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Monday, September 05, 2016

Well, Hello Dahlia

Hello, my precious friends! It's Labor Day here in the States, and I hope you are having a good weekend. I know a lot of people have had some bad weather, but I hope you are all safe and comfortable...and relaxing.

Today I am sharing a newly remixed image that is a lovely grouping of dahlias in earthenware vases in three different images with two sentiments. This new digital set from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley is called Well Hello Dahlia.


Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Well Hello Dahlia, Remixed Digital Image, September 2016

Yesterday, I enjoyed my afternoon and colored the largest of the three digital images. What a sweet arrangement of dahlias in earthenware. It was a special treat for me to start and finish a card in a single day - that's a big deal for me, the tortoise! Hehe! Of course, you can see the layout is an easy one, so coloring was the most fun and so relaxing. By the way, I had some real fun trying to get the earthenware vases to look as "earthy" as I could. So I used quite the variety of colors and blended a lot. The pot on the right is actually more green than it appears. I was inspired by some that I found on the internet, and I'm sure you will enjoy coloring them as well.

I decided to use a sentiment from Potted Primroses and used my MISTI to stamp it. Then I used a stitched rectangle die, matted it with my Mini Perfect Layers tool, and finally adhered it to the card base. Voila! I love that it is very mailable, and I hope my friend will like it. 

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Well Hello Dahlia, Potter Primroses, Remixed Digital Image, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, September 2016

One of the members of our small group is a teacher, and we were talking about joy, which led into kindness. She shared how she is teaching her students using her "Kindness Tree." When an act of kindness is done, a leaf is added to the tree. Scripture reminds us of the importance of being kind to one another, and it's especially true today. 

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,

forgiving one another,
as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32

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. And be sure to leave some "love" for my teammates!


Don't forget about the brand new Power and Sparklette: Mini Challenge Week 1. It's guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, and there will even be prizes! 

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.)

Blessings, dear friends,


Stamps:  Well Hello DahliaPotted Primroses (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White 80# and 110# (Neenah), Ruby Red (SU)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Rectangles dies (Gina Marie Design), MISTI, Mini Perfect Layers tool, white tape, red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word
Card Size:  A-2
Copic markers used: Flowers - R20, R17, R29, R39; Leaves - G40, G43, YG10; Grounding - W0, W1, W3; Earthenware Vases - B21, BG10, BG11, W1, W2, special blend marker of BG0000 and B0000; E41, E42, E43; BG90, BG93, G40, G43

29 comments:

Lin said...

Sweet! I love the collection of different sizes of vases and flowers! Beautiful work, as always, Cheryl!

Heidi Stamps said...

What a pretty card. I love the pretty color you used for the flowers, and then the three different pots! Your image is so large that the stitched edge die is the only embellishment needed.

We were lucky and did not get any bad weather. It was originally forecast to be a poor day yesterday, but instead it was just about perfect.

I hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Tricia T said...

Soooo beautiful, Cheryl!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I have to put this on my fall flower coloring list! You've done Marcy proud with this gorgeous image filling the card front, all colored up so beautifully. Your earthenware vases look amazing, as do your flowers. I'm enthralled, Cheryl! Ahhh, to start and finish a card all in one day is a rare treat!

Misti said...

This is beautiful, Cheryl!!!!

Patti J said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous, and your friend is going to be so thrilled to get it! Your coloring of these digital images is always done to perfection. Do you have a laser printer? Love your kindness tree idea, my friend - going to implement it with our children's moment at church soon! Thanks for sharing, inspiring, and always encouraging!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh, Cheryl!! I absolutely adore the deep, rich reds you colored your Dahlias!! Your card is absolutely stunning! Your Dahlias...sigh...are incredibly striking!! Wow!!

Donna Phelan said...

You had me at hello lol LOVE your coloring on those spectacular Dahlias and your pretty vases.....super pretty! Bet that tree is in full bloom, how wonderful!

Susan Lankford said...

Cheryl...you colored this so beautifully! I love the shadows and shading at the bottom of the vases!

Bev Polen said...

Oh my word, Cheryl!! Your coloring on this image is impeccable!! I love Dahlias, and your card does them such justice! You are such a fantastic colorist, my special friend!! Hugs!!

Cheryl said...

Oh, how pretty! You do such an amazing job, sweet friend. I hope you are feeling well today. God bless you! Sending lots of love and blessings your way!

Debbie Harris said...

Love, love, love this card, Cheryl! Everything about it is stunning.
Doesn't it feel wonderful when we act in kindness to others? What joy it brings to our hearts and to others.

Much love~~

Team Clark said...

Another exquisite card and amazing coloring sample, Cheryl! I just love the boarder dies you use, what a great accent!

Robin Clendenning said...

Oh beautiful as always my dear friend!!! Love how well you did the reds! So hard to photograph detail but your coloring is outstanding!! So much detail to see! Beautiful pots too! Gorgeous card Cheryl sweet friend!

Barbara said...

You have done an amazing job coloring these and bringing them to life. Just stunning and make me want to return home to create too. Thanks for always giving me inspiration.

Deloris said...

It's GORGEOUS! Your coloring is amazing!

BeckyTE said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl. You are a 'Master of Copics'. I love every inch of it!

shirley n said...

Your cards are always so beautiful Cheryl! I think your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing the colors you used.

Stephanie said...

Stunning card, my friend, and beautiful words to ponder. You are such a blessing to others. Love to you!

Lisa Lara said...

So striking Cheryl. Oh I just love the bursts of color. This digi looks so fun to color.

Karen D. said...

I just love seeing your wonderful cards with your amazing!!! colouring....so pretty and elegant! wow...love your work mf.
hugs,
Karen

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful use of reds in those beautifully full flowers, Cheryl! Lovely technique, as always, that melts my heart with your gorgeous skill. Like colors streaming from deep within your being, breaking forth just like a bud about to bloom! Pretty matting, too! I hope you are doing well, Cheryl. Hugs, de

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Another extra special image and wonderful colouring Cheryl, your work always cheers ones heart, with its great eye for detail, well done, Shaz in Oz.x

Tina Rathbone said...

Just a lovely creation, Cheryl.
I've always preferred kind people over clever people. It's becoming a lost art, it seems, sometimes.
Hugs from Tina in San Diego

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend!! You already know how I feel about your card here!! The reds shine through on this so beautifully as does your coloring and on all of them honestly! :) Loosing myself in coloring is something that I enjoy doing all the time!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration dear lady! HUGS

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, the colors you chose is just beautiful together and beautifully done. How wonderful you were able to get it done in one day.
Such a terrific idea your teacher friend had, how wonderful to have a full tree soon!

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning, Cheryl! I love Dahlias, and you did a beautiful job coloring this image. :)

Angela Bode said...

Oh wow! I think flowers in vases have become my new favorite theme! This is stunning. Beautifully colored. I LOVE the reds! Beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely! The coloring is amazing as usual. The stitched border looks great.