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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Cactus Monday!


Mr. Mantis jumping on a prickly pear cactus pad in full sun!

I made this with patterned paper, a cut out mantis from a magazine, diamonds (rhinestone-like embellishments), Sharpie pen, Micron pen, metallic gold gel pen, and my trusted glue stick!!! I love this! Sparkles make all the difference! Click on image to see details. HCM everyone!

18 comments:

Cindy said...

Yay! He could be Mantis Monday if I was still doing that. What is he, a cut out from a magazine? (and just where are his antennas, hmm?)

Julie said...

Cindy- Oh, man...you caught me...I forgot his antenna! I added some quickie ones in...they will have to do for now! LOL.

Claude said...

I like this one a lot...

Cindy said...

:)

Margaret Ann said...

This is awesome...love the sparkles! Happiest of Cactus Mondays to you fellow cacuteeer! :)

marianne said...

WOW! What a great piece of art this is!
Gorgeous
Happy Cactus Monday Julie!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is great Julie. The ole creative juices were flowing today.

yoon see said...

Beautiful crafty piece Julie.
Perfect fit for Cactus Monday post!!!
Happy Cactus Monday!

Teri C said...

Julie! this is so fun!! That mantis is the perfect companion for this prickly pear. And those sparklies are the frosting on the pear lol.

HCM

soulbrush said...

this is terrific. hcm cactuteer.

Flying Colors said...

This is by far one of the most charming / original images I have seen in awhile, also being extremely elegant.

Something to expand on, there is a lot going on here at many levels... HCM!

There's a give-a-way today at Flying Colors :-)

Stapeliad said...

Oh this is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it!

Happy Cactus Monday!

My Little Family: said...

Great job. I am going to the candlelight ceremony tonight to honor Chlor. Thanks for enlightening me to this - it will helpo.

Tootsie said...

I am showing my cactus pot from seed on Wednesday!!!! please come and show me what to do with them!

messyfish said...

I love those bugs! I have a strange reincarnation story to go along with them, so to put it with my other favourite, a cactus its just perfect. HCM!

Pudgeduck said...

Your best so work!!!!!! I love it!

Pudgeduck said...

Very nice! You have quite an imagination.
Aiyana

studio lolo said...

OMG how did I miss this gem??!!
This is fantastic...your best yet!

HCM!! :)