Today, some of the CSS designers are rolling out the red carpet to bring you cards inspired by oscar-nominated movies.
It is beyond embarrassing to admit that I have only watched a handful of these movies, and that handful includes "Brave." Because, I have kids. And also: I loved it.
But that isn't the movie that inspired my card today. I was inspired by "life of Pi."
In the trailer, when he is alone, on the still waters after the storm, the colors of the sky were incredible. I took my cue from there and created this card:
I stamped and masked a trio of clouds, and sponged inks in yellow, orange, red, and had it fade to a blue ocean at the bottom. I also die-cut a few of the clouds and stamped a soft grid pattern (from "airmail") behind for some added texture.
I thought the sentiment, (from "across the miles") was the perfect fit to represent the movie and Pi's amazing and fantastical journey... (I may not have seen the movie, but I have read the novel.)
And, more fringe fun: I used the same Martha Stewart scissors that I did *here* to create yet another fringe, but this one is a double! I worked the cardstock with my hands to break down its fibers and to make it more pliable, and then created a ruffle. Once the ruffle was secured with a row of stitches, I used the MS scissors to create a fringe on either side. They underline the sentiment, and also stand for a whimsical ocean. I love it.
The little liquid pearls were created based on a different inspiration point: I love collaborating with my friend Marlyn, from "montreal confections" and she was inspired to create cookies based on the same movie. I love that we can inspire each other, across different mediums!
Aren't they just the most beautiful works of art?? I squealed when I saw them.
There are other oscars-inspired cards waiting for you here: Tracy ♥ Audrey ♥ Laura ♥ Jennifer ♥ JJ (guest designer) ♥ CSS blog