I now live a hundred miles up river, but home to me will always be the corner of the Chesapeake Bay and The Atlantic Ocean where the Cape Henry Lighthouses have been guiding sailors since the founding of our country. This stamp from Close to My Heart's retired Perfect Day set has always reminded me of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse.
When Haley told me that the theme of this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge was going to be Water, Water, Everywhere, how could I not use this stamp? I stamped it with Versamark, heat embossed it with Clear Detail powder and then sponged over it with Crystal Blue and Outdoor Denim to reveal the image. The birds were stamped in second generation Outdoor Denim and the sentiment in Cocoa. In order to accommodate the bulk of the hemp, I must have used half a roll of foam tape to pop up the background panel and the lighthouse panel. The layout is an old one from Freshly Made Sketches.
Here is the inside:
There is a new challenge in town, the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge in which a challenge photo will be posted on the 1st and 15th of the month and you have ten days to complete it. It just so happens that inaugural challenge is Feeling Nautical. What can be more appropriate than the lighthouses which have warned and guided sailors through out history? Can you tell I have a deep emotional connection to lighthouses?
So ends my fourth week as July's guest designer at Heart 2 Heart Challenges. I have one more week to go and it is a challenge that is right up my alley!. You will just have to come by and see what it is In the meantime, thank you for stopping by! Now please hop on over to see all the creations inspired by water. Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Majestic Blue (retired), Bamboo and White Daisy cardstock
Ink: Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim and Cocoa
Stamps: Perfect Day (retired)
Embellishments: Natural Hemp, Filigree Charms, Clear Detail embossing powder