I’m loving the cactus vibe of the moment. Have you noticed? They’re everywhere… and you only see them once you start looking. I’ve seen them on pyjamas, a blouse, stationery, a watch, socks, wrapping paper and even pants! (That’s underwear, transatlantic chums.)
I found this background in a stash of watercoloured pieces recently and yes, I think the top half may be painted in a retired colour, Coastal Cabana, but it was such a lovely combo that I couldn’t bear not to use it. Substitute Pool Party and it will work just as well.
The bottom of the found background wasn’t quite dark enough so I tore some scrap paper to create sand dunes and sponged away. The cacti themselves are stamped by sponging the stamp with different shades of green, to add interest.
I felt it needed a long thin card so that’s what I made. I think I have some thing envelopes knocking around somewhere, but if I can’t find them, I’ll just make one with my envelope punch board.
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