Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #46 - Field of Dreams

Good Morning Everyone - its time for another Cinema Saturday challenge - where every saturday we pick a new movie from which to draw our inspiration from in creating a card, layout, altered item etc. Today's movie pick is the 1989 Academy Award nominated movie: Field of Dreams!  Among other categories - this movie was nominated for Best Picture and is a movie that inspires the audience to reach for your dreams and enlivens the value of hope, faith and listening to the inner guiding voice. It is truly beyond a sports genre film - and rather, as one movie review wrote: ".... it is a testament to the timeless nature of its story and the universal reach of its theme of family, faith and redemption."

To be honest - I hadn't really wanted to see this movie since it came out because I thought it was a baseball movie - but watching the movie as I made the card for today's challenge - totally moved me - its really so much beyond a story about baseball. I was inspired by the journey that Kevin Costner's character took in listening to "the voice" and the ending of the movie is just so touching. So I made my card as a tribute to enjoying the journey that we are all on and used the baseball as a motif from the movie - I wanted to make a rugged, manly boy card - and you have no idea how much pain it caused to sponge the baseball in way that wasn't pretty (lol :) I wanted it to look a little rugged - as life's journey sometimes is:

Card Details:
Paper: from stash 
Accessories: embroidery thread, liquid pearls (it is slightly hilarious to me that I used liquid pearls on a manly card! ha! I am so addicted to those things!) making memories brads.
Technique: cut out a circle on a half folded up cardstock so that part of the circle is not cut so that it can stand up as a circle card, cut out the same size circle on a different cardstock, pierce holes going in half circles around the large circle and thread in a v-shape to create a baseball stitch, add "not pretty" sponging and a sentiment.

And after making such a card with "not pretty" sponging - I wanted to make a more "pretty" card so I made this one because I was totally inspired by the quote: "Those who hear not the music, think the dancer mad"  -  This quote totally makes me think of the movie and Costner's character's journey as he listen's to the voice. 

Card Details:
Paper: DCVW Taj papers
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You stamp
Accessories: ribbon from stash, circle cutters from CM, spellbinders, sakura gel glaze pen, pearls from Kaiser, red bling from Martha, corner rounder
Sketch used - Mojo Monday Day 5

I had so much fun making these cards for the challenge and hope that you play along with us too! You can check out more details on the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog!

Thanks so much for visiting my little blog corner!!!
Hope all of your field of dreams comes true!!!
Sankari :)


Karen Giron said...

Oooh, I loved this movie! Your baseball card is brillinat - loving all the stitching!! My goodness, that must have taken a LONG time, lol! The bow on your second card is beatiful!

scubasubie said...

That baseball looks amazing! You did a fantastic job!

cnelson said...

perfectly fabulous creations!

gale said...

Great cards! Love that you use the liquid pearls on that baseball card. lol. I need to get some of that stuff.

Carol Dunstan said...

two fabulous cards! The baseball looks so real, but yes that bow on the second one is beautiful!

The Mama Monkey said...

I believe in the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch...and that your card rocks! :) I watched this move 1,000 in high school...loved it!

Anonymous said...

out the ballpark sistah!

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

FABULOUS!!!! Would you look at that absolute BOW BRILLIANCE!!!! Oh my!!!

xx SJK

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

Perfect! Love 'em both!! :D Cheri

Traveling Mama said...

These are so cute! Love them both!!

Louise F NZ said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the prettiness of the bottom card and the boyish top one is cool!

Norine said...

love the baseball card amazing

Naomi said...

You are SO funny!!! You had to make a pretty card! They are both great. The baseball card is amazingly simple, especially coming from you, but that doesn't detract from it's greatness! And the pretty card is perfect, bright, blingy, and beautiful!

Ida said...

Wonderful cards that really reflect the spirit of the movie. I loved that movie.

Anonymous said...

Great cards. So funny that you used liquid pearl on a boy card but it turned out great. The girly card is beautiful. Love them both.

melissa said...

Wow that baseball is outstanding!!! I love it. I may need that stamp set! TFS

Radha said...

So nice!!!