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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Seeds of Today

Hello, dear friends! Can you believe it's already the middle of May? School will be out soon, and it's time for graduation. With that in mind, I get to share the brand new Instant Garden digital image from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Seeds of Today.
A daisy-like trailing vine sprouts from a flowerpot, twisting and curling around a very special sentiment in this new illustration from my imagination. But I give you the choice here to use the image with or without the sentiment provided, and you can swap it out for anything in your stash! If you do choose to keep the "seeds of today" quote, you may want to use the other sentiment in this set to congratulate a new graduate. Enjoy!
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Seeds of Today, Instant Garden Digital Release, May 2016

Before I decided to use the full image with the sentiment, I did try a number of sentiments from my clear stamps that worked (depending on the size you make this image). So this new digital set has a lot of possibilities. I started with a pretty piece of plaid paper to use as my color palette and decided to use a new die set with the mini scallops that I thought looked pretty and delicate. And how could I pass up paper piecing, right? Hehe! As always, I auditioned my image (after making a quick color copy of it) and decided to add a bow and some buttons. I used one of my Copic markers to color white seam binding, and the tip about coloring it is to use a piece of plastic similar to what you use with the Stamp-a-ma-jig and then keep coloring with the chisel end and don't let it dry -- otherwise, you will end up with color changes. 

So here she is, and I hope you like it. I really fussed around with the layout, and it usually takes me longer to decide how to put a card together than to color it! Ah, well, at least I finished it, and I always enjoy making a card.


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Seeds of Today, Instant Garden Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, May 2016

This lovely pot with the flowering vine reminds me of what Paul says about how he planted the seed by sharing God's Word and that another co-worker Apollos watered the seed by the works he did. But it is always God Who brings His Word alive in our hearts. We might say that God causes His love to bloom in our hearts and gives us life. Then He allows us to shine so that others might see His mighty works.

I planted the seed,
Apollos watered it,
but God has been making it grow.
1 Corinthians 3:6


Now it's time to visit some of the Instant Gardeners for more inspiration. After that, I'm sure you stampers will definitely want to hop over to Power Poppy to purchase this new digital release to use today. Don't forget to check out the entire digital collection that keeps growing. And stop by the Power Poppy blog to read and see what Marcy has to say about this image and about her creative journey from years past...fascinating!
Thank you ever so much for visiting and sharing a comment, thought, or question. I love hearing from you and am always happy to answer questions, so please don't hesitate to email me. I love to help whenever I can. (I am entering this in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge and in Simon Says: Flowers Challenge.) 

Blessings,


Stamps:  Seeds of Today (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Blue Bayou (SU), Subtle Plaids paper pack (MFT), white textured paper (Bazzill)
Ink: None (printer)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Scalloped Circle Layering dies (Tonic), Ocean Tides buttons (PTI), seam binding dyed with Copic BG72, white DMC floss, Perfect Layers tool, piercing tool, Zots adhesive dots, red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, paper piercing, fussy cutting
Card Size:  5¾” square

33 comments:

Lin said...

Sweet! Wonderful quote, fantastic design, Cheryl! The plaid is the perfect backdrop!

Leslie Miller said...

Hello, Cheryl! I'm so excited to see what you've done with this darling, sweet image. That's quite the crazy daisy, isn't it, but I love it. It's so perfect with the plaid DP, buttons, and ribbon. I sure do understand about the card design taking longer than the coloring. In the end it may look simple, but it can take a while to get there. Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon!

Kia said...

I too am loving the plaid as your inspiration for your colours Cheryl, and indeed your colouring is done to perfection. So very beautiful with your sentiment too.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The layout is perfectly balanced. The DP colors are soft yet pure. You have colored that image so prettily Cheryl. Thank you so much for posting this lovely creative art in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #230-#231 - Anything Goes.
Blessings, Carole

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely stunning! Colored perfectly! Your Designer Papers make your image POP all the more and I love your sweet little button accents! That sentiment is Glorious! All over beautiful!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I so totally love the colors on this Cheryl, and how you scattered the buttons :)

Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw your name appear in my inbox, I knew you've been up to some great things this week, my sweet friend and child of God! I love your coloring but I also really love the plaid paper you've used. It's only paper, but it really draws attention to your gorgeous image, Cheryl. Better yet, you've used ribbon. Oh, how I love ribbon! You've done it again, girlfriend: You've created another wonderful work of art for all of us to enjoy. I love you. Hugs, Anne Ryan

Helen Gullett said...

Cheryl, what a beautiful card. Love your coloring :)

Patti J said...

Cheryl, this is so pretty! I adore the background paper...makes the image stand out so beautifully! Thanks for the tip on coloring your ribbon. I've tried before, and end up with several shades of color. Will try again using your advice! Thanks for your wonderful words. We just had some lessons in Sunday School about Paul, and this was one that we discussed! Greetings from Germany, where I am for the month of May - helping our daughter and son in law with a new baby. Granny heaven! Hugs...

Barbara said...

When I see your name pop up in my email, I know I am going to find a treasure when I open the mail. Love the colors that you were inspired by, from the designer paper. Adding the matching ribbon really sets the image off. I love that it can be resized for fit any sentiment. Specially great coloring of the digital image. A great feel to this card.

Caly Person said...

What a sweet card! I love this sentiment!

Robin Clendenning said...

So sweet Cheryl!! I love your sweet design and colors and your beautiful paper too!!!I LOVE plaid! Your ribbon and sequins are so pretty as well!
Love you sweet friend!

Heidi Stamps said...

What a cute image and I love the saying. That is so true, and this would make a great mother's or Father's Day card too. The ribbon and buttons are very nice final touches!

Shoregirl said...

I saw your card on WAW and wanted to pop over and say how beautiful it is!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo dear sweet friend,
Oh you sent me scarpering looking for that new die set, from Tonic just starting to hear about it..
Very interesting, also love the soft colours of that tartan too.
Now you card dear Cheryl, is as always just magnificent. I love it, you do our your heart into your cards, and I just love this. It is a great set, and you've excelled. I must confess though they are too expensive for me. Our AUD$ isnt grand now, so it makes a big difference .. However, I get to enjoy yours. :) and love the way you've tied it in with the way of salavtion .. Gods word in our lives, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
And "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" these are two verses that came to mind as I read it. Thank you for being such a blessing.
And thanks for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Cheryl!! This is a real beauty for so many reasons! First off, I love the color palette that you used with the plaid paper. It's warm, yet Springy, and your coloring is fantastic as always. Love the sweet little scallops and your beautiful hand-colored bow that just grounds everything. Gorgeous my friend!!

ChristineCreations said...

This is so pretty and soothing Cheryl. Lovely work with this new one from Marcy!

Team Clark said...

This is so very beautiful, Cheryl! What a great image and beautiful card design! Hugs, Autumn

Susan Lankford said...

What a lovely card Cheryl...the background plains is perfect! I love your comparison to the 1 Corinthians verse....

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! Beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh so beautiful Cheryl. The digi just fits a circle doesn't it?! I love the colors you used and your designer paper. Love it gf.

Tracy said...

I've got to buy some plaid paper. LOVE the look of this! Your coloring is a perfect match. Classy work as always my friend. Hugs!

MemoriesCrafter said...

Sweet greetings to a very sweet friend. Your card is very beautiful Cheryl! Oh I just love this new image by Marcella, having the flower spiral away from the pot and so very true the sentiment!

It's so cute how you "auditioned" your image. LOL. Oh I SO agree! I think doing the layout is the TOUGHEST and I always fuss about them. Sometimes is the layout that prevent me from turning a finished colored image into a card. Too hard! LOL. But your layout is equally stunning as your coloring! That's a beautiful choice of plaid paper. It gives a good balance to the colors on the image and sweet finished touch with the bow. Enjoy the rest of your week Cheryl.

Hugs sweet friend,
Christina

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

Lovely
Happy finding your page
http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.ae/?m=1

Conniecrafter said...

Beautifully done, such a great sentiment also for any new start in life, love the papers with the image, compliments it very well. Hope all is well with you and your hubby :)

Cheryl said...

Another beautiful creation, sweet friend. Thank you for the precious encouragement you have left at my blog. You will never know how much your comments have meant. God bless you abundantly.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Cheryl, another gorgeous card!! I so love your coloring of the framing!! I can imagine it framing some beautiful scripture. The font and sentiment is beautiful!! I adore it combined with the plaid paper!! Gorgeous layout!! I love the scripture is a beautiful reminder that all we do and have are from God. Love you sweet friend!! TTYS!!
hugs,
Chris

Angie said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous! I love the beautiful paper for the background. I am like you. Coloring is done in a jiff and then I have to figure out how to place it on a card! I love the tip of how to color seam binding! Gorgeous image, fabulous card!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Cheryl! Everything compliments one another from your beautiful coloured image, paper and ribbon, so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing, hugs,

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Cheryl. That flower vine is so pretty curling around in a circle. The greeting is so perfect. I also like the gingham background paper and delicate ribbon.

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Cheryl! It's gorgeous! I love how you incorporated the colours of your plaid into your bloom and stem! Stunning!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Oh goodness! I was just positive that I left a comment. I know I'm getting older, but this is just unacceptable. You've created something so very lovely here. The coloring is just spectacular and you always choose the perfect paper. I love the dies. I love the piercing. I love the sea binding. Do you get the idea that I kind of love it? Nicely done my friend.

Stacy Morgan said...

Plaid... oh you can rock the plaid paper girl. This is so warm and inviting! I like the sequins accents. :-) Your colors are perfect and a beautiful card all around.