Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rainy Day Farewell


It's the Dream Teams's last theme for the month of April with our interpretation of "Showers to Showers."  It is also our last post together under the direction of Dreamweaver's founder, Lynell Harlow. We are shedding bittersweet tears as we close one door and open a new one with Stampendous. Lynell has been an enormous inspiration to me over the past 3 years and it has been my privilege to learn the art of stenciling through her.  She's a delightful person and I sure hope we continue to see her and Wayne in the industry.  Their Zendays Wednesdays blog posts are delightful.  Good luck Lynell and we are so happy Dreamweaver has found a new home with Stampendous!

I used several fantastic Dreamweaver Stencils for this card, as well as a couple of Stampendous! stamps to tie in our wonderful new alignment. After I colored the sweet Potted Mouse with alcohol markers, I used the fantastic Picasso Stencil to create the clouds in the background with ink. After that, I applied the Rain stencil with Transparent Embossing Paste. Here's a close up.


I love how the drops look real! Next, I used the Quatrefoil stencil for my pink cardstock. I used 3 shades of brown to ink it, going from dark to light. Then I inked up the Damask stencil in an olive green for my cardstock base. 

My sentiment is also from Stampendous! and it comes from the Life Words set. I photographed it with a glare so that you could see how it looks with the irRESISTables spray that I used on the sentiment. Again, I am truly going to miss working closely with Lynell. She is just incredible, so very knowledgeable, and an awesome person. Thank you for absolutely everything, Lynell! Here are the folks posting today:

7 comments:

Cindy Groh said...

Awesome card.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Alison...your card is absolutely charming! Just like you! I regret that we have not yet had time to chat on the phone. Let's do it sometime, OK? You totally amaze me with the range of your creative talents...and your children reflect this spirit of creativity too! I have thoroughly enjoyed having you as part of our team.

Pam Hornschu said...

Super cute! Love that you created your own patterned papers for this!

BurningRubber said...

That is really sweet. I love the way you created the clouds.

Louise said...

Darling card, great combination of stamp and stencils!

JD/ Jill said...

Adorable card! Nicely done!

Stampendous said...

Alison, this card is just adorable! I love the translucent rain,and the greeting is just perfect for this bittersweet occasion. We love Lynell, too, and we sure plan to do her wonderful company justice! Welcome to our team, and thanks for sharing!!