Saturday, March 16, 2013

Christmas at the Lighthouse

I'm so excited to use on of the new stamps I recently purchased from Repeat Impressions in Maine.  I found this company through one of the blogs I follow and I knew I just had to have some of their stamps!  I love lighthouses!  This particular stamp is "Santa Over Portland Head Light" (in Maine).  I've shopped so many times in Maine but have never taken the time to explore the hundreds of beautiful lighthouses I know are scattered along along the coast of New England.  Maybe next trip I will try to spend some time out of the malls and on the coast!


I'm entering this card in a few challenges:
  • The Christmas in March challenge at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
  • The No Red and No Green challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas (It actually took a lot of restraint to not put red on this lighthouse!) 
  • Sketch Challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch (I had to improvise a bit since my sentiment was so long and wouldn't fit on a portrait orientation).
  •  Brick Wall Technique at Technique Time Tuesday (Thank you to my loving husband for helping me figure out the math to cut these bricks the proper size)
  • Monochrome Cards for Men at Cards for Men Challenges (What can be any more monochromatic than white, black and gray?)
  • Card Theme Week (Animals) at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (My animal of choice are Santa's Reindeer flying across the sky and the reindeer stamped and embossed on the main card panel)
  • Neutral Noel over at Jingle Belles
Thanks for coming by and taking a look!

Leslie

31 comments:

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Fabulous card.

Thanks for Joining us at Cards for Men

Caz

craftingcottage said...

I love this card Leslie! Your new stamps are fantastic! Perfect for Masculine cards!
Lisa :)

Kim M said...

Great card! Love that lighthouse stamp. I'm rather fond of lighthouses too. Must be the Maritimer in us?!

SmilynStef said...

Your husband rocked the sizing on your bricks ... what a perfect image for that technique ... you rocked all of these challenges including our Neutral Noel ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Ellen said...

OMGoodness I love that stamp! I too love lighthouses and this is just such a beautiful image. It is perfect on the brick wall technique. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Technique Time Tuesday!!!

shawn said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful stamp! I spend a great deal of time in Maine on the coast (well all of my away time is there). My family lives on Rte 1 in Cherryfield. The coast is beautiful and I never saw a lighthouse anywhere I didn't like. Great job!

Julz said...

This is a very striking card with the black & white Brick Wall plus the snowflake embossing in the back! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

Stamping in Pink said...

Beautiful card, so pretty and classy!
Thank you so much for joining us at TTTC for my Brick Wall Challenge! We really appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to 'play' along with us and hope to see you again next month Karen P Technique Time Tuesday Crew http://stampinginpink.blogspot.com/

Patricia H. said...

Props to your husband for helping you with the brick wall technique! I like the unique image of Santa and his reindeer flying by the lighthouse. Thanks for joining in the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge this week! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I had to take a second look - Santa AND a lighthouse - this is a very special stamp indeed! I love the tiled look! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Louise van Vuren said...

This is amazing Leslie, the brick wall technique looks fabulous in the monochrome style, your stamp is fantastic and there certainly are reindeer on your card so it fits our theme perfectly! Would love to visit Maine some day and see all those lighthouses Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT again
Louise xx

Louise van Vuren said...

...and at Technique Time Tuesday :)
Louise xx

Kim S said...

It is a really nice stamp and I love how you have let it shine in simple black and white!! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Mynnette said...

LOVE the simple monochrome colors you chose--this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT and Technique Time Tuesday this time around! :)

Marybeth said...

Wow… this sure is amazing! What a beautiful scene you have created. Beautiful new stamps.

Rocky said...

Congrats to hubby on a perfect brick wall but without your stamping it wouldn't look as good as it does. Love the use of embossing too. Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday.

Deborah Frings said...

Very clever! I do like Santa and his reindeer flying over the lighthouse. Love the mono look too. Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

A wonderfully creative Christmas card - love that technique! And yes I too agree that reindeer definitely qualify for this week's animal challenge. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT!

Katy said...

This card is stunning! I love that stamp too! And you did a beautiful job with the Brick Wall Technique! I love how color of the grout and how it peaks out. And I love the embossing too! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :) Also, may I put your card on our Facebook page?

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card! I love the simplicity and elegance of this... it's perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and hope to see you next time as well.
Marilyn

Aunty Sue said...

fab card and thanks forsharing at craft

lharnish said...

Absolutely! I would be honored!

Hayley Kew said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Your brick wall image is fantastic and I love all the detail used in the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday, hope you will join us again next month :)

Ruth M said...

What a fabulous card Leslie, I love the black & white and the brick wall technique works so well here! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

Julia Aston said...

Love how you stamped this on 'bricks' - love the seashore theme as well!

Noelle said...

This is so cool! Love how you cut the scene apart into little pieces as if it were painted on a wall! Wonderful card, thank you so much for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)

lauren bergold said...

what a ♥FABULOUS♥ xmas stamp and then that brick wall technique is sooooooooooo awesome! what a great take on ALL the challenges, and just an all-round wonderful holiday card! what a gorgeous holiday card, i am thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun for a "neutral noel"!!! :)

Natali said...

Wow!! This card so beautiful with amazing "bricks" idea. Gorgeous embossing.
Many thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin` “No Red or Green” Challenge and we hope to see you again.
Hugs
Natali

Julia S-W said...

Love your monochrome palette and the shading around the bricks. Great lighthouse image.
Julia

sarahstone said...

I LOVE how you used the brick wall technique! And that lighthouse with the wreath is really cool! Great job! Thanks for playing at 52CCT.

Tracey said...

A fabulous job on the brick wall technique! The colour scheme you chose is so elegant too. ake it very elegant. Thanks for joining us at TTT this month! I hope you will be back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)