Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Give me ONE MORE NIGHT......"

So why do turkeys look so happy, anyway? It's Thanksgiving eve and this guy looks happy to me....little does he know what awaits him.... so sad.....but anyway, isn't he cute? I kind of drew a big fat blank when the challenge was "punch art" - I have never been one to come up with all that cute stuff made out of punches....and if anything my comfort zone would take me to a wreath of some kind.....but I sent my small flower punch to NY for the next Backwards Workshop with my NY/NJ customers.....hmmm.......things that make ya go hmmmmm..........I already used the owl punch on this challenge blog so didn't want to do a repeat....and my sweet daughter in law Jenna happened to hear me lamenting over wanting a cool idea for punch art and she said she had been playing with the Scallop Circle punch with my grand daughter Layla, and she came up with a pretty cute turkey, all on her own. I adjusted it just a little, to make it my own, but here it is, a pretty cute little guy. This fence was also her idea....it's made from the Pinking Hearts Border punch.....and then the pumpkins from smallest Oval punch - I've just seen them around. I also used the Scallop Border punch for the grass, and a simple circle punch for the moon. The entire turkey is made from the Scallop Circle punch...so cool!! Most of the wings are made from pieces of it - you cut the scallop circle in half and then cut the scallops out individually and layer them. Isn't he cute? Jenna to the rescue!! Thanks Jenna!! But the poor turkey, his name is William. Don't you feel really sorry for him? Ignorance is bliss. If he knew what his future held he would not look so happy. He would be saying in a loud voice, "Give me ONE MORE NIGHT!!" Anyway, when we see him again he'll be keeping company with stuffing, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. So sad......... Such is life............. Until next time...........

16 comments:

Cook22 said...

A card from you with NO stamping! Hard to believe - yay for Jenna coming to the rescue. It's a gorgeous card too. William needs to emigrate here, where he would have a whole month extra reprieve and could range free till Christmas. That's one happy, fun card.

Peggy said...

Absolutely adorable Karen! I love all your ideas for punches on this card! Just amazing! I am about ready for some turkey and all the fixins after all the Halloween candy! Lol!

Carol Dee said...

WOW, great idea Jenna!!! Karen, You really made that turkey a fun guy. :) You really took that punch theme to the limit. Everything is punched. Too Cool !!! Hugs...

Cynthia M said...

William is awfully cute Karen. Our Canadian Thanksgiving was a few weeks ago and we had "Tom" the turkey visit our house. He had the same wide-eyed innocent look that your little fellow has! :)
I love the way you used embossing to selectively highlight some elements. That adds the pizazz that my punch art never seems to have. Thanks for the idea!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and God Bless!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

And you even do punch art fabulously! Your turkey is too adorable!!

maryr917 said...

this is sooo cute karen-i love it-may have to case it to send to one of my grandsons-Ethan will love it

jdmommy said...

Karen, this card is a riot!! I love the turkey, and the idea is so fun!! Great job, my friend!

Lynette said...

Thats the best looking punch art turkey I have laid eyes on! Great work! I met you at convention! Michelle Deslandes downline....Lynette
Take care

Becky said...

This is adorable!! You are so creative.

Wanda Cullen said...

OMG, this is just the cutest fall card!! LOVE that turkey with all his fine, colorful feathers...even his feet are textured! I really love the pumpkins that you textured with dotted swiss...such a special effect!

Toyin O. said...

Creative idea; funny turkey story. Poor William.

Francie G. said...

Cool punched creation, Karen! Love this cute scene you have created!

Melanie said...

thanks you Karen for your sweet comment on my card! This scene is amazing, love all the punching on this card! :)

Julia Aston said...

What a fun turkey card Karen! love how you made this little guy and the pumpkins!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Ignorance is the best type of bliss!! Just as well, I like your happy turkey and it came together really well!

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodness is this ever adorable!! Love al of the fun details! :)