Thursday, November 15, 2018

Snowdrops & Tea Roses

Hello, sweet friends! 

Today I am happy to join my Power Poppy Instant Gardeners to introduce a new digital release that is simply gorgeous! It's called Snowdrops & Tea Roses! Are you ready for some fun?

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

Here's what Marcella shared:
"The first in a series of bouquets nestled inside vintage French café au lait bowls. Festive enough for Christmas cards; cozy enough for a winter's afternoon coloring session. This scene features a trio of hybrid tea roses arranged with crisp white snowdrops and variegated holly. Be open and adventurous with your coloring, i.e., berries can be white/pink/light green if you are using red roses. Holly doesn't always have to be red. Remember, we are making the picture; nature is just one of our inspirations.
Digital download includes a no-line version and two merry sentiments.
A few tea rose varieties to use as inspirations to make this bouquet especially festive: 'Bewitched' (pale pink), 'Neil Diamond' (red-and-white streaked), 'Cinnamon Dolce' (dark red with pink streaks), 'Gemini' (creamy center with coral pink edges), 'Word War II Memorial Rose' (light pink with tinges of red)."
I almost decided to use a portion of this new digital image, but I just could not. There is just so much beauty in this bouquet, and I love that it's in a sweet bowl. (I would love to have this on my dining room table.) Anyway, using Microsoft Word, I sized this image, added one of the sentiments from Merriest Berries, and printed two on a page (landscape - just in case I mess up the first one). I used my favorite coloring medium, Copic markers. The hardest part was deciding what color to use for my roses. After that, I got into my coloring zone (something that really relaxes me). 

Once I finish coloring, the real work for me is making a card. I had some idea before I started coloring, but it usually changes. Ha! I ended up using a scalloped rectangle die with gilded edges. This is definitely a "one-off" card, compared to many of which I color duplicates. I hope to be more adventurous with the next one, but this will be for someone special. I hope you like it, and I know you will love seeing the cards by the rest of my wonderful teammates who have amazing coloring skills.

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Snowdrops & Tea Roses, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, November 2018

As I was making this card, I thought about the meaning of roses. Red roses have traditionally been symbols of love. Christmas is when God sent His Son Jesus in the greatest act of love ever. May we remember the great love of God during this season of thanksgiving and as we approach Christmas.

For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish
but have eternal life.
John 3:16

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. You will be inspired!

Oh, precious friends, you are always loved and remembered in my prayers. I so appreciate your visits and comments. I continue to remember the many special prayer requests. 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, and may God be glorified in all things.

Blessings, dear friends,

StampsSnowdrops & Tea Roses and Merriest Berries (Power Poppy) 
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, 110# Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: N/A (printer)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Grand Scalloped Rectangles dies (Spellbinders), Krylon gold pen, white tape
Techniques: Digital images with Microsoft Word, Copic coloring
Card Size: A-2


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is so pretty. Marcella always has the most original designs for bouquets and flowers. Snowdrops and roses, who would’ve thought!? Your colored them so well and this is just a gorgeous Christmas card.

Thanks for sharing!

Hope you are doing well. We will get a touch of snow here today! I have heard the heat hasn’t stopped in Florida yet, though!

Lin said...

Oh so pretty, Cheryl - what a lovely combination for Christmas! The scalloped border makes a beautiful frame!

Leslie Miller said...

Cheryl, I'm so in awe of your coloring on this I can hardly take my eyes off of it. Oh, how I love those red roses and even redder berries! You changed the shade of red just enough to make a beautiful contrast. And the gilded edges! My gold Krylon pen and I don't get along at all, but how pretty it looks here! The scalloped card base makes it all the more festive. A knock out card, my friend!

Shirley N said...

Oh Cheryl, this is absolutely STUNNING! This really is a one-of-a-kind, so gorgeously done. LOVE!!!

Bev Polen said...

WOW! Cheryl, you did a masterful job of coloring the beautiful image. Your coloring of the image makes it come alive! The roses, snowdrops, holly, and berries look amazing! This is an awesome piece of artwork, my sis! BTW, I ordered this stamp several hours ago! I know I cannot do it justice as you have, but I'll give it my best shot! Hugs, special friend!

Traci M said...

Cheryl, you’ve made a gorgeous card! I love your roses and the berries just are the prettiest shades of red!! Your gold highlighting just sets it all off so perfectly. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

Rowhouse Greetings said...

Cheryl this is stunning!

Patti J said...

Hello sweet Cheryl! Once again, you've literally brought life to this beautiful image. My first thought was how much I'd love to have this on my dining room table...great minds! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work of art, and for your words. They always warm my heart. Hugs!

kiwimeskreations said...

What an elegant and adorable card Cheryl - this is fantastic! Love your colouring, and your design of the finished card is exquisite

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Cheryl, what an amazing, gorgeous card, those roses look so real I can almost smell their fragrance.
The beautiful way in which you frame this image only enhances it's beauty.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs and love.

Barbara said...

Cheryl, I think that this is my favorite of all the beautiful inspirations that the team has shown. You have really made these roses and snowdrops come to life. Bless your talent.

Donna Ellis said...

What a lovely card, Cheryl! No wonder you could not limit yourself to the partial image when the entire image is beyond spectacular, and I imagine, a lot of fun to color! Your delightful highlights are awesome! I especially like the simple gold highlights around the masterpiece, and then around the scallops. Breathtaking! hugs, de

Sandy O. said...

Very nice, indeed. Love this stamp.

Stacy Morgan said...

hello sweet friend. I am playing catch up as I have sometime today. This is beautiful. Your roses look amazing and oh that gold edging is AWESOME!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Vicki Burdick said...

Simply stunning!!!!

Tracy said...

My oh my. Your coloring always delights me. Those berries look so real and I'm loving the way you did the leaves. Cool my friend. Love all that glittery gold too.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl this is just gorgeous, such a lovely Christmas card, your coloring is just amazing and I know what you mean by wanting to use the whole image,it is so lovely! Your gold framing of it makes it so elegant, someone is going to have a smile from ear to ear when they open this special card!

Dandi93 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cheryl, beautiful colored.. I especially love how you colored the holly. The gold edging really elevates the elegance... Hugs

Beccy said...

Your colouring is absolutely beautiful Cheryl. I love the contrast between the red and green, and what a perfectly festive combination for the holidays. The gold edging around the image mat and the scalloped base is just beautiful and gives your project a wonderful elegance. Lovely.

Cheryl said...

So beautiful, sweet friend! Thank you for your loving spirit and for always encouraging my heart. God bless you!

Robin Clendenning said...

This is so gorgeous my sweet friend! I just love your coloring of the leaves and roses nut wow, those berries I could just pluck off your card they are so dimensional and real looking! Beautiful card sister Cheryl!

SewPaperPaint said...

Truly, you can just mount the panel to the card because your coloring alone is sufficiently beautiful without a fussy layout. I love how you've done this though, the scallop border is such a delicate frame and the golden outline really pops! Beautiful! Wishing you and yours the most lovely Thanksgiving my friend. Hugs, Autumn

JD/ Jill said...

So beautiful! And as always, great coloring!

Marisa said...

This could be a center piece it look so real! Stunning colouring and love the gold scalloped edge. Fabulous colouring on the leaves! Trust this finds you well. So much going on in my life the past six months I haven't even stamped one card! The sandwich generation is not for the faint of heart LOL! I think the worst is behind us and we can shake the dust from 2018 off and begin afresh in 2019. Hugest of hugs to you!!

Bev Polen said...

Cheryl, I saw this awesome piece of artwork on SCS, and I was in awe of it then and still am. Your coloring skills are remarkable! I love this card, my precious friend! Hugs!

Kia's Place said...

Goodness Cheryl, I missed this beauty. I am always in awe of your Copic skills, your colourin is stunning. This is a beautiful image, with so much detail ... thanks for sharing Cheryl.

Susie said...

Cheryl, your coloring is simply amazing! And this piece is fabulous in all respects - I adore it (smiling).