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Friday 1 June 2012

Our Glorious Queen

As 2012 is a big year for Britain, with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee I wanted to feature this in my June Design Team layout for Scrapology.

I love these Portebello Road papers from Papermania and they were prefect for the theme. I googled images of the Queen and picked these two as they were just right being red white and blue. I think they were photographed by veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards

In addition I used straw, red and indigo Bazzill, Best of British and Vintage union jack ribbons from Crafty Ribbons. The red, white and blue Divine twine is from Papermaze, the heart doily is also from Papermania.

We are scraplifting this layout by Phillipson, and the technique is to use 'white space'.

This is the Page Maps Sketch created her layout from, so we used it too.

Here is what I did to make my layout:
Take the Union Jack paper and gut this to make a 1 ½” frame to save some of the paper for future use.
Cut the Straw Bazzill to measure 11” x 11”, ink the edges and stick down centrally over the border paper.

All the following were prepared and then stuck into place when they were all ready and positioning worked out. Trim the two photos to measure about 3 ½” x 3 ½”, stick to the cream paper. Trim around close to the edges of the photo with stamp effect scissors. Mount these onto the blue polka dot paper measuring about 4” x 8”.

Stamp and punch the Stampin’ Up decorative label onto a piece of Straw Bazzill cut from where you know your photos will cover the gap! Ink the edges and write your details in the centre.
Lightly ink the heart doily with blue and red chalk inks.
Cut letters from blue card and their shadows from the red, glue blue to red, using the Storybook Cartridge and the Cricut.
Prepare four ribbon flags – for each one cut ribbon so you have two whole flags and a small amount of the next flag on both sides. Glue together with DST tucking the ends in so they don’t fray, giving you a double sided ribbon flag.
Now work out where everything will be placed, mark lightly with pencil and remove. Stamp with the Prima brick wall stamp so some of the image will show from behind your items when they are stuck in place.
Run a length of DST across the bottom of the layout about 3” up from the bottom. Lay the ‘Best of British’ ribbon across pleating it randomly as you go, making sure it’s flat where the photo will be. Tuck the ribbon ends under the cardstock at the edges.

For the flag poles - Cut 3 lengths of twine as long as you want them, stick all three firmly to the page under where the label will be. Thread a flag or two onto each length of twine. Bring each length up towards the top and spread them out and thread each one through to the back of the layout with a large needle. Add a button or brad to the top. Stick the ribbon flags into place on the layout.
Now add all your prepared items. Stick the heart doily down then the photos. Add the label with 3D foam pads. Finally arrange and stick down the title.

Thanks for looking and I hope you will take part in the challenge. Pop over to Scrapology and find out more on the 1st June ' W is for White Space' post.

Lynn x


  1. Fabulous layout - those pictures are perfect for the theme! I love the Queen's hat and the ribbon trimming ... inspired thinking on your part, which I might have to borrow, if that's ok!

  2. Really love the red/white/blue theme...super layout and great papers. I thought at 1st you had taken the photos!! Karen x

  3. Fab layout Lynn. great idea to take the photos from the internet!

  4. Beautiful page Lynn and such wonderful photos....fabby work as always Hun xxx

  5. Wow!! just love it and a great memento

  6. I love your page Lynn. So lucky to have seen it 'in the flesh' too.
    Sandra x

  7. Fabulous card Lynn and that scrap layout is just superb, I love the layout and the colours are fab well done Hugs Elaine


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