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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rose and Chamomile

Hello, sweet friends! It's the middle of June already, and it's time for the brand new Instant Garden digital set from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Rose & Chamomile.
"Did you know that June is National Rose Month in the United States? To help celebrate these perennial favorites, we're showcasing a single rose bloom unfurling amongst a swirl of chamomile and rose hips. If you are wanting to switch it up a bit, the rose image is also included without the extra flowers and rose hips! Image this cluster of beauty colored up multiples ways, from the softest whites to the deepest reds. It's a versatile grouping that will have you returning to color again and again. This downloadable digital set includes the sentiment 'You are in my prayers.'"  Marcella Hawley
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Rose and Chamomile, Instant Garden Digital Release, June 2016

Well, is this one of the sweetest rose images you've ever seen? I love the softness and the wonderful sentiment to encourage that special someone. I have been wanting to make some special cards, and this sentiment is just perfect (and will be in the mail shortly). I have a new tag die that I decided to use, so I resized my digital image to fit and added the sentiment, colored it, and die cut it. Then I traced the outside of the die on pink card stock and fussy cut it for a thin mat around the tag die. Then I used my Japanese screw punch to make a hole for my ribbon. I found some designer paper and ended up using a single piece and added two doily dies along with some leaf branches. I just couldn't resist paper piercing, and then I adhered everything. And finally it was finished! I don't do shabby chic, but I was definitely going for a feminine feel.


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Rose & Chamomile, Instant Garden Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, June 2016

I have to tell you what happened to me while I was coloring. I normally print two images and often color two at once. I started coloring one on Neenah and another on X-Press It Blending Card. I finished the rose on each of them and had started on the leaves, but I decided to finish the Neenah one first. Well, after coloring with a certain (unnamed) marker a bit, a sudden "bloop" came out, and I gasped! My husband heard me and said, "Is that a good thing or a bad thing?" I said, "Well, you come and see for yourself." He then realized it wasn't a good thing! LOL! (I wasn't laughing at the time!) So I set that one aside and decided to figure out a layout using the other piece I had started to color. After a while, I thought to myself well, I could try putting some tissue under it and use the chisel end of my colorless blender marker to see how much I could blot out. While it took some work, I am thankful that I was able to camouflage the first image and finish it big sigh of relief! I could not see the mistake unless I looked at the back. This experience reminded me of how God can blot out our sins, and I praise God that He sent Jesus to pay the ultimate pray for my sin. So no matter what messes we are, God can always make something beautiful of our lives  for His glory!


I, I am He Who blots out your
transgressions for My own sake. 
Isaiah 43:25

Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
Isaiah 1:18

Now it's time to visit some of the Instant Gardeners for so much inspiration! Surely all you stampers will be drooling for this beautiful digital set. So after you've visited my teammates, hop over to Power Poppy to purchase it and use it today. We'd love to see what you do with it. 
Thank you 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.) 

Blessings,


Stamps:  Rose & Chamomile (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (PTI), white (Recollections), Pretty in Pink (SU), Summer Crush 6x6 paper pack (Maja Design)
Ink: None (printer)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers,  Stitched Main Street Tags dies (Memory Box), French Pastry Doily die (Cheery Lynn), Tea time Doily die (Cottage Cutz), Beautiful Flowers dies (Verve), pink organza ribbon (The Robert Stanley Collection/Hobby Lobby), Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow), piercing tool, sanding tool, Japanese screw punch, white tape, red tape
Techniques: Digital images using GIMP and Microsoft Word, paper-piercing
Card Size:  6" square

38 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The rose image is so lovely Cheryl, and those tags really make a statement. I'm loving that sentiment. Thank you so much for posting you creative and very lovely art in the #234-#235 - Anything Goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Cheryl, this is just lovely. The coloring of the image is just so pretty with the soft colors. I love the layout and the matting for the tag die gives it that extra pop as does the leaf sprays behind it. I also love the extra touch you give your cards by piercing frames and other objects. Even the angle and the doilies are details that push this card to that WOW factor. Totally awesome. Hugs, Gail

BeckyTE said...

What a gorgeous card today, Cheryl. So very feminine with the soft colors, doilies and delicate leaves. Love that tag you have used for the focal image. Fabulous work!

Team Clark said...

Absolutely lovely! Grey and pink are so perfect with this fabulous digi! <3

Kia said...

So delicate and beautiful Cheryl - I envy your colouring skills. I can well imagine the look of horror on your face when the "blob" happened!! Wonderful work my friend.

Leslie Miller said...

Cheryl, this is the epitome of sweet and feminine! Love this new image and you used it so well. The doilies are perfect with it and I love the stitched tag with ribbon. One of my favorite elements on this card is those little die cut leaves you added. Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference. Beautiful coloring without a blobby flaw in sight! That has happened to me a few times, too. This rose just begs for pink, doesn't it? Now you've got me all inspired...

Heidi Stamps said...

This is so so pretty! I just adore the little chamomile blossoms around the rose. It is a lovely card with the tag and all the details of the stitch lines. Just lovely!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful comparison to think how God washes away and blots out our transgressions! Oh, how thankful I am for His mercy and grace and forgiveness of my many sins. It was nice visiting with you today, sweet friend. Sending you love and hugs!

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely stunning! Love your beautiful coloring, such a pretty image! Your design and layout are beautiful, loooooove the tag and your doilies. Super pretty, Cheryl!!!

Helen Gullett said...

What a sweet and beautiful card, Cheryl! I love your coloring and the soft colors. The tag is great idea. When I see that image, I am imagining the smell of rose and chamomile :)

Barbara said...

Cheryl, I have to tell you that you do a wonderful job on all of your cards. Each month when the new digi comes out, I look at your card and say," I need that one." This month is no different, except I am going right over there to buy it without looking at any others. Lol Glad that you could salvage this one, there seems to be something in the air. I had a hot mess just the other day.

Alshandra said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl! Your colouring is gorgeous and I love how you always think about Jesus :) Thank you for taking the time to comment on my cards and I'm sorry I haven't commented on yours enough! I get your blog posts by email and enjoy reading each one but I really should make more effort to comment too :-) Have a beautiful week Cheryl. Elizabeth

Jerri Jimenez said...

So sweet Cheryl, I love roses and you've colored this one was beautifully! I love the lace doilies and the beautiful ribbon on the tag, such a sweet touch. Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, my sweet friend. As always, your coloring is stellar. Perfect everything. I suspect PP's sales will skyrocket once your card traverses the internet. Such beauty, Cheryl. Anne Ryan

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Cheryl!! Gosh I love roses and yours is sensational my friend!! Pink is such a lovely color and I love it with the green and small berries or rose hips (not sure) but the colors all work so well!! Beautiful sweet friend!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooh dear sweet sis, how I love this image and yes think I'm just going to have to lash out and get it even if am on a buying ban :p
Love your soft colouring and CAS layout to present it so beautifully.

How I also loved your tale on the rescued image, I have done that too, think pens are more forgiving than some other media.

How I loved your spiritual application, truly it is of God's great merciesthat we rescued from the slavemarket of sin..
.... that we made like Him by faith in Him alone, for now our sins are as white as wool, though our sins were indeed be as scarlet.
Praise Him for such mercies!
Hugs and God bless,
Shaz in Oz.x

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous. Love the doilies and the tag with the pretty roses.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Cheryl, I hate when that happens! LOL I have a few Copics that do that, even after equalizing the air pressure in them! I actually reordered a new marker for one of the colors (after getting the reinker and shenanigans were still happening). Supposedly these are hand-made, and I guess that stuff happens when being done by hand.

Your card is incredible! Lovely in pink, and the layers and die cuts make it even prettier if that is possible! I hope you are feeling well, and that good things are happening. hugs and blessings, de

roseflowerbooks said...

Amazing as usual! The card is lovely the paper piercing you do such talent! Love the glorious and faith filled message to our Lord. Hope you are well. And you are certainly in my prayers:)

Lisa Lara said...

Hi sweet Cheryl. Your card is absolutely exquisite. I just love your coloring with the blue background and love the sweet doilies. Oh such a sweet card. Such a beautiful tag and love the pink mat. WOW Cheryl. I love your "bloop" story. You are so patient, I probably would have just trashed it, which shows what a good analogy it is to God's love for us. He is so patient with us. Thank you for the reminder. Hugs.

Davi said...

Gorgeous Cheryl!! I love the image, coloring and it being on the tag! The doilies give it a lovely feminine look. What a perfect analogy of how God blots out our sin! Glad that you were able to redeem you card and just look how beautiful it is :)

Susan Lankford said...

Cheryl...this is truly a beautifully colored rose and is sooo feminine! Sorry about the "Oops!", but love how you related it to the blotting out of our sin by God through His Son! Thanks again for a beautiful card

Patti J said...

Chery, this is so beautiful. I love coming to your blog, my friend. Your creations are over the top lovely, but your words are so often exactly what I need spiritually! What a blessing you are! Hugs...

Stephanie said...

Oh Cheryl, you know I fell in love with this card the second I saw it {{smiles}} It's stunning! The roses and lace doilies are absolutely perfect.

Have a delightful weekend, sweet friend. Much love to you!

*Vicki* said...

Cheryl, your creation is absolutely stunning!! You have such beautiful details and your coloring is fantastic! :) Wonderful post and thank you for your really kind comment on my blog! Very honored to be on the dirt pile along with you!! Sending hugs and enjoy your weekend!

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card! I love your colouring :)

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Stunning Cheryl, love the colors you have used and those doilies behind are just the right feminine touch for it. I am so glad you were able to fix your little accident there with the blender pen. I am ever so thankful for God blotting out my sins, have a great week!

Brenda said...

Cheryl, this is GORGEOUS! I am in awe of your wonderful coloring skills and your message is so uplifting and empowering. Thanks for your kind words and blog/gallery visits, I appreciate them so much!

Pauline said...

Oh Cheryl, this is gorgeous! Your colouring is always beautiful and you always have the most beautiful layouts. I love all your finishing details on this as well. I have had that 'bloop' happen to me as well, I'm so glad you were able to recover your image. Sorry for being so late at commenting, just running a bit behind these past couple of weeks. big hugs,

Traci M said...

What a beautiful card, Cheryl!! I love that image in those shades...and the doilies and white sprig are the perfect Finishing touch!! So glad your bloop of ink could be blotted out!! The scripture is one of my favorites. Blessings on you, friend!

Tracy said...

sigh......so beautiful. That must not have been a red blop. LOL You came up with a really lovely design Cheryl, but then you always do. Gorgeous new image. Hugs!

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl. Oh, that rose image is so pretty. Love the coloring. The soft blue around the images look wonderful. So glad your mistake turned into something good. Indeed...He is so good to us!

Michele Kovack said...

Your card is gorgeous! Your coloring is spot on!

JD/ Jill said...

I enlarged this card to see if I could find a mistake...and I could NOT SEE any. This turned out so beautiful. My favorite flower is the the rose, and my favorite color is pink...then you add a delicate doily ...well, you can't get any more perfect than this.

Karen D. said...

This is sooooooo gorgeous!! Amazing colouring and so very elegant and pretty. You are amazing mf.
hugs,
K

ChristineCreations said...

Oy Cheryl....it’s taken me too long to get over here and say what a lovely design this is! The doilies are beautiful as a backdrop to this gorgeous rose! Such a beautiful card!

Angie said...

Gorgeous! I love the doilies and the pretty leaf die cuts in white. They are gorgeous paired with your image! Beautiful card!