Friday, August 14, 2009

Anniversary Card: The Nubble Light

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Today is my 38th Anniversary, and I made this card for my hubby. My daughter had given this stamp to me for Mothers Day and I just love it but had not yet had a chance to use it. This was the time! We still call Maine "home", although we've been gone for a number of years now, but we all just loved it there. Not far from where we lived was the Nubble Light House in York, ME. I think this image looks just like it so I called it that. It was one of our great joys to drive the coast trying to see all the light houses in the state. I knew my hubby would love it, so I used the SCS Sketch from this week to put this together. On the inside is a nice Anniversary sentiment, but I left the outside plain so the image would take center stage. It is watercolored with markers, and then sponged with TH Distress Ink in Linen. The DP is K&Co. I did add a bit of pearl white paint T Holtz) to the front of the house and light to give the effect of the sun shining off them. I added little touches of the pearl white paint to the waves as well for a little depth and shimmer. The anchor charm is from Clear Dollar Store.

Thanks so much for looking and have a blessed weekend!
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24 comments:

laos348 said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Your card is gorgeous - I like how you colored the scene - really makes it come alive.

Kristine said...

Hi Grace! :) This is so gorgeous!! I JUST got my lighthouse set I ordered from ODBD today and am excited to ink it up!

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Crystal said...

Grace this image is gorgeous!! your papers are just so perfect!!! Absolutely stunning!

Deb said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful scene! Oh Grace this is so relaxing and wonderful coloring.

Sandee said...

Happy Anniversary Grace! Your card is gorgeous as always! We had the opportunity a few years ago to visit Maine with my parents and absolutely loved it!!!! One day would love to go again! Enjoy your weekend!

Dawn B. said...

Happy Anniversary Grace. I bet hubby loved this card as much as he loves you... We are going to Joe Fish on Sunday night for the Jordan and Cole's birthday then to IL.

Super job coloring this image. It looks tough. Love it. I will catch up next week...

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Traci M said...

Happy Anniversary Grace!!
Your card is so pretty, I have always wanted to visit Maine, it's one place I have not been! I really like your additional twine and that little chain link knot too!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi grace! I'm so sorry I missed your anniversary. Happy belated. I hope it was wonderful. I'm sure it was. It does my heart good to know that there are still couples out there going strong. God bless your marriage. :)

Kay said...

Happy Anniversary,Grace and many congratulations. I'm sure your husband loved his card - and thanks for sharing the story behind it.

peggysue said...

Happy Anniversary Grace! And many more!
Maine is lovely and your card is so reminiscent of that state, looks just like the coastline.

Jane ... said...

Belated happy anniversary wishes, Grace! Thanks for sharing your special card and story. Love the colors and the anchor charm! In Fall 1998 my DH and I tented along the coastline of Maine and just loved the lighthouse scenes along the way. Blessings!

Diane said...

WOW...congratulations and happy belated anniversary! Gorgeous card. I had to laugh when you talked about all the lighthouses near your home. We took a trip to NJ several years ago and I really wanted to see lighthouses and the ocean (I'm a land-locked girl and I love it!). I really wanted the experience of going up in a lighthouse, except I have a terrible fear of heights! I did get to the top...and stayed plastered to the wall. I could only move about two feet in either direction...but it was breathtaking.

LOVE, love, love the card!!! You amaze me, girlfriend...everyday!

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous, Grace! I love all your attention to details & it shows in the coloring of this image (along with every element of every card you create as well). I hope you & your hubby enjoyed a fabulous anniversary...maybe you can visit Maine for your 40th!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh Grace...what a beautiful card! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!!

JazzyH said...

Happy Anniversary! Great card.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dottie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

as you know we are busy doing re model of our home, but i saw this light house and had to comment. Because I collect Horbour Lights light houses and have the one on the card i had to tell you how beautiful your card is. I hope you had a very Happy Anniversary and Many more ck out www.harbourlights.com I am sure you will enjoy what you find.
~ God Bless ~
Hugs:o)
Dottie

Janis said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Precious. And I LOVE the background music! So glad I found your blog!

Dell said...

This is a gorgeous card! You can't go wrong with a seashore scene. I love your coloring on this card too.

Becky said...

What a beautiful card, I love the anchor.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh Grace - such a beautiful serene image makes this a truly beautiful card. Love the anchor charm and your beautiful colouring. A very big Happy Anniversary to you both!!!! {HUGS}

Gina said...

COngratulations on your anniversary. I love the hear stories of couples that have stayed together, it is so inspiring and encouraging. Beautiful card. I love the charm.

katiesniche said...

Happy Anniversary!
I have a card posting on 8/29 of Portland Head Light! Oh how I love my home of Maine...like you, I am away too. Beautiful card, I have a weakness for lighthouses.