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Friday, August 05, 2016

Apples in Season

Hello, my sweet friends! It's Friday, and the weekend is coming. I hope you have a good one, no matter what you do.

Today I am sharing a newly remixed image that reminds me of the change of season, and apples means fall to me. This new digital set from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley has a lovely cascade of apples and blossoms along with a quote. It is called Apples in Season.


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Apples in Season, Remixed Digital Release, August 2016

Apples remind me of years ago when we would go to a local orchard for apples. The orchard was widely known for its delicious apples, and they had a shop where you could order fresh apple pie and even order a slice to eat there -- with vanilla ice cream on it. Oooh, was it delicious! And the apples were thinly sliced, tender, and had lots of cinnamon. The deep-dish pies had cinnamon sugar on top of an amazing flaky crust. Oh my, what precious memories. So back to my card. Hehe! I decided to make a clean and simple card after I finished coloring this beautiful stem of apples and apple blossoms. I used my MISTI to add a sentiment from Sassy Succulents. Then I used a stitched die and matted it with some designer paper, and finally I added some perle cotton with a button. I popped it up with dimensional tape, and it was done and is ready to be mailed to a friend. 

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Apples in Season, Remixed Digital Image, sentiment from Sassy Succulents, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, August 2016

The changing of seasons and the fruitfulness of nature reminds me of the wonderful hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." What a joy to know that God is always faithful and will strengthen and guard us. 

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

But the LORD is faithful,
and He will strengthen you
and guard you from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3

Now it's time for my stamping friends to hop on over to Power Poppy to get this new digital release to use today -- and also check out the entire digital collection. Then be sure to visit the Power Poppy blog where there is a lot going on today. Then hop around to leave some "love" for my teammates and see what they have in store for you today! You will not be disappointed!



Thanks so much for visiting and sharing a comment, thought, or question. I always love hearing from you and am happy to answer questions, so don't hesitate to email me. (I am also entering my card in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge and in Monday's CAS Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.)

Blessings, dear friends,


Stamps:  Apples in SeasonSassy Succulents (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White 80# and 110# (Neenah), 6x6 Patterns and Solids (Graphic 45)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Rectangles dies (Simon Says Stamps), Perle Cotton #351 (DMC), Poppy Red button (PTI), Perfect Layers tool, white tape, red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word
Card Size:  A-2
Copic markers used: Apples - R14, R17, R22, R29, R32; Leaves - G40, G43, G99, YG11, YG01, E33; Flowers - R81, RV00; Flower Centers - Y32; Branches - E21, E25; Shadowing - BG0000

30 comments:

Pauline said...

Oh, Cheryl love your CAS card today. Those apples are coloured to perfection, they look good enough to eat! I can't wait until the 'new' crop of apples appear out at the orchards - just a few more weeks. Love your finishing touches with the perle cotton and button - it's just enough. Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for sharing such a beauty today. Hugs,

Kathy Jones said...

Love the clean classic look of this card! The red really pops against the white and what a beautiful sentiment to put with it!! I'm sure whoever the lucky recipient is will absolutely adore this card!! Beautiful!!

Donna Ellis said...

oooooh, beautiful! Cheryl, there are some CAS cards which are masterpieces, and should be displayed in such a way that the image gets all the attention! Your artwork is always incredible, and so the simple red frame, and pierced mat are the perfect complements for this amazing coloring job! Lovely sentiment, and I enjoyed your poem from Thess as well. We lived in an apple orchard in CT and enjoyed apples in the same manner. When the organic apples come into season at Publix, Jack buys them and creates delicious snacks and desserts with cinnamon and thinly sliced apples YUMMY! Hope you are doing well in this heat, Cheryl, and that this week's temporary drop of a few degrees reaches your part of the state. hugs, de

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty and CAS! I love the new Apple image, it looks fun to color, but not too hard for me. I do love how you colored it and left it the star of the show.

I love pies, but am not a fan of cutting up large amounts of apples, so I would love to have a place close by like the orchard you mentioned!

Caly Person said...

What a great card, Cheryl! I'm in dire need of your prayers right now if you have a moment. You're the best at it!

Cheryl said...

I hope you win the contest, sweet friend. This is just beautiful...as are all of your creations! I hope this finds you feeling well today and able to enjoy God's many blessings. Apples remind me of fall, too...my favorite season of the year! So thankful it is coming up soon! God be with you and bless you.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, Cheryl- this is gorgeous! Love the CAS design, your coloring of the new digi image and the added button and perle cotton thread! Thanks again for the inspiration and hugs to you, sweet friend!

Barb said...

Your card is very pretty, Cheryl. Clean and simple. Perfection.

Donna Phelan said...

Just STUNNING! I love how the stamp (and your coloring) is the star of this card....it just shines through! WOW!!

Kia said...

It truly is a beautiful image Cheryl, and your colouring skills are amazing. I truly love the stitched border too, so much so that I finally broke down and ordered the SSS set when they had the 25% sale. Gorgeous card ... thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us. Hugs to you,

Stacy Morgan said...

Yumo! Cheryl this is crisp just like an apple and the look delish! I like the red twine, fabulous card.

Susan Lankford said...

Hi Cheryl...your card is beautiful and the apples are perfect for simplicity! Loved your story about the apple pie...made me hungry!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring Cheryl, beautifully done... your friend will feel very special to receive this lovely card. The button with the cotton is a lovely addition to it! We have a farm just a couple miles from us that have the apples and they also bake homemade pies to sell and have a ice cream store next door that they put the apple pie with the ice cream, we usually treat ourselves to one each year :) Have a blessed weekend!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful coloring of those lovely ripe apples, Cheryl! They're the best when picked right off the tree. Our son has two trees and I'll be looking forward to those apples this fall. I love making applesauce in the crockpot and freezing batches of it. CAS is perfect for your card and this gorgeous image. You got such a pretty blush on the flowers and fantastic depth and shadows in the leaves. Love the string and button -- such a cute addition. It's always such a treat when you stamp!

Corinne said...

fabulous coloring.. what an awesome stamp..
hugs

Team Clark said...

A pure delight reading your memories and seeing this beautifully colored and inspiring card! Biggest hugs to you!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I love, love this card. The simplicity of red on the white makes it so crisp and clean looking. This is one beautiful card.

MemoriesCrafter said...

Oh these apples are ready for the picking Cheryl and SO juicy looking! Your coloring and cards are incredibly beautiful as always. I've been trying to sign up for the past Copic Standard Certificate classes but the date conflicts with my kids' schooling. So if you ever decided to a flowers/fruits coloring LIVE class (not online class) and during summer vacation, let me know. I'll fly to Florida just to learn from you in person! But it needs to be during summer break, aftrr July 4th. LOL. Sending you hugs. - Christina

Deloris said...

Another beautiful card! Love it!

Tracy said...

Look at those gorgeous apples! Your coloring is amazing and your simple design really shows it off. You are so talented at these types of images Cheryl. Hugs!

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful apples Cheryl!! Love the blossoms too! Wow, such a gorgeous card!!! Love the colors and your twine, beautiful!

Davi said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! I love the apple image and your coloring! I also like all the white with the red matting and twine, simple but really lovely :) Have a super week!

Shirley N said...

Your apples look so realistic it makes my mouth water. Your coloring is gorgeous Cheryl! Beautiful card, love it!

Helen Gullett said...

Cheryl, your card is so beautiful and super sweet with those apples. LOVE it!!

Lisa Lara said...

What? Looks like I am behind. I love apples. Your card makes me so happy Cheryl. I love your twine to finish it off. Love it.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Cheryl. Those apples look good enough to eat! And oh, those pretty flowers... fantastic coloring. The button and twine are the perfect embellishments.

Patti J said...

I'm 'only' a week behind! Sorry...I was in Virginia, spoiling some grandbabies! This is gorgeous - those apples make my mouth water - they look so realistic! Great card, my friend! God bless!!!

Susie said...

Beautiful Cheryl! Your blossoms are perfection, and the shading and contrast all make for a lovely autumnal card as we say good-bye to summer.

Jerri Jimenez said...

OH my gosh, I just love this card Cheryl! I'm so ready for the Fall, for cooler weather, crisp breezes . . . no humidity . . . well one can dream . . . LOL! Seriously, you've enabled me, I've got to get this image, it's fabulous! You've done such a beautiful job with coloring this one! Hugs!!!

Maria A. said...

Hello Cheryl: Those apples look so real I want to take a bite out of them!! extraordinary coloring, simply amazing!!
Soon the apple orchards will be jam packed with apples and we'll be taking a drive up there with my grandchildren, we all pick apples and make pies, apple sauce and just plain eat them out of the bag.
Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card.
Big Hugs,
Maria.