I'm a week late for the Teapotter Tickle. What can I say, the DH and I went on a vacation to the Southwest, renting a motorhome and going to a couple of places that are beautiful! We didn't see any lighthouses, but we did see some beautiful sunrises and one gorgeous sunset. The desert southwest has some of the best sunsets. Plus, I got to see my Mom and Aunt, an added benefit to visiting the area we did!
Last weeks theme was lighthouses. We were also supposed to add a verse or words of encouragement. I think Hope fits that bill, as does the sun setting (the sun sets on the west coast where I am) behind the lighthouse that sits on an outcropping of rocks, backed by a stormy sky.
This Tickle card is on it's way to an area that has been hard hit by winter's wrath. Not that I want the wrath of winter to come down upon California, but we sure could use some of that white stuff. Traveling through California wasn't as nice, what with the drought the state is experiencing. The hills that should be green or snow covered were brown. In the Central Valley, at least the trees were starting to bloom with pretty pink and white blossoms.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 72781
Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 11:33 PM
Wow - your sun rays are just gorgeous, Jennifer. What a wonderful collection of scraps you have! The splash of the white waves at the foot of the lighthouse is lovely too.
Even here we've heard about the CA drought. I wish I could send you some of our rain.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 63282
Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 3:31 AM
Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and a most enjoyable time, Jennifer. Love how you created the setting sun on your card and the lighthouse is beautifully done. Love the "spark" of the white on the crests of the breaking waves. Truly a STUNNING card.
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32046
Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 2:57 PM
Sounds like you had a great trip, Jennifer, so glad you got to enjoy family AND some pretty sunrises and sunsets! This is so inspirational and beautiful with the golden rays for a bg and the word HOPE across the lighthouse, and the sea and sky are fabulous - absolutely LOVELY card!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 10:18 PM
What a cool idea to rent a motor home and go off to visit beautiful places (and family). I LOVE your sun rays and the whole theme of your card. The sun is really always there..it is just sometimes covered up! Beautifully designed card..
Registered: February 13, 2005 Location: Southern Ontario Posts: 24050
Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 6:33 AM
So glad you had a good vacation time. Hope Mum is doing well. Now how the heck did I miss this little beauty? I love your interpretation of the sunrise and the lighthouse is a perfect addition. Love the whole thing.