(We've both been married before, so it's more like Bruce's 50th and my 35th LOL) It's a very long story, but I can't express how joyous I am to have 20 loving years with this man!
The ship is a free digi from the internet. The map panels are also free digis of a world map found on the internet. I just enlarged and printed it, then cut out pieces to fit and distressed it a bit with distress inks. All the stamped shells, fish & stars are from JustRite stamps. The sentiment is typed and printed. It's extremely heartfelt to me, and what I used to tell Bruce long before I knew it was a sentiment.
I painted the ship with Broken China distress ink first, then Perfect Pearls (plain white pearl) and water. The border outlines were drawn with a gold Sharpie marker. I used some Vintage Paper distress ink around the ship oval and the sentiment, then tipped around with Perfect Pearls in gold mixed with water. I used Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp the ocean critters.
Finished up with some gold nail head stickies by Mark Richards and a golden anchor charm tied on with some twine. Bazzill cardstock.
Entered into: CDAC Inspiration Challenge
Thank you very much for looking!