Monday, April 25, 2016

Two New Power Poppy Digis Today!

Hello, precious friends! Can you believe we are starting a new week and that soon it will be May? It's that season for lots of delicious fruit and time to get refreshed after the winter. Today I get to share two cards using two new digital sets from Power Poppy. The first is the remixed digital image by Marcella Hawley called Juicy Strawberries with two wonderful sentiments.
"We have three images in this strawberry-centric set. My drawing showcasing berries, flowers, leaves, and curlicues was based on heirloom strawberries that are growing in our backyard, plants originally from the previous owner's grandmother's garden! The sentiments are inspired by the kindness that I so often see shared in the conversations with my design teams. Most recently I have been the beneficiary of lots of virtual juicy, squooshy hugs — and they were a big juicy help to me. I hope these messages will do the same for the recipients of your card-making."
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Juicy Strawberries, Remixed Digital Release, April 2016

What fun to see this set with the wonderful sentiments and these fabulous strawberries. I have strawberries on my cereal every day  yum! I used one of the pretty Spellbinders borders and used it on top and bottom, and it was inspired by one of the beautiful cards my dear husband gave me this Christmas that has a pretty border like this with beautifully sparkly paper underneath  and I even used sequins. I have used the wonderful larger sentiment for inside this card and know that special someone will love it the "squooshy" hugs inside.

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Juicy Strawberries, Digital Remixed Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, April 2016

So now for the second digital image, which is the new Instant Garden digital image by Marcella Hawley called Created to Create
"This set is a little different than what I have introduced previously, in that the 'scene' includes a hand-drawn sentiment, and then there is a version of the same scene with a 'blank canvas.' I was thinking that a sentiment from another set could be hand-stamped inside — OR — the artist could draw a little scene on his or her own on the canvas! Maybe a little watercolor wash or a swirly doodle. :) The idea is that we were created to create!! Nobody ever said exactly WHAT to create, just to get to it! :)" 
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Created to Create, Instant Garden Digital Image, April 2016

One of the wonderful things about this new Instant Garden digi is that you can just pull it into Microsoft Word and it will fill the whole page (with or without the completed "canvas"). Wait till you see what some of the gals have done — simply amazing! Anyway, I used the complete image and made it smaller and had such fun coloring it — and even decided to "buck the tide" and made my daffodils a peachy pink color. I have had this notebook edge die for a while and decided to use it for this card. Truly, this is such a fun new Instant Garden digi, and I know we will be seeing lots of great artwork with it.

So, here is my finished card, and it was such fun to get my "watercolor set" on the "canvas" smudged with the paint.

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Created to Create, Instant Garden Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, April 2016

While I was enjoying coloring and finishing my cards, I thought about the quote, "We were created to create." And I thought about how we are made in the image of God. While God created everything from nothing, we have been given the gift of creativity, allowing us to make beautiful things with the materials He has given us. When we do something creative, we are imitating God, which helps draw us closer to Him. God's Word tells us how He specifically equipped people to be craftsman and work with their hands.

And I have filled him with the Spirit of God,
with the ability and intelligence, and knowledge
and craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs,
to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting,
and in carving wood, to work in every craft.
Exodus 31:3-5

Be sure to visit the Power Poppy blog and see what Marcy has in store and to see what my amazing teammates have to share  creativity abounds!! And then I hope you stampers will hop over to Power Poppy to purchase these new digital sets to use today. Have you checked out the entire digital collection lately? It's amazing! 

Thank you so much for visiting and sharing a comment, thought, or question. You always bless me. I love hearing from you and am always happy to answer questions. Please don't hesitate to email me. I love to help whenever I can and have answered a number of questions about digital images, so don't be shy. Remember, the only dumb questions are those that you don't ask. (I am entering this in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.) 


Card One:
Stamps:  Juicy Strawberries (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Home Sweet Home 6x6 paper pad (Graphic 45)
Ink: None (printer)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, A2 Scalloped Borders Two dies (Spellbinders), Retro Green sequins (Hazel & Ruby), Irresistible Pico Embellishment adhesive, Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), red tape
Techniques: Digital images using GIMP and Microsoft Word
Card Size:  4½” x 6”

Card Two:
Stamps:  Created to Create (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), Cameo Coral (SU), White textured paper (Bazzill)
Ink: None (printer)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Perfect Squares tool, red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word
Card Size:  5¼” x 6”


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What lovely new images and your cards are both beautiful. I love the Hello Sweet Friend sentiment, and it does sound like you, Cheryl! The coloring page digi is really on trend and I love how you colored it. The notebook die you used is the perfect touch for this image. You found a good verse to go with the Created to Create saying.

Gail said...

Hi Cheryl -this is so lovely - love watercolor and your layout is beautiful - TFS at WAW this week - best wishes in the win - have a blessed day! John 3:16

Lin said...

Those strawberries look good enough to eat, Cheryl! The green gingham/check is the perfect pairing with them! Both cards are beautifully done, as always!

Unknown said...

Absolutely STUNNING! Gold Star in the coloring department! And thank you so much for always leaving me such kind and thoughtful words! Have a Crafty kind of day! xo~

BeckyTE said...

Fabulous cards today, Cheryl. Thanks for sharing your gift of creativity with us. I love them both.

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Cheryl! Not one but TWO stunners to peek at today! You rock! I love 'em both! So happy and delightful to look at! Gorgeous colours on them both!

ChristineCreations said...

A gorgeous pair of designs Cheryl! I love the layout, die framing and paper with those yummy strawberries and the notebook edge is perfect for the create design. I absolutely love and agree with what you wrote about our Creator God too...whenever I create I get that sense of being able to worship Him with the work of my hands.

Broni said...

Both cards are fabulous, Cheryl!! I love the freshness of your strawberries and the colors you used for your artist's palette are just wonderful!! Beautiful, beautiful!!

Caly Person said...

I love both these cards, Cheryl! The sentiments on the strawberry stamp set are so perfect for you-always so full of encouragement and blessing!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Cheryl, both cards are delightfully colored. You have a talent, that's for sure. You always craft the most special cards with your dies and coloring. You have an amazing aptitude for details ... all those things that give your cards that extra something to make them stand out amongst all the others. Beautiful work on both card, sweet Cheryl. Blessings, Anne Ryan

Leslie Miller said...

I'm loving every card I see with these new digis! Lines or no lines, those berries look fabulous. Really cute with the green gingham paper. Don't strawberries just call out for gingham? And I'm super impressed with your creativity on the second card. Love how you made the palette messy, just like it would be in real life. Your shading on those letters is pretty amazing in such a small space. Love the notebook edge, too. Fantastic, Cheryl!

roseflowerbooks said...

Once again just gorgeous Cheryl. I love how you colored the stamps and the message of faith along with it:)

Robin Clendenning said...

Hello Cheryl!! I love your pretty springy cards dear friend!! I especially love the one with flowers and the paint brush with water colors! That is so pretty!!
Love you sweet friend!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Cheryl - not one but TWO gorgeous pieces of art!! Your strawberries are DIVINE and love the framing and paper you paired it with!! And then there's the second card with it's fabulous colouring (love the smudged paintbox BTW!) - you totally rocked both my friend!!! :)

Susan Lankford said...

Cheryl...your cards are adorable! So beautifully colored and decorated! I love the message about creating as a gift from our Creator!
And neither can I believe how April is flying by!

Essie said...

Love your cards--what beautiful pieces of art!

Stacy Morgan said...

Look at you go girlie... Okay the notebook edge on the created to create is awesome. I totally adore that and your coloring! Beautiful... your berries are top notch! Adore the curvy edges top and bottom with the designer paper. Both are beautiful!

Lisa Lara said...

Your cards are so so gorgeous and classy Cheryl, always. This is so beautiful. What a fun image!

Stacy Sheldon said...

these are both so beautiful Cheryl, I esp. love the bottom one with the torn from the notebook look to it.

SewPaperPaint said...

These are unbelievable! The strawberries card is so welcomed as we wait for summer - fabulous! And the awesome image on the second goes so great with the die edge. Love these, Cheryl!!! <3

Barbara said...

Cherl, When I saw your card, I marked it with a flag so I could come back later and make a comment. Well life got a bit busy and I am just how telling how much I love this card. The simple strawberries colors so lifelike are wonderful. Love the gorgeous borders.

JD/ Jill said...

Both of these are just wonderful eye candy. Colored so nicely.

Vicki Burdick said...

Wow, Cheryl, both are just gorgeous, I am loving that strawberry digi!!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Cheryl, you did a great job on BOTH images! I especially love the leaves and the little unripened berries on the strawberries, as well as the fabulous, clean layout and pink daffodils on the daffodils card. :-)

Marisa said...

I have a craving for strawberries now!! Fabulous colouring on the second card too.

Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Wow, my special friend!! You've given us two wonderful and beautiful cards to admire!! I love both cards, but the strawberry one really speaks to me as I love strawberries!! You are such a marvelous artist, Cheryl!

Donna Ellis said...

Ohhh, Cheryl, how beautifully colored these are! I especially cherish your green creation. The pretty paper, fancy-yet-simple die cutting, and gorgeous shading with dancing sequins, unleashes such a peaceful, lovely sense of being - it's amazing how Beautiful Nature Scenes bring Life to the Soul. Your second card looks like it was fun to color, and just brings on a sense of happiness! I hope you enjoy a fabulous week! hugs, de

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow, Cheryl!! I love both of your cards!! Your strawberries look so lush and real..good enough to eat!! Love that layout too!! Your coloring of the flowers and pad is gorgeous as well. The notebook edge is so creative and perfect!! You are so talented my friend!!

Scott and I love the verse you shared. We may have to add that to our Etsy Website. So Perfect!!


Davi said...

Awesome job on both Cheryl!! I love the strawberry one with gingham, it is so pretty and the strawberries look sooo very real, super coloring! The second is fun perfect to show off your creativity :) I love the perfect scripture you shared too!! Have a super weekend!

Irish Cherokee said...

Two excellent creations Cheryl. The strawberry card makes me drool. Love strawberries. The second card brings back memories of old timey cards. Love it.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Debbie Harris said...

You ALWAYS amaze me with the beauty of your creativity, Cheryl. Those strawberries are amazing, and that second card looked like a lot of fun creating.
So many new things with making cards since I once played around in that area.
Excellent part of Scripture you shared with us.

Enjoy your weekend~~

Traci M said...

These are such beautiful creations...inspired by the Master's hands I'd say, dear Cheryl!! I love the scripture you've shared with your readers. I've been to some of the beautiful churches in Europe with the painted ceiling and am truly amazed how God gifts us for His glory! I have these strawberries from before Marcella's remake and have been inspired seeing them come alive again. Your choice of colors and papers and your delicate coloring are pure perfection. So, no need to visit my blog as right now my "art" is a bathroom remodel and once the light is hung and I can take a picture, I will!! Blessings, sweet friend!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are so pretty, Cheryl! Love the strawberries & the artist canvas is wonderful! Love the colors!

Jo Ann said...

Both cards are super gorgeous! So delighted you linked your creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again in our ongoing Challenge. I would love to encourage you with God's Word from 1 John 2:17 which says, "The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever." Have a wonderful week and God bless!


Cheryl said...

What a lovely creation, Cheryl! Just so beautiful! Have a wonderful day in Jesus! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Cheryl. Fantastic coloring on both. Oh, I love strawberries. One of my favorites fruits. :) The created to create image is amazing... I love how you let the colors get 'messy' on the water color set. :) It's the little details. :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear sweet Cheryl, these are two magnificent cards, I really love how you share your digi, in it's pretty, but raw state, then your transform it into something truly spectacular!! love the strawbs truly wonderful, your transformation of the digis reminds me of Gods work in as shared in Rom 12:1,2
Love also the green checked border top and bottom on his first card and of course your colouring is superb.
Love the second one with its wonderful verse, and your thought on how we are created in our Gods own image, truly that quite takes your breath way when you think on it.
Thanks for being such a blessing and Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...such amazing cards mf. Your colouring is just fantastic. I wish I could come over and you could give me some lessons on colouring. Wow...that would be a dream come true!
Hugs my and have a great day.

Tracy said...

Boy did you have your creating cap on for these two beauties. The border die you used on the first card really adds elegance to the design and those sweet strawberries...yummy! For the second card I am totally over the moon in how you did the sentiment in a color gradient. Awesome effect! :-)

Shirley N said...

After seeing your amazing card, I had to run out to buy the Instant Garden digi. Your coloring on both cards are just stunning!

nwilliams6 said...

Love these Cheryl! Wow! So pretty, so bright, so cheerful! Saw where Linda cased you on SCS and had to come see the original! Lovely work! Hugz