Colorful Cacti

Hello today we have some not so prickly colorful cacti to share with you.

Chameleon 1.1 - 1

By Annette Allen


Chameleon Color Tone Pens: BG4,YG3, BV4, RD4 and YO3, Neenah white card-stock, Waffle Flower Crafts: Potted stamp set, Waffle Flower Crafts: Doily Square Die, Papertrey Ink: Wet Paint stamp set, Tsukineko watercolors, Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Ranger watercolor paper and foam adhesives.


1. Make card from card-stock.

2. Die cut shapes and set aside.

3. Stamp image on separate piece of card-stock.

4. Color the image using BG4,YG3, BV4, RD4 and YO3 and infusing each color before

coloring for 5 seconds.

5. Color a small section at a time.

6. On the flower on the right color using BV4 and infusing for 5 seconds for each petal.

Repeat using BG4 and color directly over BV4 on selective petals.

7. Using the same technique of layering colors color the flower on the left using BG4

and YG3.

8. Cut a piece of watercolor paper to size for front side of card.

9. Using your watercolor create a fun and colorful background.

10. Stamp sentiment on watercolor paper once watercolors have dried.

11. Take your die cut shapes and colored image and piece together. Then adhere to

card center using foam adhesives.

Chameleon 1.2 - 1

Annette’s colorful cacti would look wonderful on the window sill, so please leave her some love.

12 Comments on “Colorful Cacti”

  1. Virginia L.

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Annette is such a PRO when it comes to Chameleon Markers and coloring! Inspiring work!

  2. Cheryl O

    Your picture is lovely, Annette! I like the luminescent look of the cactus; it looks like the light is shining right through it!

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