I struggled with this one, mostly because I'm still learning how to paint "loosely". I'd love to be able to do it, but I am a detail person, and everything seems to bend towards "photorealistic"...at least, that's what I aim for. Anyway, the lifting technique is new to me and a great help in trying to lighten up areas, instead of trying to always paint around a lighter area. I lifted the paint from the centers, as well as the white streaks in the flowers. The ink I used to stamp this was too dark, though, as it shows through the paint much more than I'd like. Note to self: buy some light, waterproof ink!!