March 4, 2011

Friday - Executive Reveal

Hi ! Jan here this week with our executive reveal.

Our challenge is one of wide range - choosing our inspiration from a book, a movie, or a song.

I thought about a song, but the one I couldn't get out of my mind was "Lawyers Guns & Money" by Warren Zevon - and I was hard pressed not to think of jail cells.

A book ? Well, I am all involved in the Girl series, dragon tattoos, fire & hornets' nests, and I didn't think that would work...

Soooo...

I chose a movie, and it is one of my top three movies of all time, Amelie.

Set in France, this is the story of a lonely girl who performs an amazing act of kindness, becomes involved in a mysterious search regarding photo booths, pulls a very nasty (but necessary) practical joke, relieves a coworker from a stalker while promoting true love, and so so much more. Even gnomes... yup, gnomes. And Zorro.

I used bright colors on my card to reflect the incredible cinematography in this film - one of the prettiest visual films I have ever seen. The film strip reflects one of the major stories of the film. There were hundreds of beautiful images I could have chosen, I could probably use this inspiration for a dozen more cards without thinking twice.

Stop by my blog, chai tea 'n me, for all the little details. I would love to have you visit !

Link up before Sunday 9PM with your favorite movie, song, book inspiration. This is such a great challenge, one that should be so easy and a challenge you can always fall back on when the mojo is on vacation too !

4 comments:

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I love the colors you used to create this card Jan...and the story to go along with it too!

Marg said...

WOW! I love everything about this card...colors, theme, it's beautiful! I'll check the movie out sometime...thanks for the inspiration.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun card (and movie!!) I love the bright colors and that film strip is a great touch!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Great mix of colors and papers. Very artsy. Love this. :)