This week's Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge movie is Mamma Mia:
It is another movie I had not seen until yesterday! At least it was very easy to find at the video shop ;-).
The movie is pretty funny and quirky...and I tried to make my card a wee bit quirky too:
My inspiration was the opening scene showing the island of Kalokairi and the ocean at night, while Sophie is out posting her three letters. I loved the deep blues and blacks of the ocean, sky and island in that sequence...very romantic!
I have used some beautiful dark blue, shimmery paper (of unknown origin) to represent the midnight blue night sky and ocean (the shimmery paper hopefully giving the impression of a starry night sky and its reflection on the water). I ran the ocean piece through my cuttlebug with a wood grain embossing folder in order to give it some ocean-like texture (I don't have any water texture embossing dies). I will note that due to my having made the cuttlebug sandwich a bit too thick the paper tore in several places, but luckily that only adds to the ocean-like texture (that's my story, and I'm sticking to it).
I punched a little moon out of white cardstock and then covered it in White Opal Liquid Pearls. I also painted some of the White Opal Liquid Pearls onto the ocean to give the moon's reflection. After it had dried, I painted on some Crystal Effects and then sprinkled on some of Stampin' Up!'s Chunky Sprinkles in Crystal Iris. Finally I added some translucent white acrylic hearts (also out of my stash of miscellaneous embellishments) on the moon reflection (to tie in with the theme of my card - Follow Your Heart...or a moonbeam...whichever works for you ;-):
The island is a torn piece of Basic Black cardstock. The sentiment is a Stampin' Up! rub-on from the Eastern Elegance pack. The two hearts are punched from Real Red cardstock (using an old Creative memories heart punch) and then covered in Ruby Red Liquid Pearls. I added some Crystal Effects, Crystal Iris Chunky Sprinkles and another smaller, Ruby Red covered heart in the centre of each, for a bit of bling and dimension:
This creation took a while to come together. I already had all my mess spread out on the dining table (much to my husband's dismay).....but it gives me the most room. I started my card, decided I didn't like where it is going...walked away and did something else for a while, walked past it a few times, decided to use something else, sat and tinkered for a while, left, came back, left, came back, had lunch, hung some washing, tinkered, had afternoon tea with the little ones, sat back down and finally finished it...and about 5 hours later I was wondering why it had taken me so long...DOH! I am very happy with the way it turned out though :-)....so it was worth it!
It is a bit warm here today (32 degrees celcius or about 91 Farenheit)...but my Flannel Flowers are still looking pretty:
Have a great day,