Sunday, November 05, 2017

Power Poppy's Newest Christmas Digi - Forest Finds

Hello, precious friends! It's been a busy time for me –  and I'm sure for you as well. It's hard to believe that we are into November already, and I still need to make many more Christmas cards. To help me, Marcella has released a brand new set (yes, brand new), and it's darling...whimsical. 

Today's sweet digital stamp set is called Forest Finds. Here are some thoughts from Marcella:
"Embrace forest finds –  or glass ornament lookalikes! –  for this special holiday grouping. A vintage pinecone, tiny pumpkin, and pomegranate ornament are arranged among poinsettia leaves and a berry-bedecked twig. Color this illustration for a simple, sweet, and unique way to wish your friends and family a warm and wonderful holiday season."
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Forest Finds, Instant Garden Digital Image, November 2017

Most often I color a practice piece on copy paper, and I struggled a bit with the color palette I wanted. But after finding some vintage pastel color combinations, I knew that was the direction I would go (at least for this card). I discovered a soft plaid paper that helped guide my palette, and it was an easy image to color. Once done, I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment from Berry Sweet Holiday and used a cross-stitched square die (again giving it a vintage feel). I matted it with the designer paper and adhered it to the card base, but it still needed something. So out came my sequins, and I found several that worked...and then it was done! I always love finishing a card and now am ready to start another!

So while my card may not look like it came from the forest, it was fun to color Marcy's darling "finds" from the forest! And I printed another one and will have fun coloring that one in different colors (especially after seeing one of the teammates' cards). So many possibilities! What color combinations would you color these ornaments? I'd love to see them. 

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Forest Finds, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, November 2017

As I was making this card, I had lovely thoughts of when I was a child and how our family celebrated Christmas. Yes, I remember vintage Christmas ornaments like these, and I especially remember our rustic creche with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, along with the sheep and cattle. We always added the three wisemen, and of course, the angel was at the top of the creche. It was a reminder of the angels' proclamation to the shepherds. Oh, that we would always remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased.
Luke 2:14

Now it's time for my stamping friends to hop over to Power Poppy and purchase this beautiful digital image and use it today. Be sure to visit the Power Poppy blog. Marcy never disappoints, and I am eager to read how she was inspired to draw this sweet image! My sweet teammates have some lovely cards of their own. You won't be disappointed...I promise!

Thank you for visiting with me today. I always love reading each of your comments. I hope to see you again soon and to do some catching up on blog visits myself. 

Blessings, dear friends,

Stamps:  Forest Finds, Berry Sweet Holiday (Power Poppy) 
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Primrose Pink (SU!), Sugar Plum (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), Printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables (Lawn Fawn), MISTI tool, sequins, Diamond Glaze, white and red tape
Techniques: Digital images using Microsoft Word
Card Size:  5½” square


Lin said...

What an interesting image, Cheryl, and beautifully finished, as always! Love the plaid framing and the cross-stitches, too!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Did you coordinate your papers and colors prior to assembling your card, Cheryl? GORGEOUS! I love the frosty sweetness of the little ornaments bedecking the forest finds. So delicate and magical, especially with the sequins and sentiment. During Hurricane Irma we lost all the newly forming pine cones and young acorns growing on the oaks. I feel for the critters who depend on them as fodder throughout the winter months. Is that a common occurrence down there? Or do the trees tend not produce as much food in that manner? Wishing you a lovely week, Cheryl! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us. hugs, de

Kia's Place said...

I love this card Cheryl ... maybe it is the memories it brings, but certainly the colours make me smile.

Stacy Morgan said...

Cheryl this is beautiful! I like the color choices and the stitching die cut you used. Perfectly placed jewels and not to mention your beautiful coloring. You did the new digi justic girlie!

Pauline said...

Oh Cheryl, this is gorgeous! I love the choice of paper, and your colouring matches perfectly. What a unique image this is! I remember Mom haveing some of the glassed pine cones when we lived in Germany and on the edges of the pine cones there was glittered snow. I remember these so vividly - we had them in blues and greens, so pretty. Well I'm off to purchase this one. TFS.

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Magnificent! Truly a masterpiece! I just love the colors and that pretty plaid. Joseph, Mary and Jesus would definitely approve.
(I see a purchase in my near future!) Hugs from Iowa

Barb said...

Your card is lovely, Cheryl! The colors you used are perfectly vintage and remind me of ornaments that my grandparents used on their tree. You've colored the image and finished off your card beautifully!

Happy Sunday, my sweet friend!


Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, another sweet digi to fall in love with! The best thing is you can color these ornaments any old which way you want to, and I think the way you colored them is gorgeous! It's always such a nice finish when you match the paper, and you did that beautifully. The sequins are perfect, too. I forget to use them sometimes, but I absolutely adore them. I just bought a bunch more sequins, so I'd better start remembering. So wonderful to see your card today, Cheryl!

Tracy said...

Lovely. I keep seeing all this wonderful plaid Christmas paper. Guess I'm going to have to break down and buy some. It was always my favorite part of Christmas to go to my grandmas and have her pull out that box of ancient ornaments...bubblers, glass ornaments, and those big old night light like bulbs. So cool and always on a freshly cut cedar tree that would eat my arms up. LOL Hugs!

Patti J said...

Beautiful creation, Cheryl! From the amazing (and oh, so fun) image, to your perfection in coloring... I also enjoyed reading about your Christmas memories. Thanks for sharing! God bless!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl, you certainly did a lovely job with coloring this, the lovely color combination you went with works beautifully and finding great inspiration paper for it all! Your friend will be so thrilled to get this little gem!!

SewPaperPaint said...

It's a great image and looks amazing with the beautiful plaid. Hugs, Autumn

stampingbowd said...

Cheryl, this is exquisite! I love your hint of shadow to ground the image. The vintage ornaments are so beautiful and your coloring makes your card shine! Love the plaid background!!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

Whenever I come to visit you here, I always give a big sigh of 'WOW'!! Your card is truly amazing mf. Such wonderful coloring and such depth and interest you are able to add...thats talent!
Hope you are well.
xx Karen

Susan aka rainy said...

The colors/coloring on this image is absolutely breathtaking. The match with the paper... sheer perfection. Oh and I remember an ornament just like the hanging pine cone. There was just one, and it was always placed last on the tree in a place of honor. Just wonderful, Cheryl.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous color combination and fabulously coloured as always!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Cheryl. Love the image with the ornaments. The soft coloring is lovely... The decorative edges look lovely on the whit panel. I need to get that die! :)

Dandi93 said...

SO pretty Cheryl, love the soft feel of this and I love your framing with the cross stitched die and plaid dp.... Happy Thanksgiving my dear

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Cheryl, not sure why didn’t comment on this post ... maybe it didn’t come into my inbox if don’t recall seeing t, though it was the week I was away so maybe sitting unopened. :D
LOVE your soft colouring and combining of colours ito match with the lovely laid aped you’ve used. It’s really stunning.

Yes it’s so very important amongst the Hustle and bustle of the season to stop and give glory to the One Who was born and gave His life that we might live. Allelujah, what a wonderful Saviour and Friend.

Hugs and God bless you dear Cheryl and keep you in good health too,
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, Cheryl. I smiled when I read it this morning because I was just thinking of you last night, and wondering how you are! I hope you had a good Christmas and New year. Have a great day!