dinsdag 26 augustus 2008

Our new designer(s)

Sorry it took so long everybody!We had a super hard time picking a new designer.The entries were amazing,and that's why we decided to choose 3 new designers.But before we announce who they are,we wan't to thank everyone for trying out.We really appreciate the support and love for our blog and we hope you all continue to play with us.

The Amelie team picked these 3 new designers:
Valerie Foster
Candice ReszkoPenelope(Penny) LachWe all loved their original touches and we can't wait to see their beautiful work for the Amelie challenges.Please show them some love in comment section!!
The winner for challenge 6 will be announced on September 1st.And be sure to check out the new challenge on September 7th,we have a great price waiting for you!

donderdag 7 augustus 2008

Challenge #6 Likes and Dislikes

Okay,time for challenge 6!This challenge is by our Amelie girl Cindy,who want's you to scrap about Likes and Dislikes.This can be about yourself,your children or any other subject you like to scrap about.You can just scrap about your likes,or your dislikes.Or you can scrap about both.Just go with the flow,and go wherever the wind blows ya.(Very Pocahontas huh?)

The deadline for this challenge is the 21th of August!

We have some sad news to share.Our Amelie girl Rhi is leaving our team.She is gonna make some personal changes,and is not gonna be able to do the challenges anymore.We are sad to see her leave,but we wish her all the best!

This also means,we have a spot left for someone to fill.We are looking for a fun and enthousiastic scrapper who will fit our team.So,Do you enjoy challenges?Like something different?Love our Amelie blog and our team?Well then send me 3 sample's of your work and tell us why you should be on our team.Don't worry,no biting here :D Can't wait to see!Our email is:inspiredbyamelie-owner@yahoogroups.com

Again a fabulous sponsor this month...The kit-club Scrapperie!Totally worth playing right?
Our guest designer for this challenge is Debee Campos.She creates magic with a lot of stitching and details.Pure eyecandy,i tell ya.Thanks for playing Debee!

Please tell us something about yourself.

Hello :) My name is Debee Campos and I'm a fashionista at Scrap In Style TV. I enjoy making art both for work and for a hobby. I continually strive to live a life inspired by the things around me and make art from that. I love the idea of using the beauty in Amelie to create art and am very happy to be sharing in todays challenge. Thanks for having me!

Where can we see your work?

My work can be seen here: http://debeecampos.blogspot.com/and herehttp://www.scrapinstyletv.com/profile_2120.html

Can you describe your style?

My style is very urban I think. I love splatters and altering found items to use on my pages. I just love making stuff so if that's a style, then that's what mine is :)

How does Amelie inspire you?

Amelie's vivid colors are amazing and so inspiring. I LOVE the combinations of pattern and colors. It's such a beautiful eye candy movie to watch and admire.

Anything you would like to add?

Just to keep making art you love. I hope you enjoy that the most. :) Cindy DinaFauveLarissa

vrijdag 1 augustus 2008

A walkabout in the filming locations of the movie:

"Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain"

The movie "The fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain" takes place in its majority at the neighborhood of Montmartre, in Paris, where we can find some of the places which the wonderful movie photography transforms into pure magic. The first mandatory stop is in the "Cafe des Deux Moulains" that is on Lepic, 15, right on the corner.

This place has almost the exact environment that is shown in the movie, even though the tobacco shop which Georgette felt suffocated is not there. It is possible to observe the predominance of the colors yellow and red, to enter in the restroom and imagine the place where Georgette and Joseph made love, besides appreciating two posters of the movie and some photos in Polaroid with the gnome’s trips, held behind the coffee counter.
Tourists are welcome in the place and there are no problems in taking pictures. Moreover, the food is excellent and they make a wonderful "crème brulée" for you to appreciate; one of Amélie’s small pleasures that was to break the hard topping of melted sugar from the sweet, very cutely dessert. Going through Lepic street, turning the first street on the right, go straight on rue des Abesses (Abesses's street) and rue de la Vieuville (Vieuville’s street) till the Abesse subway station from the Paris subway, that appears sometimes in the film and has one of the remaining Art Nouveau metro entrances. The subway station has a lot of staircases, full with decorated walls and paintings from the district of Montmartre, what makes it a pretty pleasant journey.
That was the place where Amélie meets the blind man. You can imagine his transcendence experience as Amélie describes the mouthwatering sights of the bustling market on rue Lamarck until you reach the beautiful metro station Lamarck-Caulaincourt with the double staircase. marck. Next, by the street of Trois Fréres and rue Gabrielle, we reach the grocery’s store named "Au Marche de la butte" and Collignon’s house. Although there is no grain bag at the door that we can sink our hands in and appreciate their textures, which was another pleasure from Amélie, you may buy some post cards and posters from the movie that are sold there in the grocery shop.
Keep climbing the up hills of Montmartre until you arrive at the "Sacre Coeur" Catedral and at the corner of Saint Michel, from where we can enter into the park scenario from the love meetings between Amélie and Nino, where she raised an amazing atmosphere of mystery and drew seven blue arrows on the floor. Unfortunately, there is no sign of the phone booth, but the place holds a very beautiful view from Paris and a carrousel that is full of charm: that is, a perfect place to feel the atmosphere of the movie. It is also possible to take a look at Gare du Nord, one of the train stations that appears in the film and where Amélie goes to her father’s house and also at Gare de l’Est railway station where Nino loses his collection book of automatic photos and where Amélie and Nino finally discover the secret of the photo-machine. It is even possible to appreciate the Channel of Saint Martin, where Amélie throws rocks into the water and you can have an idea of how genius the photography of the movie is!
Do not forget, finally, to visit one of the booths of automatic photos that are the essence of the film! Au revoir!