Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Project: Inspiration

This was actually the last envelope so far that I have created (I hope to decorate a couple more). I just had to use those cactus stamps in some way and have been really inspired by Geninne's Art Blog as she has so many fascinating artefact's and is great at drawing.

I of course decorated the envelope first,  stuck the stamps on and the decided that the cactus closest to the stamps needed a little something more so drew those awful spiky bits on which I made a mess of. In the end I just decided to ignore it and decorate the postcard which I love.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the back of the card which was a zig-zag border in green and black around the edges and a green seal. So you now have a photograph of the clothes I wore yesterday instead.

I knew straight away where I wanted to stick this envelope and yesterday I went with my niece to the park. It was a glorious day all day, the sun was shinning, the sky was clear that is until I arrived at the park and then it was suddenly so grey. I decided to go ahead and do my mission but when I went back to the car it started to rain and I had no time left to go back and reclaim this envelope as I had to get back with my niece for when her parents arrived.

I used the quote 'You're Beautiful' because though it is an ugly piece of art work and I don't get it, in its own way it has its beauty.... also cactus are considered ugly by some. I hope someone picked this little envelope up.

Do you like or own a cactus?


  1. I think this is my favourite one so far! It's just lovely!
    I love cacti, those and succulents are my plants of choice as I'm not particularly green fingered and they are pretty easy to care for :)

    1. I've never seen or owned a cactus which is why I probably made a little bit of a mess of it. Also though as I mentioned that blog gave me quite a bit of inspiration. I do like the postcard and the butterflies though, hopefully someone picked this up before it ended up too wet.

  2. i had a cactus when i was little outside my porch door but not anymore

    1. That must have been so nice and quite unusual as its not the first choice of plant for people. I guess its easir to look after as it doesn't need much water.


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