It was Tracey McNeeley's turn to choose the inspiration photo this time! Check out the pretty cactus floral arrangement. The blue green and coral together is stunning! Yes of course I have to play! LOL! Tracey's guest is Stephanie Klauck! You'll enjoy reading more about her on the Inspired by blog!
I've had this set from Waffle Flower for a while and just never got around to coloring it up. I was delighted when I saw Tracey's cactus and knew exactly what stamp I would use!
I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I am embarassed to admit how many times I colored this image before I was happy with it. I tried watercolors and lots of DIFFERENT colors.
I decided to fussy cut the image so I could add lots of coral / orange papers. The image is quite large and you wouldn't be able to see any background otherwise.
For a pop of color I added some pops of purple - one of the cactus, a pretty stitched border cut (Pretty Pink Posh), and a purple gem. My mom loves cactus and has them everywhere in her home. You'll find crochet doily under most of the smaller ones, so I added one on mine too.
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps: Waffle Flower Potted
Pattern Paper | Basic Grey | Typeset
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders | Cheery Lynn Doily | MFT Fishtail Flags
Enamel Dots | Tim Holtz Pin | Gem