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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Everything's Rosy

Hello, sweet friends, and I wish you a wonderful and blessed week! How has your year started out? Have you made and kept any resolutions? 

Well, it's the 15th of the month, and I am absolutely delighted to color up the new Instant Garden digital image from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Everything's Rosy. I think this is one of my all-time favorites! Marcy shares this:
"I was inspired by the sweet scenes of British teacups and mugs (and I love Cornishware, the graphic blue and white pottery), each filled with lush roses from the garden."
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Everything's Rosy, Instant Garden Digital Image, January 2016

Now isn't this a gorgeous image? Roses come in an amazing range of hues that are so inspiring! And just Google Cornishware to see all the delightful images and colors, and visit Wikipedia to learn more about the history of Cornishware (it's fascinating). The signature color - blue and white - are the colors I chose for both teacup and mug. The teacup pattern is actually called Blue Domino. This image really needed to be front and center, and I used it all.

In Microsoft Word, I resized my image to fit into a die and printed it on Neenah Solar White. Once colored, I used a fine line marker to make a line across to give it a sense of being at a table with a linen cloth (just ready for tea time). I shaded the table portion a pale linen yellow and the wall a soft blue. I decided to add a clear sentiment from Good Thinking: Renewal using my MISTI. I used a rectangular die for the colored image, matted it with a blue scalloped die, and then adhered that to the card base. The joy of making this card was coloring it, and I know I shall enjoy using it for future cards.


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Everything's Rosy, Good Thinking: Renewal, Instant Garden Digital Image, January 2016, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

As I was coloring this image, fond memories came flooding back of many wonderful teas several of my dear friends have hosted over the years. These precious gals have the gift of hospitality and love sharing it. I am thankful for the many precious friendships of those who live nearby as well as those whom I have grown to love through blogging and on Splitcoaststampers. I love all the friends I've made through my love of stamping, but of course the greatest friend I have is my Savior Jesus. That reminds me of one of my dad's favorite songs that he would sing so beautifully.


What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!
-- Joseph M. Scriven

Now is time to visit the rest of the Instant Gardeners. After all the inspiration, I'm sure you stampers will definitely want to hop over to Power Poppy to get this new digital release to use today and also check out the entire digital collection that is ever so quickly growing -- like gardens do, right? Are you ready to be blown away and welcome our newest Instant Gardener, Barb Walker? And don't forget to visit the Power Poppy blog.



Thanks so much for visiting and sharing a comment, thought, or question. I love hearing from you and am always happy to answer questions, so don't hesitate to email me. (I am entering this in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.)

Blessings,


Stamps:  Everything's Rosy, Poppies (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White and Blueberry Sky (PTI)
Ink: Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, A2 Matting Basics B dies (Spellbinders), Blueprints 20 dies (My Favorite Things), MISTI, Fine Line Marker 005 (Prismacolor)
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word
Card Size:  A2

36 comments:

Lin said...

This is delightful, Cheryl! In the spring, I often put a bunch of the tiniest flowers into a teacup to enjoy inside. What a sweet image, and I love that you colored the cups blue!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Oh my goodness! Stunning card, Cheryl!! I had to blow it up just so I could take in all of it's beauty. Have a great day.. I'm going shopping. Guess where?

Misti said...

GASP!!! Cheryl, this is gorgeous!!!! WOWZA!!!!

Barb said...

Your card is so lovely,Cheryl! I'm loving all of your pink! Thank you so much for the warm welcome, you're very sweet.You've also shared one of my favorite hymns. Beautiful post,as always.
Hugs,
Barb

Lisa Kaye said...

Cheryl! This is beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!

roseflowerbooks said...

I love your beautiful card, such amazing coloring. I am not a fan of pink, but you definitely make me reconsider the color:) I also love your faith in Jesus and how you express it so openly. Lots of love & blessings, Pamela, a fellow sister in Christ.

Greta said...

Gorgeous image & gorgeous coloring, Cheryl! The little blue scalloped border is perfect! I know the old hymns aren't popular now, but they're still what I love--lots of memories. Wishing you a great week!

Team Clark said...

How absolutely fabulous, Cheryl! This is so beautiful. I love the image and your amazing coloring. The scalloped border is the best! Thanks so much for your encouragement on my work of late. Big hugs, Autumn

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Hello there girlfriend,
How lovely! I simply adore roses of all shapes and kinds and you have coloured them so beautifully. I really like the blue and white Cornishware. Well done you!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, this is surely one of Marcy's prettiest and I couldn't wait to see what you did with it. And, oh, you did the loveliest thing! Your pink roses are gorgeous and you stayed true to the Cornishware colors -- such a nice combination. Good thing this is a digi because otherwise it would be sold out in a heartbeat. What fun I'm having seeing all these cards this morning! Have a beautiful day, Cheryl!

Davi said...

So beautiful Cheryl! I love the soft blues and pinks, such a soothing feeling. This is a wonderful image :)

Caly Person said...

This card is gorgeous, Cheryl! I am sure you're a blessing to many as you are to me! 😘

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my gosh, this is so pretty Cheryl! Your coloring is beautiful, and I agree with you, this is a fabulous digital image . . . Marcy has outdone herself with this one! I love roses, especially English Roses, this design has so many possibilities! Warm hugs!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well Cheryl you excelled yourself with spectacular colouring and a gorgeous card, well done.
How very rich we are in Jeus indeed He does carry our sins first of all, away far as the east is to the west, then He holds us in His arms and keeps us in His tender care. How I love Him!
Shaz in Oz.x

Anonymous said...

Sweet Cheryl,
What a beautiful image. You've colored it to absolute perfection. I love the color palette and how you've highlighted the florals with a soft blue/green. It's come to life under your skillful coloring. Just beautiful. Hugs, Anne Ryan

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, I forgot to mention your dad's song. It's short, sweet and says it like it is. I would love to have heard him sing this. Hugs, Anne

Pauline said...

Cheryl this is gorgeous! Your colouring is beautiful using all those shades of pink and blues. Love the scallop border pulls this all together very nicely! Hugs,

Debbie Olson said...

Gorgeous card, and a beautiful old hymn too, Cheryl! I love your Cornish blue ware, and I think that was my grandfather's favorite hymn too. :-)

Helen Gullett said...

Cheryl,
I am so very thankful to meet you through SCS forum! You are one amazing friend! You have inspired me a lot with your art works and your kindness displayed through them.

This card today is one of them. Your coloring is stunning!

Blessings,
Helen G.

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful and adorable in one! Adorable idea with the cups coloring, love this idea. Beautiful coloring on your blooms miss Cheryl. Beautiful card all around.

Tracy said...

I just want to reach out and touch these lovely blooms. Your coloring is phenomenal Cheryl. You've brought them and their pretty tea cups to life. The pinks are so yummy to the eyes. Hugs to you my sweet friend!

Stephanie said...

Darling friend of mine, this card is oh-so-beautiful! I know I always say this, but I have a new favorite {{smiles}} I think I said that with the last card you made. You are incredibly talented, sweet Cheryl.

Thinking of you. Much love and tender hugs!

Robin Clendenning said...

Love this Cheryl! I love the blue and pink colors and the lovely way you colored your roses! Your little zig zag border is the perfect compliment of color!

Angie said...

Cheryl, this is stunning! I love how you added the line and shading to ground the gorgeous image. Your coloring is beautiful. This is breathtaking!

Broni said...

What fabulous coloring and shading, Cheryl! Your flowers are gorgeous and your card is a work of art!

Lisa Lara said...

Such a gorgeous beauty Cheryl. I love your little scallopped border. So sweet. What a lovely digi. MWah. Thank you for the prayers. i'm on meds.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl, this is gorgeous!!! I so love your combo of pink with the blue. You so made this image come to life with your over the top coloring. I love it!!! The zig zag border is absolutely perfect as a frame!! It really brings out the colors. Love this image!!
hugs,
Chris

Susan Lankford said...

Dear Cheryl...what a beautiful card these roses make..you're right...I must hop on over and get them for myself! I love the way you research the history of the images you color...makes it so meaningful! And what a great way to ground the cups and roses by simply drawing a line that looks like a table!! I must try that!
Take care! Hugs, Susan

Tosha Leyendekker said...

You are one gifted lady my friend!! Your gift of encouragement touches so many, as well as your gift of writing. And your gift of creating is so inspirational! Your coloring is so striking, and how sweet to add the table element and darling scalloped frame!!

Irish Cherokee said...

What a gorgeous card. Your coloring is exquisite. I can understand why you like this image so much. Excellent.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, those roses are so pretty and dreamy. Love the coloring as usual. The scallop background pieces ads a nice touch to the already pretty card. So pleased you have the greatest friend! :)

ChristineCreations said...

This is just beautiful Cheryl. The colouring is so well done and so inviting. Lovely work!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such beautiful coloring... love the roses and the gorgeous blue on the cups. Absolute perfection, Cheryl. You are amazing.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous colouring and a lovely card! Can't wait for Spring and flowers in my garden again!! Thank you too for your lovely comments ((hugs)).

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Hi Cheryl! This is just stunning! Wow- your coloring- just amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope life is treating you well!

Traci M said...

What a beautifully colored cup of posies...I love the soft pinks against the blue stoneware...I wish I had those dishes in real life!! LOL!! You did this image so proud and it is one of my favorites Marcella has designed so far! Thanks for spreading such cheer...God bless you!!