Hot and spicy

My previous Easter egg post inspired me to use my cactus tree in a journal page for the new WS Tree challenge. Bought the cactus back in 1995 just before moving to Brussels and it measured about 90 cm. Had a very sunny apppartment and it more then doubled in size during the 5 years I lived there. Since then I’ve been taming it so it doesn’t grow thru the roof. Thought the Day of the Dead sticker sheet I designed for ARTchix Studio would fit well with my Hot and Spicy Chili Cactus Tree journal spread. Thanks Patty for making me journal about my cactus tree, probably would have never done it without the challenge.

Mein voriger Ostereierbeitrag hat mich dazu inspiriert, meinen Kaktusbaum auf einer Journalseite für die neue  MS-Baum-Herausforderung zu verwenden. Hab den Kaktus damals 1995 gekauft, kurz bevor ich nach Brüssel gezogen bin und er war knapp 90 cm groß. Hatte dann eine total sonnige Wohnung und in den 5 Jahren dort ist er fast doppel so groß geworden. Seit dem zähme ich ihn, damit er nicht durch die Decke wächst. Dachte, dass Motive des Day of the Dead Stickerbogens, den ich für ARTchix Studio entworfen hab, prima zu meiner “Heißen und scharfen Chili-Kaktusbaum-Journaldoppelseite” passt. Danke Patty, ohne Deine Herausforderung hätte ich meinen Kaktus wohl nie in meinem Art Journal verewigt.

27 responses to “Hot and spicy

  1. dein “mexikanischer” journaleintrag gefällt mir sehr gut! krachfarben liebe ich einfach 🙂

  2. it’s great!!!

  3. love your colourful mexican hot pages Belinda!! what a fun interpretation of the theme :))


  4. Been catching up on all my fav peeps…sorry its been so long miss bel.
    inspiring art as always

  5. WOWEE Belinda your pages are fantastic! Love every detail and color you have used!
    Your Cactus tree sounds like it is VERY happy with you! I am imagining a hole in your roof so it can keep growing *ggg*

  6. This is stunning .. I love the theme. Very interested in the day of the dead and the beautiful colourful culture it comes from.. Really nice job . you have captured it perfectly

  7. Tolle Idee und Seite! Der Kaktus scheint sich bei Dir wohl zu fühlen. Deine Motive passen bestens dazu.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous spread

  9. SO different and unusual… love it

  10. Love this hot and spicy!

  11. Total abgefahren, ich liebe es knallig und ausgefallen. Und das ist mal wieder eine herrliche Inspiration. Dafür war ich diesmal sehr artig in der Umsetzung. *g*

  12. What a cool spread you made. Love Day of the Dead too.

  13. oooo, very fancy and colorful..fantastic

  14. da ist alles dabei was ich mag… Totenköpfe in bunt… schrille Farben und tja:Kakteen sind Pflanzen, die bei meinem schwarzen Daumen auch eine Chance haben!

    KLASSE dieser Eintrag Belinda!

  15. sooo hot and spicy! where did you find that skull? adorable!

  16. Brilliantly colourful page Belinda as usual. Love your cactus.
    Hope India was fun, look forward to hearing all about it.

  17. just discover your blog thanks to the mixed media blog and i love your work…….
    happy to meet you in Lille in July

  18. Fabulous work, Belinda!!! I love your style and am quite inspired to give journalling a go 🙂

  19. Your cactus looks so healthy and happy! You must speak nicely to it! :0)
    And again, your lettering always WOW’s me!
    LOVE IT!

  20. Beautifull piece! such a splash of colors!

  21. it is time to shrine!!!
    come peek….at the wonder of it all.

  22. Love your gorgeous journal pages! Pure eye candy! I love all the layers of color! Thanks for sharing!

  23. As always this is fabulous!!!

  24. Definitely Mexican with those beautiful, vivid colors.

  25. It’s perfect! What a beautiful work of art.
    Have a great day.

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  27. I love the vibrant colors Belinda!

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