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:
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?