We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 13 April 2017


It's time for the Craft Barn's monthly challenge using the Sara Coleridge poem The Months of the Year.

April's couplet is -

April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet.

We also have to include either a primrose or a daisy.

As I've already mentioned in previous posts, I am struggling with the postcard format, but I am determined to stick to it!

I've used a piece of Yupo as the background, which was created with Brushos and clingfilm (see previous post here).

I then gesso'd a book page, cut out some petals, and added a bit of sparkle for the daisy centre (cut from another scrap).

Less is more with this size, so I'm not going to fret about trying to get too much into these small pieces.

Really enjoying all this sunshine, though it is a bit chilly in the mornings. But ... I did wash the car today and did the inside too! Not sure what came over me - it must be Spring!

Happy Easter!


  1. The daisy is adorable, but that background is out of this world. I love this technique, but have never had yupo paper, so have only tried it on heavy card stock. Yours turned out FANTASTIC.

    I actually LIKE your less is more concept. Only 8 months to go!

  2. Yummy looking background and a clever idea to put the verse on the petals of that daisy. It is lovely. Happy Easter!

  3. A great idea to create your daisy as a focal image. The background looks fab too, I have not used Yupo before but am tempted after seeing what you can do with it.

  4. Your postcards are coming along nicely - love the Yupo background too. Thank you for joining the Craft Barn Month Challenge xx

  5. Wonderful background with lots of lovely texture. Perfect to compliment the daisy.xx

  6. A super background to display the daisy. I'm sure you will be loving the postcard format by December!

  7. Fab page, I love your idea of using the petals of the daisy for the rhyme! xx