“I Don’t Know What To Journal” Myth-Buster Prompt #14!


Prompt: You can cast any actor no longer alive to play you in a film about yourself. Who would you cast?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.


by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Do you have your popcorn ready to watch Lindsay Lohan, starring as Elizabeth Taylor, in Liz & Dick on November 26th? This is supposed to be the troubled actress’ comeback role. Do you think she can pull it off? Will you be watching?


Who would you cast to star in a movie about your own life? (Pick among actors or actresses no longer alive.) How would you begin to choose? Which would be your priority: your life story or whether the actor resembles you? Would it matter if the actor decidely resembles your own character (mannerisms, quirks, etc.)  in the movie, or would you give him/her freedom to develop those as he/she sees fit? Would the movie focus on how your life actually turned out, or how you would have liked your life to turn out?


“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”
- Ann Richards


Growing up, we often watched musicals with my grandparents starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Musicals such as Swing Time. I was fairly uninspired for this prompt until I was looking through my stash of Old Hollywood vintage portraits, and saw Fred and Ginger. Although I haven’t danced in about twenty years, I thought Ginger Rogers would be the perfect choice to play me in my life story. I’m not quite sure what the story line would be yet, perhaps starting in my early 30′s finding the love of my life and getting married, a celebration of surviving my horrific twenties! I literally had a mid-life crisis yet I was only in my mid-twenties. I’m sure a flashback to those times would be in the movie as a dramatic point.

Now Ginger Rogers doesn’t exactly look like me, and I wouldn’t expect her to exactly act like me perfectly, as this would be a musical, and I don’t go through my day singing and dancing. Thus, my movie would be a bit fictionalized, and perhaps end the way I want it to.

Our Studio Tangie Creative Team also picked some gorgeous leading ladies from Old Hollywood for their art journaling pages for this prompt, from Vivian Leigh to Irene Dunn.  I believe that in ms. mauk’s page the title “Danke Schoen” is a song. Here are the lyrics:

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen.
Thank you for all the joy and pain.
Picture shows, second balcony, was the place we’d meet,
Second seat, go Dutch treat, you were sweet.

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen.
Save those lies, Darling don’t explain.
I recall, Central Park in fall.
How you tore your dress, what a mess, I confess.
That’s not all.

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen.
Thank you for walks down Lover’s Lane.
I can see, hearts carved on a tree.
Letters inter-twined, for all time, yours and mine, that was fine.

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen.
Thank you for seeing me again.
Though we go on our seperate ways,
Still the memory stays, for always, my heart says, DankeSchoen.

Danke Schoen, Oh Darling, Danke Schoen.
I said, Thank you for seeing me again.
Though we go- on our seperate ways,
Still the memory stays, for always, my heart says, DankeSchoen.

Danke Schoen, Auf Wiedersehn, Danke Schoen

Let’s take a look at the Creative Team’s pages!


Inspiration for IDKWTJ Myth- Buster Prompt #14

ms. mauk

CREDITS – Tangie Baxter:
Journal Anthology 7
Lost & Found
Parcel 24
Fonts: Blackout, Brush Script Std, Tangie Baxter AJF Frog Footman


Heather (sparklyduck75)

Irene Dunne is my favorite classic leading lady. She had an ease and openness about her, and a perfect balance of glamour and quirky humor, that made her feel like a real woman, never a magazine cut-out playing dress-up. I love the way she lived her life, by her own standards, politely calling the shots. When she wanted Hollywood, she had it. When she was ready to move on, she did it on her own terms, and spent the rest of her life doing charitable and philanthropic work. People who knew her always said she was a wonderfully warm, joyous, positive person and easy to be around. I’d love if all these things were true of me, too! So if they ever wanted to make a movie about me, I’d faint with a happy sigh to have Irene Dunne in the starring role… and Cary Grant can play my husband. Smile

By Tangie Baxter: AJC2011 starter kit; Orchid Elixir.
Irene Dunne and fern images from the Internet.
Fonts: LainieDaySH; TrajanPro.


Julie Ann

Hybrid art journal page featuring Tangie’s Rubber Stamps Set #1

How I made this page – breaking all the rules!

I have some pages in my art journal that are half pre-made, where I play with products just for fun with no forethought or intention planned out. This is where I started with one of these pages, that had orange and purple misted on it, also with a green stencil, and some of Tangie’s circle stamps from Set #1 (currently sold out I believe, but you can buy Sets #4 and #5 here.)

Then I took one of Tangie’s 2011 printable art journal backgrounds…which she calls “Collage Sheets” if you do a search in her store. I tore the sides off so that you see just three ballerinas, and adhered the background to the page. Then I took aqua paint and made strokes along the left, bottom, and top edges of the background. This grounds the background and blends it into the rest of the page. I also made paint strokes in the right top and bottom corners.

I used stamps from Tangie’s Stamp Set #1 to add to the background. You can see in this image below where I added stamps. I overlapped the printed background.

I had cut out Fred and Ginger from a vintage book so they went in the center. I outlined them with a black marker. I used crayon and marker to give slight color to her face and hair, and ink to dab on slight color to her dress.

I cut out hearts from the remaining Collage Sheet, and put it to the right of Fred, and then below the hearts, I used elements from the Collage Sheets such as a playing card and domino for the border. The banner above their head is also from the Collage Sheet. Here I highlighted the elements and background from Tangie’s store.

CREDITS: Tangie Baxter -

Domino, Banner, Ballerina Background, Hearts, Card: 2011 Collage Sheet Mania! 94 Collage Sheet Grab Bag! By Tangie
Various circle stamps: Splatter Graffiti Set #1 Rubber Stamps by Tangie

Word art, border: CrowaboutStudioB
Pen: Sharpie
Dancers: Vintage book
Stencils: Studio Calico
Spray Ink: Dylusions
Stamp Ink: Stampin’ Up, Ranger
Tape: Prima
Paint: Making Memories

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your movie pages!!!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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