Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tim Burton's Crow

     OK, most of you know that Tim Burton is the one who created the movie "Nightmare Before Christmas" but you may not know that it was all because of his miserly, Humbug-type, Grinch of a crow, a feathered pet who insisted on an equal share of the holiday season.   His name is Vincent (after Vincent Price, the king of all silver screen, classic, horror movies!) and he never says "Humbug" even though he thinks it all the time.

     No, his favorite phrase is "Very Merry NOT-Christmas" and he says it with a sarcastic croak in his Voice.  All of that fits in with the letter "V" theme for today at Beccy's Place.  Here's a shot of how he decorates for NOT-Christmas.

     The birdhouse image is from Beccy and it's pre-colored.  I found the Halloween tree on a free clip art site, printed it, and colored it with polychromos pencils and warm gray ProMarkers.  I cut it with a double stitched die from Die-namics.  I used the same die to cut the background Vermilion paper and I inlaid the image into it.

     The sentiment is my own (I admit to having an oddball sense of humor) and I printed it with a computer font, then used stitched dies from the same set to cut it.  I had to adjust the placement of the die and do 2 cuts to get it the size I wanted.  The final touch was the handmade white bow.

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     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Buffy said...

Wonderful card, Nightmare before Christmas is a firm favourite in our house. Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges.
Buffy x (DT)

Beccy said...

Your NOT Christmas card is fabulous NC, and it definitely brought a smile to my face. You did a wonderful job merging the different images to make a whole scene, and it's definitely Burton-esque. Thanks for sharing the story of Vincent, I didn't know he was a muse for all those brilliant stories.

Heather said...

Well, that was quite the story! Having never seen "The Nightmare Before Christmas", I'll just have to take your word about it. Great job merging the different images together. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the movie'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and loved your tale of Vincent. Great job on the image and your sentiment is perfect for the card.

Julie P said...

Nicely done. Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. We hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Julie P
The Paper Shelter DT

CraftyNatalie said...

An intresting card, a film I've never seen. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 356 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x