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Monday, June 15, 2015

Power Poppy Instant Garden Release - June Release

Hello, sweet friends! Today we have beautiful new digital image for you from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Garden Fireworks. 

Let's hear it for the red, white and blue, or pink, or purple, or...? Our newest addition to Power Poppy's Instant Garden is an explosion of color that is just in time for the Fourth of July! Color this up with a patriotic spin, or let the rainbow of colors these flowers come in serve as your inspiration. Allium take center stage with their showy blooms. When paired with Poppies and Catnip, you have a glimpse of summer in full bloom. This beauty is paired with an elegantly scripted Bible verse that's perfect for cards of encouragement. The good news? Both are ready to download, print, and color, and create as we speak!

Power Poppy, Instant Garden Digital Stamp Release, Garden Fireworks, June 2015

Once again, the possibilities are endless for the colors of these beautiful blooms! I chose a soft trio of colors, but I was totally surprised at all the different colors of allium - even blue! Catnip is generally purple, and poppies grow in a wide range of colors. What fun! And tell me the allium don't remind you of the large bursts of fireworks in the sky?

For my card, I opened Microsoft Word, pulled in the image and resized it, and then added the sentiment from Dancing with Daffodils. I was inspired by some beautiful blue allium, soft pink poppies, and purple catnip. I used a sheet of diagonal plaid designer paper to guide my soft color palette, die cut my square, matted it with a soft gray, and pierced around it (by now you must know I love piercing!). I added some DMC perle cotton with a button and adhered the focal layer to the matted designer paper. I adhered that to the card base with red tape. Print, color, mat, pierce, add cotton and button, and adhere to the card base - and it's done! (And remember, while you are printing out one and have the markers out, do two per sheet and color them both...preferably listening to beautiful music!) 

Power Poppy, Instant Garden Release, Garden Fireworks, Dancing with Daffodils, Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Now it's time to visit my amazing Instant Gardener teammates! Be sure to visit Power Poppy to get this new digital release to use today. While you are there, check out the entire digital collection

This month's Instant Garden release is extra special to me since it includes a Scripture verse that I will use both inside a card and on the front. What a blessing to know that our lives are in the hands of our loving Heavenly Father.
For I know the plans I have for you
plans to prosper you
and not to harm you,
plans to give you
hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought or question, and I hope you have a wonderful week! 

Blessings,

Stamps:  Garden FireworksDancing with Daffodils (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Smoky Slate (SU), Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories), Textured White (Bazzill)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Grand Squares dies (Spellbinders), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, DMC perle cotton #746, Fine Linen button (PTI), red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, paper-piercing
Card Size:  5¾”
Copics used:  Allium - BG23, BG01, B14, BG000; Poppies - RV00, RV02, R30, R32, RV34, RV55; Catnip - V01, BV01, V12, V04; Leaves - G40, G21, G24, YG61, YG63, YG67, G43, YG21; Background - YG30, YR31, 0; DP paper edging - T2

33 comments:

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Cheryl! I love that pretty plaid paper for your framing, too!

Pauline said...

SQUEEL!! Cheryl, this is stunning! Oh my goodness, love your colour palette, coloured so perfectly. The plaid paper is so perfect for your image. I really like the 'just because' - you can use for some many occasions, and the perle cotton, so soft with a bit of sheen finishes this off nicely. Fabulous!!

Misti said...

GASP!!!! Cheryl, this is STUNNING!!!! WOWZA!!!!! Love the soft colors!!!

Caly Person said...

This card is beautiful, Cheryl!!!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Cheryl, my sweet friend, goodness, I am in awe and this beauty of a card! Your coloring is absolutely amazing, just WOW! Hugs, Sabrina

Natalie said...

This is beautiful, I love your coloring!

Susie said...

Beautiful card! The colors and complimentary designer paper are fabulous. And the twine is a nice touch as well. Every good gardener has a ball of twine in her garden tool box. Lovely card today my friend.

Karen W said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!

Barbara said...

I love your use of soft colors that are complimented by the background paper that you used. A very nice verse for the inside or outside too.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Cheryl, you did such a fantastic job with this design! I love your colouring, and I love the dp...it captures all the beautiful colours so perfectly!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, this is SO pretty, Cheryl! I love it large and filling the card front like this. Such lovely colors you chose, and so well matched with the paper. The string and button are the perfect simple accent so as not to distract from the gorgeous image. You did such beautiful coloring! Gosh, now I wish I hadn't printed this so small. Oh, well, I can make more! A stunning showing, Cheryl!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi sweet Cheryl. I am so sorry life has just been busier than I can keep up with lately. I miss you. This card is so beautiful. I just love the warmth of color you added amongst your gorgeous flowers. Just such a beauty. and love that paper background.

Robin Clendenning said...

Wow Cheryl, this is soooo pretty! Wonderful, beautiful coloring my sweet friend!!!
PS, We are reading our devotional every night together!! I love it, it is such a wonderful one and such a wonderful gift. Thanks again dear friend!

Tracy said...

sigh....I see another purchase coming up. LOL The soft color palette you have used is so soothing and refreshing. Pinning this for future inspiration---or copying. :-) Hugs!

Karen D. said...

wow...the gorgeousness of your cards always blows me away!! Amazing colouring and I love how that bkg paper compliments your image so well and it all works together to make a super card.
Hugs mf...Karen

Heather T said...

Once again your colours are gorgeous and the co-ordinating papers perfect.
Thanks for leaving me lovely comments on my gallery and blog. It is hard to believe my 6 months are up with the DD but I'm glad the fun and friendships continue over at the Alumni thread. Take care.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Cheryl!! This is an absolutely STUNNING creation!! Your coloring is so beautifully done.. and the colors gorgeous! Wow and WOW!

Allison Cope said...

Holy smoley Cheryl! That is one stunner of a card! I just love the beautiful golden glow that makes all your blooms pop! It's so warm and inviting. Pure gorgeousness girl!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl that is just absolutely stunning, your coloring is just lovely and matches your paper beautifully. I just love that warm glow you created around the flowers too, I have only used blue myself but one of these days I am going to branch out and give yellow tones a try. That verse gives me much hope especially in times of trial I have it on my bathroom mirror so I start my day off reading it. Thank you for your prayers!

Linda Walker said...

Cheryl,
This card is so pretty! I love the colors but that little bit of perle cotton with the button is the perfect accent and just makes it!!!! I love to use various strings, twines and floss as accents. I keep lots on hand!!! Beautifully done Chery;!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cheryl this is gorgeous. You do CAS full tilt and it looks awesome! Your coloring is so soft and gorgeous. I like the twine and your piercing accent. Gorgeous sweet friend!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The card is gorgeous. I love how the allium is like bursting out of the picture.

Becky said...

OH MY Cheryl, this is stunning. gorgeous colors.

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning...luv your coloring!

sparkle & shine *~*

Christina Hor said...

Oh Cheryl! Sweet friend! I am head over heel in LOVE with this card! Your coloring is just breathtaking! I can't take my eyes off the allium which by the way I saw them on my road trip! At first sight I thought they look like firework too and at that moment I thought of Marcella and her artistic gift and thought "boy wouldn't it be so awesome to see her sketch these allium out?" And here they are! Oh just gorgeous my friend!

Graciellie Design said...

What a beautiful card dear friend... Beautiful image and stunning coloring. The patterned layer finishes the card so nicely too! You always inspire me with your work. Hugs.

Patti P. said...

Cheryl, thanks so much for the visit to my blog and your sweet comment. I love your coloring on this image, especially the Allium and your shading around the flowers, I will have to have this digital image as well since it includes one of my very favorite bible verses. Have a great day.

Angie said...

Cheryl this is gorgeous!!!! Your coloring is so exquisite it looks like you have popped up layers! I love the DP and twine too! Gorgeous!

JD/ Jill said...

This is such a pretty card. Beautiful coloring and I like the soft colors that you used...Very nicely done!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This card is so beautiful, LOVE IT!!!

Traci M said...

Wow, wow wow,,, not enough exclamation points for this!! I love this done in such soft colors!!! So thankful for the scripture included in this digital, too.

Vicki Burdick said...

Cheryl this is gorgeous, your coloring always blows me away!!!

Team Clark said...

The way you color flowers on a card truly equals giving someone fresh flowers from a florist! I mean WOW! Unbelievable!!!