Hello again. I have been crafting quite a bit this week – no work, and hubby has been away, but returning shortly. I shan’t get much done and posted for the next few days, as I’m also going to an Indigo Blu crafting retreat – 3 whole days! At Indigo Blu!
Hopefully I’ll get to try some new techniques. We’ve been asked to take a pasta machine and things to roll clay with – I’ve never worked with clay before, and I don’t have a pasta machine – hopefully someone will share………..!
So, this may be my last post for a few days. Here is the card:
I used one of the new stamps from Clearly Besotted – ordered Sunday on their release day, and arrived yesterday.
I took a piece of Make-It colour blending card and planned my layout. The first things I stamped were the three cactus, using Gina K Amalgam ink, then stamped again onto masking paper, masked them off, and stamped the shelves. Well – I say shelves – but they are actually tag stamps from another Clearly Besotted stamp set……………and the top shelf didn’t stamp well, but I didn’t notice until I had removed the stamp – thank goodness for s steady hand and a black art-liner pen!
I then used a range of Copics to colour them – three shades of green for each cactus – changing the tones on each one – so a total of 9 shades of green.
The sentiment is from the cactus stamp set, stamped into a little tag, fussy-cut, and stuck down onto the little ribbon already stamped.
Quite a bit of planning went into this, even though I was following a sketch layout, and is a CAS card. I struggle sometimes with the layers – which to stamp first, which can be masked – but I think I’m getting the hang of it – front first, then work your way back…………..I think….!
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges – shades of green
Crafting Happiness Challenge – anything goes with option of green
Freshly Made Sketches – sketch
The Card Concept – photo Inspiration – using shelves, and green and white, and a CAS style
Stamplorations CAS Challenge – CAS option light blue (option not taken)
13 thoughts on “Cactus Hugs”
Such a sweet trio of cacti! Fabulous colouring and masking! Thrilled to see you in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery!
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Those little guys are so cute!
Thanks Debbie – they are, aren’t they? xx
Such a cute card! Your wee cacti are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Thanks very much Karen xx
Oh I love those little cacti – way cuter than the ones I’ve used. Great take on all the challenges!
Thanks very much Claire xx
Such a sweet new stamp set. Great take on inking them up! Xoxo
Thanks Sher xx
Fabulous take on the sketch! Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
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Thanks very much Janis xx
Cute card. I love the cactus!!
thank you – there’s lots of cacti in that stamp set xx
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