Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Anniversary Love


This Friday my husband and I will celebrate our 16th Wedding Anniversary.  Wow time flies when you're having fun, and having kids and living life!

I used today's sketch challenge at SCS to create a card for my man.  So..... ahem...avert your eyes hubby :) 




I think this is one of my favourite masculine sets right now.  I've used both A Guiding Light  and Antique Map
  and inked them in Vintage Photo Ranger Distress ink, and then sponged them with Tea Stain Distress ink, to really keep that rich vintage masculine feel.   I adjusted the sketch just slightly by offsetting a frame made with Nestabilities and then run through the embossing folder, so you could see the details of the embellishments.


I've added some fun detailing in the herringbone Cuttlebug embossing folder and some linen thread criss crossed around some gold brads.

The designer papers are 7 Gypsies Venice, and I've added light color to the main image with Prismacolor pencils and metallic pencils.


Well, I'm off to make lunch for the kids and then take them to the Library to join the Summer Reading Club, always a highlight for us.  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Flourishes Antique Map, A Guiding Light:  Ink:  Ranger Distress - Tea Stain and Vintage Photo;  Paper:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and 7 Gypsies Venice;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Large and Small Rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlbug Folder - Herringbone, Gold Brads, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Sponge.

16 comments:

Terry said...

I'm not looking, I'm not looking, I'm not loooooo

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Christine! I still haven't made mine and our anniversary is tomorrow!! Yup, he can never forget out anniversary as it is on Canada Day LOL! We are a two years behind you and can't believe where the tie has gone!! Have a fabulous anniversary and cheers to a wonderful year ahead.

leenda said...

Outstanding artwork! Happy Anniversary!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary, Christine!! It is amazing how time flies!

Your card is absolutely fabulous, and he will love it for sure!! Gorgeous image, and wonderful colors!! I love your lacing as well!!

Danni said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a wonderful card!!

Sharon Basel said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. The card is beautiful - I love the effect of the Prismacolor pencils and metallics and the way they work in highlighting the sails and the water.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW!!! I know I say that alot on here but WOW!LOL!! So fabulous Christine!! Love the texture and colors everything!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful masculine card Christine. Terry is going to love it. The twine and brad treatment is awesome, and the white on the sails is so cool! Fabulous card. Happy Anniversary!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Anniversary Christine!! Time does fly doesn't it!! This is stunning!! I love the rich colors and what an awesome masculine image. Gorgeous design!
He will love it for sure!!
Hugs,
Chris

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine

this card looks fantastic
great lay-out and the colors are great too

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

If that was indeed Terry... he's very naughty!!

Your card is just gorgeous! You've done an amazing job on the masculine embellishments. I hope that you have a wonderful day together and enjoy the celebration!! Happy Canada Day too!
Beth Greco

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Hey, happy anniversary to you and DH! What an amazing card!!...I love the way you did the criss-cross thread!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous design, Christine!!! Beautiful yet manly...your DH is going to love this!!! Congrats on your 16 years together!!!

Ms said...

I love this card. Looks like 2 more stamp set's I'm going to have to buy. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Yogi said...

love altered box and card

Ms said...

Ok, I loved the card and just bought the new stamps...lol. Thanks for feeding my need.... ;- )