Saturday, July 21, 2018

5 Days of Digis - Love One Another

Hello, sweet friends! Yes, two days in a! 

Today (even though I am late) I am happy to join my Power Poppy teammates on Day 2 of the "5 Days of Digis." Marcella's theme of this release is "kindness, love, peace, curiosity, and meaning. Each of these images were created from the heart, with the intention of sharing part of myself with our customers...a little more than usual."

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, 5 Days of Digis, July 2018

Today we have "Love One Another," a lovely arrangement of flowers and some fascinating insects:
"Bring the life of the garden to the front of your cards! This harmonious scene has an uplifting arrangement of dwarf and intermediate bearded irises mingling with tulips and insects. Irises come in a massive array of color combinations -- oftentimes the fuzzy 'beards' are the most colorful part! Have fun researching palettes that allow you to pick up the shade of the iris beard in other areas...the wings of the moth, the stripes on the caterpillar, streaks on the tulip petals. You can think about the way you want to plan out a garden, coordinating colors of plants, and adapt this process to the way you color this image."
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Love One Another, Digital Image, July 2018

I originally started out with a totally different plan, and you will enjoy researching all the wonderful colors of each element in this digital image. I decided to try using colored pencils again, and it was fun. However, it takes a lot longer to color. But it's great therapy and very relaxing (for the most part). Once the flowers were colored, I struggled with the insects -- in particular, the Luna moth. However, after it was all colored, I actually think I like him the best. I ended up using him to pull together my "garden." So I think they may enjoy each other now. Hehe!

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Love One Another, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, July 2018

This card reminds me of the amazing gift of God's created beauty, no matter whether we look at flowers or insects...or anything else. Everything we see was spoken into existence for us to enjoy. Flowers grow from seeds (and bulbs) and then bud and finally bloom. The caterpillar you see becomes the Luna moth. Who can account for these things other than as the miracle of God's creation.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
He will not leave you or forsake you.
Psalm 96:11-12

For my stamping friends, you will find this new digital image at Power Poppy. Hop on over to the Power Poppy blog and see what Marcy shares about this wonderful new digital release and see what my teammates have to share.

I would like to enter this card in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week, which is Use a Die and/or Punch. I used a die.

Precious friends, you are dearly loved. When I think of all that God has created, I am in awe and great thankfulness! Thank you for your visits and comments. I love reading each one and continue to pray for you, and your prayers continue to encourage me as well! I trust you will enjoy some of the beauty that God has around you in the days ahead. May God bless each of you and give you joy today and every day.

Blessings, precious friends,

StampsLove One Another (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Cryogen Iridescent White, Solar White Neenah, unknown designer paper
Ink: Printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Stitched Rectangles dies (Gina Marie Designs), Mini Perfect Layers tool, white tape
Card Size: 4 3/4" x 6"


Angelnorth said...

I love this Cheryl, it’s such a beautiful image and your colouring is stellar (or maybe that should be lunar?!). Love the way you’ve used the shading of the moth to inform the lettering too. Beautiful!

ChristineCreations said...

Your pencil work is gorgeous Cheryl. It feels peaceful and yet vibrant. Love your luna moth! I think that’s one of the things I love about colouring too - when something that doesn’t seem to work, ends up being your favourite because of what you put into it. Good lessons there for life too! Blessings!

creatingincolors said...

What beautiful colors! I hope I can do half as well when I get this image!

Donna Ellis said...

So beautiful, Cheryl! I love the way Marcella features the caterpillar under the leaf - they do tend to hide, don't they? Your color choices with the luna moth are forgeous! We cannot grow these flowers in Florida, can we, so it's fun visiting your cyber garden of delights this way. Your background paper is lovely! Hope you are making it through the heat. We bit the bullet this year and installed a whole house generator. The funny thing is, the 3 weeks before it was functioning, we had 4 power outages. Now that it is up and running, no power outages. LOL Still, I'm grateful for those times when we will need it. Do you have one, too? thinking of you fondly. hugs, de

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning card, Cheryl!! Love that digi!! Your coloring is outstanding as always. Love your choice of colors! So Vibrant! I so loved chatting with you!! I continue to pray for you my friend!! May God bless you!!
love and hugs,

roseflowerbooks said...

Gorgeous Cheryl and such a wonderful message as always. I love the way you colored the Luna moth.

Debbie Harris said...

Two gorgeous flowers arranged beautifully with that butterfly and your colors are bold and beautiful together!
Lovely card and tender words with that message.
Thank you~

Conniecrafter said...

Beautifully colored, you did a wonderful job bringing this arrangement to life, and the moth goes perfectly with it all! God's blessings are so many even when we are going through the rough waters of life.

Cheryl said...

So wonderful to see these posts from you, sweet friend. Sending much love and many blessings to you today!

Barbara said...

I am always renewed by your illustrations. This is one of the best I have seen. I just read yesterday that one artist uses Copic and colored pencils to make it just a bit sharper. I think this is fabulous.

*Vicki* said...

It's always a pleasure to see your colored images and your wonderful message that you bring with it! Sending you lots of cyber hugs and prayers my friend!!

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Cheryl, nothing like the bearded purple iris!!! this card is just gorgeous and you coloring is beautiful as always my friend!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Loved the precious gift of digi.
Thanks.. love power poppy art!!!
And wow sis this is so great this image you’ve excelled l love it.
And we’re far from spring yet but still I marvel at Gods glories in His creation every single day. Blessed beyond measure.. eyes to see and heart to believe PRAISE HIM
love to you sis. Shaz. Xx

Leslie Miller said...

Isn't this a lovely image and sentiment, sigh... Cheryl, when we returned from vacation I saw the 5 Days of Digis in my Feedly and I knew I'd want to save it for last when I could devote some quality time to looking. Now here I am and totally smitten. I can save the buying for later, but looking at your cards is like strolling through an art gallery. Wonderful!

Tracy said...

Wow did you do an amazing job with those pencils. So much detail on the blooms and I'm drooling over your coloring on the luna moth.

Carol Rossouw said...

WoW! Cheryl, this is so beautiful! How are you keeping dear friend?

Stacy Morgan said...

Yes... yes I am very late to commenting sweet friend. Today was my down day and I am catching up. I LOVE the colors and your coloring on this card. The designer paper border really compliments your beautiful coloring. BEAUTY!!!