Monday, January 15, 2024

Jan 2024 Blue Challenge

Hello my friends and welcome to January 2024 Beautiful Blossoms Challenge where Anything Goes as long as a floral image is the main focus.
We have a blue theme with our inspiration photo:
I started with Penny Black's Florescence stamp. I love this image! It's simple and yet easily takes up most of the real estate on an A2 card.
I stamped the image with Altenew's Obsidian Black Pigment Ink and sprinkled Altenew's Crystal Clear Embossing Powder immediately on it. Obsidian Black Ink stays wet for a period of time, so if I am not not heat embossing over it, I just let it sit for about 15 minutes. When I'm crafting, I am not usually in such a hurray that I can't wait for the ink to dry.
For this card I used Acquarello Watercolor Paper - Artistico Extra White 100% Cotton Hot Pressed 140 lbs. Hot Pressed has a nice smooth finish and it is very good for stamping images.
To watercolor I used Mungyo Professional Half Pan Watercolors for the blue background and Distress Watercolor Pencils for the leaves and the dark blue colors. A little splatter with a gold is from Kuretake - Gansai Tambi Starry Colors helped to break up the background. The sentiments are from Hero Arts - CM136 Birthday Messages Clear. This one is a keeper - it seems to be discontinued on the Hero Arts site, but I did find it several places including
Thank you for joining me today and I look forward to seeing all the beautiful flowers at the challenge!
I will also be submitting to NBUS Challenge, for this is the first time for this Penny Black Stamp and the Distress Watercolor Pencils!
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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 like those large florals, too, Anita, and how they fill the front panel. This one is a graceful design and your pretty watercoloring and gold-schplattering brings it to life! Thank you for inspiring everyone to use their NBUS! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Absolutely gorgeous image and watercoloring on this CAS card. Thanks so much for your creativity!
    Donna xx
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  3. Beautifully CAS - very classy.

    Helen x

  4. Your gorgeous blue flowers really pop off the card front Anita! A beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at PB Saturday Challenge. Have a good day! :)



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