Saturday, July 15, 2023

Beautiful Blossoms July 2023

Hello Hello my friends! July in North Carolina is really heating up and it's almost better to stay inside and just enjoy the views outside.
We are ready for a new challenge at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and I was inspired by the flamingo! Here is the mood board - remember flowers are to be the focal point.
I started with Sizzix's Tim Holtz Colorize Thinlit called Gladys. Isn't she sweet and a little sassy with the watercolored flower (from Sizzix's Thankful Bicycle by Jen Long) covering her center! She was fun to put together and not too many fiddily bits. 
The background (My Favorite Things Roses All Over 6" X 6" red rubber background stamp now discontinued) was stamped on Ranger Ink's Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card Stock for I thought I was going to watercolor the background. Once I put Gladys on the background of roses I decided I just liked the black and white.
The sentiments are from a retired Paper Smooches set called New Beginnings 2. It is one of my favorites.
Here you can see the watercoloring of the rose. I always use Altenew's Obsidian Black Pigment Ink with a clear embossing power for a nice black line. 
I made 2 Gladys', but one has no flowers so this is not part of the challenge. Just thought I show a different version of our sweet girl.
The sentiments come from My Favorite Things Tickled Pink Sentiment set, now retired. Too bad, for it has lots of great sentiments for a flamingo!
I am also submitting to NBUS, for I have not used Gladys or the Tickled Pink Sentiments before.

Thanks for joining and we look forward to seeing what beautiful blossoms you can create!
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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. Love both of these witty and well-done cards, Teamie! XOX

  2. I LOVE these fun cards, the sentiment is fabulous too, what fun cards that are sure to bring a BIG smile to the recipient!! Diane BB DT

  3. OMG is right, Anita! I LOVE Gladys in both designs! Those eyeballs! She is a hoot and her flower body is perfection against that great rosy background in b/w! Fabulous sediment, too! And I love the e/f you used for a backdrop on your second fun design! I don't know ... you've got me itching for my own Gladys now ...! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

    1. You can't go run with Tim Holtz and Sizzix! I love NBUS so thank you, too, Darnell!

  4. OMGoodness...Gladys is perfect and your cards are always a treat to see. Thanks for another wonderful project for the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
    Donna xx

    1. Thank you, Donna! I really appreciate all your hard work and all you do for the teams!



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