Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Teacups with a Budgie on Top

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you are having a good week so far. It's hard to believe it's Wednesday already.

Sunday afternoon I decided to check out the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I was inspired by a card that had a stack of sweet teacups with a bit of designer paper.

I have long wanted to color up this cute little budgie (aka parakeet) atop the teacups (or coffee cups, if you so desire). I just love the detail of Marcella Hawley's artwork. The designer paper I used was my color palette, and I sponged my focal image before I took it out of the die - then added the sentiment. I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch for my layout design, and it took me longer to figure out the layers with their mats than coloring it. Then I punched two holes in my focal image to thread and tie the bow with a blue button to compliment the blue cup. I have always admired the bows Katie Sims "nestles" up to her images and decided to brave was a bit scary, since there is no going back once those holes are punched! But it does make it all lay nicely, and that bow will not come off easily...hehe!

Power Poppy, Short Stacks, Good Thinking: Renewal, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

Just as the smallest sparrow does not fall to the ground without the will of our Father, how much more He deeply cares for us. We are called to trust in Him and to run to Him with all our cares and burdens. He's always there, no matter the hour.

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known to God.
And the peace of God, 
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts 
and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

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


Stamps:  Short Stacks and Good Thinking: Renewal (Power Poppy)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Vintage Cream (PTI), Ruby Red (SU), The Sweetest Thing - Lavender (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine), Antique Linen (Distress Ink)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Rectangles dies (Simon Says), Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon (SU), Linen Thread (SU), Ocean Tides button (PTI), Perfect Layers tool, Japanese screw punch
Techniques: Sponging
Card Size:  A-2
Card Size:  Cups - R30, R32, B70, B72, G40, G43, E81, E41, W0; Budgie - B000, B00, YG11, Y11; Background - E50 smoothed with 0


Pamela Haskin said...

Hi Cheryl, What a cute card! I especially like the coloring of the little bird. I'm not that great at coloring, but you have given me a good example to follow for a similar stamp in my stash.

Caly Person said...

Love your detailed cards, Cheryl! They are always so cheery!

Lin said...

Love your choice for your background papers and colors of your cups, Cheryl! Nicely done!

Christina Hor said...

Awww Cheryl,this budgie is just too cute! I love your method of sponging up around your focal image. It gives that soft vintage look to it which I always love in a card. Thank you for sharing this particular scripture today Cheryl. A beautiful reminder to us all. I needed that! Will be back to check on you in 2 weeks time. I'll be heading off on a road trip after finding out who's the lucky Power Poppy's Cut It Out challenge is on Friday!

stampingbowd said...

Wow! Cheryl this is soooo gorgeous! I love the pretty coloring on this sweet image! I like your soft distressed sponging. I LOVE the idea of tieing the bow to the card!!!! I can't wait to give this a try!!! It's so elegant!

ChristineCreations said...

ooo adorable Cheryl! I love how the warm sponging sets off the design too. Great work with that bow!

Irish Cherokee said...

What a wonderful card and just love the coloring of the budgie and cups. Brings back wonderful memories of the budgie we had growing up. Masterfully done Cheryl.

LOove, Hugs and Blessings

Conniecrafter said...

That is just Beautiful Cheryl, you found the perfect papers for this and your coloring is just wonderful!!

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't that just darling! I love this image and the colors you chose are so warm and pretty. You always do such a great job with your color combos. It works so well with the sketch, too. I do believe it always takes me longer to design the card than it does to color. Crazy! Cheryl, it's always such a treat when you stamp!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a sweet sweet card. I love budgies... used to have a few. And that scripture about no sparrow falling has always been one of my most favorites. Oh and your coloring is perfection, too!! And what a great idea for keeping the bows in place! tfs

Tracy said...

Awww isn't he a sweetie perched there on the cups. Such lovely coloring and a great use of the sketch. I totally agree with you on Katie's bows. I haven't tried her technique yet. Your's looks perfect. Hugs my sweet friend!

Grace said...

This is so cute Cheryl! I love the colors you drew out of the dp and the happy feel of the card! I always love reading your thoughts as well dear friend!!! LOVE how you did the bow!!! Must try that although I can imagine how scary it must be to punch those holes!!! :)


Jeannie said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, and the colors and papers are just gorgeous together too!

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

JD/ Jill said...

This is so sweet and great color choices with your lovely coloring!

Jill Norwood said...

I love this passage from Philippians! And I love your sweet tea image! So precious! I might try doing a bow that way. It looks great!

SewPaperPaint said...

This card couldn't be any prettier! I love every single detail!!! That bird...