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! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
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.