some test prints...
I decided I hated the cross hatching on the iris so chopped it away. But then I abandoned it as it was such an unclear image and I went with the marigold below instead.
I am much happier with this one as it is cleaner and clearer.
There are going to be an awful lot of people receiving birthday cards with irises or marigolds on though!
I have also found that painting or colouring the iris prints creates some interesting effects and redeems the lino block to some extent.