Autumn~Day 3

Autumn is a wonderful season to watch unfold.  I love the crispness in the air, the glorious colors of the leaves, and the harvest.

“The thankful


bears a plentiful


~William Blake

Each year, our family has always looked forward to apple picking; a tradition that both my daughters extended with their families.  This past fall, I went to visit my sister in the Shenandoah Valley and we went apple picking.  When I came home with my apples, I had enough for 18 jars of Apple Butter to enjoy through the winter!

As my scene progresses into this season, you can see I’ve focused on the harvest.  The leaves on the trees are turning a bit and there are bushel baskets and a wheel barrow full of apples.


Step One

I die cut the apple tree, twice, but only included a few apple laden branches and a 12-13 leaf branches.  I added the bushel baskets, loose apples, individual leaves, and the wooden sign–all from the same die set.  The wheel barrow is from another set and it, along with the baskets and sign were die cut twice each with Clear Double-sided adhesive on the back of Soft Finish White 85 lb card stock.


Step Two

Assemble the Stitched Ovals as in Steps Two and Three from Spring~Day 1.  You will notice the sky has darkened a bit with the cooler weather; I used PanPastels/Turquoise Shade from Set 3 and the grass has started to die back a bit. I used PanPastels/Orange Shade from Set 3 and Bright Yellow Green from Set 2.


Step Three

As the season changes, I’ve changed the coloring of my leaves for the trees.  This time, I used YG93 with a touch of PanPastels/Orange Shade from Set 3.


Step Four

Yes…I did color those tiny apples and leaves!  I used Copic Markers R29, E57, and YG93.  I should point out, that for everyone who does like to color and finds coloring pages so fascinating, die cutting on ECD’s Soft Finished White card stock and coloring those pieces (not having to stay within lines) gives you the same serene feeling:-D


Step Five

The wheel barrow and sign were shaded with various Ranger’s Distress Inks.  Typically, I like Walnut Stain, Frayed Paper, Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo.  The Bushel Baskets were colored with Copic Markers E19, E99, W4, W7, but you can color them as you like.


Step Six

Finally, my bird friend for Autumn is the Raven.  I colored this fella with Copic Markers W7, E89, and shaded his breast with PanPastels/Neutral Grey Shade from Set 3.

Now, doesn’t this scene just make you want to go out and pick apples this year!

Elizabeth Craft Designs (additional supplies):

Susan’s Garden Club

CountryScapes – Woods 3 (wheel barrow)

CountryScapes – Critters 1 (Raven)

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