Friday, May 1, 2015

Just Breathe......

Hello all and happy Friday! I've got a bit of fun to share today! So... let's get to it! With a brand new month, comes a brand new Power & Spark Challenge hosted by my cardmaking sistah Stacy Morgan is all about.... CUTTING IT OUT! As Stace says, "Simply cut around your blooms (or main image) and add that extra "Ooomph!" to impress the recipient with your mad cutting skills!" Love it! 

Let's get to my creation!

Being that this is a 'Cut It Out' challenge, I decided to get a wee bit of help for this one and I turned to my Silhouette! I had made this file for the Orchids Rock stamp set and so, it was a perfect fit. At least I thought so! 

When coloring up this beauty, I have to say I needed a little help. I have only seen this variety of orchid a few times. So, thanks to "the Google" I found this picture to serve as a bit of inspiration!

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I cut, stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then, colored my image up with Copic markers, reaching for these shades....

After I was done coloring, the rest is matting it up! I added some background stamps, a little texture thanks to a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and a wee bit of gold sponged to accent the embossing! The sentiment is from the Power Poppy stamp set Lilac Time.  It's a sentiment that hits home right now. With deadlines, and work and my baby boy graduating from high school in a few weeks, I am having to remind myself to "Just Breathe!!!" Sigh....

And here's a close up......



And that my friends is it, a peaceful & easy orchid all colored and cut out! You too can play along in Power Poppy's Cut It Out Challenge, all you need to do is get "snippy" with the scissors, or hit "cut" on your electronic cutting machine and you'll be in the running! JUST CLICK HERE  to read up on all the official details! Play along and you could win a free clear or digital stamp set of choice!

Before I go, I have to share the links for my beloved fellow Bloomies so that you can hop, skip and jump on over to their blogs to see what they whipped up on this fine Friday for all to see!

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber >>>> you are here!
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Mine will be spent on the softball field, hopefully soaking up some sun and watching my D.D. play her first games! Fun! Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods too!

~Julie

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