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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Flowers and Something New

Hello, dear friends, and welcome to my very first post as a design team member for Word Art Wednesday. I am honored to join this wonderful group of women who love the Lord and enjoy making cards and other projects using God's Word.

This week's verse is Proverbs 8:17. "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me." This verse refers to seeking God's wisdom, which is found in Scripture. I have found it so important for me to set aside time early each day to read and study a portion of God's Word. 

CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, Word Art Wednesday, October 2016

I decided that I wanted to showcase this Scripture verse with some flowers, and you know how much I love flowers, right? I white embossed the flowers onto card stock, sponged the colors with Distress inks, and then fussy cut them (something else I love). Next I used some oval dies to highlight the verse on the curved rectangle die that was layered on top of the Island Indigo embossed layer. Then I added the flowers using some thin dimensional squares and added some sequins. Now it's ready to be mailed.

Karen Letchworth shares a wonderful devotional about each Word Art Wednesday challenge verse, and I know you will be greatly encouraged by reading it. 

I love them that love me;
and those that see me early shall find me.
Proverbs 8:17

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the projects made by the rest of the design team and to pick up your free digital image. After reading the devotional about this Scripture verse, be sure to check out the fantastic sponsors. Word Art Wednesday is so blessed to have Simon Says Stamp as the primary sponsor for our challenges.

The Flower Challenge is a brand new challenge, and I am also participating in their first challenge. And I am also joining this week's Simon Says: Totally Resist challenge.

As always, it's such a joy to hear from you, and I love reading each of your comments. I am always happy to answer questions regarding digital images. May God bless you this week.

Blessings, dear friends,


Stamps:  Spring Flowers (Simon Says Stamp!)
Paper: Solar White 80# and 110# (Neenah), Island Indigo (SU)
Ink:  Versafine; Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); printer
Tools/Accessories: White embossing powder (Simon Says Stamp!), Pierced Rectangles dies (ODBD), Stitched Rounded Rectangles STAX dies (MFT), Oval STAX Set 2 dies (MFT), Stitched Oval STAX dies (MFT), Charles embossing folder (Sizzix), sequins (Verve), Diamond Glaze, Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), white tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word, sponging, fussy cutting
Card Size:  A-2

33 comments:

Natalie said...

Beautiful card!! Welcome to the WAW team!! God bless!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear sweet sister in the Lord, Cheryl!
Well, my day started ever so well because of you.... some happy mail arrived, I'd totally forgotten all about you asking for my address, so a delight to receive the beautiful devotional book! Wow what a heart lifter, in praise to our Lord God.

Then I was over on WAW adding my card link, ( and I was número uno!) and who did I see joining the DT but dear sweet friend Cheryl ... how thrilled I was because I do so love your cards, you've exquisite God given taste and great eye for showcasing images.
This card is superb and the special verse is certainly the focal point, great one to send off and encourage someone.
It's late here and I better get to bed but wanted to thank you most earnestly before the day ended. You are a precious sister in the Lord, I can't wait till the day we meet in glory, prob not in this life.
Love in His sweet Name above all names,
Shaz in Oz.x

Lin said...

Big Congrats, Cheryl! A perfect match! Love your sunshiney flowers surrounding the scripture!

*Vicki* said...

Yay! Congrats to you my friend on your new DT spot! This is a very fitting position for you and I know you will inspire many with your beautiful creations! I can see you are off to a wonderful start with that already! :) Love your pretty design here with the gradient colors in your flowers and the wonderful texture in your background is stunning too!! Such a lovely verse and I thank you for sharing this my friend!! HUGS

Kia said...

Congrats sweet friend ... you are totally perfect for this DT. And, they are so lucky to have you and your stunning creations.

Traci M said...

Cheryl, I love the boldness of your card in design and colors! Those distress inks really give the flowers an intense vibrancy...I must remember to use mine more often!! What a perfect fit you will be for Word Art Wednesday!! You will be such a beautiful addition both in card making and sharing your faith! Congratulations!! And as always, thanks for sharing your light!! Hugs, Traci

Team Clark said...

I am doing a happy dance indeed and am ever so delighted to see you join the WAW team! This is amazing news and I'm just so proud of you! First of all, I will get to see even more of your beautiful work and secondly your heart for The Word is going to be on display in a grander sense and I love that! Yippee! I just love your kickoff project and that you used some real stamps/embossing here. Fun to see from you! Big mushy hugs, Autumn

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I'm just all excited about this, Cheryl! It means more beautiful cards from one of my favorite stampers, and this challenge is such a perfect fit for you. You've used a stamp set today which I've loved since I first saw it and if I wasn't already buried in stamps it would be in my collection. I love that you watercolored the flowers so beautifully in yellow with those fresh green leaves. The stitched die cuts and your choice of embossing folder for the background are perfect with the flowers. Congratulations on joining the WAW team!

Heidi Stamps said...

Congrats to you, Cheryl, for being added to this design team! Your card is lovely! I like the teal color for your background with the bright flowers! Way to showcase that lovely verse from Proverbs.

Deloris said...

Another beautiful card! Congratulations on the new DT post!

roseflowerbooks said...

Cheryl, Absolutely gorgeous. I loved the colors you used with the flowers and of course the beautiful scripture:) Looks like I'm going to need those stamps:)

Donna Phelan said...

Congratulations to you! They're so lucky to have you! Gorgeous flowers, beautiful colors and such a lovely verse! Best Wishes! xo~

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! I love your pretty flowers, your coloring and your card design showcasing your scripture verse! Well deserved congrats on your new DT position!

Susan Lankford said...

Cheryl ...I'm so excited to see you are on WAW's design team. You will be a wonderful addition to their team. I've submitted many cards to that challenge and love the devotional. I agree that being in God's Word is the most important hour of our day!
Your card is lovely and thanks for the heads up on the new flower challenge.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card, my friend!! I just love the distressing of the flowers with the distress inks to frame the beautiful verse. Such a beautiful design!! Love it!! You are the perfect addition to the team. I know you will be a Shining Light for Him!! Miss you dear friend!! TTYS!
hugs,
Chris

Lisa Tilson said...

Such a pretty card Cheryl, one of my favourite stamp sets from SSS. Love your beautiful colouring and the overall design. Thank you for joining us at The Flower Challenge, we hope to see you again soon, Lisa DT

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your new design team job. I had never heard of Word Art Wednesday, but like the idea. I love this sweet card with the flowers to showcase the verse. You do not disappoint, love the design. Best wishes to you.

Jerri Jimenez said...

A very beautiful card Cheryl! Congratulations on joining your the Word Art Wednesday design team! Hugs!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Lovely flowers Cheryl! So beautiful in color and they frame your verse beautifully!! You are such a dear! I hope your finger is doing better my friend! Nothing worse than cuts to the fingers! They always feel so sore for so long, probably because we use them so much!!

Christina Hor said...

Oh congratulations Cheryl on your new DT position! They are so blessed to have you on the team. You are both amazingly talented and dear. It is always so exciting to see what you'll share next Cheryl and this is truly something new. I'm not sure if I have seen you use distress inks on your flowers before. And these flowers are gorgeous! Beautiful choice on the colors and I absolutely love the white embossed. Truly bring out the beautiful details of the flowers. LOVE! I pray your week has been wonderful and wishing you a lovely weekend ahead sweet friend. Hugs.

Patti J said...

Congratulations, Cheryl! You will love it over at WAW!!! What a great place to hang out! Your posts are always so encouraging, and uplifting - they are very lucky to have you joining them! Beautiful card, my friend, as always! Hugs and blessings...

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful card for your new DT, Cheryl! You're a perfect fit for this team, and I look forward to seeing your colorful and gorgeous style combined with the written word. Lovely sharing and white image outline! Hugs, de

Angela Bode said...

Congratulations, Cheryl!!! I couldn't think of a more perfect fit for a DT!!! I can't wait to see all your beautiful creations for Word Art Wednesday!!! I hope you have a fabulous time on the team!!!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love how you have the colors flowing on these blooms Cheryl, its beautiful :)

Tracy said...

Well congratulations on your new team. It's perfect for you and your love of scripture not to mention your talent at encouragement. :-) The card is so beautiful. That stamp set really lends itself to the use of Distress inks for coloring. Hugs!

Maria A. said...

Hello Cheryl: Congratulations on your new Designer Team, your cards are always so beautiful and this one is no exception.
Love those flowers and your coloring is always spot on!!!
Thank you for sharing this gorgeous and inspiring card with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
Big Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Conniecrafter said...

Congrats Cheryl for this new design post, you are perfect for this, your sharing of God's word and his Love for us is always evident!! You started it off with a real Beauty, love how you framed the verse and these flowers are just lovely with it!! I like the stitched look to the flowers and your coloring is so lovely, pops so nicely against that blue!! Hope you have a most lovely weekend!

Stacy Morgan said...

Big congrats on the DT girlie. You will do fantastic and they are lucky to have you. This is so pretty and sweet. I like the die cut flowers and the summery colors.

Marisa said...

I love flowers too and these yellow beauties are fabulous. Such a great verse too :) Congrats on the DT!!

Faye said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous. I also love flowers and most of my watercolor art is of flowers. However, this time I did people. Love the colors on your card.

Karen D. said...

I just saw your pic there...congrats mf. They are so lucky to have you!! lovely, uplifting card...well done and so pretty.
hugs,
Karen

Teresa Kline said...

hello cheryl! this is gorgeous, I luv those flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

blog-paperie blooms
ig-2klines

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Karren said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous sponged flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.