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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sweet Berries

Hello, sweet friends! It's nearing the end of summer, but today we have a newly remixed digital image for you from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Berry It. And is it ever sweet - and with a great sentiment!


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Berry It, Digital Remix, August 2015

Raspberries are a mid-summer treat, and I was surprised at the variety of colors. I took a little artistic license and made mine a bit darker than most - so they look ripe and really sweet! I don't know about you, but I love fruit year-round. 

For some of my dear digi-phobes, this card was an easy one - really! I opened Microsoft Word, pulled in the image, resized it, did a "copy and paste" for another digital image, positioned them top and bottom, and printed the page on Neenah Solar White paper. (Remember, I always try to print two so I can easily color with the same markers and make another card - which I actually finished yesterday.) I found a piece of "raspberry dots" designer paper and used a die set to make a frame. I cut two extra white "frames" to layer under the designer paper frame to give some depth to the frame. 

After coloring my image and die cutting it, I used my MISTI to make sure my sentiment was stamped correctly. I can't tell you how many times I've messed up a card after spending hours coloring, but no more thanks to my MISTI. I picked one of the sentiments from Farmers Market that works perfectly with these berries for the person I made this card for. After adding the sentiment, you know I looked at it and decided it needed something more, right? And you guessed it, piercing won out. But when I placed it on the card (I always "audition" a card before I glue anything), the piercing did not show very much. So I pondered some and decided to tape some small strips of black paper behind the piercing, so now it shows better. Cool, eh? I adhered my "frame" to the card base with red tape. So once again, print, color, die cut, pierce, and adhere to the card base - and it's done - well, two are done now! Smile!

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Berry It, Remixed Digital, Farmers Market, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Now it's time to visit my amazing 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

I wonder what your favorite fruit is and how you like to eat it. For me, I love mine over ice cream - yum! And it can be almost any kind of fruit. I am so thankful God provides us with a wonderful variety of fruit, and fruit is not only tasty but healthy too. How sweet is that? Just another reminder for me of how God gives us good things.


Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights....
James 1:17a

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and sharing a comment, thought or question. I am always happy to answer questions, and I've shared some tips for using GIMP and Word with several friends - so don't hesitate to email me. I hope you have a wonderful week! (I've also entered this into the Word Art Wednesday challenge.)

Blessings,

Stamps:  Berry ItFarmers Market (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Back to Backs Raspberry Dot (BoBunny), White and True Black (PTI)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Rectangles dies (Simon Says), MISTI, Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue, piercing tool, red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, paper-piercing
Card Size:  A-2
Copics used:  Berries - RV00, RV00, RV52, RV17, RV55, RV19, RV02, R81, YG11; Leaves/Stems - YG11, YG13, G43, YG17, YG01, E31; Flowers - Y02, R81, 0; Background Shading - RV0000, RV000, V000, C2, 0



32 comments:

Team Clark said...

Oh Cheryl! These berries and this card are just luscious! So perfectly detailed! God bless you today and always! xo, Autumn

Misti said...

Cheryl, these berries look good enough to eat!!! Fabulous!!!!

Barb said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl! I love the deep, rich color of the berries and the sentiment is the perfect finishing touch. Your card design is striking and showcases your beautifully colored artwork perfectly.

I enjoy fruit, as well. I like to eat what's in season, too, I believe that's the way God intended it! I love berries and melons of all kinds. And I like mine unadorned...I put it in a lovely crystal bowl and enjoy it!

Your blog is a delight and I really appreciate the Scripture you share.

Have a glorious day, my friend!
Hugs,
Barb:)

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful card, Cheryl...love the piercing tip!

Vicki Burdick said...

This is stunning Cheryl!! I LOVE it!!

Barbara said...

Marvelous, just marvelous. I really love t his digi and the wonderful job everyone has done on their cards. I just love this Cheryl.

Leslie Miller said...

Look at your beautiful coloring! Love the clean look with your pretty frame, too. I'm still using my old fashioned Stamp-a-Ma-Jig for sentiments -- draw a faint line using grid paper as a guide. The MISTI has it all built in and looks much easier. Good to hear you love it so much. Thank you for such a gorgeous card today, Cheryl!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Oh Cheryl, after gazing upon this lovely creation I am so tempted to buy me some raspberries. You might as well put chocolate in front of me and tell me I can't have any. Your card makes those berries look good enough to devour. Yum!

Christina Hor said...

Oh what a SWEET card Cheryl! Those raspberries look so juicy, ready for picking. Speaking of MISTI, I'm still waiting for mine. I can't wait to use it though. Your sentiment aligned so perfectly and I just love the whole CAS layout. Another gorgeous card Cheryl! I think I'll head over to the shop now :)

Marcella Hawley said...

Just full on perfection, Cheryl!! Love how deep, dark, and saturated you went with your expert coloring — it takes skills to go that bold and you pulled it off so beautifully, as always. And I just love your cheery and God's gift of nature-praising blog post, toooooo! I couldn't agree more. p.s.... on the topic of berry desserts, my favorite is raspberries over vanilla ice cream with hot fudge and salted pecans. DANGEROUSLY GOOD and now I will probably dream about it until I get to actually have some.... xoxox thank you for the lovely card!

Davi said...

Wow is that beautiful, the rich colors and coloring of the berries is amazing!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful berries Cheryl! Lovely raspberries!! Oh, I want to get these too!!! Beautiful card sweet friend and what a wonderful sentiment...goes with your heart! Love it!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Ooooo...YUM!! I love your deep rich coloring Cheryl! The dark fuschia hue is so striking!! How clever to back the piercing with black too. Storing that one in the back of my mind. (hopefully I don't lose it. ;) Beautiful framing too! Love this beauty!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Cheryl!! I just love your rich colors and the fuschia on the raspberries...good enough to eat!! The frame brings out your image and coloring!! Stunning work as always my friend!! Beautiful verse!!TTYT!!
hugs,
Chris

nsheads said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love your color combination.

Tracy said...

Me oh my don't they just look delish! Superb coloring my dear friend and I adore the frame and the delicate touch of piercing you added. So very pretty. Hmmm???? I have some frozen raspberries in the freezer. Just might have to break them out with some yogurt. :-) Hugs!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yummy is right.... Your berries look wonderful and good enough to eat Cheryl. I like the hint of piercing you added and the crisp and clean feeling. Yummy card!

Kelly Latevola said...

Stunning. Absolutely love it!

Karen D. said...

Another gorgeous card mf....love the purity of your cards. They really portray that....just like you, so special and such a kind, generous friend.
hugs and blessings,
Karen

Grace said...

Oh this is just yummy Cheryl!!! I love the rich coloring of this tasty image, and love how you framed it so beautifully! It really pops!!! Gorgeous as always my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

Traci M said...

What a beautiful card featuring one of God's richest bounty, Cheryl!! I love the coloring and raspberry background!! I love fresh Palisade Peaches this time of year...but keep missing them in the store. Whatever is freshest, I love! Hugs, Traci

Heather T said...

Your berries are beautifully coloured and framed, Cheryl but I prefer not to think about the end of summer!

Debbie Olson said...

Cheryl, your card is fresh, crisp and fabulous!

Natalie said...

This is beautiful and makes my mouth water!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Word Art Wednesday!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Those berries look so rich and ripe. The paper piercing at the bottom corner is quite dramatic. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 198th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card! Great job with the coloring!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a beautiful image perfectly colored. Love the simplicity of your card design with the little corner piercing detail. Cheryl, this is stunning.

Jill Norwood said...

Love your beautiful coloring! Such a sweet raspberry image and sentiment! A beautiful card design my dear!!!

Robyn said...

I live this stamp and how you are using it here!!

Stephanie said...

Mmmm... fruit over ice cream is such a delightful treat! Just the other night I enjoyed fresh peached with vanilla ice cream :) As for my favorite fruit....I love raspberries and blackberries and I always enjoy a sweet crisp apple.

Your card is simply lovely, my friend. And the words on the front are absolutely perfect. Love and hugs to you, dearest!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. Love those berries. The shading is so amazing... and I love the stitched frame.

Conniecrafter said...

I love the colors you chose for the fruit, the darker the better :) I love your idea about adding the black strip behind the piercing, gives it so much. I would say strawberries are my favorite and I do add them to a little ice cream, we found the breyers natural vanilla ice cream, has very limited ingredients so I let myself have a serving (yes I measure it out) of the ice cream and a cup of strawberries with it, yum,