Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Old Gobbler

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     As I was cleaning and re-organizing the craft room over the weekend, I ran across this turkey image in my stash of Thanksgiving things.  I have no idea when I printed it (it could have been 2 or even 3 years ago) or who should get credit for drawing it, but I decided to get it colored up and use it for one of my cards this year.

My colors came from the challenge at 
(Chocolate and Gold Rush plus kraft)

     Interestingly, I had adjusted the printing so that the outline on the image was printed in dark brown instead of  black.   Looked really nice.  The image was printed on kraft paper and I used ProMarkers to color it.  The kraft paper made some of my browns turn more red than brown but I actually like it that way.  It was a nice contrast to the chocolate brown outline on the image.

     The polka dot paper for the background is heat embossed so IRL that paper has some shine and sparkle.  The striped paper is from DCWV.  I tied a double bow from deep chocolate ribbon using my bow maker and added two bits of yellow ribbon for contrast.  The final touch is the three metal brads I added.  Very simple design even with the patterned paper.

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      Hey, we're halfway through the week already and it's getting too close to the holidays for the days to be flying by that quickly!  Come to think of it, I feel that way about how fast time flies even when it's not the holiday season.  Maybe my age is showing.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Well if you age is showing, then so is mine. I feel that exact same way. This is a great image of a turkey and did a fantastic job of coloring him. I like it on the kraft. Have a great Veterans Day.

  2. This is fabulous and I love the gorgeous turkey!
    Linda xxx

  3. This turkey is so pretty and you've done an amazing job coloring it in NC!! Wonderful details!! :) Be sure to stop by my blog today for a chance to win a Whimsy Stamps card kit of your choice!
    Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  4. Not to worry - you age will probably never show! It's just a busy time for you and remember, that keeps us young!

    This is one handsome looking gobbler! Sensational coloring Connie and I love your card!


  5. What a little treasure you found in your stash, this turkey looks awesome and you colored it beautifully.
    Good luck in the challenge! Pia, Bugaboo DT

  6. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Ribbons & Bows' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  7. Hi again Connie! What beautiful colors you've got on this fella. So glad you found him just in time. Thanks so much for joining my challenge again this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  8. That is one gorgeous gobbler and your expert coloring makes it look like velvet.

  9. That turkey is hoping he will not end up on somebody's table this Thanksgiving. He's too pretty. Great job, NC. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  10. Gorgeous turkey card, hugs, Lori m

  11. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at my theme "ribbons and bows" over at Allsorts;-))m

  12. What a find in your stash, it really is a super image beautifully coloured. Great to have you stop by at 613 Avenue Create this week, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  13. Love this NanaC! How lovely to come across a pre printed image! It's always nice when something lets you know it wants to be used!
    Great colours too!
    Dawn xx

  14. Wonderful project, thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts!

  15. Love that turkey! You've colored it beautifully. Great Thanksgiving card. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

  16. What a fantastic image and I love how you colored it! Great card design! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  17. Lovely card - and my age is always on show haha, thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge - good luck - Mary x

  18. Striking and fabulous use of colour here.
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

  19. I have files full of images I printed out- have no clue where many came from...... But...I LOVE this turkey and love the way you colored it!

  20. Thanks for sharing your lovely card in our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog. We are really happy you joined us and wish you luck in the draw.
    Please join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  21. Such a gorgeous turkey Connie, love your colouring of him. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  22. Love the colours you've used!!
    Thank you for sharing with Creative Fingers!
    DT for Creative Fingers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  23. Beautiful card.. love your colour choice.. Thank you for joining challenge #44 at Artbymiran challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good Luck at the draw.. <3


  24. Beautiful card :-)))) I love it
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights! Good luck :-)))
    Troppo Stella DT


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