The movie is based on a book by Roald Dahl. According to Wikipedia Dahl "got the idea he got for the story was "What if there was a factory that shipped out marvelous things... and there was a crazy guy running it all." Both movies are just full of visual magnificence - and of course a lot of chocolate!
We thought that we would celelbrate this movie by making the requirement this be to have Bright Colors in your cards!!! You can do a little or you can go all out - but just use bright colors somewhere!
I saw the Gene Wilder version a long time ago and was excited for the Johnny Depp version because I adore/am in love/admire/ Johnny Depp - he has always been my biggest crush since I was 12.... sigh! (eyes go dreamy....) and when I saw the new version - I have to say that it was so different from the original that I wasn't sure about it - but the second time I saw it - all I could see was the genius of Tim Burton - he is just simply AMAZING!! He takes you into a whole other world of imagination - and the way the movie was shot - the colors - the chocolate!!! OMG!!!
I used Kazan's awesome sketch #22 from 2 Sketches 4 You this week for my inspiration. This week the ladies over at 2S4U celebrated Youth Art Month and encouraged all of us to make cards with our children. If you haven't tried the sketches there - you really have to - it is such an amazing place of inspiration! I loved that we were encouraged to make a card with our children - I LOVE to do this with my little 4 year old because it is such a fun way to bond with my son and do something special just from him. We watched parts of the movie together and then sat down together to make our cards (he finished before me and then after he was done, he told me stories to keep me company :)
I love the song Pure Imagination in the Gene Wilder song - you can watch it here. And so I thought I would go a little whimsy and create something kind of fun.... I stamped the sentiment "Sail into your imagination" inspired by this song... and all the quilling kind of represent all the candy and swirly patterns in the movie.I love love love bright colors (as is the requirement for this week) - but wanted to keep it understated so I used a lot of white. I was going to make a card with a lot of chocoalte - but I thought I would go the swirly patterns in the movie and just felt that underlying everything is this whole other world of imagination that you can enter into... so I went with this instead.
My son and I watched parts of Willy Wonka together and I picked out the papers that I was going to use for my card and my son punched out some shapes and used his own set stamps that he inked up and stamped all over his card. Here is my son's card (his name is Jayanta and he just turned 4) on the outside he punched out a lot of stars and stamped by himself and on the inside is Willy Wonka!He glued it down with his gluestick and stamped all by himself (Grandma got him a special set of Curious George stamps all for himself!) and he LOVES stamping with it!
He was so proud of his card and had so much fun playing with me :) Here is the inside with Willy Wonka (I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hat!!!!)
We had so much fun (he told me that he really liked my card too :) and I told him that his card is the best :)
Check out the ladies at 2S4U and also for more details check out the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge. Hope you have fun playing along with us this week!!!!
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