Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge - #20 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons

Hi Everyone,

Its been quite a little vacation for us - but a much needed one! I can't believe its been almost two weeks since I blogged - wow! It was definitely nice to take a break and chillax with my family but I have missed all of you in blogland and can't wait to catch up with everyone!

As many of you know, my friend Brooke and I run a challenge every saturday called the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. Every Saturday, Brooke and I pick a movie from which we draw inspiration to make a card/layout,altered project. This week, Brooke and I thought that we would do something different this saturday in honor of the Oscars and do a current movie:


Welcome Everyone to the Oscar Celebration over at
Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!!


This is one of the five amazing movies that are up for nomination for Best Picture this year. This movie is inspired from F.Scott Fitzgerald's 1921 inspired short story by the same name. According to Wikipedia, this movie: "has received 13 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress."

And even if you haven't seen it - that's okay!! We would love for you to play along - all you have to do is to follow the requirement for this week:

The Requirement this week:
Is to go vintage! Even if you haven't seen this movie, we would love you to play along and make vintage inspired by the tagline from this movie which is:
Life isn't measure in minutes, but in moments.


I had been resisting seeing this movie - I don't know why exactly. I went to see it with one of my dear friends and was somehow not expecting anything huge (I thought it would be a good movie, but nothing spectacular). Well, by the end of the movie - I was just sobbing.... I don't even know why - but I was just in love with the movie... there is something so simple and beautiful about it and I thought Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt (whom, I normally don't really like) were amazing - they both did such an amazing job! I couldn't believe how affected I was by the movie - I can't wait to see it again!

Without giving anything away about the movie - I loved loved loved the theme of a love story moving through time. One of my favorite scenes is when he says to her something like: I want to remember us in this moment as we are right now as they both were looking in the mirror - I totally loved that scene and so that was my inspiration for this card.
I wanted to capture a moment in time - I found pictures of my husband and myself when we were both young and enclosed that in a locket. This is a special card for my husband, who came home last night after a 2 week business trip.

This was inspired by the sketch challenge from the lovely ladies at 2 Sketches 4 You. I have missed doing their challenges for so long now (a big wave to Laura and Kazan! and congrats to the awesome spring DT!). I love the top right corner of the sketch with the little swirl element. I added some curled paper - which are a symbol of time unravelling - and that sometimes time doesn't have to be linear ...


I had a lot of fun making this card and also going vintage which is the theme of this week's Cinema Saturday Challenge. This movie really made me think about time, family, love and how we live each moment of life. I just absolutely left inspired and grateful.
I love the little pictures of us when we were a baby - and always have imagined how wonderful it would be if we had grown up together and been together from the very beginning. This is a picture with the locket open:But I am so thankful and grateful that we found each other
and this little card was a little love note for his return.


The inside of the card reads: Time stands still with you. It is just amazing to me that we have know each other 10 years now, married for 8 this May because it feels like we have known each other forever, for lifetimes... time is such a strange concept sometimes... sometimes 10 years feels like a long time and sometimes it feels like the blink of an eye!

When you hold the card up all the way - then it looks something like this:


My husband totally loved opening up his card last night - and that was the best part of making this card - was to see his expression. That was priceless and is forever captured in time in my memory:) What are your Oscar plans this weekend? Ours is to snuggle on the couch and watch with our family - there are really some amazing movies up for nomination this year!

So are you ready to play along!! We sure hope you join us this week!

You can check out more details on the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog.

Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!

Thank you so much for coming over for a visit!!
Ciao for now,
Sankari :)

Card details:
Sketch: from 2Sketches4You (Kazan's sketch #20)
Paper: Paper Company (gold and green), Bazzil Basics: Bitter Chocolate, Kelly Panacci collection and Sandylion embellishments.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink, Brilliance Copper sheen
Accessories: Ribbon (bobbin ribbon and Offray), Scalloped punch, circle elemnts from Making Memories, Fiskars Threading punch, Corner rounder, Pearl embellishments, locket stash, brads from Making Memories, dimensionals
Movie watched while making this card: Picture Perfect

36 comments:

Tamaroo said...

OMG! Such beautiful cards!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am in awe of all of the beautiful details! I love this movie, too!

Maria said...

Glad to see you back Sankari!! I'm glad to hear that you had a great time kicking back!! I guess it's back to the grinds, huh!

Wow, I LOVE, LOVE your card. The vintage look is so beautiful. I mean everything about it is beautiful...it has such a nostalgic feel to it. . I can see why your husband loved it!

I loved the movie but I did think that the movie crammed too many events in one storyline but I heard that they had to do it in order to follow the book considering it was a short story. I felt I didn't get to know Benjamin on a deeper level or the other characters as a matter of fact . .just the characters aging(or getting younger) basically. That was fun!! Love Brad Pitt's transformation.

But. . .I did love the movie for the cinematography...it was a beautiful film.

I'll see if I can play this week!! Thanks for the great challenge!!

maria

Carol Dunstan said...

Sankari this is lovely! I was getting all emotional just reading the description over at CSCC!

Louise Forsyth said...

This is just beautiful, what a lovely thoughtful card for your husband.

Sherri said...

Your project is breaktaking! Really really beautiful! Glad your vacation was good! Welcome back:)

Kazan Clark said...

OM-goodness Sankari - first of all welcome back! and then can I just say how stunningly gorgeous your card is. Wow! Love the photo locket!
Hugs Kazan

Savitri said...

Oh wow, this is one amazing card!!! JUST gorgeous. All the details and that vintage look!!

Got your message. Yes, wanted to do the Emma theme but was swamped last week. Too many p.m. activities.

Hopefully I get to play soon!!!

Chicken Coop Stamper said...

This is so beautiful, I love the colors, bling, just everything, great job, Barb

~dawne said...

Your cards are gorgeous. You include so much detail in them.

Regan said...

so glad you're back!!!

that card is to die for!!!!!

scrappinmominky said...

Wow! What an awesome card. It is no wonder your husband loved it. The locket is a wonderful touch.

Jess said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the vintage look.

Traci said...

Gorgeous card! I love the locket you added and all the details. I haven't seen the movie yet but I love your card. Glad you had a great vacation.

Ewonne said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! That card is just amazing!!! Love all the little details ♥ Just wonderful!

jennifer said...

Welcome back Sankari :) What an amazing card you've created for this. Haven't seen the movie yet, but this sure captures the theme and vintage feel. It's just gorgeous!

AUsome mom said...

All I can say is, WOW! This may be the most beautiful card I've ever seen - seriously. Beautiful job.

Tettiz said...

Wow!! That is one beautiful card! Congrats on making the fab 5!!

Angela said...

Great card, love all the extra details here...

Angie Tieman said...

Wowzers! What a gorgeous card!! Congrats on the Top 5 over at 2S4Y!

Heidi said...

WOW!!!!!
Fantastic card!

Katie said...

Gorgeous card....it's a work of art!

Katie

Lulu said...

What an amazing card!!! :) LOVE the rolled paper.. it's breath taking!!

cheryln said...

gorgeous! congrats on making the fab 5!!

Smita said...

Congrats on being among the Fab5 at 2S4U, Sankari!! The card is really pretty :-)

Love n hugs,
Smita.

The Mama Monkey said...

Welcome back! It is certainly our pleasure to have you back blogging! What a fabulous card! The dimension is amazing and the touch of your pictures...amazing!

minnascorner said...

Oh my god, this card must be one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. I love every detail here and the vintage feel. Wow.
Congrats on the fab 5!
Minna

Anthonette said...

Hi Sankari,
This card is SO beautiful! I love the locket and the butterfly with pearls. I love that you made this for your sweetie. We have parallel lives; I've known my husband for 10 years and it will be our 8th anniversary in April. Have a good day.

Heather said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the detail in this card! It is just stunning!

gale said...

What an amazing card!! You put so much detail into it. I missed seeing your creations!

Rachel Brumley said...

What a beautiful Card! I love the vintage look. It is awesome and so many details. You do such beautiful work.

Naomi said...

I feel like every time I visit your blog I am left utterly speechless. This is an amazing card, and I am sure he did indeed love it. How long does it take you to complete something like this? The detail on the butterfly, the curled paper, I love it all. Just perfect, as always!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, those are amazing!

Donna said...

this card is beyond beyond...I am speachless. What a gorgeous interpretation! I absolutely love it Sankari! Hugs ~Donna

thescrapmaster said...

WOW the clock on that card is awesome. You are so very talented!

CathyRose said...

My goodness, that is absolutely gorgeous! Such a romantic card. I am sure you husband will treasure it.