Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cinema Saturday #74 - UP!!

Every Saturday, over at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog, we feature a different movie from which we create a card, layout etc. inspired by some element in the movie. This week we are featuring the 2 time Oscar winning and "UPlifting" 2009 Pixar movie called UP. This movie also won 38 other awards (check out all of the wins and nominations here)!!! The beauty of this movie is that its not just for children, but really in a way - its for everyone. Children love this movie and the adults really embrace the heartfelt themes of life and love that are beautifully brought out in this movie! If you haven't seen it yet - you must - the animation, humor and sweetness will touch your hearts! This week's challenge requirement is to use balloons in a way that was inspired by the movie.

When I was making the challenge banner for this movie - my son was sitting next to me and was so excited as to what card I was going to make - so I made this card for him - in the spirit of adventure. I used Taylor's Friday Sketch challenge #108 to make this card, which I absolutely had so much fun creating! One of my favorite parts of the movie is when the house takes off - WOW! How beautifully they animated that part and the music to that part is just perfect! It gives me a thrill every time I watch it! My other favorite part is when Mr. Fredrickson puts the special pin on Russell at the end - what a sweet moment (and can I just say, that Russell is one of the CUTEST little boys! I LOVE his spirit of adventure and his sweetness! and his slight lisp :)))
I used 5 different stamps from
Taylored Expressions to create this card:

It was so much fun combining all of these stamp sets to create this card:


Here is a close up of the sentiment. I love this sentiment by Dr. Seus! It has so much spiriti of adventure in it!

And I loved making this card with all the ballooons carrying the house, just like he wanted :) I attached some embroidery floss to the balloons and attached them to the house.Here is a close up of the balloons and string:
I wanted to give some whimsy to the card (because a house being carried off by balloons wasn't whimsy enough :) lol!!) So I added some birdies to the mix, here is a close up of a birdie flying by :)


I LOVE how this card came out - I added a little glaze and some stickles to the card and called it a late late night...errr.. day :) Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog to see more details of this beautiful sketch and also hop on over to the Cinema Saturday Blog - we have three wonderful guest designers joining us this week, and you can see their gorgeous and inspiring samples and play along with us!!!

I promise it will be fun to play along - putting balloons on anything makes it fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

22 comments:

Summerthyme Studio said...

What an AMAZING Card! LOVE It!

Hugs

Vicki

Tethered2Home said...

Holy Smokes, gorgeous. I adore the fact that you used a sentiment from Dr. Seuss!

Cheryl Nelson said...

I've heart that is a great movie...this makes me want to see it even more!! What a great choice for a card inspiration! LOOOOOVE your card!! That glossy finish on the balloons is brilliant!

Donna said...

this is so stinkin' cute and a PERECT interpretation of the movie, who could TOP THIS??

Rose said...

Goodness gracious! How fun and whimsical is your card!! Love it!

WickedPixie said...

This card has taken my breath away! It could not be more perfect - the house with the balloons, the birds, and the PERFECT sentiment! You amaze me! :-)Traci

Kim Burmeister said...

Shawnie, your card is FABULOUS! Perfect for this movie. I love this movie and your card.

dstandard said...

This is just wicked CUTE! Love it!

Maureen said...

Your colours always amaze me, Sankari :) Those balloons are fantastic!! This was such a great movie....although I flubbed a bit on the "balloons", plural...I thought the requirement was a hot air balloon! LOL I think it still worked though. I tried channelling you with my bright ribbon :)

Smita said...

Adorable!!! Love the effect on those balloons. I don't know how we missed the movie... Aaryan's been wanting to watch it!!

In Love With Scrap said...

i love your card.. all your cards, are beautiful.

In Love With Scrap said...

oh my god!!! your card is beautiful!! I love it... congratulations, you made really clear, cute and beautiful things.

Katie Cotton said...

this is just adorable! I love how you incorporated so many different stamp sets!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Sankari! Love those balloons lifting up the house! You are always sooo creative! :o)

Radha said...

amazing:)))
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Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I haven't been blurfing for awhile and boy have I missed out girl!! I just finished looking through all your fabulous creations that I missed, and I was seriously AMAZED by each and every one!! Your creativity knows no bounds. From your use of color to your fabulous sketches and embellishing. There is no one, and I mean no one who creates like you that I know of, and that's a good thing, because I'm on fantastic sensory overload right now. I'm in awe of you!! Completely!! Keep on inspiring Sankari. You've got the gift!!

scrappinmominky said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful. Very creaticve. Love it.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I am in AWE of you my friend! This is just PURE fabulousness!!! Up is one of my favs and you have totally captured the essence of the movie in this AMAZING card!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Sankari, I LOVE this!!! Great take on the sketch. I adore the movie UP. I shall have to try to play in your challenge this week. I've been meaning to, but keep getting sidetracked!

Hugs,
Lisa

Benga said...

super cute card! love the movie Up and that is an awesome take!

Ann said...

Cute, cute, cute! LOVE those fun balloons!

Sharon Harnist said...

Absolutely PERFECT sample for this movie (which my whole family LOVED), Sankari -- great job!!