Friday, August 17, 2012

SOUS DT Reveal - The Queen!

Reveal day again at
with one of my favourite photo's from my
 London trip with Daughter

The sketch from Our Leah

And, yes, we did see the Queen!
We had no idea when we went to London
 that it would be the
 State Opening of Parliament
 while we were there.
The Queen always opens the new
 session of Parliament,
a centuries old tradition,
and of course, they have the
 usual journey from
 Buckingham Palace to
 the Houses of Parliament

Papers are still
 Papermania "Portobello Road"
The crown is a Teresa Collins
 stamp from"Chic Bébé Boy" Collection
with Kaiser rhinestones to embellish it

This was the best photo I got
 of the Queen's coach,
sadly she was facing the other way.
 We were standing in Whitehall,
 just along from the Cenotaph.
 Having been to London many, many times,
 I have never been there when
there was any of the
pageantry stuff happening - so this was
 an unexpected treat and bonus to our trip

The Queen's Coach photo is mounted on a
 Nestabilities "Floral Ovals"
I have chopped up a huge bloom
 to use as decoration under the photo's
 and used
Prima "Monarch Diamond"
flower centres
The rhinestone butterfly
 was part of a Zva Creative flourish

The great photo of daughter and I was taken
by one of our friendly London Policemen....
The Queen's parade passed on its way
 to Parliament at about 11 o'clock,
 and then we had about a 45 minute
wait for her return journey, after her speech.
Lining the route, of course,
 are armed guardsmen and policemen.
Being the friendly Scottish girls
 we are, we soon got chatting
with the young constable
standing in front of us.
It fair passed the waiting time for us,
and him, and he was happy to oblige
 when we asked him to take our photo
(the only photo of the two of us
together on the whole trip)

So, another great memory,
printed, scrapped and stored for posterity....

That's my interpretation of the sketch,
what would you do with it?
Head over to
 see the wonderful work from
 the rest of the DT and enter
 your interpretation for a chance at
 Top Three

See you soon



Shona said...

so so stunning Jane and I bet that trip was amazing!!!! gorgeous

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a wonderful page! I'm having so much fun seeing your trip album come together! Great photo too!

Fern said...

Beautiful layout, Jane!!! What a memory to have!! This album is going to be amazing!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!!!

annette said...

ooh Jane ..this is wonderful .. what a great time to be in LONDON .. it was super meeting you & I'm looking forward to October ... hugz

Carole Beath said...

Always so wonderful to stop by to admire your fabby work....hope all is well...

Tracey Gregory said...

What a great page for a great pic! Such fun to follow along on your adventures!

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

Another great lot for your trip album! Love how your cut the bloom in half! Love your border punching as well! Keep it up!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Very regal looking layout! I really like your interpretation of the sketch!

Sandi Smith said...

How awesome that you saw the queen and I love how you cut the flower!