Sunday, 26 April 2015

potpourri daisies

 The April challenge for Chocolate Baroque postcard potpourri was to use daisies, and/or cayenne red.
I wasn't too sure just what shade cayenne was, and was pretty sure I didn't have any card or ink that  came anywhere near what I thought it ought to be - so daisies it was.
I was using the daisy butterfly set of stamps, and had intended just using the main image ..........after ending up with a binful of ruined card, I gave up and went with one of the other stamps, which worked beautifully first time.
Think I was trying to be too clever - and failing miserably!
Still, I now know that masking fluid works beautifully on water colour card, and is a total disaster on smooth stamping card - and that my watercolour card is another disaster zone as far as trying to get a decent stamped image on it was concerned. (and yes, I now have a smoother watercolour card that I hope will work ok)
The first one was stamped in versafine, background was brusho ink - daisies were bleached out before colouring with pencils. Butterflies coloured with marker pens, and the second one hides the daisy that just wouldn't bleach out!
The smaller image on the second postcard was stamped with versamark and gold embossed onto card coloured with brusho ink and a lot of water. Daisies bleached out and coloured with pencils again. I needed something to fill in the big hole on the left, the butterfly looked too lonely there on it's own, so used the tree stamp from teeny tiny meadow set, traditional torn paper and a sponge with color box chalk in in amber clay to make the scene.


  1. Two fabulous post cards Vronnie I especially like the second one and the background you have created but they are both fab
    Jackie x

  2. These are lovely even if you had a bit of a learning curve to get them done! I've not used that stamp set for absolutely ages and seeing these has made me want to dig them out.

  3. Two gorgeous postcards Vronnie, I hope I get one of them x


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