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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Power Poppy Instant Garden Release - July Release

Hello, sweet friends! Today we have another beautiful new digital image for you from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Ranunculus. I continue to be amazed at her artistry! Thanks, Marcy! 

Power Poppy, Instant Garden Digital Stamp Release, Radunculus, July 2015

For this beautiful flower, the color possibilities are nearly endless! I chose a bright pink...but it was a hard decision, and I see more of these in my future! 

Once again, I simply opened Microsoft Word, pulled in the image and resized it...and colored it (to beautiful music...of course). After seeing this image, I actually sketched out a simple card layout...something I rarely do. And I used no dies. After coloring, I trimmed the image and paper-pierced the sides only (yes, it took restraint not to do more...haha!). Then I added DMC Perle cotton with a button. I had some striped designer paper that seemed to work with the green I used (opposite pink/red on the color wheel), and I cut it on a 45-degree angle and matted on each side and then used red tape to adhere to my card base. I used the sweet sentiment from Geraniums Take Two. It's one of the wonderful things about Power Poppy -- you can mix the sentiments from other sets...both clear stamps and digis. So print, color, trim, pierce, add Perle cotton and button, mat, add the sentiment, and adhere to the card base - and it was done! How easy is that?


Power Poppy, Instant Garden Release, Ranunculus, Geraniums Take Two, Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Now it's time to visit my amazing Instant Gardener teammates...and to visit with Marcella and read how she was inspired by these luscious flowers! 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


I continue to be so grateful for the beauty God has created for us in flowers and how it inspires us in our card making. He enjoys the delight we derive from His creation!

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

Blessings,

Stamps:  RanunculusGeraniums Take Two (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Patterns & Solids/Home Sweet Home (Graphic 45), White (PTI)
Ink:  Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, piercing tool, DMC Perle cotton #746, Lemon Tart button (PTI), red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, paper-piercing
Card Size:  A-2
Copics used:  Flowers - RV00, RV02, R81, R32, R35, G40; Leaves - G40, G43, G46, YG21; Background - YG30, YR31, 0

20 comments:

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Cheryl! Love these new flowers and you colored them so nicely! Gorgeous!

BeckyTE said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl !

Craftin Caly said...

I love your coloring, Cheryl! This card is beautiful.

Barb said...

Stunning card, Cheryl! Your color choice for these blooms is just beautiful! And I love your simple card design, too. It's classic and showcases your gorgeous image just perfectly. No dies needed! :)

Karen W said...

Very pretty and your coloring really pops on this card.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Cheryl this is just gorgeous.The image is colored so beautifully. I've never heard of DMC Pearl Cotton, but now I think I really need some.

Stephanie said...

Flowers truly are a gift from God :) They always put a smile on my face and often when I see them blooming in a field I am drawn to them.

Your card is delightful, my friend. There is so much sweet detail and the color is simply perfect.

Love and hugs to you!

Leslie Miller said...

A gorgeous creation, Cheryl! I love this pretty pink and the simple card design that really lets the image shine. Also love the way the pearl cotton looks tied across your card, and the piercing down the edges. I knew you'd make something fabulous with this image and you sure did!

Debbie Olson said...

Cheryl, this is SO sweet and lovely! Your simple layout is *spot on* perfect!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent coloring and just love the simple presentation of the card Cheryl.

Love Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Conniecrafter said...

Your coloring is just Beautiful, there are times when you don't want to take away from the lovely flowers and your button and thread are such a lovely touch to it, I really need to use my threads and ribbons more in my projects :) Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing your story of your dog when your cat passed away that was so sweet, hugs to you

Jill Norwood said...

Cheryl I love ranunculus! And you have colored these so wonderfully! A truly beautiful card! I think each bloom that unfolds is a mini miracle! Flowers hold so much beauty! :)

Angie said...

Beautiful!!!! I love the dimension you added with the popped up flower! Gorgeous coloring! I love the yellow shading around the bouquet!

Pauline said...

Wow Cheryl, this is gorgeous my friend! Your flowers are coloured to perfection, love the deepness of the pinks. I love that you kept the layout simple, and that bit of piercing and perle cotton finishes this off nicely. Hugs,

Lin said...

Lovely, Cheryl! I don't think I've ever seen one of these flowers for real, but they sure are pretty! Your stitching and the striped edging sets them off all the better!

Tracy said...

So beautiful. You know I adore your die cuts but this is just as gorgeous. The sweet touch of the DMC thread is lovely. :-)

Kathy Jones said...

Beautiful Cheryl!!! You've coloured these beautifully and they shine centre stage on your card!

Karen D. said...

love it! love your work too....gorgeous, detailed blooms. Wish I could grow those in my garden!
sending hugs mf
K

Vicki Burdick said...

Wow, another digital set I might have to get, I just love this!!!

905lovestostamp said...

Cheryl, I am in awe of your gorgeous coloring, what a stunning card. I LOVE this digital stamp! I'm a huge fan of Marcella's from when she created for Flourishes and was thrilled when she started Power Poppy, and I have a number of her stamp sets. So nice to find your blog, I know you from SCS--you have so kindly left some comments on my cards, and how I have appreciated those! Blessings to you, sweet SCS friend, Joanne