Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Christmas in July

Using Sweet Sketch Wednesday #2-61, I made a Card using The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge July 14, 2015 with a Twist "Christmas in July".  As you can see the colors were all very pastel and reminded me of Easter colors.  You had to select at least three of the five colors but I selected to use them all  My two favorite holidays represented in one what's not better than an East Bunny Christmas Card...a great toddler's 1st Christmas Card.

I found a freebie at the Digi Stamp Boutique, uk "Christmas Bently," just what I wanted.  Printed out Bently, colored with watercolor pencils and fussy-cut.  The Tree was a die cut using Cricut Design Space, the presents were stamped in color and fussy cut.  The flowers on the tree were from left-overs I had from a wedding card. Bunny, Tree and Presents were adhered with 3D Foam Tape. Sentiment stamped on Background cardstock.  On the Sketch I selected not to use the Ribbon and flower down the side of the card because it didn't really need it with the Bunny positioned in that corner.    

Also Submitted to: 

Aud Sentiments Challenge #136
ATG plus a Sentiment "Anything Goes" 

Theme:  Christmas in July 

DL.ART July Linky Party for random draw
Theme:  Anything Goes 

All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified: 
Stamp Sets:  
     Presents - C1525 Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop Holidays
     Flowers - B1473 Flowers for Mom Holiday 
Digital:  "Christmas" Bunny from Digi Stamp Boutique, Uk
Die-Cuts Cricut Design Space 
     CTMH Art Philosophy - Tree
Ink:  Gypsy, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup and Cotton Candy 
Water Color:  Pencils, Basic Colors  
     Citrus Leaf, Baby Pink, Sunny Yellow, Tropical Blue, Spring Iris
Paper:  Design Paper from Joanne's 
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Canary, Blue, Gypsy, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf
Embellishments:  Wink of Stella "Clear", 3D Foam Tape


Melanie R said...

I love the colors for the Outlawz Challenge. Cute idea to turn it into a Christmas-in-July card using non-traditional colors.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and a green Christmas bunny is too cute. You can also enter this in my July anything goes challenge. .
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Christmas in July #160 challenge. Have a blessed day

Heide said...

What a fantastic Christmas card, love your color combo and happy to see that you are using a DSB image. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

comopark1886 said...

This is adorable! And I love how you did it in pastels rather than Christmas colors! I have a baby's 1st Christmas coming up this year (Madison missed it by 3 days last year) and this gives me a good starting point for her card!

sweetbloominscraps said...

What a fun Christmas in July card! Love the pastels too! Cute DSB image! Thanks for joining us at SSW2!

~ginny said...

Hey Sue - I like the Herringbone pattern in your background DP - and I agree with you about leaving out the ribbon and flower from the sketch - the bunny fills that spot nicely! Delighted you are sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#136 – ATG + Sentiment]
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Crafting with Darcy said...

What a darling card you have made for the Outlawz Color challenge!! I saw your blog at the Outlawz and am your newest follower!! You have a great blog!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Thanks Darcy, I always appreciate your comments on The Outlawz. I'm only a beginner on these challenges, but I enjoy them so much and love the cards and other inspirations you and the other Design Team members create weekly.

Patti J said...

Hi Sue! Your work is so sweet - love the non-traditional Christmas card colors - you rock!

I found you at The Outlawz, and popped over to follow your blog! Hope you will follow mine as well!


Joanna M. said...

What a fun card! I love that Christmas tree die ... totally love how the decorations are 3-D. Thanks so much for joining in our sketch challenge this week.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Pat said...

Love the mix of pastel colors and Christmas theme. I found your blog over at the Outlawz and am your newest follower.

Kathie said...

Such a fun card, I love those pastel colours and such a cute image. I love your added embellishments and design papers. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your creative talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Linda Anderson said...

This card is soooooo cute!!! Love your dear Santa bunny. You did a great job with those colors. Fabulous dimension too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.