Monday, November 21, 2011

Talkin' Turkey!

Here in Australia, we don't celebrate the US Thanksgiving in November (since it's not an Aussie holiday!) ... although we do have a day set aside earlier in the year (it's only new, and hasn't really taken off yet).  However, with all the inspiration from Craft Blogs, we do get swept up in all that is Fall and Thanksgiving at this time of year (especially with all the themed card challenges)!

Today I share with you a creation using Zeke the Turkey, from Stretch'N'Bubbles.  He is available in store right now... and check out all the turkey images... they are fabulous!  I thought he had such a fantastic shape, I didn't want to create a regular card, so I create  Napkin ring!  Wouldn't it look awesome with 14 of these at a Thanksgiving Table!

Ingredients: White Cardstock; Promarkers; Water Pen; Stardust Glitter Pens; Goggly Eyes; amber Rhinestones...

Zeke is about 4 inches wide, and sits so well by himself! I printed three images if Zeke, and fussy cut him in three layers - one image was whole, one with the tailfeathers removed, one only with his body. I edged all layers in black, and coloured separate sections - the back layer has only the tailfeathers coloured, with neat promarker; the middle layer has only the scalloped feathers coloured, with stardust pen; and the top layer is coloured with promarker and water pen, and stardust pens.  Oops... 4 layers... the heart is a separate layer, coloured in red stardust. I couldn't help myself, I just had to use goggly eyes.....

He is fixed together with double sided tape, and has a cardboard ring fixed at the back, which holds the folded napkin.  It is fixed low, so that Zeke will sit independently, and so that the fan-folded napkin will drape and support as well.  This is a special napkin, as it is part of a large cloth set that was handmade in Mauritius -  a friend brought it back for me from her honeymoon.

This creation is entered in these challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations #137 - photo inspiration (go check it out.... it's gorgeous!!!!)
Catch The Bug - Give Thanks
Our Creative Corner - photo inspiration
Di's Digi Designs - Fall Colours

My photo inspiration (as per Cupcake Inspirations) is Turkey, and Thanksgiving.  My photo inspiration (as per Our Creative Corner) is the colour scheme, and  the table dressings).

Thanks for peepin'!

9 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

Pauline, this is fabulous! I love how you made him more 3 dimentional and the napkin holder idea is wonderful for him. I agree that the googly eyes were a must!

Cheryl First said...

Great idea! Love it!
Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!
Bugaboo Guest Designer

Rene said...

Too cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
Rene ;D

Jenn Borjeson said...

Love it, Pauline - you can come have Thanksgiving dinner with me and my family, if you'd like! :) xo

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a wonderful idea rather than a card...napkin rings. So yal don't celebrate the day but I know you have special days to as you mentioned. Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Catch the Bug challenge.

Tina said...

cute turkey....thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Paul said...

A big THANK You for joining in our THANK YOU challenge at Catch The Bug! lol
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DT Member for Catch The Bug

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Rae Anne said...

Pauline, you're turkey's just terrific. . .;) Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Give Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge this week with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Amy said...

how very clever! thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug