Friday, May 06, 2016

Elementary May

We got home on Wednesday after a long weekend in London.  We don't actually live far from the city, but we are fundamentally lazy and getting up early enough to have a day out there is hard - so we booked ourselves an apartment in the City, right near the Monument (remembrance of the Great Fire of London), and spent a few days exploring.  We decided to stick largely in that area,  thinking that  another time we could do the same sort of thing in another "zone".
So, it's been one of those weeks that seem long and short at the same time - it's a long time since last Friday when I last added a blog post, but as we've only been home a couple of days its a very short week too!
It was my turn to choose the Elemental Inspiration photo for the Daring Cardmakers this week, so my first job on getting home was to make my card.
You need to choose at least three elements from the photo to use on your own card, and this time I chose the bicycle, brickwork, wood, cases and leaves.  I suppose as the bicycle die has a basket on the front I could add that into the list too!
Here's the photo:
Woodgrain paper from an MME Miss Caroline 6x6 pad - I also used a woodgrain 
embossing folder on the paper
(A4 size Woodgrain embossing folder - Teresa Collins)
White Bazzill card, embossed with a Brick design
(Brick wall embossing folder - Darice)
Bicycle (Joanna Sheen
Leafy Sprigs (Spellbinders)
Flowers - smallest from Cherry Blossom die set (Spellbinders)
I created a template to cut on the Silhouette Cameo using the suitcases on the photo
 and cut them in 2 shades of aqua card

I'll try and get myself organised and blog some photos from our London trip over the next week or two.  To start with, here are some from the Emirates AirLine cable car which is at North Greenwich and goes across the river from near the O2 Arena (aka Millenium Dome).  At it's highest point its about 90 metres high and the views of the dome are fab.  Its a very smooth ride, and hard to realise just how high you are until you near the sound of the wind outside!  The first two photos are taken from the cable car, and on the second, if you look closely, you can see the reflections of a couple of the cabins on the water below.  The last photo is the highest tower taken from ground level - don't the cabins look tiny!


That's all for this time, thank you for taking the time to visit


KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathy gorgeous card
Gr Karin

Linda Simpson said...

Great photographs Kathy, love the card and beautiful embellishments.
Linda xxxx

Laine said...

Such a lovely fresh feel to your card Kathy and such fabulous pictures.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a wonderful card I like the photo you used for inspiration. Your London trip looked like lots of fun. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sylvia Ames said...

Gorgeous card, love the die cut cycle and embossed background.

Sylv xx

Anonymous said...

Love the inspiration photo and your card.

Erin xx

Andree said...

A wonderful card Kathy. You've created a lovely scene and used fabulous dies. Glad you enjoyed your break in London xx

Kate M said...

Lovely card, fits the bill nicely! Love your photos too.

Shabneez said...

Great inspirational card Kathy! I've been meaning to take the boys on that skyline as we see it often. Summer holidays hopefully! Shabneez xxx

Cathy Clowes said...

Fabulous card Kathy. I love your die cuts, and the whole scene is so pretty. Cathy x

Angelnorth said...

A lovely inspiration photo and your card looks fab, love the woodgrain on woodgrain!

Miri said...

The picture you picked is beautiful and I like your card a lot. Your bike looks so dimensional.
... and your London pictures are great.