Monday, November 22, 2010

Double Distress, Oh Yes!

The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to use distress inks.  Well, yeah....I use them every day.  And, as luck would have it, the Compendium of Curiosities challenge is to use Tim's double distress technique.   Oh lucky me....another twofer.

I went whimsical this week....not my usual thing, but I don't argue with inspiration.  I just go where it takes me.  It took me to the corner of Silly Street and Cutesy Corner today, but hey, it's good to get out once in a while.


Here we go:


 C'mon...you know it made you smile.

The double distress technique can be seen in the background, on the leaves in the corner, and on the turkey's head.  I just HAD to do this once I got the idea of using parts of rosettes as turkey feathers.  

The frame and the scalloped base are all from Wendy Vecchi's art parts line, and I'm loving the way they work so well with Tim's stuff too.  Speaking of which, the word gobble is from his new seasonal salvage stickers.

38 comments:

Mary-Beth said...

too cute Eileen and I love it!

Kat said...

how cool is this little hedgehog,
love him,
cool use of the rosette die,
well done,
Kat.

Sherri Auld said...

What an adorable little turkey. You do cute so well Eileen. Love it!!

Kerry said...

I LOVE IT! They are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy D said...

Cute, cute! Love it!

Helen said...

DAmn right it made me smile! Love it, Eileen, just love it.

scrappin-scrappin said...

How adorable!! Loved your Christmas configurations also!!

inkyfingers said...

Eileen, I love it, so cute. Really did make me smile.

Lesley said...

I love it!!!! My daughter just had a peeky at it and asked why don't i make anything like that!!!

Lisa in MI said...

Love this! So adorable.

Victoria said...

Adorable! I've been working on a turkey with one of my fabric rosette.

Joan Fricker said...

Very cute indeed!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tooo Cuuuute for words ;}}} Yes it did make me smile. Wouldn't it make great placecards for the holiday table?
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
NancyMayer

Dorothy said...

that is toooo cute Eileen!!

Great art!!!

Elaine Akers said...

Well, cute and silly can be a good thing at times. The turkey is a fun piece, and great use for the rosette die. Well done.

Nancy said...

This is wonderful! I love it!! Whimsical, for sure!

Wanda H said...

Not just smile but chuckle too!!! Very nice!!!!

Chrystal S said...

Cute!!!!

2amscrapper said...

it did make me smile!

Kathy Eddy said...

You are right, he did make me smile. He is adorable and those art parts are great aren't they.

Shirley said...

I love it! I recognized those art parts. I need to come up with something for mine.

Lori said...

Awesome! And yes, it did make me smile! lol! Love the textures, and I knew that rosette would be a turkey someday! lol!

teri said...

is this like target being targay? hehe gobelle. okaaaaa. darling.

Trish said...

I love it, and it made me smile :)

SusanK said...

Yup, cute! But wasn't it a nice trip outside your normal path??? :)

craftytrog said...

Fab creation Eileen! Made me smile!

MarleneMAZ said...

Just fabulous! of course I would expect nothing less :)

Dawn said...

I love this side of you. It's still grungy, but definitely on the silly side. Great idea for the rosette die.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Eileen I LOVE that!!! How PRETTY!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Now this is just really cool Eileen . . . love that turkey! :)

Netty said...

Terrific frame, love this its so innovative and good fun. Annette x

Shelann said...

It made me snort... cute!

Plume said...

Whimsical, well done, nice colours and artfully funny! HAHAHA

Jennie said...

How cool is this? !!! loving it!

LynneForsythe said...

YES......you did make me smile.... cutest dang turkey EVER!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog and the Design Teamies!!!

Electra said...

You're right, it made me smile. It's sweet!

Terry said...

It certainly did make me smile! This is just so darn cute! I am have a darn time with that flower die! Love what you did with yours!

My security word is "whowee" and I guess that says it all!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Eileen, this is spectacular!!! What an incredibly clever way to use those rosettes. Cute little turkey! Your double-distress looks amazing, too, and this is truly one of the coolest Thanksgiving pieces I've ever had to pleasure of seeing! I hope you had a great feast!

Hugs,
Linda