Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Season's Seatings

Hello, sweet and lovely friends! 

Today I am happy to join my Power Poppy teammates in sharing the newest "Digis on the 5s" digital release, Season's Seatings. Here's what Marcella shares about this new release. 
"We love any scene that exudes cozy fall goodness — a second-hand chair in the garden? Of course! It's the ideal perch for a rustic pumpkin bouquet. You may recognize this image from our popular clear stamp set 'So Grateful.' What's especially neat about this digital download version is that you get two focal images, one of the large chair vignette and a second large image of the pumpkin bouquet by itself featuring dahlias, berries, and black-eyed Susans. The verse from Ecclesiastes, 'He has made everything beautiful in its time,' is the perfect accompaniment, and you'll also get a shorter 'Hello, Beauty' sentiment. A coloring feast awaits!"  
Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Digital Image, September 2018

In South Florida we do not see many real carved pumpkins, and if we do, they are inside our air-conditioned houses. It's far too hot for pumpkins to survive very long. So to have a pumpkin filled with fall flowers is a delight for me!

Using Microsoft Word, I arranged the flower-filled pumpkin next to the Scripture verse for a wide card, printed it on X-Press It Blending Card, and started coloring. I found this vibrant fall plaid designer paper and kept it simple with a wonky-stitched die, thin mat of Tangerine Tango, and it was done. I dug through all my embellishments but finally decided to keep it simple flat and easy to mail. ;)

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Season’s Seatings, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, September 2018

I truly enjoyed making this card, and I read on in Ecclesiastes where it tells us that there is nothing better for us to do than to be joyful and to do good as long as we live. This is God's gift to us. As I considered the enjoyment I experienced in making this card, I am reminded that pleasure is fleeting and that true and lasting joy is found only in Jesus Christ. May I glorify God in all I do. 

He has made everything beautiful in its time.
...there is nothing better for them than to be joyful
and to do good as long as they live; 
— this is God's gift to man..
Ecclesiastes 3:11, 12b, 13b

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 digital release and see what my teammates have to share. 

This week Splitcoaststampers has a wonderful Inspiration Challenge, and we are to be inspired by one of the flags. There were many I could have used, and I think it's a wonderful website to inspire many other future cards.

Precious friends, you are truly loved. As always, I thank you so much for your visits and comments. I continue to pray for many of the special prayer requests, and I know that God will encourage and bless you all. I thank God also for how He is answering our prayers. May God give peace and comfort to those suffering loss and encouragement and joy to us all. You are a precious gift to me.

Blessings, dear friends,

StampsSeason's Seatings (Power Poppy) 
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Tangerine Tango (SU!), Perfectly Plaid Fall (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: N/A (printer)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX dies (My Favorite Things), Mini Perfect Layers tool, white tape
Card Size: 5" x 6"


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Hi Cheryl! I think you must have enjoyed coloring this lovely image. I think the name, Season’s Seatings, is so funny! Your coloring is magnificent and it goes perfectly with that plaid paper. I think you were right to leave it alone without embellishment. Thanks for sharing your talent and encouragements.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Cheryl, so beautiful with all the glory of fall! It's nice that fall sports such warm colors just when the weather starts to chill, and then spring has cool colors when the weather warms. I absolutely love this! I have the stamp set, but these digis Marcy is releasing are irresistible. Color me smitten with your take on it!

Barbara said...

You created a wonderful fall feeling and a great sentiment with it. I love the verse from Ecclesiastes too. How true it is. Your coloring is perfect and there are no other needs on this card.

Maria Rodriguez said...

Cheryl, your magnificent coloring truly brings this lovely image to life, what a gorgeous card, with all the amazing shades of Autumn front and center.
The lovely pattern paper frames your creation beautifully.
Thank you for sharing.
Maria Rodriguez.

Allison Cope said...

Wow Cheryl! This is beautiful! I love the amazing color palette you chose. I hope you're enjoying the weather there. Sending warm hugs!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Cheryl. Love the simplicity of the design that let's the beautifully coloured image take the eye, and the, wonderful paper you have framed it with.

Patti J said...

Cheryl, this is absolutely beautiful! I just shopped for fall at Power Poppy yesterday. Guess I'll have to shop again - love this set!!! Thanks for sharing, and for inspiring. I love this verse. Hugs...

Cheryl said...

And, you are a precious gift to all of us, sweet friend. So thankful for you! Oh, my, this is just beautiful! I remember living in FL all those years and missing the change of seasons SO much. I am so grateful to be living in the mountains where we get the full spectrum of all four seasons. It is so nice, after not having that for all those years. I love the scene of the old chair with the pumpkin on it. Fall is my favorite season. It is so heartwarming! God bless you and keep you! So wonderful to visit with you today. :)

Susie said...

Oh Cheryl! This is simply gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE fall! And this new digi is one I'd love to have! I'd better get myself over to Power Poppy and take a look *tehe*

Your coloring continues to be a source of joy each and every time I see it. Beautiful work my friend! And God bless you for speaking forth the word of God!

Susie ~

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl it is just beautiful, I do love that verse with the image, both images in this set is just wonderful for autumn season, the paper is just wonderful with it also!
I hope you are doing good as well.

Marge said...

Your coloring on the pumpkin and flowers is so beautiful, Cheryl! I love the rich autumn mood on this card. The plaid pattern is charming too. Love everything about this .


Karen Dunbrook said...

I just love your cards mf. They always look so classy and are so wonderfully done.
Here is another example of your the Fall image.
xx Karen

Bev Polen said...

Cheryl, I just saw this awesome card on SCS and wanted to stop by for more details. This is a WOW card! I love the beautifully-colored image. You have great coloring skills, my friend! I was looking at that image on Power Poppy just last night. So glad to see it colored by an expert. You did an outstanding job creating the card! Hugs and blessings, sis. BTW, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! It blessed my soul.

Traci M said...

This is beautiful in all its autumn array of color, Cheryl!! I live the Tangerine Tango background with the plaid and of course, your beautiful coloring! Even more...the added scripture and joy it gives. You’re a treasure!

Robin Clendenning said...

This is so pretty Cheryl! I love your coloring! I love the colors in your plaid too! Just beautiful my friend!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful! Your coloring is spectacular and I LOVE that plaid papers. Awesome colors.

Camille Short said...

Love your cards! Love this stamp set, too.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous fall card Cheryl. I am so glad to see a new creation from you. :) That image is lovely and the coloring is amazing as usual. The stitched lines look great framing the white panel. Thank God for his everlasting love!

Kia's Place said...

When I saw this at SCS I made a note to check it out on your blog. I really love how you incorporated the image with the wonky stitches and the plaid, they work together so wonderfully Cheryl. And, of course your colouring is always stellar ... beautifully done.