Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble Gobble

All month, I’ve been wanting to paper-piece a turkey using a Cuttlebug die I’ve had forever and never used. What’s new?

So I gathered a bunch of Club Scrap autumnal-colored scraps and started cranking away on the Cuttlebug. Got the idea for this particular turkey from Cocoa Daisy. Used scraps from numerous Club Scrap kits, including but not limited to, Apothecary, Henna, Collections, Gramma’s Attic, Chocolate Shoppe, Sonoma, Freedom and on and on…..

The eyes are Enamel Accents. The background panel was another challenge to myself. Young Nancy introduced me to a new technique this morning, called Retiform, using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Antique Linen on a piece of Bristol Smooth. Card base is Apothecary. The amazing thing is: I learned about a technique and jumped right in to do it, without mulling it over for several years. It’s a new era. Thanks to Nancy and my sister Chrissie for inspiring me to create in this way.

So without further ado, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Enjoy your feast but not too much.


  1. way to go! Tom is a great little turkey, and the feathers are so great, love that you cuttlebugged them! And I'm super impressed at your retiform.
    gobble, gobble, gobble
    eat til you wobble!

  2. Soooo darn cute. Miss you sis...happy Thanksgiving Day!

  3. Nice job! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!