Saturday, July 20, 2019

Catch the Bug's Annual Christmas in July: The Best Christmas Movies Ever


Welcome to Day 1 of Catch the Bug's annual Christmas in July! This year our theme is "The Best Christmas Movies Ever" and to kick off the festivities we have a Theme Challenge for you! The choices are The Santa Claus, Miracle on 34th Street, or A Charlie Brown Christmas:

I went with A Charlie Brown Christmas. I've watched this countless times over the years; first as a child, then with my children. I chose the image AKV Christmas Tree, which gives a nod to both the animation and Charlie Brown's simple Christmas tree.

I've colored the image with pencils and added a healthy dose of glitter. I like the vintage vibe of the paper paired with the crisp white card base and modern embellishments...a juxtaposition of old and new. Here's a close-up:

Image: Bugaboo AKV Christmas Tree Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: Neenah CS, PTI Stamper's Select, New Leaf, and Pure Poppy CS, Simple Stories Patterned Paper
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Art Glitter in Angel Dust, Doodlebug Sprinkles in Limeade Glitter, Lil' Inker Designs Die (heart), Spellbinders Nestabilities (circle), 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!

Challenges entered:

ABC Christmas Challenge: N=No Peeking or O= Ornament
Colour Crazy Challenge: #28 Anything Goes With Coloring
Crafty Calendar: Christmas in July
Crafty Gals Corner: #196 Christmas in July
Modsquad Challenge Blog: Christmas in July
Shopping Our Stash: #400 Christmas in July
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: #52 Anything Christmas Goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday: #416 Sketch, plus Optional Theme: Christmas in July

Note: The color palette for Friday's challenge inspired my paper choice for this week's cards. I thought immediately of a Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad in my stash and decided to use it all week. I thought it would be fun to use the same color palette but vary the style of both the images and the cards. A bit of a challenge within a challenge!

This paper is perfect for Friday's color palette!

My color palette for the week of challenges.

Wendel approves! LOL He just had to get in on the action!

Thank you for stopping by!



meg said...

thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar with this fun retro style card, love the image

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. Love your take on the Charlie Brown Christmas. You have lots of images set up...that's what I do, and you get Cat help just like I do. It was so bad that I put a cat bed under my desk which has helped, and that's where she is now in her Mickey Mouse House, lol. Can't wait to see all these upcoming creations.

Gail said...

Wonderful choice of papers!! TFS @ Mod Squad!

Heather said...

Lol, what a fun image - great coloring! Love this Christmas vibe, such fun papers, too! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Lynda said...

This certainly is a really cute image Angela, and coloured very well with your pencils. You are also right about the juxtaposition of the old and the new with the vintage vibe and crisp white card base. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge :) Lynda DT

KathyA. said...

Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. DT Kathy []

Carole J said...

A sweet Christmas card and a great take on the Charlie Brown Christmas movie! Thanks a bunch for joining the Colour Crazy Challenge. x

Zw@@n said...

Colourful Christmas card, Angela. Lovely paper and colours. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

KathyA. said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. DT Kathy []