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Talk Turkey 2 Me – a Thanksgiving card colored with Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels

Talk Turkey 2 Me Thanksgiving card with Whimsie Doodle digital stamps – colored with Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble pastels

The digital stamps on this card – both image and sentiment – are from Whimsie Doodles, Turkey Split and Turkey Talk. The digital paper is from Snap Click Design and is Echo Park Hybrids Story of Fall paper pack #1.


Snap Click Design is a great site if you don't have easy access to craft stores and/or prefer digital. Thanks to them I can easily and quickly buy in digital form from my favorite scrapbooking suppliers – like Echo Park, BasicGrey and Cosmo Cricket. If you're not familiar with Snap Click Design, I highly suggest visiting them on a Wednesday for their $1 One Buck Wednesday specials. The paper pack used on this card retails for $3.99, but I purchased it on a recent One Buck Wednesday for $1! Fourteen papers for a $1 – you just can't beat that! The calendar is also from Snap Click Design and is Jenni Bowlin Studio Vintage Calendars – another previous $1 Wednesday special.


You might notice my coloring looks a bit different. I used for only the second time Caran D'Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels to color the turkey (my first attempt was a Saint Patrick's day card earlier this year). I like the softer look and they blend great; it's amazing how they change color with the addition of water. I used a Pentel Aquash pen brush to apply the color, simply touching it to the pastel tip and then applying the color (if you've never used one of these water pen brushes, I highly recommend them, super easy to use and great for travel). I want to find the time to experiment with these pastels more; I can see their potential. They would work great for backgrounds and special effects. I've been doing a bit of research on the net and see they're very popular with art journalers. There's a very good video on the Caran d'Ache site on how to use them.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Echo Park Hybrids Story of Fall #1, Jenni Bowlin Studio Vintage Calendars
Digital Stamp and sentiment – Whimsie Doodles Turkey Split and Turkey Talk
Color – Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – ribbon, pearls

I'm linking up with: Crafty Creations #302 – Give Thanks, Crafty Gals Corner #45 – Thank You or Thankful, Double Click Skittles #35 – Thank You or Thanksgiving, Little Red Wagon #315 – Happy Turkey Day, and 613 Avenue Create #149 – Anything Goes.

13 comments

  1. Cute cute cute! Thanks for joining us for this weeks challenge at Little Red Wagon. Donna (DT)

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  2. Love this card and the sentiment made me giggle! So cute! I'm curious about the mediums you used, I've never heard of those brands.

    Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!
    Lori-GD

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  3. That is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges! Jeanie, DT

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  4. Wowza, those colors are poppin'! You did an amazing job coloring that cute turkey. I love this design. Nice work! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles challenge.

    Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

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  5. Ha ha! I love cute/funny cards : )

    I made this one ages ago...

    http://www.bisous.biz/cards/c_holiday2.htm

    : P

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. Fun sentiment! Fab coloring of the cute turkey. I hadn't heard of those pastels before.

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  7. Jolie carte Shani ! Ton dindon est magnifique ! J'aime beaucoup colorier avec les crayons Neocolor, je les utilise très souvent avec les tampons, c'en revanche je n'ai pas réussi avec les images digitales, je fais baver l'encre de l'imprimante..
    Bisous

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  8. Jolie carte Shani ! Ton dindon est magnifique ! J'aime beaucoup colorier avec les crayons Neocolor, je les utilise très souvent avec les tampons, c'en revanche je n'ai pas réussi avec les images digitales, je fais baver l'encre de l'imprimante..
    Bisous

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  9. Love this card Shani! Stunning colouring and a cute image. :o) Clare x

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  10. Very cute! Love the pretty papers you used.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  11. What a fun turkey! Love the sentiment it is adorable! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

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  12. Fabulous card....and what a sweet turkey. I love all the pretty colors you used. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Kim
    Skittles DT

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  13. Soooooooooo fun! LOVING that turkey and the sentiment!!!!!!! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles challenge!!!!

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