Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Nightmare Before Christmas

This week's Cinema Saturday movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I am not a fan of Tim Burton, so using this movie as inspiration was a challenge. I find his images odd and quirky, which is not my style, not to mention that the darkness of it all just gets on my nerves after a while. I don't think this movie was scary, just strange. Anyhoo, on to the card...



I started by cutting out a Summer Sun circle, sponging it with Chocolate Chip ink, then stamping the sentiment on top in Basic Black. I also used Basic Black to stamp two of the house images, then cut the whole thing out and mounted it to the moon. The skeleton is a dimensional sticker, and I added a few rhinestones to mimic the white swirls in the poster. I'm not happy with the way this one turned out, but I don't think I'd do any better if I attempted another card. The mojo is just not there for this one. Ah, well, maybe next week...

Stamps: Happy Halloween & Scary Happy Halloween (Hero Arts)
Paper: Summer Sun, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: dimensional sticker (K & Co.), rhinestones (The Paper Studio), sponge

12 comments:

daiseyfreak said...

I think you did a fabulous job!!!! I love quirky!

Sherri said...

Wow you got that challenge right on the button! I've never seen the movie so haven't an idea and here you've done this amazing job!!

Shirley said...

How creative! That moon and the skeleton below really do the trick!

Melissa said...

Wow!! Your not happy with the way it came out? Your soo talented! Believe in yourself! You are very good! HUGS!!

JoLynn said...

Fun! Cool website, that Cinema Saturday. I may have to give it a whirl. I am in love with the posts for Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Elena said...

You did a fantastic job on this challenge!

Sankari W. said...

Ann! You totally rock! I am so impressed that you made this awesome card even though you aren't a Tim Burton fan - Love your blinged up Halloween card and that little skeleton is so cute with his googley eyes!! Your mojo is totally there and flowing and I just wanted to thank you SOOO much for playing along even if you didn't quite enjoy the challenge pick - that to me is soooo sweet!
I hope you play along this coming week - I wouldn't say the cinema pick coming up is Burton-nesque at ll :)

Sending you lots of sunshine and cupcakes :)
Sankari :)

Brooke S said...

Your so silly I love that you gave the skeleton googlie eyes, And the bling is a great little touch. I think you caught the vision by keeping the color very minimal and having the darkness come out. I am so sorry that we haven't hit your movie style yet.. We are crossing our finger for next week. It's very up beat and lively..

thanks for playing!
Hugs
Brookd

Carmen said...

Great job!!

zukesgirl said...

WOW - I think that turned out AWESOME

verry cool!

Melissa said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! I love love it! I may have to case it. ;)

Spyder said...

Saw this on your links, you've done a realllllly good job!!

(Lyn)