Sunday, April 10, 2016

Beautiful Bouquets: Dahlias

This past week was release week for a stamp company that I really like, WPLUS9 Design Studio. Dawn Woleslagle owns the company and designs the stamps, many of which are based on her original watercolor pieces.  Now keep in mind that all companies have release week but how often depends on how new they are as a company.  WPLUS9 is a fairly new company and I think they have new releases every 2 months.  It was with great excitement that I awaited this week's release because it had the second in the series of Beautiful Bouquets. This one is Dahlias, which I love. Dahlias come in so many different colors just like the first Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus.  Put Ranunculus or Dahlia into the search window on Pinterest and you can see some truly spectacular floral photographs. 

Over on the Word Art Wednesday Blog, the theme this week is anything goes.  I think anyone and everyone can use a word of encouragement at any time and I like sending them to let people know I've been thinking of them.  I started by stamping my image in Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder on a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper.

For the watercolors, I used Distress Markers in Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's "Scripted" Stamp Set.  It has become a favorite along with Graceful Greetings. There's a whole slew of different ways you can put all of the greetings together for many different occasions so I love the versatility.  

I really wanted a striking color combination for this image so I cut a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle from SU! Wisteria Cardstock, then cut another mat from Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet Cardstock and mounted that to the top of an A2 Top Folding Card Base made from Papertrey Ink's Tropical Teal Cardstock.  

I want to get this in the morning mail so I am going to wrap up this post.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I have several projects that I'm working on this week, so be sure to check back. Don't forget to check in over at Word Art Wednesday and see all of the beautiful creations there and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Try to Resist".  


  1. What a beautiful bouquet. I love the watercoloring and gold embossing. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Simon Monday Challenge!

  2. GORGEOUS! I love all of your flower series, really lovely cards!


Thank you so much for making my day by leaving an encouraging comment! It means the world to me when you do. Hugs!