Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Silhouettes at TIOT and T stands for Tripping!

Our new theme at Try It On Tuesday is Silhouettes and the team have created some fabulous examples, so I do hope you will pop over for a look.

I have used a couple of Paper Artsy stamps that I bought on our trip to Edinburgh - with a plan to use them at Christmas but I think they fit in well as a Sympathy card or just a plain Thinking of You card.

I cut the shape and added distress ink. I stamped the plain branch across the card and the one with the bird onto the shape. 
I used quite thin pads to stick it onto the card and then used a black pen to extend the branches.

Now, if you are thinking I may have a had a fall - stop worrying!

It is time to join Bluebeard and Elizabeth at the Altered Book Lover for T stands for Tuesday and we have been out and about!
We decided that despite the weather forecast predicting cold weather we would go up to our caravan. We have central heating and an electric fire…and I also have a hot water bottle and bedsocks so I knew it would be warm inside.
It was quite sunny when we went too, so the sun had taken the chill off. 
On Friday we decided to go to Settle - one of our favourite places to visit and somewhere we did consider buying a caravan before we found our ideal spot!

As we drove closer we could see that the tops of the mountains had snow at the very top - the first we have seen this Winter.

We went to the Naked Man Cafe for lunch. The cafe has extended in recent years, the bakery is in the original cafe to the left.
Potato and leek soup and a toasted cheese, tomato and onion sandwichand my water.

It was quite full when we arrived but there was still a steady stream of new customers.
It started to snow just as we finished our meal so we decide to head back. 

 As we got closer to Kirby Lonsdale there was no snow so we stopped for a walk.(I showed you pics here of our Autumn walk)

The Bridge looks so different without the greenery

Then we actually did head back to our caravan. As it started to rain the sun shone through. 

I hope you enjoyed your trip with us.

I look forward to seeing some of you at TIOT over the next two weeks.

I will also be on my way to visit the T group over at Elizabeth's blog.

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful art, photos, food - what more can one want? A TASTE of that gorgeous food, of course! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Your card is beautiful and photos wonderful. Realy great post.
Have happy time, Chris ♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had a grilled cheese sandwich for my meal yesterday, but never thought to add tomato and onion to it, which sounds wonderful. The little side salad looks great, too. It may have been used as filler or to brighten the plate, but it certainly looked wonderful to me. And I agree that water is the way to go, especially when eating out.

I really like that card, and never thought about using a solid rubber stamp as a silhouette. Sometimes my brain just doesn't connect the two, and that's why some people have told me all my life that I have no brains. In fact, I heard it so often when I was young, it took until I got accepted into a Ph.D. program for me to realize I wasn't dumb, just scatterbrained at times. But you certainly opened my eyes when you shared this card.

Thanks for sharing the card AND that wonderful lunch and water with us for T this Tuesday. Really enjoyed the trip, too, and I didn't even have to drive.

Hettie said...

Mmmmmmn I like the sound of your lunch. You have made me feel quite hungry. We have some snow on the mountain tops here, but not quite as much as yours.
Nice card too.

Linda Kunsman said...

lovely card and I really like how you extended the branches. Your lunch is making me hungry although I just had some breakfast! Beautiful scenery, and the snow covered mountains wow! Thanks for sharing your trip, and a happy T day!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Chris, this style will be great for many occasions. Super photos today as well.
Yvonne xx

Barb said...

Chris your card is absolutely gorgeous. Your silhouette bird looks lovely on the background colours and I like how you've used the a die cut.

Goodness you ate a hearty lunch. What wonderful photos. I can see why you chose that piece of the country for you caravan. I'd enjoy spending time there too. Barbxx

~*~Patty S said...

OH how I enjoy your travel photos Chris!!!
Such beautiful countryside and that view of the snow covered mountain really draws you in.
Naked Man Cafe is a catchy title LOL...Green Man came to mind too ;-)
Your card is really lovely.
Can't help but notice how perfectly the colors match the T Day logo too.
I really want to get into card making.
Thank you for the inspiring visit.
Happy T Day ... stay warm! oxo

Divers and Sundry said...

Thanks for taking me on this virtual trip :) I enjoyed it, such a full day!

Happy T Tuesday!

June Macfarlane said...

I love your card and love the shape, it works so well on the card. Gorgeous scenery photos too. You live in a beautiful part of the country.

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Gorgeous card Chris! Love the colour combo and the silhouette is great!

Pia S said...

Such versatile stamps and I love the effect created with color to create this CAS look. I think it looks wonderful.

Rita said...

Beautiful card! Yes, I enjoyed the trip--even the meal at the Naked Man Cafe--LOL!
Happy T-Day! :)

Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Chris, the bird silhouette looks stunning agains the coloured shape.
Enjoyed my outing with you today, lovely photos.
Avril xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Chris and I really do like the colors. I have to tell you being a big fan of the United Kingdom, most of all I loved all of your pictures - keep them coming!!
sandy xx

Helen said...

love the card, and how you've matched the colours to the T stands for Tuesday emblem! Gorgeous photos, Chris.

Margik said...

A lovely card, Chris! Love the silhouette and the colours. Beautiful photos too.
Mar xx

butterfly said...

Beautiful - I'm guessing that's your new camera in action - the pictures are so brilliantly clear and sharp. Glorious scenery of course and lovely to see the changing weather moving over the landscape as your day progressed.

I love your card - that bird has to be one of my new favourites at PA.
Alison xx

catherine said...

Great piece for the challenge today Chris. Love the black image with those two striking colours. Great pictures of your trip. We had some snow here in north yorkshire on sat night but it had gone by sunday .
x catherine

Carol said...

Lovely photos of your trip and I love the art for today. Glad you enjoyed your little get away!

johanna said...

i enjoyed the photos you shared with us (but i think i would go in summer, yes, i´m a whimp). and the Card really would make a great sympathy Card i think.
happy belated t-day and rest of the week!

My name is Erika. said...

WOW- gorgeous photos. What a beautiful place. I am very glad you shared them. And I love your card- I also have those stamps- its a great set that I really enjoy! Happy belated T day!

Little Artbee said...

The simple black Motif upon the nice coloured middle looks so good. I like it much. Lovely card dear Chris. Your Travel photos are wonderful, makes appetite of starting a journey. Thank you also for your nice comment on my blog.
Dear Greetings

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A favourite stamp of mine and it looks so dynamic set against the blue and yellow, it's made me look at this stamp in a whole new light.
Thank you for sharing so many wonderful photographs.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful choice for a silhouette Chris and the two coloured panel just jumps off the card!! Love these photos, the bridge is amazing, even without the greenery. Love that shot of the sunset through the window, awesome! hugs :)

Juliz Design Post said...

Love love love your design for this card.
Julie x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sorry to be so late--had some sporadic internet issues here, but I really appreciate you visiting for T Day.

The drive looked so pretty--so nice to see the snow covered mountains and yet some green.

The silhouette is really pretty and a theme that does appeal to me. Hopefully, I will come up with something.