Saturday, 23 May 2015

vintage poppies (TGIF Challenge)

I'm kinda new to this "challenge" thing other than The Challenge Spark that Tara and Jane have joined me on, but new or not, I'm loving the inspiration it gives me. Inspiration to delve into my own brain and study out what different images and sketches mean to me. To be fearless in scoping out new areas and forget about copying other's ideas. Not that it's wrong to use ideas from others, but sometimes it's neat to be able to say, "Hey! I didn't know I could do that!" 

Today I used the challenge found on #TGIF04 Inspiration to create this vintage poppies card, made with Happy Watercolor, a retired SU stamp set. I never get my fill of either vintage OR poppies!

Following is the Inspiration Challenge image for this week. We are to design something, anything that is inspired by what we see in the picture. What do YOU see?

I saw an old English garden with a frayed scarecrow and old signs. And poppies. Always the poppies! I colored the stamp with Stampin' Write markers, misted it and then stamped it onto watercolor paper. I misted the paper some more after the image was stamped on. From Gorgeous Grunge I added the "frayed burlap", echoing that idea with actual strings pulled out of an old piece of sacking. A few smudges with earth toned ink and bit of sewing on the edges and I was done!

Now I'd like to know what that TGIF image reminds YOU of!


Unknown said...

For a second, I was hoping that you'd relate the poppies in your story to the puppies that I saw. Lol. I'm really glad that you were so inspired by this image. It was wonderful to hear you visualize that entire scene. How you continue to challenge yourself and play along :-)

Anonymous said...

So lovely Grace. I think you totally nailed your vision onto paper. Love all the little elements you've added!

Mercedes Weber said...

Ooooh you had me at VINTAGE! Lovely! Thanks for sharing with us @ TGIFC!