Monday, September 3, 2012

Autumn's Early Arrival

It's time for a new challenge at LEJ Designs!
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And it's an Autumnal favorite season.
 I was born on Thanksgiving!

The first randomly drawn winner will win their choice of 3 digis from LEJ Designs.
The second randomly drawn winner will win the Sensational Seasons CD from
Sharon Duncan Crafts

I know, it's not Autumn yet, but I needed to feel like it has, because here in Florida, it's hard to tell when the seasons change. The kids are in school, and I remember in Connecticut, when I was a kid, when school started, the weather snapped to attention. It immediately got cooler. Summer was over.

The image is one of Lindsay's hand-drawn digital images at LEJ Designs. I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and used Mineral Spirits to blend the colors. The background is chalked using an old cloud stencil from CTMH. The leaves are cut from copper metallic paper from my stash.

I used gold embossing powder on the edge of the white circle. The copper eyelets are from SU.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the border, and the pennant with the sentiment is handmade. I found the quote online, and created it with my work processing program. I rippled it to give dimension, and used Distress Ink in Walnut Ink to distress it. The background paper is from Micheal's 5 for $1, and has roosters on's hard to see, I know. The gingham is old CTMH paper I have had for years. I used a corner rounder on two corners, and the ribbon is from Offray's outlet when I traveled there many years ago. All this is mounted on a kraft card.
I am entering this card in these challenges:

My Wise Designs Wednesday Rewind - CASE the card
Crafty Cardmakers - Winged Things
Lexi's Creations - Autumn Colors
Paper Playtime - Gingham and Punch/Diecut
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything with Wings

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are inspired.
Get over to the LEJ Challenge Blog and get creative!



  1. Wow this is stunning. Love the image. Great coloring.

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  2. WOW this is a stunning fall creation! Totally loooooove roosters :D Love the added leaves.

    Don’t forget to had GDT after your name if you want to be a Guest designer in an upcoming challenge! Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  3. Lovely card. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope you will join us again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  4. Lovely card Bev I just love the papers and the beautiful ribbon and bow. Thanks for joining us at Lexis - good luck Susan x

  5. A fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  6. Fab autumnal card, love the colours & embellishments!

    Thank you for sharing with us at
    Sparkles monthly challenge, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Wow Beverly this is just stunning. I love what you have done with the bird, it's colouring is amazing. My Sister loves chickens she would just adore this card!

    Lin xx

  8. The Colors and Image are spectacular. I am so glad you shared this with us.
    I wish you well in the this week's Challenge.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  9. I love this image! Great card. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  10. Bev this card is stunning i just love the colours you have used xx

  11. Stunning card and fantastic colouring of the rooster -love the BP and the sentiment is brilliant
    carol x

  12. lovely card i love the embellishments ans well the you know how you said the weather changes come back to school time well thats what its been like for the last 2 weeks here then this week suns back out lol emma xx

  13. Fabulous card - love how you've coloured everything.

    Thanks for joining the 'winged things' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  14. Stunning card Bev, I love the colours you've used, they are perfect, fab layout ..xx

  15. What a fantastic card! I LOVE how you colored him.. he is gorgeous! I love it!! Thanks for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! I hope to see you again next week.

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  16. Oh this card is stunning! I love the design and especially the way of colouring!

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends :)


  17. Beautiful card. Such a lovely design. From your designing i realize that for the attraction of people creative designs are also must for the Plastic Business cards. I appreciate your nice work.


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