Wednesday, January 11, 2012

21 Years and counting

21 Years ago, January 12,1991, I married my husband, my best friend, and father of my 4 children, my partner and soul mate. This is the anniversary card that I made for him. It was made with a Mark's Finest Papers set that will be released this month called LOVE REMAINS. Love has remained with me and my husband and it has helped us through some really difficult years. I knew when I saw this set that I would use it for our anniversary card. The sentiment "Lean on me" was like it was made for me and my husband. We met in college, at a Wednesday night chapel service. One of the songs they sang that night was "Lean on me" there were motions where when the words "lean on me" were sung, you leaned back to back with the person next to you. Little did I know that night that I leaned on my future husband, that I would lean on him for a lot of things to come. I thought it was really cool when I saw that this week' Word Art Wednesday was about marriage. What better way to finish an anniversary card with this scripture:

Genesis 2:24. This explains why a man leaves his father and mother

and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

Happy Anniversary Derek!!

I used the sketch challenge from SCS. I used paper tole technique on the rose. If you look really closely you will see little flecks of gold paint sprayed over the whole card. The little embellishments were orange to begin with and I didn't think they matched so I painted them with antique gold paint.

This is a close up of the paper tole rose.

The inside of the card has Genesis 2:24

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  1. Absolutely Beautiful, Marilynn!! The card and you love story!
    Congratulations to you and Derek! May the next 21+ years be full of the Love and Peace and Joy of the One who joined you together!


  2. Oh what a blessing - your DH, the scripture and the card!

  3. The rose is beautiful! Congrats on your anniversary! Thanks for joining us @ WAW

  4. Congratulations to you and your DH. I wish you many more beautiful and blessed anniversaries. The card is stunning.

  5. Thanks SO much for being one of our faithful participants at Word Art Wednesday and playing along with us. We're so pleased every week to see your beautiful art entered in our challenges. You do such an amazing job, and we love to see your work. Have a blessed day!
    Karen - Design Team Member

  6. This is stunning. Love how you popped up the flower. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  7. Sweet card. Love the layering on the flower.

    Thanks for sharing.