Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rainbow String Star

With Cath's Trendy Triangles Challenge over at Moxie Fab World, I seem to have triangles on the brain at the moment! So this morning I made another card using triangles.

I love string quilts and the added bonus is that they are great for using up scraps. So I thought I'd use up some scraps by making a star with string points for my card.


Stamp (Hero Arts) - Fantastic Birthday
Die (Hero Arts) - Geometric Shapes (used diamond shaped die)

To start with I cut strips of card in various colours and adhered to a piece of backing card. Then I die cut triangles using half of the diamond shaped die out of Hero Arts' Geometric Shapes set. In the same way I die cut the central triangles for the card. To finish I just stamped the sentiment and added a rhinestone.

I've only a few more days of holidays left so we've been making the most of our days off and headed off to Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel last week. Here are some photos from our trip.

Cahir Castle

A cannon ball from a siege in 1599 can been seen lodged in the wall to the left of the lower arrow slit.

Thick walls with arrow slits.

Another defensive area inside the main walls with working portcullis and holes above the gate for dropping boiling water, rocks etc on any attackers.

A Tudor fireplace.

Rock of Cashel

12th century round tower and 13th century cathedral

View of nearby abbey

A carving in the cathedral. It reminds me of St Patrick but I'm not sure if it is of him.

Ceiling of 11th century Cormac's Chapel. Only fragments of the original frescoes remain. The frescoes were covered by whitewash during the Reformation.

A cheeky lad in Cormac's Chapel!

Sorry for all the photos but I love spending hours exploring places like these! Enjoy your weekend!


Pam W Merwin said...

What bright, bold colors! LOVE THEM and your design is fantastic :)

Sue McRae said...

Such a fun and colourful use of triangles Heather. Thanks for sharing your lovely pics.

Barb said...

Awesome photos, Heather! Looks like an interesting and fun trip - hope you enjoy the rest of it!

LOVE your card! The colorful triangles look amazing in the star shape - so clever!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a gorgeous bunch of castle photos, Heather - another place for my list of "must visit"! And what a fun triangle star - love the bright colors against the white background!!

Dawn Turley said...

What a great card Heather. Love the bright colours. And love all the photos. I love visiting historical sites and would dearly love to visit Ireland one day to see places like this.

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Froggietalks said...

Love the card Heather, what a great way to use up scraps :)

And the castle photos are AMAZING :)

Trinh said...

I love how you created the triangles and what you did with them!very fun and happy card.

Thanks for sharing all the pics! I love seeing all the castles and hearing the history.

Rachel W K said...

wow those photos are beautiful!! looks breathtaking. love your card, that's worth a WOW too!
-Rachel w k

fun stamping said...

Fabulous card - love your castle pictures, too!

Carol McCready said...

Love your card. And your pictures too.

Chris D. said...

Wow! A fabulous card, and pictures too!

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks for linking this up to the Trendy Triangles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :) the pics, too! :)

Arlene said...

Love the card - so bright and creative, original.

Love seeing photos of your trip.

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