Wednesday, March 1, 2023


Welcome to the Paper Funday Challenge for March 2023! Anything Goes! One of the things I love about being on this design team is that I get to try out new-to-me companies with unique designs. Sometimes I just look for unusual designs that I normally wouldn't choose. For example this month Star Stampz was one of our generous sponsors and I choose Maiko in much fun and I've never painted a Geisha before!
I had to Google MAIKO to find out what it meant. A MAIKO is actually an apprentice GEISHA still in training. As for the coloring, most of the images of a MAIKO had a red umbrella and of course they wore white makeup.
I created an Art Journal page, along with a framed 5" X 7" picture. Both resized and printed with a laser printer onto watercolor paper.
Here is what I used for the Art Journal page:
1) Strathmore Watercolor Paper cut into an 8" X 8" piece;
For the frame I purchased a 5" X 7" inexpensive black frame off of Amazon. Here is what I used to create the picture:
3) Spellbinders Fragrant Flowers STP-033 (retired);
Here you can see the Daniel Smith Pearlescent White Watercolor Paint. Love the shimmer!
This was a really fun unique digital image and I thank Star Stampz for being our sponsor at Paper Funday Challenge! Come along and play with us!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.


Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. It's simply amazing what you've done with this image Anita. I'll admit, it looks intimidating at first but you've created 2 gorgeous pieces using it for The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx

    1. Thank you, Donna! Always appreciate all you do for us!!!



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