Saturday, September 5, 2009

"Stay Golden, Pony Boy...."


What a wise and wonderful quote from the "Outsiders" movie from the early 1980's.... Ahhhhh. I love this saying. I must have heard it recently, because I find myself assuring my children with this line "you're golden" instead of "you're okay" or "that's fine".... Isn't it crazy how these little sound bites get stored in the old noggin... {I wonder what useful piece of information was lost to make room for that bit of trivia...} Anywhoo, THAT'S what pops into my head when I see the color swatch for the current color challenge by the always inspiring, and USUALLY pink-based, choices from Dawn McVey...

A gentle nudge and oh, can you feel the AUTUMN breeze! What a perfect slice of inspiration!

Not a difficult transition for me at all: I love fall! I mean, WHAT'S not to like! Today was the first TRULY fallish looking day here in Sonoma County and I can't believe the coincidence! I had this day to crank out my offering for Dawn's lil' challenge! THEN, I thought to myself: SELF! Combine this challenge with the current Card Patterns Sketch! I've missed them the last time or two so HERE GOES!


I just don't get tired of this darling deer from Stampin' Up!, so she (yeah, I'm pretty sure she's a she: at least for today!) had to take center stage, once again. Unfortunately, due to my use of these gorgeous colors I couldn't grab her from the prolific herd-o-deer I made WAY BACK, because I was using Very Vanilla as my background. Instead I stamped Creamy Caramel Craft ink on Creamy Caramel card stock and I was delighted! I had to, of course, highlight the eye and hooves with a Chocolate Chip marker... {I LOVES me the little touches!} Such a cute deer!

And here's how it ALL came together! FUN colors! Seriously, SUCH A GOOD TIME FOR ME playing with these materials and making happy use of some creative time today!


The only perplexing part of this card was a sentiment choice. Sometimes my brain just seizes up when I'm thinking of an appropriate sentiment {yeah, I KNOW, it's because all of the Movie SOUNDBITES hogging my hard drive! DOH!}... Anyway, my hunt for nice words was fruitful: celebrate today is from Stamin' Up!'s "Starring You." I just thought it really worked! Yeah.

The only thing better, would have been a stamp that said, "Stay GOLDEN!" {heh heh}

Hey, now! YOU stay golden, too!


Supplies:

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Stampin' Up! *EXCEPT* woodgrain, background stamp, by Inkadinkadoo
Ink - Stampin' Up!
Markers - Stampin' Up!
Opaque Marker - Stampin' Up!
Leaf Punch - Marvy
Fourishes - Tim Holtz
Brown Glitter - Doodlebug
Raffia - My stash

28 comments:

Steph said...

Just lovely, E! Of course! The deer is so sweet! I love fall, too! It always means my birthday is near! Take care!

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

WOW! Your card is amazing!

Rosemary said...

Oh my GOSH!!! When I caught the first glimpse of this beauty my mouth fell open (no joke, it did!!) You my dear are, to quote you & the movie, GOLDEN!!! I was just thinking last night that I need to get out this set and make something. You have just inspired me!!!

LeAnne said...

Whoa, look at the blog change....I thought I was in the wrong spot!
CUTE card!!! Love the warm colors and your incredibly realistic little deer, dear! And now you're going to make me get that movie because I have no clue what you're talking about!!!

Karen said...

"The Outsiders"...ah, a gal after my own heart! And yes! The little touches are MOST definitely what completely makes it for me! Love your deer (kudos to you for your patience to let the craft ink dry ;-> lol), your shaded tree, and yes, Celebrate Today! You are dancing along with some fab challenges and offering up a beauty!!! Let Fall fall, Puhlleaseeeee!!!! Bring the golden hues on, I say!:>

DottyJo said...

Elise, this is totally darling! I love that little deer, totally wonderful with those colours!!! Have a lovely day sweetie, Jo x

Erika said...

I love that little deer! She's so cute! And the houndstooth pattern...amazing card and wonderful use of the colors in the challenge!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

SOOOOO cute! That little deer makes me want to give it a big ole hug. Love that chip flourish, just the right touch! Great job on Dawn's colors!

Jane said...

Awesome card!!

Cindy said...

Well, this is a stunner Elise. That little deer next the tree is just precious ever more. And such a wonderfull fall card.

tg said...

Beuatiful card. I love how you used these colors.

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous Elise! I love the deer and reading your post just cracks me up! You are too funny! The leaves are great! I love fall too and have found myself wishing it would be here soon! This is just an awesome card!!

Sharron said...

Wonderful card! Love the little deer and such a perfect design for these fall colors! My favorite season too! And thanks for your comments on my first blog post!!

Jenna Wunderlich said...

love that houndstooth!

travelingmama said...

I love fall too and this year we get to go to Paris! Yay! I love your card for Dawn's challenge! It is so cute!

Winter said...

Elise, I LOVE this! It's too cute! My friend and I were just talking about that movie this week, her daughter is reading the book right now! I love that movie, it is so good, I think I need to watch it again, just for old times sake! :)

Chris said...

Amazing details...your cards are always so beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Patterns sketch this week! I'm thrilled to be the sponsor and just posted my own card for the sketch on my blog! :)

http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/2009/09/winter-color-trends.html

dstandard said...

What a precious card!!!

whoistracy said...

This is so sweet Elsie! I love that little deer and these great fall colors you used.

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohhhhhh myyyyyy goooodnessss! You could knock me down with a feather! This is 100-million percent amazing!

Edna said...

This is fantastic, great take on the colours and the sketch, love your all over brown feeling, just lovely!

NinaB said...

Just beautiful. I love the patterns and that deer is so cute. Thanks for playing Card Patterns this week.

Nina

Janelle said...

Congratulations on making the Super Six and being the next Guest Designer at Card Patterns, Elisa! Way to go!!

Jane said...

Congrats!!! Awesome card!!

stampmonkey said...

What a DARLING card {er, should that be DOE-ling -lol)! So cute, and I love all your details.

Nicole said...

Congratulations!! Such a lovely card. I can see why you have won. I'm very proud to be one of the super 6!! I can't wait for your sketch to come! Love XOXO Nicole

Amy said...

So cute! I love it! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Elise, my first time at feedback.
Your deer card is a wonder. I love it.
I am originally from the East Coast (surprise!)
and have a natural affinity for plaids, fine checks and paislies. I love the houndstooth!
Not to mention wildlife. Bravo. Mother