Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Beautiful Blossoms Aug 2023

Hello friends and welcome to my blog for the August 2023 Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.  I loved the sunflowers and yellow-blue theme of the inspiration photos and pulled out a digital stamp I have from Mo's Digital Pencil called Flower Jar. If you have not visited Mo's Digital Pencil website you are really missing out! Such wonderful ageless designs.
If you follow me you know my routine with a digital image:
1) Using Microsoft Word Insert Picture onto a blank page and manipulate to the size, etc. I want.
2) Print this with a laser printer onto Ranger's Tim Holtz's Distress Watercolor Cardstock - this time on the rough side. 
3) Watercolor with my Silver Black Velvet #8 round brush. This time I used a new to me watercolor set by Mungyo -  48 colors and a great variety. I swatched them first before I used them to see how they work and their color. These work so well for my lunchtime coloring - very easy to travel with this set. Also not very expensive and seems to be a great quality. Shout out to Dawn from W Plus 9 for introducing her followers to this great set.
Nothing new about this design - it is one I often use. Cut the watercolor image with a circle die, preferably one with a bit of texture. The back ground was made with Impression Obsession's Houndstooth background stamp. I'm sorry I can't tell you which teal is the background. I tried about 10 different colors and liked this one the best - might be an old My Favorite Things ink pad.
I almost always use a die to cut the background - anything with some design to add to the edge. A sentiment die cut and some rhinestone bling from my stash finished off the card. 
Here is the second card I made. Similar but different edges. I thought I try yellow for the sky instead of a blue. The digital stamp is from Lili of the Valley Digi Stamp Sunflower. This is one of my most favorite shops. Her designs just appeal to me.
Hope you enjoyed my beautiful blossoms for this month! Thanks for stopping by let's see your gorgeous work!!!
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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. I adore Mo's Digital Pencil and LOTV images and these will have to become part of my collection. Your watercoloring and stamped background are lovely together. Thanks for creating such a lovely team project for The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge this month.
    Donna xx

  2. A lovely design Anita and your watercoloured focal points are so prettily done. Vicky x

  3. Beautiful card 👏💐 happy day



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