Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bowl of Beauty

Hello, sweet friends! It's so good to post another card, and I enjoyed coloring it. I must say that I still feel a bit rusty. We continue to praise God for the healing in my hubby's knee and thank you all for your prayers. He is eager to get the other one done now.  

Today I am delighted to join my Power Poppy Instant Gardeners to introduce a new digital release that is truly beautiful! It's called Bowl of Beauty!

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Bowl of Beauty, Digital Image, March 2019

Here's what Marcella shares about this new digital image:
"The fourth installment of our café au lait bowl bouquets is filled with some of my favorite plants: hellebores, ferns, and a luscious tree peony with stems of Spanish bluebells. Of course, I had to call this Bowl of Beauty because I know that anyone coloring this one will bring forth beautiful results. A polka-dotted vintage bowl can be done in so many ways to compliment the flowers."
This new release comes with the bowl and without it, so I decided to use just this luscious bouquet, along with the digital sentiment from Rose and Chamomile. I started with the hellebores and then did the fern. The hardest part was deciding what colors to make each of the flowers and yet (hopefully) make the bouquet look cohesive. 

Once the coloring was done, I ended up finding a piece of card stock and used a Copic marker to coordinate with the Spanish bluebells. Here is clean and simple layout that allows this bouquet to take centerstage. 

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Bowl of Beauty, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, March 2019

This card is for a dear mom whose young daughter is on an MDS journey. The whole family is, and they continue to be upheld in prayer and other support by our church family and others. I trust that you will join us and pray for this family. 

We all have trials and difficulties, and we trust in God alone to guide, strengthen, comfort, and love us through all circumstances that pass through the Father's loving hands. He promises to never leave us or forsake us.

Is anyone among you sick?
Let him call for the elders of the church,
and let them pray over them,
anointing him [her] with oil in the name of the LORD.
James 5:14

Hop on over to the Power Poppy blog and see what delights Marcy is sharing about this stunning new digital release. You will also want to see what my teammates have to share (and our special guest Allison Cope of the Bloom Brigade). What gorgeous cards to inspire you!

Sweet friends, you have continued to be in my prayers, and I praise God for His mercy and for bringing your names and requests to mind as I pray. It's a joy to hear praise reports as well as updates. Thank you for your friendship and your prayers for us. May God continue to give peace, comfort, and strength to us all. You are a great blessing to me and to those for whom you pray.

Blessings, sweet friends,

StampsBowl of BeautyRose and Chamomile (Power Poppy) 
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Almost Amethyst (SU!) colored with Copic marker B63, Textured White (Bazzill)
Ink: Printer
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, 6x6 Matting Basics B dies (Spellbinder), Mini Perfect Layers tool, red tape
Techniques: Digital images with Microsoft Word, Copic coloring
Card Size: 5 1/4"
Copic Markers Used: Hellebores - RV66, RV32, R30, YR20, YR000, YG03 (stamen); Ferns - G28, G24, G40; Leaves - G24, G24, G40, YG91, E31; Peony - R30, R32, YR20, YR21/RV32 (center); French bluebells - B63, BV17, RV00 (tips); Cast shadow - BV20 


Pauline said...

Cheryl, your card is beautiful! I love that you chose to use the image without the bowl, a completely different look! Beautiful colouring, love your choice of colours. Very clean and simple, yet so elegant. Sentiment is perfect! Blessings & Hugs,

Katy McGloin said...

This is so lovely, Cheryl!! Love the mix of colors and gentle coloring variation for each image! And I have missed you on Amy's live streams although that may be just my fault since I often only see the video afterwards. Blessings to you, my friend!

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Cheryl! It's truly a work of art! Your shadow just makes everything explode of the paper. Amazing card for a special lady! Hugs sweet friend!

Leslie Miller said...

It's good to see you coloring and enjoying it, Cheryl. I know you've had your hands full. You did an amazing job on this with all your colors and shading being spot on. I saw those very Hellebores when I was searching for ideas. The exact shade. Your perfectly matched blue border really frames it nicely. Hugs and love to you, Cheryl!

Conniecrafter said...

Cheryl you may feel a bit rusty but it sure doesn't show in your coloring, it is just amazing, so beautifully done and your colors go together perfectly. I am sure it is going to be very appreciated!
so good to hear that your hubby is feeling so well that he is anxious to get the other one done, that is always a great sign.

Angelnorth said...

Beautifully coloured Cheryl, those hellebores are especially lovel with the shading of the petal edges. I’m sure this beauty will be appreciated as you let the family know they are in your prayers as they face tough times. Inky hugs to you and your sweetheart.

Henriëtte Creatively Happy said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl, your colouring reminds me of vintage photos of these awesome flowers. Thank you so much for sharing an have a lovely Sunday.

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I love the Bluebells and the wonderful shading you did on this card. STUNNING design.

Davi said...

Cheryl your card is Fabulous!! You did an outstanding job on the coloring! Glad your hubby is feeling better. Im sure you card and prayers will be a great encouragement to your friend and their family. How blessed we are to have a Father who will never leave us in the midst of our trials!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ah dear Cheryl your colouring is simply superb and I love the layout and shading of the card. I pray with you for that dear family. Sorry I’m. Slow in commenting not been well, plus been away.
Lord Bess dearhubby an dyiur dear precious self, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Barbara said...

Your card is awesome and just stunning. I bet it was fun to color. I am thinking about getting it.

Tracy said...

Scrumptious! Look at all the variations in your coloring. That's what makes your cards stand out my friend. Beautiful!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! each petal so lovingly and exquisitely colored and highlighted, Cheryl! I hear ya about selecting colors and hoping they are cohesive in the end. Your tiny bursts of blue do just that - bringing out the deeper green in the fronds, and brightening your bouquet's colors. It's lovely. The family dealing with MDS will be deeply grateful for your kind thoughtfulness and prayers. hugs, de

Susan said...

Dear Cheryl, I have been scarce on my blog recently, but what a joy to see your sweet comment on it. And then to come here and see your beautiful creation(s). Such a feeling of peace and love here. Hugs. Oh and P.S. WOW! on that card girl! Your coloring is as always exquisite!

Carol Rossouw said...

Cheryl, your colourng is so beautiful! Just had a look through some of your latest cards. Trust that you and Walt are doing well. Love Carol

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful card Cheryl. Love the coloring and the script greeting. Simple but lovely design. Blessed be those who believe in our Heavenly Father, His resurrected Son and the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of us!

Dandi93 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cheryl, Your amazing coloring and the light shadow shows so much dimension. It has been a while since I've been to the Power Poppy shop and this image is a must have. But you do make every image more desirable :) Love the option, with or without the bowl. It is so great to see you coloring. Hugs Irene

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

It is always a treat to visit your blog and look at what you have created. Very nice to use this image without the bowl, and your color is so pretty and soft, this time. Something extra lovely about that color pink.

Kia's Place said...

I always look forward to one of your postings Cheryl. This is such a beautiful image from Power Poppy and of course you have coloured it beautifully. I think that is the best part of card making, the colouring. Can I ask what colour you used for the shading, it looks fabulous. Sending love and hugs to you.

Donna Ellis said...

Just popping by to wish you a lovely new year and let you know that I'm thinking of you, Cheryl. Blessings to you! hugs, de