glassy finish.The premise is to alter the stone’s surface with wishes, meditations, sacred designs or playful images and to give them to a child, friend or family member (or even yourself) as a gift. What they choose to do with the stones is up to their discretion but wouldn't it be wonderful to go to a park together and skip them across a pond while making wishes?I chose the great ladies of entertainment for my muses. The innovative dancer Isadora Duncan, the divinely dramatic Sarah Bernhardt and Ziegfield Follies' kooky star Fanny Brice...
Rhian Cooksey Quinton

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I like tall soya vanilla lates, books, pretty music, staying up late and getting up later. I tend to scream at the t.v alot, crave toast beetroot sandwiches, wear earplugs to bed, and quote will ferrell alot. I use scrapbooking/journalling as a form of therapy. I advocate eating cupcakes for breakfast, dancing like nobody is watching, and singing at the top of your lungs.
Where can we see your work?
SIStv, where I am one of the new fabulous Fasionistas.

Can you describe your style?
No. Quite frankly. Its colourful yet subdued, broken but dreaming, specific but random, comical but serious.

How does Amelie inspire you?
Oh, the colour, the images, the music, the narration/journalling. Ooooooh, the all of it!

Anything you would like to add?
"I love lamp."
On the film dvd start up menu, there is a photo that has had stars, what appears to be bleach stained on to the top. The same as on most of the advertising adverts, and the DVD cover. This was the motivation for the star theme on the page. I stuck star stickers randomly to the top of the LO, and then painted the page with a water colour green. When the paint was relatively dry I pulled the stars away, and it left the paper with the star outline. VERY cool technique. You could build up layers and layers of stars, all different colours and sizes.
My journalling was inspired from the beginning narration, when each character is introduced and their dislikes and likes are mentioned. I love original journalling ideas, this is another reason I love Amelie - it is just full of them!

Celine Navarro

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I'm a 26-year-old full time scrapbooker! I love in the south of france and travel a lot to teach scrapbook and mixed media classes. One of my favorite things about teaching classes is to spend time with my students and make new friends! I'm a designer for Rouge de Garance, American Crafts, Prima, ScrapinStyle TV, A Muse Artstamps, and Autour du Papier (France).

Where can we see your work?

SIStv portfolio

Can you describe your style?

I LOVE colors! but how could I define my style? It's boundaries-less, I hate rules, I just wanna do what I wanna do, I wanna play with colors, textures, paints and get messy, even though I sometimes end up with a very clean, simple layout. :)I'd say I'm more of a Freestyler!

How does Amelie inspire you?

Oh my gosh! this movie has totally changed my life! Like, the music, the colors, the emotion, the feelings, the poetry, every little details in this movie inspires me to create, and inspire me to just live :)my favorite part of the movie : when Amelie talks to the blind guy and walks along with him, holding him by his arm. Man! I cry everytime I see this scene, not because it's sad, but because it's BEAUTIFUL! :)

The first thing that pops into my mind when I think about Amelie is Montmartre. I'm lucky enough to be able to go to Paris every two months, to teach my scrapbook classes there, and I always try to spend at least an afternoon walking around Montmartre. Montmartre is where the movie was filmed and you can definitely feel the movie atmosphere there. I once went to the café where Amelie works! It is still there! And you can actually see the gnome, standing on the bar! :)

54 opmerkingen:

tallynt zei

so this is just too perfect. I have actually just done something totally inspired by the film so now I can document it in a layout and share it with you guys.

I love this film and can watch it over and over again.

Francine zei

What a fabulous idea!! This is one of my all time favourite movies! The first time I visited France I stayed near to the canal where she was skipping stones, and also went to the Sacre Coeur :)And what an amazing team you put together! Can't wait to see what else you ladies come up with. Great layouts!

Michelle zei

wow!! love this, Fauve....what great work, ladies!! And the Dozens is totally worth winning for, I tell ya...he he =) awesome pages!!

terese zei

i think i´m gonna love this blog! :-)

Silvitanova zei

Congrats with this blog! What an amazing team :-))
Amelie rocks, love the music from that film to!

Charin zei

I love that you started this! :) Amelie is the most beautiful movie *ever*! Can't wait to play along!

Nat zei

what a wonderful idea! Amelie is one of my favorite movies too! Gorgeous layouts that all of you created. so much eyecandy!

Nessa zei

this is a fabulous challenges blog!!!
i'm going to follow you!!!!
can't wait to do my first layout

Nat zei

Gorgeous idea - Love this and I totally love what you girls did with it.

Here is my take on this: How funny is She?

Natália Almeida zei

What a totally great idea!!!!
I also looooove Amelie and I'm always being inspired by the movie!

Tinkerbell zei

What an amazing idea!!!!!!
Amelie is also my favorite movie, the only movie I can see again and again on DVD at home...

... and one of my best scrapbooking souvenirs is when I spent an whole night to scrapbook, with Amelie playing on my laptop DVD just beside me... Maaagic!!

And I can't wait to next summer, when I will go to Paris, I will assurely go to Canal St-Martin to make "ricochets" in the Seine!!

Thank you for your so fantastic idea!!!

Angelica Ferianci zei

Larissa, suceeeeeessssoooooo!!!!!
Vc tá linda no blog! Muito orgulho de vc!!!!! Bj. Angélica - Brasil

Monique zei

WOW Fauve! This is so much fun and I love this original idea and way of challenging us! If not Amelie might inspire, this creative team will!!!

eef zei

what a great idea :) LOVE amelie! film and the MUSIC have listened to that cd soooooo often when i lived in Curaçao! xoxo eef

Tammy Gray zei

I have not seen the movie but your pieces and what I have read about the movie are so inspiring! So this is what I made:

Nessa zei

here is the layout I did for this first challenge

Nessa zei

you can find my layout here too

Mandy zei

WHAT an amazing dt... Totally lub the movie and hope to do this challenge!

Tinkerbell zei

This is my interpretation of your first challenge...
... and I want to be a member of your Design Team!! Pleaaase! I found your idea so amazing, I'm jealous to not having this idea myself! lol

linda loe zei

wow love the idea to get inspired by a movie. Now I have to watch it sory girls never heard about it :-(.

But i love the work of all of you. I am comming back to this blog

Anne Sereguetti* zei

Aieeee eu vou participar!!
Amei isso!
Love this!

Déa Lourenço zei

Ebaaa!!!! Minhas linds!!! Amei isso aqui!!! Tbém vou fazer o meu! :)

Charin zei

This was so much fun! :) I propped the movie cover up in my scrap room while I did this. :)

lilibee zei

What a geat idea!!i love this blog and this challenge!i will be back very often!!

Mexx zei

I love this challenge blog good work girls, I gonna try some work for this awesome challenge, i have a idea hope it works to make it on paper or something else leave a link later when i am finished with my project love you all and keep up the good scapping work love it her ,,,r,rrrrr, it rocks bye karin

Raquel Daroda zei

Congrats with this blog! Here is the layout I did for this first challenge:

Tammy zei

I saw the movie because of this blog :) WOW! I loved it, will be watching it again tonight as I spend the night scrapping.
Here is what I came up with
straight after the movie went from
the computer desk tothe scrap desk LOL.
I will be back to see what you guys have in store for us all.

Asa zei

This is so perfect! Like everybody else i just love this movie! Fun!

Here's my layout!

Mexx zei

hi girl here is my take,,, i was inspired by the red dres of amelie hope you like you can check my creation at sis;
or at my blog;

scrapcat zei

here's my lo:

thanks for the inspo!
just watched the movie again last night. loved it.

ballereauemma zei

i try again : here is my layout !


Starlight zei

Guys you have done such a good job on this!!!Stunning projects!

Monique zei

Heres mine...I love the desire Amelie has to make others happy and so consequently brings about her own happiness!

Thanks for to all for the inspiring work you are sharing!

Sylvia zei

Here is my take on the first challenge. I'm inspired by the idea of giving abandoned photos a home:

lilibee zei

i really love this idea so Here is my page:

Szilvi zei

This challenge is awesome! Love Amelie! I've been inspired by the likes and dislikes in the movie. Here's my LO:

ballereauemma zei

i just want to show you an other amélie poulain' layout.
it's here :


Monique zei

So much fun and here it is:


ballereauemma zei

my husband (guillaume) wanted to create is own (first !) layout for this challenge.
you can see it here :
i'm so proud of him !
have a nice day !


Linnao zei

I love this blog, I love this challenge, I love this movie and I am totally impressed by the work of this fabuleux DT!! Wow :)
Here is my take:

Hope the link works! TFL and thanks for the challenge Fauve!

Linnao zei

I love this blog, I love this challenge, I love this movie and I am totally impressed by the work of this fabuleux DT!! Wow :)
Here is my take:

Hope the link works! TFL and thanks for the challenge Fauve!

Lee zei

Hi Amelie girls!
Love your pages, and thanks for posting such a cool challenge blog about the film, it is one of my faves!
Here is my page:
Thanks for looking and can't wait for the next challenge.
Lee :)

Mandy zei

Lovin' Amelie and this first challenge! My brother is crazy about the movie too, so when i saw this challenge, i had to think of him right away... What-ever house he moves into, he always creates an Amelie-kinda-house LOL.

DanielleQ zei

Love this idea - hope I made it in time!

Here is the layout I did

inspired by the locations and colours of this film - I adore it. I also completely loved Montmartre when I visited Paris 3 years ago. I so wish I could go again!

DanielleQ zei

Hmm the links don't seem to be showing properly. Here is mine again: Here

terese zei
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terese zei

here´s mine!


Thinkie zei

this is so cool, a wa to combine my love for scrapping and my love for this movie together. I actually recently made this LO before I found out about this blog!'s/c6-3-2008%20(6).JPG's/c6-3-2008%20(15).JPG

Cristina&David zei

Yeah all !!!! Finally done !!!! ;)
hope you'll like it ! and thanks for this so cool blog challenges...
Here is my participation !

Anoniem zei

Here's my take on that challenge. I couldn't upload it earlier as I didn't have a blogger account. Finally, I created one :p

The first thing that come to my mind when I think about the movie "Amelie" are the life's simple pleasures. That's what I wanted to show off on my LO that you can see here :

sweet twee lab zei

What I'm loving right now:

Not 1 hour ago, I was googling Amalie quotes. Then I went to the Poppy Ink website, saw a post by Dina (LOVE Dina), checked out her blog, saw a link to this post, see that this is blogger in Dutch, think of my mama en haar mooie stem. Now I want to watch the movie again for the thousanth time and realize I can take life's knocks.

Marie zei

Ok so mine is late but thats ok because I dont need the kit. I just wanted to show some support for my girls and play along!

TFL girls! Luv ya! xoxo

*Ma* zei

Here´s mine!

This is a fabulous challenges blog!!!


Anoniem zei