Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Autumn Deer

This is my second post of the day.........Shopping Our Stash post is directly below this one.

It's {Pin}spirational Challenge time again!!!  We're being sponsored by Squigglefly and you could be our next winner of a wonderful prize package!!!!!  Be sure and check out the blog for all the details and then enter into this fun challenge.



I've used an image from a retired SU set called Noble Deer.  Pretty image but I always run into a road blog on trying to color this baby.  BUT, I've tried again using Prismacolor Pencils this time.  Again, did some embossing, added some DP, twine, and a couple of brads.



When the word Fall or Autumn is mentioned around this part of the country, all the men get that gleam in their eye, slap on the camo, get the old hunting license, and get ready for deer season to open.  Seems to me these animals are just way too pretty to shoot!    Since we've got several male relatives having a birthday this month and next, this will be one of the cards for them.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Kaboodles (Colors of Autumn), Cards for Men (Animals) and Paper Pretties (Something for Fall).

All my company is finally gone (thank goodness - LOL!) and I should be back in somewhat full swing in the next couple of days - I was going to say "back to normal", but that seldom happens around here!

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

33 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous love the image and fab colours.xxx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Personally, I hate hunting, but I do understand it's part of 'America'. I guess if hunters are using the animal for meat, it's OK.....but just for 'fun' is another story.

Your card is a beaut! Love that twine and how you tied it too!

Marilyn said...

Great guy card Lynn! I have that stamp set but it hasn't seen ink yet. Yours is fabulous... love the papers and embossing too. Even the brads and twine say 'guy'!

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, You certainly had no trouble with your coloring of this image. You did a beautiful job. (I find it a hard one to color also so I usually don't) Your embossing, papers, brads and twine all work great together. I agree with you about hunting deer (Any animal really). My Dad used to say, "It's not a "sport" until the deer is also allowed to carry a rifle". Hope you get some time to rest and relax now that everyone is gone.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Lynn, I love the image the embossing the papers and the twine.
Kevin xx

Bonnie said...

You did a fantastic job of coloring this beautiful deer! Yeah, those hunters have a gleam in their eye.

Monica said...

Hi Lynn, glad that company has gone... ;-)
This card is simply SWELL... such realistic colouring.

Love the colour scheme and the twine.

Love,

Monica

Ellen said...

A fabulous masculine card! Love the image and your layout! The jute is perfection!

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Lynn! I still say you're the absolute best at CAS masculine cards. I copy your style with them all the time. :-D

Linda said...

Oh my goodness what a stunning card and I love the deer you have coloured fabulously. A fantastic male card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Fantastic card and beautifully colored! Love the pretty background you created for this awesome image!

Mynnette said...

This is amazing! LOVE the coloring--and your texture is fantastic! Please come and join me at Technique Tuesday if you have a chance! Also, I have a DT call going for a new challenge blog on my personal blog if you're interested! Happy stamping! :)

Carol L said...

What a great take on that gorgeous photo! I love the rustic, earthy feel you added with the wood embossing texture and those striped panels! NJ!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! I love the masculine rustic feel... and that great twine embellishment!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhhh another set I HAD to have...and it is still unmounted....Gotta add this gorgeous card to my CASE list- I love the coloring and the DSP together- great card!!!

gale said...

Gorgeous!! You did a great job on the coloring on this. I agree-it's hard to color "real" things. lol

Michelle Looi said...

This is stunning! Great colors!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!
~Michelle

Alissa said...

This is awesome, Lynn. I love the colors!

Dixie said...

Your colouring of this is wonderful Lynn, and I really love the layout you've used on this card! Love those striped panels and that great background. The twine and brads are great embellishments to finish it off, too. An awesome masculine card!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Lovin' the outdoor scene! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Autumn Colors” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

onecraftymama said...

BEEE-YOU-TEE-Ful!Love how you've coloured this, and the great embossed layer & pp suit it so well!
Yep, you know autumn's here when all the bright orange comes out around here ;)
Normal's just a setting on the dryer, right? Still, it's nice to get back to the usual way of doing things :)

Tammy said...

Lynn this is a gorgeous Masculine card!! I love that image and your beautiful coloring! Awesome design and embossing!
Tammy x

maryr917 said...

this is a great masculine card Lynn and I think you did an awesome job coloring the image

Shannon White said...

Wow!! this is one Awesome Masculine card Lynn! Love the image and the textures and Super dp's too! Just a Fabulous take on the inspiration pic! Wow! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Eesha Kolli said...

Simple and Effective Lynn :-) I like the idea of that coir you have used as a twine.

MaxineD said...

Lynn this is a really regal card - love all of it.
Blessings
Maxine
can't get onto SCS at the moment...long story, hopefully soon

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous masculine card! Love those two side panel papers too.

Petya said...

Thanks to joining us at the Kaboodle Doodles.

Sharon said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous card Lynn and stunning colouring. hugs Sharon

Margaret said...

This really turned out to be a beautiful card. Love the design and the dp you ended up using is just perfect.

Margaret said...

Your coloring is fabulous on this!! I love the sketch-like feel! The twine is the perfect manly embellishment!!

Your seasons seem to revolve around hunting seasons as much as ours. I agree that the deer are so beautiful and couldn't bring myself to hurt one, but they are so overabundant here that we would be in a real mess if there wasn't a hunting season.

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Lynn. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

MaryH said...

Your coloring on this deer was wonderful. This is a beautiful card, love the layout, TFS.