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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Easy Breezy Coneflowers

Hello, sweet friends! Today we have beautiful new digital image for you from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Easy Breezy Coneflowers with two delightful sentiments. 


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Easy Breeze Coneflowers, Instant Garden Digital, August 2015


Coneflowers are gorgeous and grow in a variety of colors, and I just love how Marcella's beautiful digital images are so inspiring. I continue to be amazed at the beauty God has created.

I used GIMP to remove the background of my flowers, and I also isolated the one coneflower and used it in my "trio" of images to make a mini "field of coneflowers" for my card (one of the images is a mirror image). I brought in the sentiment, made sure it was all arranged properly, and printed it (two on a page)...and then I started coloring...and began to relax. I die cut my square, matted it with a deep rose, and then adhered it to my card base. And did you notice I did no paper piercing? I "auditioned" piercing and various kinds of doodling...and then I finally decided to go clean and simple. Ha! It did need a little something extra, and I remembered one of my favorite border punches that finished the bottom. It's quite simple, but I hope it will wish someone an "easy breezy day" to cheer them!

Power Poppy, Instant Garden Release, Easy Breeze Coneflowers, Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Now it's time to visit my 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.
Starting today, Power Poppy will be playing along with Passionate Paper Creations and ushering in a coloring contest. As part of this promotion, the new Sunflower Power digi will be on sale through the weekend for only $3. You can use this image to enter the contest, and two winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Power Poppy store! So hop over and buy it - now!

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

Blessings,

Stamps:  Easy Breezy Coneflowers (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Autumn Rose and White (PTI)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Grand Squares dies (Spellbinders), Perfect Layers tool, Eyelet Lace border punch (Martha Stewart)
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word and GIMP
Card Size:  5 x 5½”
Copics used:  Petals - RV00, R81, R85, RV63, RV21; Centers - V17; Leaves - G40, G43, YG11, YG45, E31; Background - YG30, 0


32 comments:

BeckyTE said...

Cheryl, I LOVE your Easy Breezy Coneflowers! Such a beautiful shade of pink and the centers are just colored to perfection; and it is all finished of in your signature, feminine style.

Susan (rainy) said...

SO gorgeous, Cheryl!! Oh my.. your coloring is exquisite. Those blooms just come alive on this beautiful lacy creation. LOVE!

Christina Hor said...

Oh Cheryl, your stunning coloring of blooms always bring sunshine to my day, even more so on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. I love the colors. So stunning! And though I do miss your paper-piercing, I love that you kept it clean and simple, really draw the eyes right to the cone-flowers. Have a lovely rest of your weekend Cheryl! I'm still enjoying my time away from cardmaking ;). Can't believe the kids resume school after next week! MY! Where did the summer goes?!

Caly Person said...

Beautiful! I miss cardmaking!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wowsers Cheryl!! What a beauty!! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love how you mirrored the blooms and made such a lovely grouping! These babies are gorgeous!!

Pauline said...

My oh my! Cheryl this is simply stunning! Your colouring is done to perfection, love the shade of your flowers. I'm glad you decided to keep this CAS, to showcase your Coneflowers. I love the bottom punched border, it fits perfectly with your image. Gorgeous Cheryl! I always have problems trying to make my digi sentiments fit up against my images, because of that box around the image, I just don't know how to remove it. Someday I'll figure it out! Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card. Hugs,

Angie said...

Cheryl, this is so beautiful! Gorgeous flowers! They look so alive! Beautiful coloring! I took an extra long look at your leaves and stems. Beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

Goodness me Cheryl! This is amazing!!!! I love the little scene you created with the multiple blooms. Gorgeous colouring as always doll! <3

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Cheryl! Love your pink cone flowers and grouped in two is really sweet! Such a sweet eyelet lace border cut too!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Cheryl, your cone flowers are spectacular. Your card reminds me of freshly ironed country linens. I just know Martha has a table cloth very similar. This is something very special.

Leslie Miller said...

This is simply amazing, Cheryl! The absolute perfect color for the coneflowers and and the clean, uncluttered card lets them star in the show just as they should. You're so good with Marcy's images!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Cheryl. Those coneflowers are so pretty and I love the lilac shade. The decorate bottom edge looks perfect. So elegant.

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful, Cheryl....love the coloring and the MS border...must have that!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful! Thanks for all of your detailed instructions on how you did this. It's a beautiful card! I'm a stamper and crafter. When I'm feeling stressed I love to go to my stamping room and create.

Team Clark said...

Such a beautiful card with these digi stamps! WOW! Lovely in every way!

Angelica Schmidt said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Cheryl! I just love cone flowers and you colored them perfectly! And I love the M.S. border punch so beautiful! I didn't get the email till today so I missed the $3 sale on this beauty! Thanks Cheryl for encouraging me to get back to creating something! Check out my blog to see the MISTI dust cover that I made! Have a Blessed day! Hugs

Misti said...

Beautiful, Cheryl!!!! The lace at the bottom makes this look so dainty!!!!

Tracy said...

Love, LOVE the punched border at the bottom. It's all the dressing this gorgeous piece of art needs. Your flowers bring back wonderful memories of my grandmother's yard. She always had cone flowers colored just like yours. Thanks for the sweet remembrance and for sharing your lovely work. Hugs!

Broni said...

What a fabulous card, Cheryl! I love how you made your own little garden and your coloring is perfection!

CherylQuilts said...

Pauline, I'm happy to help and was so glad you were finally able to work with the digis and get the sentiment where you wanted it! Yay! Your card is beautiful!

CherylQuilts said...

I'll email you with more details on how to work better with digis! So glad you love these!

Stephanie said...

Dearest Cheryl, this is a beautiful and oh-so-cheerful card. The middle of the flower is quite stunning, my friend.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Love and hugs to you!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Cheryl!! I just love your coloring of the cone flowers and your signature design!! Just beautiful my friend!! You do amazing work...as always. God has truly blessed you with talent!!
hugs to you precious friend,
Chris

Katie Sims said...

Oh how you made those coneflower sing, Cheryl! I love your arrangement and the clean design really showcases your blooms perfectly! Your coloring is a-mazing! :)

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I love this image. And love your beautiful card Cheryl. I love the lace border, and the warmth around each flower! Mwah.

Debbie Harris said...

Dear Cheryl ~ You always amaze me with your beauty. I love the lace on the bottom of this card. Lace anything for me. :)
Those coneflowers are something! We have gold ones around here and they are out right now. I just love the way the centers pop out.

Have a beautiful rest of this day ~ Debbie

Jill Norwood said...

I love coneflowers! So pretty! Ours are still going strong here in Seattle! Your card is lovely my dear!

Ashley said...

Your cards are beautiful! :) Great job on making them.
I hope you check out my blog and please follow by email. I would love for you to enter my Scripture giveaway that I'm having right now, if you would like. :D creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
Love in Christ,
Ashley
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Vicki Burdick said...

Wow Cheryl this is awesome!! I am so going to get this digi!!! LOVE!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very pretty! I like the dual cones... and the coloring is AWESOME! Looks wonderful sweetie!

JD/ Jill said...

So lovely! I like that great sentiment too!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl this is just Gorgeous, your coloring is just outstanding and the punch was the perfect thing to use for a finish to it, love how you arranged them, sure to brighten someone's day.