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Monday, September 7, 2009

Cactus Heart Monday!

Happy Cactus Monday!

I became entralled with the Milagros Hearts fellow blogger Margaret, of Water Blossoms has been making, and when I saw this cactus in full bloom (a print), I had an urge to make one of my own, but shaped into a sort of heart! I used my Sharpies, and went over the bit of white with my white PenTouch. I like it...I really love the crosshatching on the cactus body! I thought it gave it a more stickly sort of texture! I think I can touch up the flowers a little more, but am in a hurry to post so I can get on with the day!
I hope you enjoy it!

xoxo- Julie

18 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is just beautiful Julie. It looks so lively. HCM.

Lynn said...

It's beautiful Julie. So well done.
HCM.

Florida Sue said...

It's so wonderful to see you just basking in the love of your family Julie. It's a wonderful thing isn't it? I love to see how your beautiful artwork has progressed. you really have a special talent.

XOSue

soulbrush said...

yay! she's well and truly back! and this is the proof. hcm fellow cactuteer.xx

marianne said...

OMG Julie!
This is fabulous!!!
One of my favorites of you!
LOVE it!

HCM!

Judi said...

Hi Julie
I do like it! It is so interesting the way you have defined those lines...really neat. How creative and thank you for sharing with us.
Enjoy the weekend...and I'm sure you have!
Judi

Teri C said...

Julie, it IS SO GOOD to see you here on CM!!! And what a beauty you showed us!!!!

HCM!!

Diane AZ said...

I love how the white pen shows the edges of the petals and the creative way you handled needles too! Happy CM!

Judy Butler said...

Hearts are always good to draw. The cross hatching works well to give it a definitional look. HCM, Judy

Tootsie said...

very cute! have a great week friend!

Pudgeduck said...

This is your best one!!!I love it!

yoon see said...

Such adorable Cactus heart sweety....wow...I am so in love with it!
I feel like falling in love again but where is my Mr. Right?

Cristin said...

Looks great! Love it.

xo,
cristin

Serena said...

i LOVE it! nice job, julie!

walk2write said...

Thanks for the smile, Julie! And for the visit. I've not been much for blogging lately, but I'm glad I stopped by and saw your art work. You gave the cactus a lot of texture with that technique.

Aiyana said...

Really beautiful. You are really good with Sharpies. Anything I try with them appears to be paint-by-numbers quality. What's your secret?
Aiyana

Julie said...

Thanks all...hey Aiyana---I think this is probably fairly paint-by-number looking as well!!! LOL

Margaret Ann said...

OOOOOH MY!!!!!This is awesome!!!! It really does remind me of a Sacred Heart...made by nature!!!!!!!! What a fabulous idea!!!