Thursday, April 9, 2015

Showers of Showers with Dreamweaver

Ever use the expression, "When it rains, it pours"? This does not have to be a bad thing, does it? For the month of April, the Dream Team are featuring "Showers of Showers" as our theme. As usual, we'd love for you to play along. Just link your creation on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...bonus chances for incorporating Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous in your design. Here's what I'm showering you with this week...


We all know the expression, "April showers bring May flowers." I decided to do a play on that. So, here's my Mayflower in the midst of an April shower. 


I started off by inking up the new Frigate stencil with Versamark inks and a couple of small stencil brushes. I also had my Picasso Stencil out so that I can easily mask off the parts that I wasn't inking at the time. I used a couple of different colors for each section, as well as different amounts of ink to keep the image from being too flat. After that, I used my Rain stencil along with Translucent Embossing Paste. I let that dry, tore the bottom edge of my cardstock, and rounded the top 2 corners. 

I inked the edges of my card base, and thankfully found my sentiment in a collection of phrases from DCWV. I inked and clear embossed it, to help it coordinate a bit better, then I added some twine to give it a more nautical feel. I used pop dots for added dimension. It all came together very quickly. Thanks for stopping by today!

For a shower of inspiration, please visit the blogs of the "B" team:
Alison Heikkila (that's me!)


6 comments:

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love your use of the clipper ship and the rain drops! Great card and design. Love it!

BurningRubber said...

LOL! I get it! At first I was wait, that doesn't make sense. It's the ocean. No flowers there. LOL

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love the mix of stencils! Great card.

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the storm at sea theme, and your pun on Mayflower.

Louise said...

Love this card, and especially the great pun on the saying!

Cindy Groh said...

I love the ides of the rain with the ship stencil. Fabulous card.