I was born and raised in and near the great city of Chicago. But don't think that makes me a landlubber. I have always loved lighthouses and all things nautical. And did you know Chicago has a lighthouse? And a darn purty one at that.
Fast forward 50 years and I find myself living in and loving coastal Florida. I still love the beach and all it's treasures and lighthouses still hold a fascination for me. Dave and I visit as many as we can and to date in 10 years of marriage I think we have visited near 15 different lights.
When Paper Smooches posted their Sparks challenge this week, I knew I had to give it a go.
The challenge this week is to create a project inspired by this photo:
I love the red/white color scheme and the anchor pillow and that porthole rocks. I made a card that was inspired by the overall nautical theme of the picture and what is more nautical than the sea and a lighthouse?
Don't you just love the constellation paper? It is from the new Atlantic collection by Studio Calico and I LOVE it....perfect for this project too. I colored my lighthouse to resemble the St. Augustine lightouse which is not far from our home. I used 3 different Paper Smooches stamps sets on this card.....Alphadots, Geo-Graphic and Smoocheroos. I love my PS stamps!! If you would like to get your own set, check out all the stamps HERE.