Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #172

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.  I wish I could I was feeling better, but I'm not.  I swear I need to sleep for a few days without waking up.  My chest feels like an elephant is sitting on it and I can't get warm... this is Florida!  Helll-ooo!!

Anyway, enough of my belly-aching.  Let's talk about fun challenges.  Like the one I have up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  There's a new sketch and it's a Judged Challenge which means there's an added twist.  This week we're sponsored by The Beary Scrap so the added twist is to use punches or Tear Bear patterns to create an animal.

Here's what I made.  I haven't added the ribbon yet, but I'm going to hang this up at work.

I used Thom the Turkey Tear Bear pattern to create this adorable little turkey.  The thing is, when a critter is made, they turn out to be a little big and this guy filled a regular A2 card, so it was time to turn it up and into a wall-hanging.  I love how it turned out!

Here's a close up of the turkey....

I did a lot of hand stitching with these patterns I won as blog candy.  I followed the pattern, poked the holes and then used kraft twine to stitch in the design.

I am entering this into The Kraft Journal's challenge as this week it's Turkey Day.  I'd say this fits.

Card stock:  Kraft, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Mulberry paper (The Beary Scrap)
Tools:  Thom the Turkey tear bear pattern, sewing patterns, Crop-o-Dile, Cuttlebug, Funky dies
Stamps/Ink:  Need for Tweed background stamp (Raisin Boat), Really Rust, Creamy Caramel

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Laura said...

My first idea was a punch art turkey.... so glad I couldn't make it work, cause it would have paled in comparison to this cutie! This is just adorable Melissa!

So sorry you're not well... I hope it passes soon! Get some rest!

Debbie said...

This is so cute, Melissa!! Tear 'bear's are so fun!! I love all the details on this!
I'm sorry you're feeling bad!! Hope you can rest up and get rid of this!!

~Tammy~ said...

How sweet is this! I hope you feel better soon! Thank you for sharing your adorable card with us at The Kraft Journal this week!

Jessi Fogan said...

Feeling yucky is sucky.
(I think I'm going to go put that on a card, with a lollipop.)
I love all the hand-stitching - you should pop it in at Moxie Fab's stitching challenge too!! And, that turkey is the sweetest little turklet I've ever seen! Love his little face!

Dawn said...

Oh my! Your turkey is so cute Melissa! Fabulous!

Notes by Nina said...

This little guy is adorable Melissa, I love that texture. Feel better soon.

Cheryl said...

That turkey is too cute. I love how you used a white pen on his eyes. This seems like the perfect wall hanging for your new job, too! ;)

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