Sunday, April 29, 2007

London in 1998

Layout done with Basic Grey Romani papers, Heidi Swapp alphabets and Making Memories Defined stickers. Not sure who makes either the ribbon or the paper clip. Papers, number stickers and the green label are from a Scrapologie kit.

January 1998: Joe and I found ourselves with some free time and decided to go to London for the weekend. My cousin was there to sit for his MRCP exams. I had not seen him in a while and Joe and I had never been to London together. Even though it was freezing cold we crammed a whole lot of fun into the three days we spent there. From visiting Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Mme Tussaud's to taking a full city tour on a red bus to taking in a play and visiting the hot nightspots - we did it all! Both of us find London a fascinating vibrant city full of history and charm. And every time we visit we fall in love with this city even more!

The layout below is done using Club Scrap Fossils kit from August 2004. I wish I had the real looking tickets - I know we got some in another kit but could not find them. When I do, I shall replace these two very silly 'Admit One' stickers!

I have no idea why both Joe and I love visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum. Maybe standing so close to the celebrities and studying them minutely, looking into their faces and seeing how we measure up, is the attraction. Or perhaps it is a morbid fascination with all the gory aspects of the Terror which actually started Tussaud in her career. Every time I visit I stand over the figure of Marie Antoinette and watch her gently breathing. I always find myself wondering about this spoilt and arrogant yet beautiful woman who was thrown from one extreme of life to the other.

Below is the layout reworked as per the suggestions from some very artistic and helpful ladies. Click here to see the original. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write!!

The school logo and the red '5' are hand drawn and cut with an Xacto knife. All other accessories are from 7 Gypsies.

And what do you think of this kind of traveling?

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1 comment:

Christina said...

I really love the top layout, all the elements really work together so well. Totally cool.