Tuesday, 7 June 2016

TIOT - all about men……and T stands for trekking!

Our new challenge at Try It On Tuesday is 'It's All About Him' The Design Team have made some fabulous examples to inspire you so do please hop on over! I have made a card for my youngest son's partner. He has travelled far and wide on Trains, Boats and Planes so my card reflects that. My good blog friend Pamellia inspired me to try layering images and I must say I had fun with this!

I started by making a background of half patterned pair and half corrugated card.
Before I stuck it down I added a dotty stamped edge with some old Invoke stamps that I had forgotten about!
I stamped the images onto a variety of papers and then got out some embellishments I might use…
I arranged them onto the card and photographed it before going out for a walk.

When I came back I wasn't entirely happy and as you can see some of the items didn't make it to my card!

As it's Tuesday I am also joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday with my drink.
Last Friday we went out with my son and eldest Grandson and Granddaughter we went by different routes as he is nearer to a Motorway while we took a scenic route.
We went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - my son's favourite place to visit and one of mine too!
We made up a flask of coffee to drink when we got there as we knew there was a lot to see and didn't want to spend time queueing twice in the cafe (we had lunch there - no photos - oops!)

We have visited this park quite a few times but I have never been in Spring - The flowers were fabulous!

There were some excellent exhibitions on too as well as the permanent exhibits….
…these by Not Vital...

 Can you see hubby reflected in this piece? He came in, walked straight out and sat on the bench - he is not a fan of modern art!
He may have a point!
…and these by Kaws
 He did enjoy this exhibition - we had a 4 mile round trip walk( a lot of it uphill) to reach it though!

 We all liked this tuning fork exhibit that hubby came across first!
Lots of animals around - mind your shoes!

We walked to the building here...
and back to the building in the distance, in front of the village…

After a lovely drive home we both slept really well!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card for TIOT and you seem to have one lovely outing after the other. Thanks for sharing the photos. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous card Chris and another beautiful collection of scenic photos of that wonderful park! I'm not a huge fan of modern art but will look as I find it curious and interesting. I would prefer seeing the animals though:) Happy T day!

sirkkis said...

Wow, so much beauty to see here! Your Dt-card is gorgeous with many fine details.
Thanks for sharing great photos, Chris xx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic layered card, the images look awesome. Your walk photos with those sculptures are super. I am not a fan of modern sculpture, but I can appreciate the thought and work taken to make them.
Happy Tuesday.
Yvonne xx

zandra said...

Love Pam's work, great card!
Hugz, Z

chrissie said...

Fantastic card with lots to admire and inspire.

Love the pics of the Sculpture park which I have often visited but there always seems to be something new there

Love Chrissie xx

Divers and Sundry said...

What a peaceful scene and such lovely flowers. The art works are so interesting. Such large pieces! Happy T Tuesday

~*~Patty S said...

Special card you created with all of those yummy layers Chris!
How fun to get to go along on some of that fine outing.
I really like the reflection art pieces!
Gorgeous Wisteria still blooming in your neck of the woods along with other beauties.
That was quite a trek.
Happy T Day oxo

Sandy said...

Wonderful pictures - loved the animals!
Sandy xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your TioT entry is simply adorable. You DO love cardboard, don't you? This was fun and I enjoyed seeing how you made it.

I am in LOVE with this post. Contrary to Tony, I adored most of the pieces I saw. These were fabulous, and the tuning forks were amazing. I loved the one by Kaws and the big black one in the garden.

Goodness. I would have been tired if I'd walked all that way, too. The animals certainly looked happy. Not sure I'd have had the energy to get the post created after that trip. Loved it, though.

Thanks for sharing these wonderful sculptures, your TioT entry, and your flasks of coffee with us for T this Tuesday.

butterfly said...

I simply love your layered masculine card - fab neutrals and great composition - good choices on what to keep and what to leave out.

Thanks for sharing another wonderful day out... I love all that art outdoors - nature and sculpture together, who could ask for anything more?
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Chris, love all those fabulous layered images.
Looks live you've had a wonderful day out, even if hubby didn't like the art, the grounds look fabulous.
Avril xx

Dianne said...

always so fun to see what photos you will be sharing! Your layered collage is stunning...I would say you've got the layering thing well accomplished-love the results! beautiful pastoral views and quite amazing modern art. I did really like that colorful abstract painting, and even the very silvery sculptures. an adorable shaggy cow/steer/bull? ...the horns are quite intimidating though! happy T day!

Helen said...

I love the birthday card, it is fabulous - and very appropriate. Some modern art just leaves me cold.. I do love the shiny things though, especially with the water droplets!

Lisca Meijer said...

Thank you for taking us through the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. What a lovely park! I love the sculptures especially the Kaws. I have another blogfriend who goes to this park and blogs about it. The exhibits do change through the year, as you have shown me some that I hadn't seen before. Thye gardens are lovely too, the rhododendrons and wisteria. Stunning!
Your collage card is fab. I'm sure your son's partner will love it.

Happy T-Day,

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card, great layers, love the neutral tones and the way you added the tags and other elements!

Fabulous photos of what looks like a great day out too!

My name is Erika. said...

Love your photos today Chris. What gorgeous flowery views and I love the art too. Your card is fantastic also. I love all the transportation images. And I love the cardboard texture. Gives it that grungy look. Happy T day-hope it was a good one for you! Hugs-Erika

jinxxxygirl said...

What a busy day out Chris... I 'm afraid i'm with your hubby...not much into modern i think the tuning fork exhibit would have had me too. I did enjoy seeing the shiny silver statues though.. The flowers were spectacular!! I'm so glad you shared this on TDay! Hugs! deb

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous masculine make Chris, I just love the corrugated cardboard background! So many fun elements, and your layering is wonderful! I am just loving your photos today, what a gorgeous and fun place to visit. I think I'm hypnotized by the giant silver ball though. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. lol. hugs :)

Marjut said...

So much to look at :) Beautiful card.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful created card with many to see.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.
Hugs Anja

Crafty She said...

Oh Chris I love your card, I have saved it for inspiration. Your photos are, as usual fabulous. Xxx

johanna said...

awesome Card, Chris - and i loved to go on this walk with you, virtually... i´m sure i would have enjoyed it in Person, but your photos are a great Substitute!

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous card Chris. Always a real treat catching up with you, loving your photographs, you go to some wonderful places. xx