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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Sunflower Power

Hello, sweet friends! It's the 5th of the month, so it's time for the newest freshly remixed digital stamp by Marcella Hawley. And is it ever beautiful! It's called Sunflower Power and is a big, beautiful sunflower with a sentiment that fits perfectly. It's available for purchase now, so you can make a card today...no waiting for the mail!


Power Poppy, Sunflower Power, Marcella Hawley, Refreshly Remixed Digital Stamp

My sweet husband has grown sunflowers for us here in South Florida, and they are gorgeous! They grow tall, are full of sunshine, and surely make anyone smile! 

Wanting to use the entire image, I simply opened Microsoft Word, pulled in the image, resized it, and then brought in the sentiment. I finally found a piece of designer paper that worked with my image, and I used it to guide my color palette for the sunflower petals. I added a little "sunshine" yellow to the sentiment. I traced inside the smallest of the Grand Labels One dies, and I fussy cut my focal image and matted it with Coastal Cabana. And you just knew I had to pierce, right?  Hehe! I added some Copic-dyed pearls, added some seam binding, and used some new thin dimensionals to adhere my focal image to the background. I adhered that to the card base with red tape (because I never want my cards to fall apart after they arrive). Print, color, mat, pierce, glue pearls, add seam binding, add to background, and adhere to the card base - done! 


Power Poppy, Sunflower Power, Digital Image, Flowers, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Now it's time to visit my some of my sweet friends! Be sure to visit Power Poppy to get this new digital release to use today, and check out the entire digital collection
Because I absolutely love sunflowers, this digital remix for me is a special one. It reminds me that we all are able to bring sunshine into someone else's life. And may we all shine the light of Jesus wherever we go and whatever we do. 
So, whether you eat or drink,
or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

This card works for two of the Dare To Get Dirty challenges hosted by TammieE and TexasGrammy. The challenges are posted here.

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought or question, and I hope you have a wonderful week! And think of one way you might bring some sunshine into a special person's life today!

Blessings,

Stamps:  Sunflower Power (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Coastal Cabana (SU), White (PTI), American Crafts paper pad
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Grand Squares dies (Spellbinders), pearls dyed with Copic marker (Kaisercraft), seam binding (Martha Stewart), Diamond Glaze adhesive, piercing tool, Perfect Layers tool, Power Tabs clear adhesive tabs (Tombow), red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, paper-piercing, fussy cutting
Card Size:  5½”
Copics used:  Petals - Y11, Y13, Y32, YR31, YR21; Flower Center - E31, E35, E55, E44; Leaves - YG11, YG13, G43, YG01, YG21, YG45; Leaf Edges/Tips - E31; Background - G0000, BG0000, 0; Designer Paper Edging - YR31


21 comments:

Lin said...

Just lovely, Cheryl - the mix of the beautifully colored image with the die-cuts and papers is perfection!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Coastal Cabana and sunflower never looked prettier. I just love all the detail you put into your card like the faux stitching and the yellow "Sunshine". I think I prefer a sunflower over a rose and you've just confirmed that with this gorgeous card.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a beautiful card, Cheryl! Your paper piercing is amazing... so perfect!! Praying for you today!!

ChristineCreations said...

This is so lovely Cheryl! You picked such a great palette for the sunflower and your colouring is beautiful!

Barb said...

Oh Cheryl! What a lovely card! The background paper is perfect with the sunflower, too! And all of the little details, the pearls, the piercing and the highlighting on the sentiment work together beautifully.

The verse you shared is one of my favorites. I have a framed print of it on our piano. Thanks for the reminder! I hope your Wednesday has been wonderful, so far!

Hugs,
Barb :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

You are such an inspiration Cheryl. Not only with your creative talent, but with your kind and generous heart!! Thanks for sharing both! I love how you highlighted the word "Sunshine". And I am super jealous that you have sunflowers growing right in your yard!! Hugs my sweet friend!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and design. I really like how you highlighted the Sunshine. Wonderful idea. Sunflower is one of my favorites.

Robin Clendenning said...

Wonderful card my dear sweet friend!! Love the sunflower and the way you've colored it and your beautiful leaves...Marcella draws the most amazing flower designs too! Just beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Charming beautiful Cheryl. I do like the CAS of this card, the piercing is fabulous around the border. I agree the paper is perfect for this Sunflower. Beautiful card sweet friend.

Davi said...

Beautiful, love the way you colored the sunflower and the dp looks wonderful with it!! The snap of aqua really makes it pop :)

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Oh Cheryl I love sunflowers. They always put a smile on my face and so does your card1 It´s a stunning piece of art!

Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs for you!

Team Clark said...

Oh! This card reminds me of the sunflower field by our apartment when we were stationed in Ft. Hood, TX!!! Sniff... But happy, wonderful memories. I just adore this card!!! What a beautiful Word for this dreary morning after a big storm! Thanks for spreading the light!!! ;0

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, so beautiful and LOVE the papers you used for a backdrop! Coastal Cabana looks very pretty. Hmmm... I pretty much quit buying new SU colors because I've run out of room and can't bear to throw anything out. Yet, when am I going to use all that Glorious Green or Vintage Violet, for instance? I'd better get busy, I guess. Cheryl, your coloring of this sunflower is absolutely fabulous. Made me gasp!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring, love your little details in the framing and how you highlighted the sunshine. You truly bring sunshine to my life with all your sweet visits to my blog. ((((HUGS))))

Debbie Olson said...

This is so lovely, Cheryl! I love the background paper, the dies, the coloring--everything!

Tracy said...

Oooo you have pulled DP from one of my favorite collections. Perfect match for your gorgeous sunnie. It's just impossible not to like sunflowers. You certainly can't ignore them when you see them. hee hee Gorgeous work my friend. Hugs!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Your card is very beautiful! Love sunflowers too and you colored it perfectly beautiful dp choice too! Have a Blessed day! Hugs

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl. I love sunflowers and this one is colored beautifully. The paper-pierced border looks so pretty.

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a beautiful card and my, your coloring is to die for ;)
Thanks Cheryl!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so beautiful! Love the patterned paper and the perfect colors you pulled from it. Wonderful details.. fabulous coloring.. A truly stunning creation!!!

Katie Sims said...

So so pretty, Cheryl! Your coloring is stunning and the sweet paper you chose as your background looks like it was made for your card! :) Loved seeing this beauty highlighted on the PP blog! Hugs sweet friend....