April 15, 2010

Remember to Look UP...


or at least ahead because you'll miss everything when you're looking at your feet!

This week Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge presents Disney Pixar's UP!  The added challenge was to use balloons.  Only one set for this creation came my mind:  Look Up by Practicing Creativity.  I'll tell you the truth, I've never seen this movie but I've heard how wonderful it is. From what I've read the plot focus' on letting go and moving on.  One of the popular quotes was "Adventure is Out There!"  And I've always thought that hot air balloons were adventurous and magical.  I haven't been on one but maybe that's where the magic lies...the imagining of what it would feel like to fly.

For this card I also used the sketch from Card Positioning Systems.  The side bar was screaming for big buttons but not any buttons....Purple buttons! I've been waiting for just the right project for these fantastic buttons from my daughters old shirt.  They were so large that they actually fit some really nice bling in the center.  Purple is actually one of my favourite colours but it's one I rarely use in my crafting projects and I have no idea why.  Maybe because it's not a popular colour for most people.  So if you're one of those people who doesn't care for purple I hope you can still enjoy it.  I think I broke it up with enough neutrals that it's not too much.

The balloon is paper pieced with three different shades of Purple:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum.  I added some black cross stitches to the focus panel and some faux stitching to the Kraft Panel.

This is my second post of the day so if you missed my first you can find it here.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm now off to get dinner going and get the swim gear ready for our weekly family trip to the pool.

Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Kraft
Ink: Basic Black, Pale Plum
Accessories:  Purple buttons, Rhinestones (Doodlebug), Black pen, Black thread

15 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I love the colors (purple with neutral! wow!) the dimension created with the two balloons and of course the buttoned out bling!

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  2. so sweet...love the purple on kraft and the side stitching...an unexpected fun detail :)

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  3. Love the Balloons Laural-Lee. I have a soft spot for Hot Air Balloons.. Great color choices...

    HUGS
    BROOKE

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  4. This is very pretty! I love the jeweled buttons, and the hot air balloons are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  5. love your color combo and the stitching is really cool. Most times we take the stitching all around. But I like just the little touch of it you used on your card.

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  6. VERY stylish and fabulous, Laura!

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  7. Oh this is awesome, such great paper piecing!

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  8. Fabulous card! love your balloons and buttons!

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  9. Laural, please, come visit my blog to get your award :).

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  10. This is great, Laurel! Love the purple and your buttons on the side are great Wonderful card and use of the sketch :D

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  11. What a great clean look you achieved on this one. That color combo is fab and of course gotta love the images!

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  12. Love, love, love this! The purple is fantastic, great stamp set, and I adore the button bling!

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  13. Wow...those balloons just pop (not to mix metaphors!). Great take on the sketch!

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  14. OH MY! I absolutely love this. The purple is awesome - and so wonderfully representative of the movie. Your bling = awesome!! Amazing job on this card!

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