Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches: Gobble and Wobble

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell and here’s what I did with it!

  Gobble and Wobble

I LOVE this turkey die - it's Tom Turkey by Photoplay. It popped right into my cart when I saw him!  He's cute, especially with wildly colored feathers, but he isn't cutesy and I'm always on the lookout for things that fit that bill. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions but I wanted something a bit sarcastic as this will probably end up going to one of my sons.

I matched colors from the paper. I got him all done and kind of figured he'd be the "circle" in the sketch but then I thought he got lost on the paper (remember, my eye likes CAS and lots of white so patterns make my eyes a little twitchy!)  I played around with a lot of other paper options like subtle ginghams - but finally the light bulb came on that the circle could be vellum to help him stand out.  

Gobble and Wobble

We have a turkey family in our neighborhood this year.  Mom and six children - I was going to type "little ones" but they aren't so little any more.  I've lived in the area over 30 years and these are the first I've seen.  It's been fun watching them grow up.  But not so fun getting to work on time when there's a traffic jam because they have to cross the road.  Happily, there are still seven although lots of morbid jokes on neighborhood websites about the cost of store-bought turkeys. 

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Stamps: Taylored Expressions Mini Strips - Harvest

Dies: Photoplay Tom Turkey, Taylored Expressions Mini Strips Asymmetrical (trimmed)

Paper: Photoplay Thankful 6x6 pad, Stampin' Up cardstock in Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Mango Melody, Real Red, Soft Suede, Early Espresso


  1. The vellum worked perfectly and that turkey knows how to strut his stuff! Love the colors!

  2. Oh my heart - this card is so perfect! I just love that turkey and that sentiment! This is just the most fabulous Thanksgiving card!

  3. OH, is he handsome! This could be my mantra all year long! ha!

  4. Everything about this card is great! The colours, the dies, the sentiment - all just great!


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