Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Power Poppy's February Release-Day 1

Hi there and a happy howdy do too!  Hope all is well with you this fine Tuesday morning!  I have been about to burst with excitement because of Power Poppy's February stamp release. The day is finally here to debut the first set....and she is quite a beaut, let me tell you!  If this set doesn't get your heart a'racing, then I don't know what will! Let me introduce you to Orchids Rock, an incredibly intricate and totally fierce stamp set that showcases both the delicate and fiesty aspects of orchids.

 Didn't know they could be fiesty?  Well just check out this little piece of business and the snappy sentiment to go along with her......I would say she has sass and class....:)

The sentiment says it all, don't you think?  Leave it to Marcella to rock the orchids, right?  Well this little lady is actually called a Lady Slipper Orchid and I don't know for sure, but I think she is sayin' "so you wanna a piece of me?!"  Hee hee..ok, maybe not but she does look like she could hold her own.  I did a little research on these blooms and discovered that they can be colored in a multitude of ways, so I chose a fiery coral/red with some burgundy and chartreuse accents.  I'll list the copic colors below for you!  :) I stamped my image and sentiment with Memento's Tuxedo Black. Once colored, I die cut her out and sponged on a little ink for shading.  I chose a couple of papers to coordinate with my colors and stitched them together before adding my ribbon.  I adhered the assembled pieces to a black card base and then gold leafed my main image panel, added some shimmer to the blooms with my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen, added foam dimensionals, and slid her in under the bow.  

I also added a wee pearl in the centers of the staminodes to mimic their appearance in real life....ok, I did not know the name of the little hangy down thing before this week, but I learned a great deal about orchids when I was researching color choices.  Just call me a botanist-in-training.....lol!  See, a card and a science lesson.....and I will be completely mortified if I find out later that I have incorrectly named the staminode....lol!  

So, what do you think of Marcella's first stamp set for February?  This is only a small portion of what comes with this set.  Make sure you check out what my incredibly talented Bloom Brigade sisters have created for your inspiration....I am sure you will be a-mazed!  Try to leave them a little love while you are there and then check back tomorrow for Day 2 of this incredible five, yes...I said FIVE day release.  Hope to see you then, and I am so glad you were able to stop by for a visit!  Take care and see you soon!  :)

Christine Okken   
Dawn Burnworth  
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and .....
Marcella Hawley


Supplies:  Image and sentiment from Power Poppy's new stamp set-Orchids Rock; Paper- Basic Black from SU!, Classic White cardstock from Flourishes, My Mind's  Eye's 6x6 paper pad "Rosy" from their Lost & Found Two Collection, and Carta Bella's 6x6 paper pad "Yesterday" by Lori Whitlock; Ink- Memento's Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink's Chamomile, Ranger Distress ink in Peeled Paint; Other- Spellbinder's Labels Twenty Eight, SU!'s satin ribbon in Certainly Celery, Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen, SU! pearls, and these Copic colors:  R00, R01, R02, R05, R39, R89, RV99, YR02, Y02, Y08, YG21, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG99, E40, and E44.


  1. I have always loved this color combo. You have knocked this out of the park. I am pinning it!

  2. I knew you would rock this one. So pretty and soft. I love the way you added a bit of sponging Katie. Lovely job.

  3. Katie, I just love the colours you chose! That reddish orange with the green is just beautiful, and I the soft green background really makes the image shine!

  4. Gorgeous Katie- these orchids are beautifully coloured. I never realized how many colours orchids have until I googled it tonight. I love the colours you chose as well as papers and layout.
    I can't wait to see more of the sneak peaks this week. Hugs,

  5. Oh, Katie, this is gorgeous! I LOVE your layout and such beautiful DP and ribbon! Absolutely exquisite coloring, my friend, and I can hardly wait to see more!! Wow, I am in love! We have five orchids blooming now and two more coming...just LOVE them and have a new one with gorgeous colors! Can't wait to see tomorrow's sneak peek!! Hugs!

  6. Ahhhhh, the master has created! You have chosen the most beautiful colors for these blooms, and then displayed them to their best advantage with the image panel shape on those warm, colorful, beautifully patterned papers. Know what grabs me about this? It's the bit of green shading you added to the corner, and then the perfect shade of green satin ribbon. Those pearls in the flower centers are a fabulous touch, too. Great post, Katie. Such fun to read. It's always a treat to visit!

  7. Beautifully colored, like the way you added the ribbon too lovely touch!

  8. Stunning as always Katie!!! What awesome colours these are and your lady slippers are coloured beautifully - love how they are looking a bit sassy off to the side! As always, such a beautiful design and perfectly put together with a beautiful bow!!

  9. Bam.... Look at those Orchids! Wow miss Katie! You sure are enjoying your coloring today. I like the CAS design of this as well as that stitching and gold trim that you are famous for. Outstanding my friend.

  10. Okay...now you know you're my stamping idol!! The total top of the heap I must say. And this card is one of the reasons why...it literally BLEW ME AWAY!!! Oh, to be able to begin to color like you my friend!! You always know just where to put each stroke of color to make Marcy's images sing!! This one has perfect pitch and then some!

  11. Good grief! I've been saving your posts up til I could relax and indulge. From the looks of this I might not be able to handle this much magnificence. You are amazing GF! The coloring on those orchids is out of this world. Love the ribbon treatment. That green looks so rich. Let's see if I can handle some more. :-)