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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Sweet Simple Things

Hello, dear friends, and I trust you had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July (and for my Canadian friends, a happy Canada Day on July 1). 

I was delighted to color up the newly remixed digital image from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Sweet Simple Things. I would say that this is truly sweet, and I love both sentiments! Marcy shares this:
"Imagine coming upon an old-fashioned bee skep perched between cottage blossoms, with honeybees buzzing about to collect the nectar. Well, I once imagined this scene, and now I have reseeded the garden to bloom with foxgloves and cosmos -- and two brand new sentiments. Share this one with your sweetest friends! Or just color it up for the sheer joy of it."
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Sweet Simple Things, Remixed Digital Release, July 2016

I had fun coloring this newly remixed digital image, and I also learned a new word -- to me, anyway -- but my dear husband, the avid reader, knew it. In the center is a skep, and it's amazing to see how they are hand woven. Just "google" for them, and wow! However, for those of you who loved "Downton Abbey," Highclere Castle is where it was filmed. And Lord and Lady Carnarvon own it. Lady Carnarvon has a blog, and here is the post about a new skep on the estate. It's quite an amazing blog and website that could easily keep one busy for many hours. Here is the main website, and I believe you will be enthralled as I was. But I digress, so back to my card.

As I searched for a piece of designer paper, I came upon this adorable piece in a paper pad with these chubby little bees. Aren't they sweet? I am allergic to bees, so I stay clear of them in real life, but these were irresistible and helped me with my color combination. I used a stitched die and then matted both my focal image and the designer paper with So Saffron. Thinking it needed a little something else, I used some So Saffron taffeta ribbon. And it was done!


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Sweet Simple Things, Remixed Digital Release, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, July 2016

The sentiment I used was just perfect for the card front, and I will use the beautiful quote from Laura Ingalls Wilder inside the card. It reminds me of this wonderful Scripture verse that emphasizes the value of kind words in dealing with one another. Oh, may I daily remember that myself.

Gracious words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Proverbs 16:24

Now is time to hop to see what my teammates are up to and leave them some love! 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.



Ooh, and because I have some BEES, a BEEHIVE, and a BOW, I am going to enter this in this month's Power & Spark Challenge - B Happy, hosted by Kathy Jones. 

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, the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.)

Blessings,


Stamps:  Sweet Simple Things (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), So Saffron (SU), and Garden Party paper pad (Pebbles)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Dual Stitched Squares dies (Lil' Inker Designs), So Saffron taffeta ribbon (SU), Wink of Stella, Lemon Yellow (Kirarina Wink), Perfect Layers tool, white tape, red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word
Card Size:  6" square

40 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

What a beautiful card! So summery with the cute bees on the paper and the pretty flowers! I like the frame of stitched lines too. What a fun image!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I love this card! The paper just couldn't be more perfect for this beautifully colored image. The yellow ribbon draws you into the scene and all its splendor.
Bee's are just an important part of our food supply and should be celebrated and cherished. Beautifully done my friend.

Lin said...

Oh what a beautiful card, Cheryl! I love how you framed the image in bee paper!

Barb said...

Very sweet card, Cheryl! I love your choice of background paper.:)

Leslie Miller said...

This is the sweetest thing, Cheryl! I think I have that paper, too. It sure is perfect for the image and I'll have to try and remember it when the time comes. Love how you wrapped the ribbon, and the color you chose does a great job of bringing paper and image together. What a delight this morning! I adore this happy card!

Susan Lankford said...

Cheryl, I just couldn't believe that most perfect paper when I saw it! Amazing! Your coloring is beautiful as always...thank you for another lovely card and verse!

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! This is magnificent! Beautiful coloring and design! Love your Designer Papers too!

Patti J said...

Cheryl, your creation is just beautiful! As always, I love reading your scriptures and thoughts! Hugs...!!!

Stacy Sheldon said...

You know Cheryl, I don't think there is anything you cannot make look gorgeous. ( me I avoid bees too ) so, it was surprising to me just how much I do love your card, esp. the colors.

Barbara said...

I buzzed in for a closer look. You really picked a great background paper to show off that wonderful image of a bee skep. New word for me too. Love the touch of yellow ribbon woven around the focal image. Amazing coloring as well. What a beautiful scene.

Allison Cope said...

OH Cheryl! It's soooo cute! Love your multi-coloured hollyhocks! Your colouring is magnificent! Hugs to you today my friend. Hope you had a great long weekend!

Anonymous said...

You are so blessed with your talents, my sweet precious friend. What you create is beyond anything I could create. It really is. as a matter of fact, it's pretty much beyond what most crafters can do.
Your cards are incredulously beautiful, Chery. This one included. Your have a kind and sensitive nature to share your God-given talent with others, which is a blessing to them. Hope you and Walt are doing well. I still have you both on my prayers. Hugs and Peace, Anne

Helen Gullett said...

Oh wow this is very sweet and beautiful!

Pauline said...

Another amazing card Cheryl! Your card is beautiful! And the paper couldn't be more fitting for your image. Love how you used the ribbon. So, so pretty, thanks so much for sharing.

Donna Ellis said...

Such sweetness, Cheryl! (Pun intended) beautifully colored. Your darling bee background makes your creation even sweeter! Lovely coloring, and gorgeous shading. Hope you are doing well, Cheryl. Hugs, de

Cathy P in AZ said...

Such a beautiful card! I am fascinated by bees and love the artful way you colored and created your card!

Davi said...

Beautiful Cheryl!! You couldn't have picked a more perfect dp to go with the image. I love skeps and this image is really pretty! I love the way you colored it and matted with the ribbon! What a perfect scripture to go with it too :) Have a blessed week!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh Cheryl, those foxglove are so beautiful...I LOVE them and I also love the beehive! Your coloring is so beautiful with lots of depth! Beautiful layout too my friend!!

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous coloring Cheryl, totally love it, the ribbon on the corners is such a pretty touch. Oh my you really shouldn't have showed me those links, LOL, we were just talking how this internet is taking much of our time :)

Deloris said...

What a lovely card! That image is so pretty and your coloring is fabulous!

Misti said...

Cheryl, this is so sweet! That Scripture is perfect with that image!!

Team Clark said...

This is so sweet and summery, Cheryl! Love this beautiful post!

Rushd Lady said...

Love the bee skep, but bees don't like me either (I tend to scream when they come close & I'm also allergic-grin!), however I do like their by-product honey and beeswax candles! Yum! Just like your coloring.

Lisa Lara said...

WOW Cheryl, so beautifully colored. I love the ribbon and dp. Just such a beauty.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A gorgeous card! Love the review of skep had heard of it but a long time ago. Not realised though exactly how they were used. Fascinating ... Great card dear Cheryl, and yes the words of the Lord are sweeter than the honeycomb to me too!
Shaz in Oz.x

ChristineCreations said...

THE cutest paper for this set! Adorable Cheryl!

elf1023 said...

Love love love this set. Great coloring, still learning here.

Kathy Jones said...

EEEP!!! This is SO BEAUTIFUL Cheryl!!! I love the matching paper, your colouring is DIVINE and the touch of yellow ribbon is gorgeous! You rocked this image my friend and thanks for joining in the B Happy Challenge!! :)

Marisa said...

You are an amazing colourer! Brings the image to life and lovely touch with the ribbon.

Traci M said...

Love your beautifully colored card and sweet image with the perfectly chosen chubby bee papers, Cheryl!! You always make the prettiest cards and I love your sharing some history...I will have to make a visit to the blog you mentioned!! Blessings and hugs, Traci

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend!! I think you've done an amazing job coloring your image here!! Those papers are just the cutest too and goes just perfectly for your design! Thank you kindly for the wonderful thoughts behind your card/inside. You are a great example of that my friend!! :) TFS and enjoy your weekend! HUGS

aussie aNNie said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my card . Love this stamp too...so tempting...xx {aNNie}

Stephanie said...

Those bees are just the sweetest, my friend, and I LOVE the verse you used...such true words to live by.

Wishing you a joyous and blessed Sunday. Love and hugs!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... your coloring is amazing!! thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my CASology card. I am very blessed to have a sweet friend like Lisa living close by me!

nsheads said...

This is just lovely, Cheryl. And I love that beautiful designer paper -- it's just perfect for this card.

Tracy said...

I have never heard of a skep. Guess you learn something new every day. LOL The card is amazing. Love the fat bees on the paper and your beautiful coloring. Hugs!

Rushd Lady said...

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Blessings and have a great day! =0)

Angie said...

I think this is stunning! I LOVE cards with DP! Your paper looks like it was made for this image! Beautiful!

Stacy Morgan said...

What... I have no comment on this? Now that is just not so... what happened? Anyhow... Cheryl this is charming! Your bee designer paper is PERFECT! Adore that accent and your coloring is beautiful. Very sweet card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Cheryl. Love the super cute image... amazing coloring again. The designer paper is perfect.