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Monday, 7 June 2010

A Proper Charlie!

It seemed appropriate to take this photo of my daughter Catherine, who loves acting, dancing and singing, in Leicester Square, London with the statue of Charlie Chaplin.



A Proper Charlie, is the title suggested by my friend Anita for this layout. Inf fact that is the title of an article in the New Statesman which talks about a book called 'Chaplin: the Tramp’s Odyssey' by Simon Louvish Faber and Faber.

"You wouldn’t know it from walking around London, but Charles Chaplin was easily the most famous Englishman of the 20th century. In his excellent BBC programmes on silent comedy, an unimpressed Paul Merton visited our only monument to the man (well, bar a pub in south London and some well-hidden sculptures on the fa├žade of the Apollo Theatre, Victoria): an inept little statue on Leicester Square. Given that Chaplin’s films are now so rarely seen despite the efforts of Merton and the British Film Institute, we need to be reminded of his genius."


The layout was inspired by a Page Map, in response to the weekly challenge from The Scrap Paper Scissors Blog from Paper Maze. I used Origin papers from Basic Grey with a selection of ribbons, brads and sequin flowers from my stash. The punch is from Martha Stewart.

This is the sketch:

4 comments:

  1. This page is absolutely gorgeous Lynn and even better IRL. Love the photo of Catherine and the papers you used.xxx

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  2. Great LO Lynn, colours work well together.
    More vibrant IRL x

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  3. This is a very clever page Lynn - like Anita its even better IRL. xx

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  4. A agree the photo does not do the colours justice.

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