Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Michigan Lighthouses

Happy Wednesday friends! We have a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday today with Digi Doodle Shop sponsoring us. I chose this Lighthouse image because it reminds me of summers on Lake Michigan. Every year we walk the beach to the Little Sable Point lighthouse on the lake.

Little Sable Point Lighthouse on Lake Michigan
Did you know that the state of Michigan has 124 lighthouses total?  Most of them, 115 to be exact, are on the Great Lakes. And many of them were built in the late 1800s and still operating today.  In fact, I read somewhere that Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state.  I nice little stroll through Michigan history and my memories to get us started today!

Here's the fab sketch this week by our own Arlana.  I say this every week, but I love this one!  It's perfect for larger images or can be scaled down for smaller ones too and I love the layers!  I hope you'll give this one a try and join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Digi Doodle Shop is our sponsor this week and we love the fabulous selection of images there. We're so lucky to have their sponsorship.  Joy and her daughter Judy have created more than 500 digi stamps in their shop so pop on over and take a look at the wonderful images they offer.  The Grand Prize winner of the sketch challenge this week will receive a $10 gift certificate to Digi Doodle Shop.  Thanks Joy and Judy!

I love this Lighthouse image from Digi Doodle Shop.  It was colored with Copic markers and I sponged in the clouds after coloring it. I thought the papers from American Crafts "Chap" collection looked nautical and I think they work perfectly with the lighthouse image.  The embellishment was made with the same paper, about a half inch wide and scored every quarter inch before folding accordian style and then flattening with the button to hold it in place.

So this was such a fun card to create today. Stop on by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see all the design team cards using a variety of Digi Doodle Shop images.  You'll love what you see there and the inspiration the DT creates!

Thanks for stopping by!


Heide said...

Wonderful clouds and loving the rosette. Great card.
Hugs, Heide

Linda Anderson said...

How beautiful Sharon! I do love lighthouses. Your papers and colors are absolutely stunning! Enjoy your today.


Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, love the lighthouse and all your wonderful papers. Fabulous job on the clouds and colouring. The rosette is just such a wonderful accent!

Emma Fewkes said...

Drop-dead gorgeous once again, Sharon! I love this one along with the fact it reminds you of summer hols. Lovely <3

mulberry station said...

Gorgeous card Sharon.
Hugs, Nancy

Tonya said...

This is so beautiful. Your sky is amazing!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous image and card! Beautiful sky too!

Arlana said...

Beautiful coloring love your sweet papers too. Such fun colors. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

Simple and Sweet said...

Such a pretty card! Fabulous job!

Jeannie said...

This is just gorgeous Sharon! I grew up going to Lake Michigan too except on the Wisconsin side. You've colored it in perfectly! Thanks so much for all of your great comments this week, I really appreciate it.

Peace & Luv,