Saturday, March 21, 2015

FRAGILE POPPY

This delicate poppy flower and bud has always tugged at my heartstrings. I'm not sure why. I think it just because it is so perfectly drawn. And, besides that, it begs to be "watercolored". 

Making clean and simple cards is sort of out of character for me. I always seem to find more to add when I often should have considered a card creation finished. I mean, I love to add embossing, buttons, dots, etc. 

But, I think I achieved the clean and simple look with this card. It was so much fun -- and gratifying -- to complete. You know what they say, "Less is more". And that is just right for this card. It says "hello" to its recipient beautifully and simply.


Now that Blendabilities are out of the picture (BOO HOO!!!), I needed to resort to a more "old-fashioned" tried and true way of coloring the poppy. I used reinkers and the small Aqua Brush. The colors I used were Calypso Coral (what did I ever do before the invention of this color??), Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke. "Painting" like this brings great pleasure to me and, I think, a nice watercolor look.


My Fragile Poppy card is being entered into this week's The Paper Players challenge #236, Clean and Simple: Floral:


Yay, me!

Share with us your favorite challenges you take part in. And, do you do several a week, one a week, one every so often? Does playing in challenges help boost your creativity? What are your favorite types of challenges: card sketches, color challenges, combination challenges, challenges based on something found in nature or in the home?

Fragile
Smiles.

13 comments:

  1. I am almost glad Blendabilities are gone...I SO love the look of watercoloring and you have done a stunning job on this one! You captured the feel of this image perfectly! Thanks for playing with the Players' challenge this week!

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  2. Oh, you have made a card in my most favorite stamp set! Lovely CAS card! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players this week.

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  3. It's a beautiful card. I need to learn to water-color like that. I'm gonna try and come to the next class if the docs can do something new for the aches and pains.

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  4. Linda, this is beautiful! I love the clean design and your coloring on the flower is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)

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  5. What a beautifully watercoloured poppy - a fabulous CAS card and most definitely 'Less Is More'. Thanks for joining us for our CAS floral challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  6. Gorgeous watercoloring, Linda! I'm currently refreshing my watercoloring skills using re-inkers and Aqua Painter with the image stamped in Black Staz-On on watercolor paper. I didn't know I could watercolor on regular cardstock. What is your image stamped with(ink)? I love your ideas, your work and your blog!

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  7. You definitely achieved a clean and simple look and I love it! Thanks for linking it up at This Is How We Roll Thursday. It's so wonderful to find inspiration for handmade cards.

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  8. So soft and beautiful! I love the elegance of it! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday! Feel free to bring a friend :)

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  9. This is so stinkin adorable! I love it!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don't forget to enter the $5 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway!

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  10. What a beautiful card! I love poppies--they remind me of growing up in California where we had fields of golden poppies in the early summer. :) Thanks for sharing this!

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  11. Wow! I think this is my favorite of them all! Thanks for sharing on Found & Foraged!

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