Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #70 - Dear Frankie


Good Morning Everyone!! Every Saturday over at the Cinema Saturday blog (ps - I can't believe this is our 70th challenge already!) Brooke and I pick a movie from which to create a card! This week the movie that we picked is the little known gem: Dear Frankie! As much as we love the big blockbusters, we also love featuring movies that might not be that famous but are just amazing! If you haven't seen this movie - you MUST! It is just a gem of a movie! Seriously - this is one of the most heartwarming movies that we have both seen - you will fall in love with it! The challenge requirement for this movie is to use a little bit of a map is because that is how Frankie (the little boy) keeps track of his father's voyages. I can't express enough - how beautiful of a movie this is --- it is full of love stories (the love between a mother for her daughter, the fierce love of a mother for her child, the love that grows between two strangers and the love of a "father" for his son) - its just beautiful and I know you will love it!

For my card today, I used the sketch that the beautiful Susanna Boyd has created for Paper Craft Planet (keyword SK031310) andd used the lovely color challenge (with the requirement for cloth) from the uber fab Embellish magazine. I loved how these colors came together and I love how Frankie kept a map and tried to find his dad in everything through all of his journeys in the letters that he received. It was so sweet to see the way he tracked him and from that I came with the inspiration for this card of a trail of hearts over the Scottish seas (errr.... Lochs).

I used the Wood Stamper that is 2-3/8" which comes with a Bonus 25pt Font & Center to create the sentiment "I'd Follow You Anywhere" and I think that is one of the main reasons that I fell in love with the Just Rite stamp system is because I could create my own sentiments - gotta love that flexibility!... Frankie gets very attached to his "father" and it is just the sweetest thing to see the connection between those two! (Gerard Butler is in this movie (before he became super famous) and I adore the interaction between him and Frankie - so sweet! I remembered loving it the first time I saw it but honestly, after having children - it pulls at my heart strings even more - and I totally relate to how fiercely Lizzie protects her son Frankie and only wants the best for him. Seriously, even more in love with it :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism cardstock in the colors: Intense Kiwi and Island Mist Dark and paper is from a map of Sweden that I printed out :)
Inks: Memento Aquamarine and Chalkbox Yellow Ochre
Accessories: white gel pen, heart punch, buttons from Whirligig, MS heart punch, dimensionals, scorpal, spellbinders, kraft, ribbon from stash, felt accent.

The bond that Frankie has with his "dad" and the way he observes things and puts things together is beyond sweet... he would follow him anywhere. The challenge from Embellish called for cloth - my "cloth requirement" is the felt accent over the ribbon. I absoulutely loved this movie and highly recommend it! Hop on over to the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog to find out more details! We would love for you to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs!
Sankari

17 comments:

Maile Belles said...

Fabulous job on combining all of those challenges! So glad you could join usin the Embellish challenge.

Adela said...

Hey Sweets! You've blown me away all the way to the "Scottish Seas." Seriously, this is awesome! xoxo

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh- this is just stunning. I love your sketch and just the entire card, just beautiful.

Barefootstamper said...

Girl, you're AMAZING!!!! Do you hear me?! Amazing!!! I just love everything about this card...

Geez. Brilliant. You're just brilliant.

You're also beautiful and always so sweet.

I want to be you when I grow up.

Really.

WickedPixie said...

Your creativity always amazes me! Your banner with he sentiment, WOW! I can see how you did it, now, but that would have never occurred to me and it looks SO great! :-)Traci

Jenn Embry said...

What a fabulous card. I love it! I like the way you've cut out the scalloped circle to create a rounded banner. The sentiment goes so wonderfully with the whole map theme.

Radha said...

hey my Gorgeous!!!
Love it:))

XOX
Umwahh

Kim Wilson said...

Super cute card!!! Great ideas :) I am following you now and please feel free to do the same!

Tasha said...

WOW this is the most stunning and creative card ive seen - its fantastic
love tasha xx

Alex Maldonado said...

SHUT up girlfriend!!! You are too much! I wish you could send some of those skills my way!! lol.. OMG! I love everything about it, how DO you come up with some masterpieces???

Broni said...

This is just SO DARN COOL!!!!

Debra said...

Goodness...what a beautiful and colorful card! Love it. The button addition is great...and I must add...a beautiful photo of the card.

Debra
Conroe, Texas

My Blog: Creative Heart Designs

Cheryl Nelson said...

Adorable card and I have a new movie on my list to see!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wow! Great job! Love this card! Thanks for playing along with us!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love the road map of hearts, Sankari! Thanks so much for taking on an Embellish challenge!

Kathy said...

Sankari, this is a wonderful design. I love your little trail of hearts. You capture every design with such style and grace!!:)

travelingmama said...

How ARE you girlie??!! Long time, right?! I'm sorry I do not get by often enough. We have been crazy busy in the US of A. It is pure joy to see your awesomeness! Big hugs to you and your fam!