Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #24 - Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Welcome everyone to our 24th Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!!! We hope you enjoy this movie selection: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (or Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory). This is such a visually stunning movie (both of them) and there is just SO much inspiration to grab on to!!! This movie was made popular by the 1971 version with Gene Wilder and then again was redone in 2005 with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. Did you know that according to IMDb the " grand total of all the fake chocolate used on stage was 244,993.98 US gallons (927,403.1 litres)." during the filming of the 2005 movie? That is a lot of fake chocoalte!

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!!!!

Thank you so much for visiting my little corner :)
Hugs to all,
Sankari :)


Nancy Sanders said...

Cute cards, the youngster definitely has talent. i love the rolled up fabric imitation, how imaginative.

~dawne said...

Jayanta...what an awesomely bright & fun card. I love your hand-drawing of Willy Wonka too. So glad you made a card this week. Sankari...your card is amazing. That quilling work is incredible & I do love all the bright colors.

Tina said...

Great card! And I love how your little played along too! He did a great job!

Unknown said...

Oh, Jayanta...I am so proud of you sweetheart. Tati thinks you really made an amazing card about Willy Wonka!! And Sankari, I just want to say that this weeks card must have been inspired by your love of Johnny Depp, because this is one INSPIRED card!

Sankari W. said...

The above comment is from my son's godmom - Thanks soooo much for your sweet comment - i will read it to him - he is going to be so proud!!!

Smita said...

Cute!!! I loved your card, but Jayanta's is adorable and it made me forget yours for a minute! :-) I love the cute ducky stamp he's used. And of course, his masterpiece inside!


scrapperjulia said...

Hey Sankari,I love your card and your son's card too! He took his creative talent from you! Would you help me post my Audrey on my blog? I am proud to have won it and I want to show it off! I love playing along, it its a fun challenge!

Unknown said...

Sankari I love your card - it has so much WOW! to it. The colors and those paper swirls - all divine.
Hi Jayanta
I just wanted you to know that your stars card is very very good. It is so happy and bright just like your cute smile. Thank you for being such a good artist and sharing your work with us.

Carol Dunstan said...

I love your card, the close up right brings out the swirls. Love Jayanta's card too :)

Regan said...

OMG that is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Cute cards. I love all the bright colors you used on your card. Your son's card is so cute. Very well done, especially for a 4 year old. He is such a little cutie. I'll have to try the challenge with my kids.

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

Sankari!!!! WOW!!!! That must've taken you for ever to do. And not to mention copious amounts of Chocolate...of course all of which are allowed when the theme was of course a Chocolate Factory!!! Oh and Jayanta.... aren't you just the cleverest little boy!!! I think your Mummy has taught you so well. Well Done... A BIG GOLD star is deserved.


Tlbran said...

How fun!! I love the Willi Wonka version!! I am sure your son had a blast stamping/crafting with you! His card is so cute! Love the Willy Wonka drawing! Your card is gorgeous. Love all the fun colors and the swirls you picked up from that scene.

Savitri said...

I stinkin' got in to your blog!!! WOAH!!! :)

LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards. Your little one is ADORABLE! Wow, he's a CUTIE!!!! He's so proud of his creation too, just LOVE it!!!

Ok, momma's card is amazing as always. I LOVE it! Oh, now I really want to play. Hmmm... I love the movie too... actually everybody here does. Hmmm.... thinking...

Anthonette said...

Hi my dear Sankari! I love, love, love the picture of Jayanta and his Willy Wonka creation! He is seriously adorable.

I love the quilling on your card. So nice!

Rachel Brumley said...


Your card is so bright and cheerful! Your son is adorable! And he did a great job on the card - it's so cute and I love that hat!

Donna Baker said...

wow! awesome card with the quilling - your son is so stinkin' cute! love his card

gale said...

Wow the card is great-love the colors!! Your son is just adorable and his card turned out great too-you taught him well!!

Libby Hickson said...

Sankari could your son possibly be any cuter?? No, I don't think so!!! So cute, he looks so proud of his creation! Love it!

The Mama Monkey said...

What an adorable chil you have!! He is so cute!! It was hard to focus on your card with his card on the same post! :)

I love how you made candy out of the quilling!! Just beautiful! We love that movie as well.

Maria said...

Oh, your son is a budding artist in the making. He already has a great sense of art. Your son's card is AWESOME and he is a cutie for sure.

I think he gets his talent from mom! Your card is awesome with all those beautiful colors. Wow, it looked like a lot of work. I don't think I have the patience to do all those quilling! It's gorgeous!

As for the challenge. . .I think I can do this one. I actually seen this movie. Who hasn't? I'll see what I can come up with!


Brooke S said...

OH Jayanta !!!! :)
You made the most amazing card ever! I love the shapes, the color and the stamping you did... I love the picture of you with your card.. You are getting so big. I love talking to you on the phone. We will have to talk soon and you can tell me all about your card.

Hugs Brooke!

P.S. Tell mom that her card is not half bad either and I love all the rolled up paper it looks like candy.

Michelle said...

When I saw your card I thought "WOW" what work went into that one - My hubby just loves the movie and I can so hear Gene singing that song. What a fun card!!

Your sons card is too cute - He's going to be a creative one! He definitely got Willy Wonka & his hat right!!

Heather said...

Amazing card, Sankari! I love the little guy's card! And his drawing of Willy Wonka is just too cute!

Nellie Mae said...

That is the cutest thing ever!! Your son is soooo totally cute!! I love it! Thanks for sharing.