Monday, October 15, 2018

Painting Pumpkins

Hello, dear friends! 

Today I am happy to join my Power Poppy Instant Gardeners, and we have a fun new digital release that I think you will love! It's called Painting Pumpkins! Are you ready for some fun?

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Instant Garden Digital Image, October 2018

Here's what Marcella shared:
"Painted pumpkins -- whether given a coat of chalky milk paint in pastel hues, a bold dip with metallic accents, or delicate dots with a fine-tipped brush -- are all the rage. Now you can paint the pumpkins in real life AND in your paper-crafting process. In this arrangement I have several pumpkins primed for your special creative touches. Paint pots and brushes await your artwork on the 'blank canvas' version, or use one of my pre-drawn patterns or jack-o-lantern faces. A series of four sentiments ranging from a general Thank You through Halloween and Thanksgiving allows multiple uses for this fresh fall imagery."
There are so many wonderful ideas for painting pumpkins...oh my! I have a new paper pad that was my color palette for "painting" my pumpkins, and I sure had fun.

I printed the "blank canvas" version and then decided to add a sentiment (like I've seen on the internet), and then I did some "doodling" of my own with a gold gel pen, a white gel pen, and dots with a Copic marker. I used my Mini MISTI and curved the sentiment from Olive and Oak Expanded to match the shape of the large pumpkin. Cute, eh? I used an oval die to cut out my focal image, and then I embossed that die on the card stock and fussy cut it to make a thin mat for the oval (using Copic BG72 to match the designer paper). Works like a charm. Then I put the papers together, matted it, and I added a couple of fishtail flags. And then I was done...what fun!

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Painted Pumpkins, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, October 2018

As I was making this card, I thought about how much I have to be thankful. God has given me the time, ability, and resources to enjoy making cards and sharing His love with others through my blog. What a blessing to have you all as friends. I want to share the blessing of having Christ as my Savior, for that is where I find true joy each day.

I will give thanks to You, LORD, with all my heart;
I will recount all of Your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 9:1

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. 

Oh, precious friends, you are dearly loved and remembered in my prayers. Thank you so much for your visits and comments. There are many special prayer requests that I continue to remember,  and there are always new ones. Thanks for sharing those with me. I know that God will encourage and strengthen you. May God give peace and comfort to those suffering loss and encouragement to us all. You are a blessing to me.

Blessings, dear friends,

StampsPainted Pumpkins and Olive and Oak Expanded (Power Poppy) 
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Cool Caribbean colored with BG72 to match designer paper (SU!), FarmLife (Mintay by Karola)
Ink: Smokey Gray (Versafine), printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Infinity Oval dies (Hero Arts), Fishtail Flag Layer STAX dies (My Favorite Things), Mini MISTI tool, Mini Perfect Layers tool, gold gel pen, white gel pen, 3M dimensional tape, Tombow Mono Multi Glue, red tape, white tape
Techniques: Digital images with Microsoft Word, Copic coloring, fussy cutting
Card Size: 5 1/4" x 6"


Barbara said...

Oh Cheryl! Seriously a fabulous card. Love the different colors and so much inspiration, I can't believe it. Going over to buy this digi and play with it today.

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful colour choices, your pumpkin gathering looks glorious Cheryl! Love the detail on the aok leaves and acorns and the visual triangle of the red touches - perfect!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Cheryl, I always enjoy visiting your blog. I love this card, aren’t you glad that teal is a fall color now? Your pumpkins are so sweet, and what cute new paper you have. Thanks for sharing your talents, and your encouragement here and through your comments on everyone’s blogs.

Leslie Miller said...

You clever girl! These pumpkins are so fun to decorate, whether using Marcella's version or your own. So nice that we have a blank to play with! I absolutely love your color palette inspired by the paper. Looks like Mintay? So beautiful! Cheryl, I'm thrilled to be back with Power Poppy on the Instant Gardeners team, and it's extra special that we get to play together now!

Donna Ellis said...

What a lovely set, Cheryl! But more, I LOVE the beautiful, tropically colored pumpkins you created for a perfect Florida Fall Theme! The papers are fantastic, bringing out the nostalgic, homey feel of the season. Your coloring skills always wow me! Gorgeous card! big hugs, de

Bev Polen said...

OUTSTANDING artwork!!! Wow, Cheryl, this card is exceptional with the beautifully-colored image along with the awesome designer paper which is a perfect match for the image. I love the curved sentiment and doodling. Love it, my special sis! Big hugs!!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful image so beautifully coloured and mounted to make, an exquisite card Cheryl.

Kia's Place said...

Another beauty Cheryl, starting from your choice of papers to your beautiful colouring, a beauty.

Tracy said...

Oh wow! You have made these pumpkins masterpieces and I'm totally crushing on that dp. Never disappointed when I visit. Hope all is well with you dear friend.

Patti J said...

Oh my, this is just delightful! I love the color choices, and your pumpkin art is spectacular, just like this wonderful season that God gives us each year. Thanks for sharing! This belongs in a frame, my friend!!!

Rowhouse Greetings said...

Cheryl - I love the colors - this is just delightful! That paper is perfect as well. Beautifully done!

Susie said...

Always beautiful coupled with a meaningful message - that means a lot to me and I'm sure many others. I love the teal pumpkin, and the doodling? Perfect!

Susie ~

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl, this is just gorgeous, I so love the beautiful papers that compliment your Awesome coloring, the sentiment works perfectly with the shape of the pumpkin.
You do a wonderful job of expressing your Love for God and sharing it with others :)

Robin Clendenning said...

How beautiful Cheryl!! I love how your paper matches those pretty painted pumpkins, such gorgeous colors!! I love that gingham too, beautiful Card my sweet friend!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Cheryl: What an absolutely gorgeous card, love the non traditional colors that you matched so perfectly with your beautiful pattern papers.
I'm so thrilled that my dear friend Leslie Miller is now part of the Power Poppy Instant Garden Team, I'm super happy for her, she is a sweetheart.
Thank you for sharing your amazing card.
Sending hugs and love.

SewPaperPaint said...

Wow Cheryl! These painted beauties are a show stopper. What a splendid design! <3 Hugs, Autumn

Traci M said... love love your card!! So delightful and fun using your own doodles...your art is wonderful!!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Pretty! Love the colors and the pretty paper! You rocked this one!

Dandi93 said...

I had to come take another look at this card from your blog.. Gorgeous Cheryl... I would have never thought to use these colors for pumpkins, but I can't stop looking at it.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a delightful scene! Love the little added detailing on your pumpkins!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful. I like the papers and colors and those tags are darling accents. Beautiful indeed miss Cheryl.