Friday, July 20, 2012

Westminster Abbey - SOUS DT Reveal

Here today with the Sketch Reveal
over at

And, oh my was this sketch perfect
for these photo's....

Because this layout has a wee secret.

It also has way too much
 white space me thinks....

The wonderful sketch from oor Nanne....

The papers are of course
 Portobello Road Collection from Papermania.
 If you couldn't get your hands on this collection,
it's probably because I bought it all,
well, that's what it seems like.
Still got loads to go.... LOL
The ribbons are also from the collection

The title is computer generated
and die cut from
 Spellbinders "Ribbon Banners"

The small photo is matted on a 
Spellbinders "Fleur De Lis Square"

The flowers are a Prima vine,
 which I have chopped into pieces and
 used on both sides of the layout

Martha Stewart PATP "Vintage Floral"
The wee note paper stamp is by Imaginisce

And, the wee secret is..............

A mini album hidden behind
the blue crown paper.....

Westminster Abbey is sooooooo
steeped in history, you can feel it
 as soon as you walk through those
famous doors below the West Towers....

There was no way a single page
layout, even a double page,
could do the Abbey any justice.
So, a wee album for some extra photo's....

I did not take some of these photo's,
particularly the one on the front
of the mini album. It is a painting from
 the 1700s, but it captured the history
 to me, considering most of the Abbey
we see today was built  in 1245....

Below is the story of the
Stone of Scone
(pronounced Scooon, as in spoon)
from Scotland, on which all British
monarchs are crowned.
I don't know if you will be able to read
the wee bit journaling I have added,
 if not Google It! A fascinating story. 
The Stone now resides in Edinburgh Castle,
 Scotland after a long (centuries) visit to England

I was also fascinated to discover
that the monuments above the West Door
(where Katherine and William entered
and left the Abbey at their
wedding last year),
are all from the 20th century.
It just shows that we never really see
what we are looking at!
I assumed they had always been there.
They were unveiled in 1996,
 prior to that the niches were empty....

The final photo,
on the back of the wee album,
is from the north entrance to the Abbey.
Not such a familiar view,
but, my goodness, how ornate is that....

So, there we have it,
Westminster Abbey

Now you need to hop on over to
drool at the wonderful creations
from the rest of the team,
and then have a go at the sketch yourself.
You have two weeks to enter,
and we will come visit your blog

Looking forward to seeing you there...

Til next time



Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Man this is crazy cool!
What a total treat to see you've hidden in the mini!
Jane that is SO awesome!
You've created a perfect page for the sketch and I can certainly see why you bought up that paper line as its just too perfect for all these photos!
Also really love the border punch detail on this!

Such a great project!

Fern said...

Oh my goodness, Jane!!! What a beautiful layout... the paper is perfect with your amazing photos... And that little hidden mini album is such an added bonus!! And very creative if I do say so myself!! Perfect way to add all of your beautiful photos of such an amazing historical site!! I am totally enjoying all your London photos!!! Have a wonderful weekend, Jane!!! Hugs!!

Sandi Smith said... creative are you Jane!!!!Just love what you have created!

Tracey Gregory said...

I was already impressed with the phenominal punchwork-then you pulled out the secret mini! So cool!

Tracey said...

Beautiful take on the sketch. I am really enjoying all your layouts of London. Looks like a fabulous trip with your daughter!
Can't find your email......heres mine

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wow! I do believe that you are at the head of the class this week!!! A hidden mini album .. I would have never dreamed?!!! The original layout is just exquisite with all your punch work and die cuts .. and that fabulous paper. And the mini .. so stinking cool! Hope you have a great week! Hugs, Sandi

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

Wow Jane! You rocked this sketch! The punch work is amazing (love that punch) and the white spaces awesome!

annette said...

WOWEE!!!!!! AWESOME Jane ... loving your travel pics of London TFS .. hugz ..

Nanne said...

I will never have to go to England since I'm traveling through your scrapbook pages..LOL These are all so amazingly detailed..