Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tower of London

Continuing with the photo's from our recent
trip to London, daughter and I had
 a great day at the Tower of London
- here with one of the Yeoman Warders -

Larger photo shows the White Tower,
which gives the entire castle its name.
 The White Tower is the original and
oldest part of the Tower of London.
 Built in 1078 by William the Conquerer
 as a royal residence and fortress,
it has also been a prison, a zoo,
a Royal Mint, a palace,
 and more memorably
a place of torture and death....

I have used sketch # 78 from

The sketch...

Using the "Portobello Road" collection
from Papermania....

Martha Stewart "Double Arches"
punch around the page....

The Crown is Pink Paislee
"London Market" Ephemera.... 

The flowers are handmade from punches....

The leaves are Heartfelt Creations
 "Poinsettia Petals"....

The title - Tower = American Crafts Thickers
of = Bella! rub on
London = Five Kids & A Dog chipboard,
Gesso, white acrylic paint....

Bazzill cardstock....

About the Yeoman Warders
Since the foundations for the Tower were
laid in 1078, there have been men
 appointed to guard the prisoners and attend the gates.
Today men still serve as keepers of security for
the Tower, they are called Yeoman Warders,
and originated during the reign of King Henry VII.
The Warders still wear the costumes of that period.
Today there are thirty-eight established
Yeoman Warder posts. They are recruited from the
 Armed Services. These men are responsible
for the security of the Tower and its visitors.
They also conduct the guided tours.
All Yeoman Warders are required to
live on the grounds of the Tower with their families.
 Each evening, after the gates are locked,
the Tower of London becomes a separate,
safe community for its permanent residents!!

Just thought you might like to know that.....

Til next time...



Kim said...

Jane, I absolutely love your page! Love the colors, flowers, punched edges! Thanks for playing with us at Sketches In Thyme :)

Anne said...

The little flowers are just gorgeous and it all matches so well. Well done, a great page for a great day out. Thank you for playing at SIT.

Tracey said...

Hi Jane, I'm loving all your layouts of London.......they look fabulous. Brings back some memories when I was there years ago. Since your scrap supplies have arrived it looks like you have gone in to production:)

Nuki Adiati said...

Love each and every details of this LO, specially the handmade flowers. What a well-done job :)

Thank you for playing with us on Sketches in Thyme. Good luck.


tiffany said...

wow- really enjoying your London trip through your scrapbook pages! Love those handmade flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

Eli said...

I love this LO! It's very very nice!

April said...

Wow, awesome page! Love the border. :) Thank you for playing along with Sketches In Thyme!
- April

Sally Cranney said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Love how you created the "flag" and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE what you've done with those dimensional flowers and your fantastic background grid! Stunning page, and wonderful memories! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme! And a HUGE congrats on your Top Three win!