Wednesday, 19 August 2015

August postcards

 The August theme for the Chocolate Baroque postcard potpourri swap was either gladiolus or poppy or orange.
My problem this month was that I have a LOT of poppy stamps, and was therefore faced with the problem of which one to use! I thought I was being very sneaky deciding to use a patchwork layout, where I could cram in as many poppy stamps as I could easily lay my hands on............what I hadn't though of was how long it would take to do!
I ended up with 2 versions, one with the hexagons just masked off and stamped and the second with them cut out and separated by a border from each other.
Images stamped with versafine in both, coloured with pencils and distress ink smudged round the edges of the hexagons.
I am blaming all this work on my friend who showed me her stunning patchwork and quilted wall hangings, but on the other hand I owe her thanks for the inspiration......


  1. Gorgeous designs Vronnie, you can never have too many poppies! Judith xx

  2. Beautiful Vronnie. I too have many poppy stamps and I love them all. I prefer the top one with the green dividers, but both are lovely. I can see they were a lot of work, but worth it for the end results. Kate x

  3. I love poppies too - I think they are my favourite flower. Love the patchwork look and it is certainly a cunning way to get all (?) of your stamps in

  4. Yep I'm another one with loads of poppy images. If you love CB stamps you have to have their poppies, lol! I love this patchwork theme Vronnie and whoever is on the receiving end of these swaps is definitely going to love them.

    Lesley Xx


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