Thursday 4 October 2012

Table top Turkeys

This weeks challenge over on 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is 'Anything BUT a Card' so I would like to introduce Bernard (well I do live in Norfolk!!) This cute little fellow has been made using the three different sizes of rosette die from Sizzix Tim Holtz range.
I wish I could lay claim to his invention but this is an idea by Tim Holtz from last autumn, click on the link and you can see step-by-step instructions. I have made peacocks which you can see on a previous blog entry and I'm sure that a grouse would look pretty good too.
The rosettes have been cut from an old buff file divider I had in my cupboard, it looks a little like Kraft card. Each rosette has been stamped with Archival Ink Coffee using a swirl stamp before construction. The two smaller rosettes have been edged with a gold acrylic dauber and the large one with a white dauber. The eyes are a small drop of Cosmic Shimmer pearl glue in black.
The name tag is the smallest die from Spellbinders set Heirloom Ornaments 2011. Once decorated this is then stuck onto a cocktail stick which fits into the fan tail perfectly, it is easily removed so small children can then play with the turkey safely. I think he would look great on the table this Christmas along with a few other hand crafted crackers and decorations.


  1. Rocky, this is so totally cool! A fabulous idea for a place card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) If you have time, I'd love for you to join me at Technique Tuesday and if you're interested, I have a DT call on my personal blog--On a Stampage! :)

  2. Very cool Rocky! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT! I think Bernard is terrific!

  3. Bootiful! This is fabulous Rocky, quite a quirky idea but yours is so elegant with the classy swirls! I think this will be a talking point on the Christmas table!
    Thanks so much for sharing your terrific turkey with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  4. How creative is this....!! I love it and it turned out perfectly! Thank you for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  5. A wonderful creation - thanks for entering Bernard into our challenge this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  6. WoW! This is STunning....Sooooo darn cute.
    LOve it.
    LOve his name too lol....


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