Sunday, July 21, 2019

Catch the Bug's Christmas in July: Sketch Challenge


Welcome to Day 2 of Catch the Bug's annual Christmas in July! It's Sunday so that means we have a sketch for you:

Again, the theme is "The Best Christmas Movies Ever" so here is your inspiration movie for today's challenge:

I chose DeDe Christmas Bells...because she has jingle bells and because I like her quirkiness! She's colored with pencils and accented with glitter. Gray isn't a typical color I'd use for a Christmas card, but I think it works with the pop of red. I did a bit of distressing and used ribbon and enamel dots for embellishing. Here's a close-up:

Image: Bugaboo DeDe Christmas Bells Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy, and New Leaf CS, Simple Stories Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details here. Play along for the chance to win Bugaboo images from Jodie's online store! Check it out, there might just be a sale going on...wink!

Challenges entered:

C.R.A.F.T.: #522 Christmas
Crafty Catz: #471 Anything Goes (w/ option Christmas in July)
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #114 Use 2 or More Patterned Papers
Crafty Gals Corner: Christmas in July
Creative With Stamps: #40 Stripes

Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #178 Christmas in July
Happy Little Stampers: July Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes (w/ optional sparkle)
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog: #12 Anything Christmas Goes

Thank you for stopping by!



Gerda said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card!! Great take on the sketch!!
Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Have a great day.

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun, festive card and I love the mix of papers you chose!
Thanks for sharing with us Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.
Carol x

Lisa Lynn said...

Love the red and black on your card. Your coloring is awesome as usual.

Linda said...

What a bright and fun christmas card!
Love the chosen papers, the grey color suits very well.
Thanks for playing along in our Craftyfriendschallenge: use two or more patterned papers.
Good luck in the draw and hope to see you back soon.
Greetings, Linda DTCF

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Very nice, Angela! You got really good coverage with your pencils. I love the robust red paper you used and the distressing looks great!

Thanks celebrating Christmas in July with us at Cut it Up!


Dorlene Durham said...

Love this Christmas card! I love the background papers and the image. Your coloring is great and I am envious. LOL Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

tilly said...

a lovely design on your pretty card, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz blog and hope to see you again

Sheryl said...

Fantastic design. You have showcased this image perfectly.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at I Love Promarkers looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx
Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Angela… Thanks for joining our ‘use 2 or more patterned papers’ challenge with your lovely Christmas card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw!
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MLCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kim Heggins said...

This is just way too your sweet holiday helper! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps.

Chrissie said...

I think that these Bugaboo girls are an absolute riot... this is such fun and your card is amazing!
Thanks so much for joining us at Happy LIttle Stampers Christmas Challenge

Helen said...

Great project - love your take on the sketch.

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Helen x