Monday, January 21, 2008

Cracked Lighthouse

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day!
I ordered this new SU set, A Light Unto My Path, knowing it was a set that would see lots of use in cards I send to church folks. The lighthouse image is just beautiful. It also lends itself to a more masculine style of card. I stamped the lighthouse onto vanilla card stock with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. SU's Basic Brown would work as well. I watercolored with so saffron, river rock and creamy caramel inks. It already had an aged feel so I finished it off by doing the cracked glass technique. The image is matted to a piece of chocolate chip card stock. I stamped the bottom portion of the 5 1/4" square river rock card with the Weave Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms inked in close to cocoa. I love that backgrounder, it is often just the thing to complete a card. The sentiment is stamped in chocolate chip and the grosgrain ribbon is chocolate.
My SIL and I have spent a good deal of this weekend stamping, we have had a marvelous time. That also means I can probably post everyday. Wahoo!! This is especially good since my week is pretty full.
If you happen to live in the Niagara Falls area, I am teaching a class at the Village of Lewiston Rec center tomorrow night, next Tuesday and the last 2 Tuesdays of February. Check out their web page for details.
Happy Day!

7 comments:

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is a truly beautiful card, Tracy! I love the cracked glass on the lighthouse image.

Laura said...

Wow! What a great card. I love this set, too.

Laura

Susie said...

You did such a lovely job of coloring this. I just got it yesterday - thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful card!

Sharon in NE said...

You did an incredible job!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

GORGEOUS!! This is on my wish list ... you've just moved it up a notch or six... =)

jeannen2 said...

Wow! You are very talented! I love your coloring! Jeanne