Sunday, 6 November 2016

Project 375: Fun cactus thank you


My colleague did the randomest thing the other day: he wanted a cactus (or 2) for his desk and went to a flower shop to get one (or 2). He started bartering and said, what if I get one more? And if I get one more? to lower the cost per cactus. In the end he bought a tray of 17 of them (lowering the cost substantially!) and took the two he wanted, leaving the remaining 15 for all of us on a first come, first served basis. As one of the lucky 15 (wahoo!) I wanted to give him a cacti thank you card for Monday morning.

I went looking at a few of my favourite challenge blogs and found a perfect combo:






This little stamp is from Claire, I think it may be from Michael's but I'm not positive. I was inspired by the DT at CAS(E) This Sketch and the repeated images a few of them featured. I decided to make my own pattern of cacti, coloring them in with Mandarin, Gold, Oasis, Pear Green and Forest Green ProMarkers.

The bottom half features Broken China and my trusty blending tool, going a bit darker on the edges to meet the I <3 ProMarker challenge, plus some water bleach spots for texture. The Many Thanks sentiment and arrow were also a gift from Claire last year, I honestly can't remember the source.

I had a lot of fun with this one, it's a nice finished piece and still feels masculine for my colleague soi think he'll like it too!

7 comments:

  1. OMG are you kidding me with this story? Who was this, you have to tell me on Monday. I love your card, great use of that stamp - yes from Michael's bargain bin. Again with the superb blending and those bleach spots (now you are just showing off), love the angle to match the sketch, that must have hurt you a little bit LOL. Cx

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  2. What an adorable and appropriate thank you card! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

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  3. Fun use of the sketch and colors! Love those cacti! Happy you joined us at CTD!

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  4. The perfect thank you for your coworker! Love the colorful cacti. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

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  5. So cute! Such a fun thank you. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  6. Lovely creation!
    Thanks for plaiyng at I Love Promarkers Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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