Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pastel + Cactus =

Hey there everyone...I have been playing with some of the new peg stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry, the "Build a Prickly Pear Cactus" set as a matter of fact.  I've seen lots of posts and challenges about building a scene recently so I thought I'd "pear" these stamps with my pastel pencils to see if I could come up with a scene.  I chose my pastels because I hadn't used them in a while and I hate to see things sitting on my shelf unused.

I took two randomly stamped card fronts that I made using these stamps and wove them into a desert landscape...   What do you think?

I started out by stamping various size of prickly pears just to see what they looked like.  I hadn't planned on using this piece since they were just for practice. I actually think it turned out pretty cool for something that was going to end up in the trash.

This lonely little cactus was going to be die-cut but I miscalculated and didn't have enough room for what I had originally planned so I drew in a few smaller cactus in the distance and added some hills...

You'll notice that in both of these cards the cactus have blooms...those aren't really on the stamps, I just added little "X"'s of color using my pastels for flowers.  I thought it just added an extra little something.  

I'll be back soon with a few more cards using this set but in the mean time, have an inky day!


Imagine - Memento Dye Inks
Stabilo - Pastel Pencils - Cardstock


  1. I love it. You are a wonderful artist, Roni.

  2. Very clever idea! I have my eye on this set. I have a small cactus collection at home and the prickly pear type are my favorite.


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