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Friday, February 05, 2016

Magnolia Sunshine

Hello, dear friends, and I trust you have had a wonderful and blessed week and are looking forward to the weekend.

Well, it's the 5th of the month, and I am so happy to color up the newly remixed digital image from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Magnolia Sunshine. And it's a wonderful one to chase away the winter blues and to remind us all that spring is coming! Marcy shares this:
"It's hard to mess up Magnolia Sunshine. Whether colored in or left alone, this showy medallion-shaped bouquet, featuring a remix of Saucer Magnolias, Trumpet Daffodils, and Snowdrops, leaps off the page. It's jam-packed with joyful details and is the perfect springtime digi stamp to add to your collection. I selected this mixture of flowers because they are some of my mother's favorites; she grows so many varieties of each of these plants in her garden! The sentiments are quotes from Frances Hodgson Burnett's book, The Secret Garden, and would be the finishing touches on an uplifting card for certain."
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Magnolia Sunshine, Remixed Digital Image, February 2016

For my card, I used Microsoft Word and pulled in the main image and a digital sentiment from Winter Pick-Me-Up and resized them to fit into a die. I printed it on X-Press It Blending Card and started to color with no real direction other than using this new die set because it fit so well. I chose to go with pink magnolias and yellow daffodils. I was delighted to discover that snowdrops are white and green and really do grow up out of the snow! I die cut my image using the main die and also cut a piece of white card stock with the same die to use the outer decorative frame adhered to Papertrey's Soft Stone. Then I used my handy Perfect Layers tool for an even mat. For a bit more interest, I decided to pierce around the focal layer (yes, you know how much I love that). Once again, it's a very mail-friendly card -- especially given the increase in postage rates!


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Magnolia Sunshine, Remixed Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, February 2016

This sentiment is a appropriate one for so many occasions, and it reminds me of how many dear friends and family members are always in my thoughts as I pray for those in need. And then I realized that we are always in God's thoughts -- and always in His care. What great comfort and peace it is for me to know that He will always comfort us and will never forget us. 

Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth;
break forth, O mountains, into singing!
For the LORD has comforted His people
and will have compassion on His afflicted.
...Even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you.
Behold, I have engraved you
on the palms of My hands.
Isaiah 49:13, 16a

Now is time to hop over to the Power Poppy blog for lots of inspiration, a new monthly challenge - and more! And then you will surely want to go to Power Poppy to get this new digital release to use today -- and also check out the entire digital collection.

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:  Magnolia Sunshine, Winter Pick-Me-Up (Power Poppy) 
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card (Copic), White and Soft Stone (PTI)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Elementals #11 - Bracket Coved Labels die (Frantic Stamper), Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, 3M spray adhesive
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word
Card Size:  A2

44 comments:

Team Clark said...

This is exquisite, Cheryl!!! This is my favorite yet! I love the grey background with this colorful arrangement. The border die is TO DIE FOR! ;0 Your coloring couldn't get any better, dear! Truly perfect highlights and lowlights. Hugs, Autumn

Cranberry Morning said...

That's a beautiful card - perfect for mid winter!

Heidi Stamps said...

Lovely! I just love snowdrops, they look great in your pretty arrangement.

Lin said...

Gorgeous, Cheryl, love the pinks and yellows! And as always, your framing is fantastic! Hugs!

Becky said...

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Patti J said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous! Loving your beautiful words under the photo, as well. Thanks for sharing! I'm looking for a subscribe button now.....

Julie Curtis said...

This is a beautiful card and your sentiment is perfect for this card. I like your layout and the die cut.

ChristineCreations said...

I LOVE your colour palette on this one Cheryl. The buttery yellows on the daffodils pair so well with the pink. Awesome colouring and shading lady! Blessings to you today!

Leslie Miller said...

Exquisite coloring and beautiful framing! Your pierced mat looks like it was meant to be. Really love the soft stone card base. The way you turned the image for a more vertical orientation is perfect, too. This is a real WOW card, Cheryl. Soft, easy to mail. Just stunning!

Cathy Homan said...

Beautiful card. This stamp is amazing. Thank you for sharing!

cghundley said...

Love that background
die cut, so pretty.
Fabulous card.
Carla from Utah

Caly Person said...

Stunning,Cheryl!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Cheryl, that image is colored so beautifully. I like how you inset it into the die cut. The scripture on your blog touched my heart. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your creation is inspiring and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

Conniecrafter said...

So good to see you posting, I sent an email last Sunday and when I didn't hear back I was really hoping all was ok and you were just very busy.
Gorgeous card, the shading is just beautiful and that framing is so lovely!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh, Cheryl, it's just beautiful! What a lovely image and you've colored it so beautifully. I still haven't gotten the winter blues, sure wish I would, then I could send them on their way . . . LOL! I'm missing the four seasons of my childhood, I need to move a little further north . . .. NOT .. . my hubby loves the tropical climate. Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend! I'm headed over to Power Poppy to check out Marcy's magic. Hugs!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I just love that image and your coloring is over the top exquisite!!!! I Love your depth and choice of colors!! The sentiment is awesome as well. Very useful!! That background....wowzer. I need that die and that image...on my wishlist for sure. LOVE Everything about your card.

Thanks for sharing the scripture too. The second half of the last half...Behold, I have engraved you
on the palms of My hands." is our Etsy store theme verse. So glad we had the time to chat the other day and looking forward to talking to you soon!! Have a great weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

Pauline said...

WOW! Cheryl this is stunning to say the least! Love your colouring, such soft and pretty colours, love the soft stone card base, and that die - it's a must have! I thought the piercing was part of the die, you did a great job at doing the piercing. Gorgeous!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I'm in love with your card and in awe of your mad talents. First the grey is so pretty with your flowers, second that's one gorgeous die. Lastly and most obvious is your amazing coloring. Those flowers are beautiful, beautiful! Well done my friend.

janelle winchcole said...

Hi, Oh wow!! this card is just gorgeous!! The border you've given your beautiful image really looks amazing. x

Anonymous said...

Anne Ryan,

How wonderful to see your card today Cheryl. How wonderful, too, to see you creating only those things that honors and shares the talents God has so lovingly given to you. So happy you had a chance to join some others in a copics class. Of course, you didn't need it, but it was a sweet and loving gesture by your husband. Now that's love right there. Beautiful everything about your card. you are gifted. 2/11 is known as the world day of the sick. I'll be keeping you at the front of my mind on that day. Glad to hear the meds are working. Hang in there. Prayers for an easy and successful surgery. God lovesyou and so I do. Hugs Anne

Teresa Doyle said...

Cheryl your card is elegant as well. Simply beautiful!

swldebbie said...

This is stunning, Cheryl! That die and your image were made for each other. Fabulous coloring.

Becky said...

wow, this is stunning!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW! Cheryl this is STUNNING!! Your colouring is amazing and I love the framing on this beauty!! Absolutely exquisite my friend!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Cheryl, dear sweet sister in the Lord, and friend, I am so grateful for your words today, which the dear Lord had you share. I lost a very dear friend, and only found out of her passing a few hours ago, but she is with Him.
Isn't that such a comfort, as you say, He knows, He loves and cares for those who love Him? " absent from the body, present with the Lord" how wonderful is that?!!
Blessing of our Lord, dear friend, love your card it's truly beautiful, and you used the digi superbly.
Shaz in Oz.x

Susan Lankford said...

Such beautiful coloring! I love all the details that you add to your blog post and the verse is precious!
I just can't believe you've introduced me to another product company (Frantic Stamper)! Woe is me!

Stacy Sheldon said...

every single detail on this makes it so much more special. the piercing is fantastic that you did that freehand is WOW. love how you colored the petals on these blooms a great deal too Cheryl. :)

Cheryl said...

Oh, how pretty! So lovely and springlike! It is SO cold here tonight, it was so nice to see touch of spring!! God bless you with a wonderful Sunday, sweet friend. :)

Angelica Schmidt said...

Your cards are always so elegant and gorgeous! Those flowers are so gorgeous and beautifully colored too! Marcella is an amazing artist isn't she. Hope all is well with you! Have a Blessed day! Hugs

Misti said...

Cheryl, this is absolutely stunning!!! WOWZA!!!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow, Cheryl, your card is soooooooo beautiful! Loving your post today! Very encouraging :) Thank You!

Traci M said...

Cheryl, your card is so very lovely, soft, and beautifully framed with that gorgeous die! I appreciate your sharing of such an encouraging scripture, too!! I am glad to have women of faith who share love for God's word and want to share it with others!! May you be blessed, sweet friend!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Cheryl my dear friend.... what can one say... absolutely stunning. Your skill is beyond compare my dear girl. What an exquisitely beautifully card. I truly love the die that you chose to use. Now it is me that has die envy. :) And of course the piercing is simply perfect. Hugs to you.

Robin Clendenning said...

Ooh Cheryl, this is so soft and pretty! I love the color combo and the framing is delightful!! Love the dies you used and the piece marks are perfect!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Cheryl! This is breath-taking!! Your coloring is always such perfection in every way. And that beautiful frame... This card is just a wonderful creation.

Angie said...

The framing is beautiful and your coloring amazing. You know how to bring life to the flowers with your mad coloring skills! I could look at your beautiful work all day!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello sweet Cheryl!
Your card is lovely, and I am so blessed to have you share your wonerful God-given talents with us. May He richly bless you this week, and give you the love and comfort you are seeking. Thanks so much for playing along. You sure made me smile.
HUgs,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Davi said...

SO beautiful Cheryl!! I love the way you colored this lovely image and the die is such a wonderful way of framing the image. Isnt it awesome to know how the Lord has us on His mind, what a comfort:)

Lisa Lara said...

My jaw is on the floor Cheryl. This is exquisite. Oh my. Amazing coloring and love your frame. WOW.

Stacy Morgan said...

Cheryl this is just gorgeous. Your coloring rocks, the die frame is beautiful with the flowers. Just gorgeous but what did I expect? ;-) Your style is AWESOME!!!

Tracy said...

This belongs on a Hallmark shelf girlfriend. It is scrumptious from top to bottom. Perfect coloring and having it nestled in that elaborate and totally elegant frame...it's magnificent. I applaud your skills my friend. Hugs!

Christina H. said...

Hi Cheryl. Oh what a breathtaking sight to see! The colors is beyond words. Simply gorgeous! And I know that fancy frame! LOL. So good to hear from you. Sending hugs and wishing you a lovely blessing weekend ahead.

Katie Sims said...

Cheryl, this image couldn't be colored any more beautifully if you tried! What a gift you have, sweet lady....one of many gifts you have actually. Love the die you used to frame up this gloriously colored image.....sigh. So good to see all of the loveliness coming out of your craft room lately....hope you are doing well. Sending you hugs....

D.Ann C said...

Such gorgeous coloring so elegantly framed!!