The movie of the week over at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is Up - one of the best yet strangest movies I've seen in a while! Our mission, should we have chosen to accept it, was to create a card inspired by the movie using balloons.
I loved Up! Watched it with my hubby and we were both so incredibly sad at the beginning wondering what the heck Pixar had done this time. To see that Carl and Ellie couldn't have kids and then when she got sick - oh boy! Long story short, that was only about the first 10 minutes or so of the film. The rest of the film is Carl's story of trying to make Ellie's dream come true and in the meantime, having a big adventure of his own.
I started with a fun paper kit from Cosmo Cricket to make the hills (in a world where dogs can talk and birds are named Kevin, striped and polkadot hills seem positively dull...), used a sticker from the kit for the large balloon and 1/2" circles punched from other papers in the kit for the smaller balloons. If you look closely, you will see the small balloons are covered with clear epoxy stickers to give them some dimension. The sentiment I chose was inspired by Carl's new aquaintance, Russell, who came along for the ride quite by accident but was there to give Carl a lift!
After putting the card together, I didn't think it was quite finished so I found some pom poms, cut one in half and spread the halves around to make the clouds! Aren't they adorable?
Stamps - Everyday Button Bits (PTI)
Paper Kit - Garden Variety (Cosmo Cricket)
Cardstock - Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Pom Poms - my stash
Epoxy Stickers - PTI