Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Red Balloon.....PP283, CTD380





A long time ago my French teacher set up a movie projector in class and showed us a delightful film called The Red Balloon.  It's a simple story with minimal dialogue and color.........except of course for a fabulous red balloon that follows a little boy around wherever he goes.  When I saw the Paper Players Challenge this week and the colors at Color Throwdown my very first thought was that red balloon.  I made a skyline using the Holiday Home framelits and cut out a balloon from red foil paper,  I wish the photo showed how shiny and fabulous that red balloon looks!






Joanne has a fun CAS challenge for us this week at The Paper Players!






I also used the colors from this week's Color Throwdown!



18 comments:

Rachel Palmieri said...

Love that red balloon over the houses. Simply sweet. I have the book The Red Balloon, it must be stills from the movie, because it's the same little boy in the illustrations.

Michelle Gleeson said...

Our son spoke of watching this movie in French class as well. The red balloon pops in the photo and I am sure is more gorgeous in person. Such a wonderful inspiration to share with us.

Nance Leedy said...

I remember that film too and you've captured it perfectly in the scene you've created. Clever use of the home framelits and I love how you've given them a drop shadow--wicked clever card, my friend!

HJ said...

Love this card. I'm sure the shiny balloon looks fabulous in person. How creative to use the city skyline and the puffy clouds in the sky to make a "place" for the balloon. The story behind it is intriguing. TFS

Brian King said...

Such a creative and fun card! You are a genius! I love when you reference films and books with your cards. I feel like it makes me smarter. :)

Nancy said...

Such a sweet card Linda, I too remember the story, yup even back then.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the skyline and the red and gray color combination! The curly silver cord is perfect for the theme, up, up and away.

laurie said...

I LOVE that pop of red!The sliver thread for the balloon string is a great idea,too. Have a fun Sunday!

Joanne James said...

Oh my goodness Linda, what a fabulous card - I just love that shiny pop of red balloon against the sky and grey skyline. Just like the inspiration photo from the movie too! So original - a fantastic card for my CAS challenge this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

You are so clever! I love the memory you shared of the film! The drop shadow houses are fantastic and that pop of red makes me smile! The shiny silver string steals the show! Have a super week, My Friend! I do hope all of you feel much better! XX

Bev Gerard said...

Such a clever & delightful creation, Linda! Love the roof-scape ... not to mention the fab color splash from the balloon!

Greta said...

Oh how fun! I love the inspiration behind it!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda I do remember that film too... WOW... LOVE love love how you created the cityscape! Fantastic.. the touch of light grey behind the darker grey is FAB! I'm sure the little balloon is shiny as can be! hugs.

Vickie Z said...

Fun card!! I remember that movie too!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Lori said...

What a fabulous design! Love the pop of red from the balloon. And, you can add me to the list of those who remember the movie, too. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Karren said...

Your red balloon card is pure delight!

stampwithsandy said...

Linda I love a card with a story attached and this one is fabulous! I remember that movie too, now I have the desire to see it again :) The color challenge was just perfect too, I love the neutral backrop and that bright red balloon!

Jaydee said...

Perfection! The pop of red really is amazing against your sky and skyline. Love it.
Hugs
Jaydee