Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Groovy Girl Visits England

Hi Carla here with my new inspirational card for September!
                                                           Me along side Union Jack

 Last month for my inspirational card as a member of the Cute as a Button Design Team, I told you about my trip to Paris. After touring the sights of that great city, my husband Sandy and I flew to the UK. Here we again took in all the sights including: Tower of London, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus.

Our hotel...Royal Garden Hotel
What should we do first?
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
Mounted Trooper of the Household Cavalry
St. Martin-in-the Fields Church
Should we go by Underground or bus?

 Another reason to visit the UK was to meet my husband's British relatives, in Black, England. We drove from London to Blackpool and met with the family, including two little girls. We also got to tour this seaside resort out of season, as it was fall.

Brooke family
Sandy's great aunt
Phone booth and grocery store on the block where my husband's great aunt lived in Blackpool.
The Headlands Hotel, where we stayed in Blackpool.
Blackpool Resort
Blackpool Tower
 I picked the Groovy Girl image for my inspirational card because she is who I thought I was back in 1971! In this scene, she is back in London today! Check out the picture of me between two of the famous Beefeaters guarding the Tower of London!

Groovy Girl is a Cut as a Button image by Artist Francesca Lopez, She creates wonderful images to be used by card-makers and scrapbook hobbyists. 

The Groovy Girl image was colored using Spectrum Noir Pencils and a blender marker. A scene from the Craftscapes London Landmarks digikit was merged with the colored image in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I hope my work has inspired you to enter a challenge or two sponsored by Cute as a Button. You can share your projects at Cute as a Button Facebook Group.
There is a "Harvest/Thanksgiving," challenge you should enter at Cute as a Button. 
Carla DT Member