Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Poppy Collection feature: Maidenhair

I have a maiden hair fern that sits next to my bathroom sink, so I look at it while brushing my teeth and getting ready for the day (which, with a baby, can be mid-afternoon some days). I've always loved maiden hair ferns, but I have a real black thumb when it comes to plants, so I've also killed a few in my time as well. In November last year I decided it was time to use the fern in a new design. Mainly because I figured I'd unwillingly kill the plant soon so I should make the most of it.

So I took some photos and got to work.

Then created the illustration.

The final design is actually one of my very favourites. It's feminine without being too frilly, and would be perfect for a mild spring or summer wedding. These ferns look so fresh, and I think that lends well to the design.

I'm not sure why, but the fern has taken off. It's now far too big to sit next to my bathroom sink, and I actually have to move it if I want to wash my hands. I think it just likes being the centre of attention.


Lauren said...

I love this new design!

I am getting married next year and my have just found my invitation design!

Polka Dot Bride said...

Giosh this is a beautiful design! I'd forgotten how lovely maidenhairs were!