Monday, 25 July 2011

A Royal page!

Last month we were lucky enough to see the Queen & Prince Philip when they arrived on the Isles of Scilly to open the new 5 islands school sports hall. For those of you who don't know where the scillies are, they are a group of Islands situated approx 28 miles off the southwest coast of Cornwall. The total population of all 5 islands is approx 2000 people. My in laws live over there and we were visiting them for the Whitsun holiday when we heard the Queen was arriving on Friday the 3rd June 2011. The Queen last visited the islands back in 1967.

For this Scrapbook page I used the gorgeous Basic grey sweet threads papers, I'm lucky that they actually matched the coat & dress the Queen was wearing that day!

I used a sheet of green cardstock which I then distressed with sandpaper & painted the edges with some white paint to age it.
I covered the centre in newspaper cuttings from the royal visit and then using a sewing machine sewed a square frame over the top of the newspaper.
I made the large flower in the bottom corner using a catseye ink pad as a template. I cut out several petals and then made slightly smallers ones. I finished it off with a button in the centre.

I cut out some swirls from the patterned paper & finished off with some thread & mulberry roses.

For this LO I used Basic Grey Sweet Threads Knotted shirt paper

                                                                     and Lacy organic


Sarah xx said...

What a fab visit that must have been? Love your LO, the colours match perfectly and the gorgeous flowers you made is v. clever and so lush! xx

Scattychick said...

Love this LO and the flower is gorgeous :)

Lynn said...

Lovely page Maria. Shame I missed that visit by two weeks, and I hadn't visited the islands for 10 years!