Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 3 - Nightmare Before Christmas

Good Saturday Morning Everyone,

Its time for the third challenge for this week's Cinema Saturday Challenge where we have picked Tim Burton's 1993 movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas! YAY!

You know when this movie came out, I was really resistant to watching it because I thought it would be scary and kinda like a horror flick - which I am totaaaaallllly not into and so I didn't watch it for almost 10 years! By that time, I was married and my DH is a fan of Tim Burton and was shocked that I hadn't seen it - and after reassuring me that it wasn't like a horror flick at all - we watched it and to my surprise I loved this movie! It was just soooo clever from the very beginning - it was like being transported into a different world and the most amazing thing was that at some point all these elements were clay!!
I love Tim Burton's imagination - he is just so creative and clever. In creating this card I wanted to create something that had a whimsy feel and something with a lot of textures since this movie is a claymation film.... and so this is what I came up with:
I love that scene where Jack is singing (I think it is called Jack's Lament) and he is a silhouette against the moon standing on the hill whose edge is a spiral.... so I drew a rough template and cut out some cardstock and painted them different shades of blue, gray and purple and then drew some swirls on them. The black background is embossed with polysparkle EP and then the top edges were corner rounded. I cut out some circles using my CM cutters, crumpled them up for texture and then painted them gold. On the front circle, I painted a swirl. Most of the elements of the card are mounted on dimensionals.

The stamped sentiment is from the Frightful night set by Taylor and the ribbon is a find that my MIL had sent me in a package (she is the best!) - I was psyched that it had a dotted theme too :)

We would love for you to play along!! Want to play along but tired of Halloween cards - no worries - you can create anything from the Christmas themes in the movie or the love theme between Jack & Sally ...... or anything in between! 

Click here to check out our Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge blog. 

Can't wait to see your creations!!!
Thanks so much for coming over for a visit!

See you at the movies,
Sankari :)

PS. Thanks to all of you for the sweet comments about my daughter's health - she still has a high temp - but at least is in good spirits - thanks to all of your sweet wishes :)


Catherine said...

EEEKKSSS! I have never seen this movie with the same reason that's it's a scary movie...LOL! Maybe i can rent it today and see what the movie is all about and see if i can make something :)

Your card.. AWESOME! love every details on your card but then again i love all of your cards.

Hope your daughter is feeling better :)

thescrapmaster said...

HOW AMAZING! I love all the details! It looks like it could have come straight from the movie! It is a great movie. My fiance and I are going to rent it soon because he has never seen it.


Ann said...

Wowza! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!! :D

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Firstly, AWESOME CARD. I'm lovin' these challenges, thanks so much for doing the when your life is so busy. Children with fevers, I hear ya, it's the worst. You just wish you could take it away. Hang in there. Our thoughts & prayers are with your DD for a speedy recovery, Amy.

CathyRose said...

Your card is a little piece of art! Love all the textures and colors. You really captured the whole Tim Burton flavor.
Welcome to our group. I added your blog to my SCS blog list on my site.

Carol Dunstan said...

wow, this card is fantastic and so appropriate! It has the whimsy, it has the texture - you nailed it!

Sherri said...

Oh your card looks just like the poster for the movie!

I've never seen this movie and I don't know if I'm going to get time to create much this weekend, but I'll keep an eye on everyone else's creations for sure!

fishlips said...

Wow oh Wow what a creations it's marvelous the colors and the layers are amazing!!! You have a ...masterpiece

Tegan said...

WOW! You have amazing creativity and talent :)

Kim said...

This is fabulous!!!!! My husband went nuts over it too. We just love that movie!

gale said...

Yeah I guessed right!! I LOVE this movie. We have it on both dvd and vhs and also the soundtrack. All of our family considers this one of our favorites. Your card is amazing!!

Traci said...

I have never seen this movie either. After seeing your beautiful card I might have too.

Love your card! You are so CREATIVE! What great layers and textures you used.

Hope your daughter is feeling better :)

Tori Wild said...

OMG--- You are just incredible!! Love everything about this! We've never seen this movie, but it might be a good one to rent for Halloween!

The Mama Monkey said...

I am shamefully saying I have not seen this movie! LOL Perhaps I need to order it up on Netflix!

Awesome card! I love all of the dimensions it has! And that ribbon is spectacular! What a great MIL!

zukesgirl said...

oh my goodness you are sooo creative! hmmmm - gonna have to think about that challenge too!

Ophthalmologist said...

WOW, Sankari, this card is extraordigorgeoufabulastic!!! I've never seen the movie (thought as well it was some horror thing, LOL), and Halloween is not so popular here, but I'm nevertheless thinking what I could come up with!
Big stamping hugs!

evafromca said...

OMG!!!! That card of yours is sooo amazing!!!!

Theresa said...

Holy Moly!!! This is amazing! What a beautiful interpretation.

Black Pumpkin said...

This Cinema challenge is really great! I love your card!!

Shirley said...

Lots of embossing and dimensions in there and it looks sensational!