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Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Recently while looking through my drawer of stickers I found this package of Jolee's "Peanuts gang" dimensional stickers that I had purchased a long time ago..... and I knew immediately that I wanted to create a Halloween layout with them! I'm sure we have all seen the old Charlie Brown cartoon that they still air every year during October.........I have been watching this show since I was a kid, and now I watch it with my grandchildren! (now I'm showing my age)

Anyway, to get started I wanted a little inspiration so I looked online and Googled "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and I found this picture from the book:

So I started with a plain light blue 12x12 piece of cardstock and I inked the background with TH distress inks in "dusty concord" & "broken China" using a swirling motion with my blender tool! (turned out pretty good....huh?) Next I cut a circle for the moon and chalked it with blue and yellow chalk. I Hand cut the sign and wrote "Welcome Great Pumpkin" with a permanent marker and then inked the edges. The pumpkins were from an old svg file called the"Fall collection" that I have had forever but I am not sure if the file is from Treasure Box Designs or Little Scraps of Heaven as I buy a ton of svg files from both sites and I believe the set I took the pumpkins from is now retired, as I have searched both sites and can not locate this file! 
(If anyone knows which site this file is from Please let me know so I can give proper credit! Thanks!!) Anyway, moving on........I cut the pumpkin pieces, inked and chalked them to give them dimension and then assembled them. The tree is just a random svg file I found online for a spooky tree that I applied black stickles to after cutting it out. And the grass across the bottom of the page I hand cut with a pair of straight scissors. Last but not least when I started assembling the page I ended up only using three of the "Peanut's Gang" characters and I cut Charlie Brown's left arm off to make him work with my scene! 
(Sorry Charlie! ha ha) 

Thanks for looking!