Sunday, April 3, 2016

April 2016 Release Week: Beautiful Bouquet: Dahlia

Hi there, It's Maureen here with a simple technique using the newest addition to the Beautiful Bouquets collection - Beautiful Bouquets: Dahlia. Like it's predecessor - Beautiful Bouquets: Ranunculus - it's a generously sized, hand illustrated bouquet, this time centered around the Dahlia flower.

AVAILABLE APRIL 5, 2016

Beautiful Bouquet: Dahlia
4x4" Clear Stamp Set
$9 USD

Watercoloring and Copics are not my strong point, so I'm always looking for new ways to use line stamps. Here I started by heat embossing the Beautiful Blooms: Dahlia stamp in white on watercolor card stock. Then I scribbled randomly around the image with ZIG Clean Color Markers. I was not careful or calculated about this, I just added color here and there leaving plenty of white space within the image. Next the magic happens, I spritzed the image with water until the colors started to blend.

Isn't that gorgeous? The spritzing also caused some of the color to splatter outside the dahlias which adds such a fun touch to the finished design.

I hope you've enjoyed the April Release week so far! It's almost time to start adding the new release goodies to you cart. What do you have your eye on?

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170 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What a great new stamp. Love the large image and you colored it beautifully ♥

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  2. Great way to color, thank you for sharing! Loving the new release, and as always, everything is inspiring, thanks for such a great product line-up and also for a chance to win a store credit!

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  3. Oh MY, I can hardly wait until release day! Maureen, I love your technique - going to give it a try today!!

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  4. Very pretty! Love the splattered look!

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  5. Dahlias are one of the most stunning flowers, they draw your attention every time and so does this stamp. Just lovely.

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  6. Love this new stamp! Fantastic floral. You really do create some amazing floral stamps.

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  7. I love this new stamp! And your card is gorgeous.

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  8. Yay! More flowers to color! Gorgeous card!!!

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  9. Florals are my favorite images to color, and these dahlias are fabulous!

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  10. This is just beautiful! I am so excited to place an order on the 5th.

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  11. love the idea of spritzing water over zig markers - will have to give that a try - gorgeous card and love that new stamp!

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  12. Lovely card-- I love the effect of the spritzing!

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  13. I have the first Beautiful Bouquet and I've been waiting for the next one in the series to be released. Yaay! This is gorgeous and so is your coloring :)

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  14. It is gorgeous! Watercoloring is not one of my talents, either, so I might give this technique a try. I love the results.

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  15. Oh so pretty! I really like the colour splatters outside of the bouquet.

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  16. The water spritzing added such a nice touch to the design. Beautiful card.

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  17. This sure turned out gorgeous! What a great and easy technique! This stamp image will be so fun to play with.

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous. I love this line of florals.

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  19. Beautifully done - this is such a lovely floral image!

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  20. I'm new to your site and stamps......and boy am I in trouble!! Beautiful!!

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  21. So pretty! Love this stamp set. It will be so fun to watercolor

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  22. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Sweet Bouquet!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release Weekend!! =)

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  23. What a relief to know that I'm not alone in struggling with water-colouring or markers! Your results here: stunning! In awe...
    ~carol

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  24. I love that stamp, it's so pretty. I will have to try that technique to it sounds like a great idea.

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  25. So pretty! Another great image to watercolor!

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  26. I'm in love! Going on my wish list!

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  27. Gorgeous! Love the bright bold colors!

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  28. Gorgeous!! I love dahlias and your card really captures the happiness and smiles that dahlias bring IRL. Love the splatters - great artful touches!

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  29. This is a must have!! Can't wait

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  30. Magnifique création, comme à chaques fois, j'envie autant de créativité, biz

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  31. Awesome image! Love your coloring technique, Maureen. Your card is gorgeous!

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  32. I would love to win! When I seen this stamp, I knew it was from WPlus 9. I'm getting good at recongnizing art styles!!

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  33. Beautiful! This is such a lovely bouquet - I would love to do some coloring with it.

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  34. Gorgeous card, and what a fabulous way to highlight this pretty new stamp.

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  35. A lovely way to colour a floral stamp - the effect is stunning.

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  36. Beautiful card and a chance to win....deal!!!

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  37. Love this! Can't wait for the new release!

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  38. A wonderful second addition to this series! Gorgeous sample!

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  39. Wow, I totally need all the Bouquet stamps! gorgeous work!!

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  40. gorgeous!! i love the bright pink watercolouring and the soft splattering!

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  41. Your card is beautiful! I can't wait to order this set!!

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  42. So soft and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  43. I totally am in love with this card, thanks for the suggestion on watercoloring!

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  44. The Dahlia stamp is simply gorgeous and the card is beautiful!!!

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  45. A beautiful card! The Dahlia stamp is amazing and I LOVE the effect of the 'spritzing' technique!

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  46. GASP!!!! This is beautiful and so very well done!! Love the color and the new stamp is gorgeous!!

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  47. Wow what is pretty floral image and beautifully coloured.

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  48. What a lovely bouquet! I am really enjoying this stamp series!

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  49. What a beautiful floral card with a modern twist..love it.

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  50. Gorgeous new product and what a beautiful card with that stamp set!

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  51. Gorgeous--I like how you colored this lovely Dahlia.

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  52. Wonderful new stamp. The coloring technique really fits!

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  53. Another Beautiful cluster of blooms!!

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  54. This is so pretty! I love all of Wplus9's floral stamp sets!

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  55. What a beautiful stamp! Definitely on my list.

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  56. This is such a pretty stamp and your water colored card is beautiful!

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  57. Absolutely stunning---the stamp and the card!

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  58. Love this stamp and I love what you've done with it!

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  59. Catching up on the release previews today and as usual, I want everything! I have SO many flower/floral stamps I certainly don't need more, but... the WPlus9 designs are irresistible!

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  60. Love, Love, Love this Dahlia...has my name all over it...Lol.

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  61. Gorgeous color! Thank you for showing us that watercolor doesn't have to be hard or intimidating. :) ~ Andrea

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  62. Another gorgeous bouquet water colored to perfection! So pretty!

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  63. Beautiful card and beautiful stamp. This one is definitely on my "wish list."

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  64. Such a beautiful image and card, Maureen! I, like you, tend to shy away from images that look like they require mad colouring skills (which I don't have!), so it's nice to see how you achieved the fabulous colouring of this image! Thanks.

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  65. So beautiful...love your sweet card.

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  66. You always do the most incredible water colouring, this is gorgeous!!

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  67. Beautiful! Love the colors on this great flower. Thanks for sharing!!

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  68. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for the details. I'm still rather new to watercoloring. I'm having fun!

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  69. Your card is GORGEOUS!!!! I love this stamp!!

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  70. What a gorgeous card! That stamp set is a must have!

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  71. What a gorgeous card! That stamp set is a must have!

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  72. So pretty! Love the floral stamps

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  73. Beautiful card. I love anything floral so I'm liking everything.

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  74. Such a pretty card! LOVE that stamp!!

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  75. Gorgeous card! I love that stamp set.

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  76. Beautiful stamp AND card. Thank you for sharing.

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  77. It sure is Beautiful, Maureen! Thanks,craftqueen417 at yahoo
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  78. What a gorgeous new stamp. I would love to try to watercolour it.

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  79. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous image and card!

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  80. What a beautiful stamp and I love what you did with it. Stunning!

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  81. I'm so excited about this beautiful release!

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  82. Absolutely beautiful. Love all of my the new releases.

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  83. Oh Maureen, this is stunning. I love it! Absolutely LOVE this release.

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  84. Beautiful card, love the stamp set!!

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  85. This set is great and the card you made using it, is beautiful! If I'm the lucky winner, this will be one of the sets I get. If I'm not the lucky winner, this will probably be one of the sets I get! ;-)

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  86. I love incorporating flowers in my cards and this set is beautiful. Great colors!

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  87. Thanks for telling us how you did this! It's absolutely gorgeous and I love this new set!

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  88. Beautiful tutorial, and so easy-peasy with surprising results, Maureen! I LOVE these Dahlias!

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  89. Very pretty Maureen! Beautiful coloring too!

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  90. A stunning card and a wonderful tutorial: thank you! Your water-colouring is SO lovely!

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  91. I love your card and explanation.You make it sound so simple!!

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  92. Gorgeous! Such a lovely card! Love it!

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  93. You make this sound so simple, but I'm sure there was a bit of finagling!!

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  94. Oh my goodness! Such a lovely card! I love how you heat embossed the flower and watercolored with the zig markers.

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  95. Very pretty card! Love the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and using the water spritz technique. So much fun to do.

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  96. This looks amazing - and I love your technique! I can certainly scribble randomly and spritz water. I'm definitely going to give this a go! Even if my card looks half as nice as yours, I'll be thrilled!

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  97. Beautiful card and love the stamp. I keep thinking about attempting watercolor and have all the right tools but constantly talk myself out it. You made it look so easy that I just might have to give it a try soon.

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  98. Beautiful card and I love how you scribbled color & spritzed. It's beautiful!

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  99. What a beautiful card! I love this new release!

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  100. Stunning card! Love that dahlia stamp!!!

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  101. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to win. :D

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  102. Beautiful card, love your choice of colors!

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  103. Oh my goodness - that is gorgeous!!!

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  104. This is a must have....can't wait!

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  106. Your card is just gorgeous - love that flower!! Thanks for sharing how you colored it too as I would have never thought to use the clean brush markers that way - now I'm off to try your technique!!!

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  107. This is so pretty. I hate to admit it, but I am so intimidated to try coloring florals (even tho' I absolutely love them.)

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  108. So beautiful! Most definitely on my list.

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  109. Oh this stamp is gorgeous as well as this card!

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  110. Really enjoying the beautiful bouquet series. Thanks Maureen for the great tips & techniques for us noncolors LOL!!

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  111. That bouquet is gorgeous!! I am loving all the new spring flower stamps!

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  112. Beautiful, Maureen! Your spritz ing is magical ❤️

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  113. Eek! The whole release looks absolutely AMAZING - but this card is STUNNING!!! Beautiful work!

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  114. Another gorgeous floral set! Beautiful card Maureen!

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  115. Love this new bouquet. I am not good at layering the design myself, so I love stamps that already have the bouquet. Lovely card.

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  116. What a beautiful card. I love the awesome coloring on the flower and the bright colors. It is so pretty. TFS

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  117. Beautiful Card! Love this new stamp!!

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  118. 'gonna ahave to try this!!!!! your results are beautiful!

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  119. So pretty, your color choices work so well!

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  120. What a gorgeous stamp! I just love your elegant card, Maureen.

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  121. in LOVE with your card and the stamp set..SO GORGEOUS!!!

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  122. Gorgeous stamp set and beautiful card! xx

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  123. Wow, that sounds like an amazing result to just spraying water on it! It looks so carefully blended! Beautiful stamp, beautiful card!

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  124. Wow!!!! Gorgeous card! I love these colours and Dahlias! Beautiful stamp set!

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  125. Gorgeous card! I can't wait to try this technique!!

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  126. It's a beautiful stamp set. Ideal for mass-producing

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  127. Beautiful card! Your coloring looks so perfect!

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  128. I am a sucker for flower stamps, this one is beautiful. Can't wait until tomorrow to buy it!

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  129. What a gorgeous card, Maureen! Can't wait to try your Zigs + spritzing technique. The Dahlia stamp is just beautiful!

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  130. Can't wait for this release! This stamp set is just wonderful and your card is stunning.

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  131. Beautiful card & oh so lovely floral image!

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  132. I love this new stamp, as well as the gorgeous card Maureen made with it!

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  133. Love the new stamp sets being released.

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  134. I will definitely be needing the latest addition to the Beautiful Bouquet series. SO lovely!

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  135. I love it! It's beautiful! Great color choice & technique...I'll have to try it.

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  136. Beautiful card! I love how WPlus9 is able to come up with such lovely bouquets of flowers!

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  137. Lovely flower grouping. I like the way you used extra paint spatter to form a loose triangle arrangement on the card.

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  138. Lovely flower grouping. I like the way you used extra paint spatter to form a loose triangle arrangement on the card.

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  139. This is GORGEOUS!!! Wow, love the coloring!!

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  140. so gorgeous! I'm new to Wplus9 and have bought a couple of stamp sets. So loving them

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  141. This is gorgeous!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  142. WOW Maureen, I absolutely love this!! Gorgeous!!

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  143. Such a pretty card! And great technique! I often struggle with watercolor and this way of coloring outlined can be very helpful! Thank you for sharing!

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