Monday, February 27, 2012
Joe and I celebrated our 20th anniversary last Wednesday....and like the entire 20 years of marriage we were almost too busy to plan something! We had incredible busy-ness lately with our son and his swim season...actually, my husband was in Brazil and then flew home on a Friday to be at a Saturday Sectional meet and the after party that we hosted. Then back on the plane to Paris Sunday morning only to be home Thursday for a Friday State meet.....so it has been busy....and that speed is what we have been traveling at for the last 20 years in one way or another. Then, I had some health issues that needed my attention and I tend to not deal with those things when I should. Don't we all put off taking care of ourselves or at the very least, taking care of ourselves last! So, before I was ready, my anniversary was here. I had ordered a special stamp, the Tom and Tilly stamp from Penny Black sometime ago as I thought it was such a special little image. I ordered it specifically for our anniversary. And I made it up ahead of time and was happy with the result but did feel like there was something missing....some "intimacy" was missing from the card......and then I saw Kathy Racoosin's blog entry for February 20th....and my jaw dropped to the floor! Her post that day used the Tom and Tilly stamp and was specifically about creating a moon with copic markers....and that was the missing piece from my card. That big ole' pie in the sky romantic moon! And so, a dilemma....what to do - what to do? My anniversary was a the 22nd and I was running out of time due to other obligations before the actual day. And, I needed to contact Kathy and ask her about using her design as I was pretty much planning to copy the whole thing! So, I emailed Kathy and really, she couldn't have been nicer! And, then I got to work. I am soooo happy with how this turned out and will do this over again for other people for their anniversaries....that is why I like this image so much! Just a sweet image of where I would like to be in 30 years. I also included the beginning of Robert Browning's famous poem.....can you guess which one it is based upon this image? It is the perfect sentiment for the elderly couple! Here is my card!
After coloring the moon and sky I added some sparkly chalk to them....it is hard to see in the picture but in real life it looks just wonderful! I also added some small touches of green, yellow and red stickles to the bouquet. So, like I said, I can def see room to improve on this card (Kathy added wonderful texture and pattern to her couple's clothing for example) but I do like this alot, and Joe did too. Which is what really counts! Please, please stop by Kathy's blog here! She does such a wonderful tutorial job on how to make this card! Thanks Kathy for letting me use your design! I love it! Thanks for the stop by and the look see!