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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Power Poppy Instant Gardener - April Release

Hello, sweet friends, and I hope you are all done with your taxes! Today is also the day for the Power Poppy Instant Garden Digital Release for April, the monthly digital stamp collection from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley. Remember, you can buy, download, print, and color the digi images - in an instant - today!

Here is what inspired Marcella to draw this gorgeous image:

This image is based on my recent trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden. It's a zig-zag of branches from a flowering crabapple tree, which are blooming RIGHT NOW in St. Louis! :) I've drawn my image with flowers, leaves, and fruit all in the same image - now, in real life that only happens if the little fruits are leftover from last season, but I think it looks adorable to see all three of them together! 

Look at this absolutely beautiful image - the new digital stamp release called Flowering Branches, and there are two lovely sentiments just in time for Mother's Day. Oh, the possibilities with this image!

Power Poppy, Instant Garden Digital Stamp Release, Flowering Branches, April 2015

After browsing through many beautiful images of flowering crabapple trees on the internet, I decided to use the entire digital image and colored the flowers a deep rose (when the buds turn to flowers, they lighten). Once I finished coloring, I struggled with whether to make a simpler, matted card or use a decorative die (the decorative die won out again...sorry!). I fussy cut the focal image piece and added another fussy-cut "mat," and then pierced it. There are two layers of the white lattice die glued together and mounted on the rose card stock with the focal image on top. It's simple (easy to mail) and hopefully showcases this beautiful flowering branch! Don't you just love the little crabapples?

Power Poppy, Instant Gardeners, Flowering Branches, Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Now it's time to visit my amazing Instant Gardener teammates and to visit Power Poppy's website to get this new digital release - today (wait to see you them all)!

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought or question, and I hope you have a wonderful week! And warm hugs to all...spring has arrived in all its splendor!

Blessings,

Stamps:  Flowering Branches (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White and Autumn Rose (PTI)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Elegant Labels dies (Spellbinders), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, Glue n' Seal adhesive
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, fussy cutting, paper-piercing
Card Size:  5" x 7"
Copics used:  YG01, YG11, YG17, G24, R22, R24, R56, R59, RV000, R81, R83, RV55, RV66, E42, E43, E55, BG0000, BG000

27 comments:

Alshandra said...

Ooooh....i love this image - going to have to add this to my collection. Gorgeous colouring Cheryl. Love the dies you used and such a gorgeous rose coloured card you used too. Beautiful!!

Vicki Burdick said...

Oh My goodness, this is stunning, love your coloring on this image!! Just gorgeous my friend!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Cheryl, this is gorgeous!! I just love your framing with the elegant die, your colors, your stunning coloring and that beautiful image. Absolutely stunning my friend!!! I guess this is my crabapple flowers for this year. The buds on our Crab Apple tree froze because of the late frost. Unfortunately, we won't see any flowers this year. This is my little piece of heaven. I can smell them now!!
Hugs!!!
Chris
Miss you!

Robin Clendenning said...

Very pretty Cheryl! Love those dies and the new flowering branch is so beautiful! Lovely job on this card!

Susie said...

Cheryl, this is just beautiful! And I'm glad you chose to use the fancier Spellbinder die cut set to frame the limb of beautiful blooms. This is card should be the "mascot" for the Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardeners! It's so lovely my friend.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Cheryl, so exquisite! That is just the perfect word for your most AHmazing creation. You blow me away!

Leslie Miller said...

Cheryl, I always look forward to the 15th of the month so I can see how you've colored and designed Marcy's latest digi floral. You've created another stunner for this one! Beautiful layering of the dies, lovely coloring, and once again you've rocked the easy mailer! These A2 dies make the most wonderful frames, don't they? Thank you for such inspiration!

Davi said...

So very beautiful, the lacey white over the burgandy really makes the pretty image pop!

Stephanie said...

Oh Cheryl, I love, love, LOVE this card! Did I mention I love this one? :) The lace-looking background sets the image off perfectly!

Well done, sweet friend. Enjoy the upcoming weekend! Hugs to you!

Benzi said...

Such beautiful crabapple blooms, Cheryl. You really framed it beautifully, too. As usual, your coloring is fabulous. Hope all is well with you.

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Cheryl, what a stunning card and the beautiful blooms are beautifully colored. I just got home and, as I opened my mail, I'm greeted with this glorious card, love the die cut framing this image, it's just perfect as can be to showcase the beauty of this blooms and fruit.
Thank you also for your sweet words on my blog for the Power Poppy Pop of Pastel challenge, I had such fun making this cute little card.
I hope you visit again.
Many inky hugs.
Maria.

Broni said...

This is so beautiful, Cheryl! I love how you colored all the delicate flowers and that frame is awesome!!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Your card is so gorgeous Cheryl as always! I'm glad that you decide to use that gorgeous die with that gorgeous image! Marcella is so amazing at drawing these gorgeous images ! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comments!
Have a Blessed day! Hugs

Angie said...

Oh! I love the decorative die, I don't think you should apologize about that. It adds another layer of elegance to the exquisitely colored image. Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl this is absolutely gorgeous, wonderful coloring, looks so real, that framing is perfect for it!

Tracy said...

You just keep right on using those beautiful fancy dies. When you know how to do it right why change. :-) Perfect coloring my friend. Think I'm going to have to add this one to my stash. Hugs!

Marisa said...

Beautifully coloured and framed image. I love cherry blossoms and so sad our warm winter has them all done and over with early this year. Even the pink snow didn't last long.

laughingstamper said...

So lovely and soft for spring!!!! Cheryl I love, love, love your coloring and eye for design!!! I need Marcella to draw one of my gardens!!! I do love her stamps!!!

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty! Great coloring!

Irish Cherokee said...

Oh my Cheryl ! This is a fabulous card. No need to say sorry for the use of this die. Your coloring, the image and most certainly the die are stunning in this card. Very well done.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Tracey McNeely said...

Cheryl your card is beautiful and the colouring is lovely! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my card today, it means the world to me.

Debbie Olson said...

Cheryl, you did a great job--beautiful!!

Jacqueline said...

What a fresh, beautiful card!

Karen Mead said...

Your card is beautiful Cheryl and I love those flowers:) Thank you for the lovely comments that you left on my blog and it's so nice to visit your blog too:) xx

Susan (rainy) said...

This is absolutely exquisite!! Love that die... ALWAYS fabulous!!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Just lovely! I am so impressed by the flawless piercing and the way this all came together so beautifully.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love cherry blossoms and these are so pretty. Fantastic coloring. The decorative rectangle looks wonderful.