We had a very busy half term, spending a week in Spain with Andrew's parents and a weekend in London.
And last weekend we went to London to watch Trooping the Colours. A very British tradition when hundreds of soldiers and musicians march on Horse Guards Parade to celebrate the Queen's birthday. Her birthday isn't actually until next weekend so what we saw was a rehearsal but still, it was pretty spectacular. The kids also enjoyed it and hopefully they will remember it as it is very hard to get tickets and we were extremely lucky to have front row seats.
I decided to use the sketch on Sketchy Thursdays to display my colourful takes of the day. As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I would cut the picture into quarters so I could show more pictures and thought I was being quite clever, until I saw what the original designer did and it was exactly what she had done !! Great minds think alike !!
Anyway, here is the sketch...
And here is my colourful take...
It took me a long time to choose the colours. I usually like things that match and find it hard to use bold and opposite colours but this time, i had no choice. I had nothing that match and everything that was sightly resembling made the pictures look dull. So I followed my friend Lisa's advise ( scrappyfairies ) and used bold colours. I think it works and the page looks as colourful and bright as the ceremony.
Now for another British day. Remember the Royal Wedding. I know, it seems a long time ago ! We had a fantastic street party here and I decided to make a mini book. I started a long time a ago and I was very enthusiastic about it a first but as the days went by, I got a bt bored with it ( story of my life !! )! Recently a very good friend of mine made me a little hand stitched button that I knew would look great on the side of my mini book. So I found all my bit and pieces again and finished it. The last pages aren't half as beautiful as the middle pages but at least, it is done and I can start something else !! So as promised, here is the longest mini book ever ! ( not by its size but the time it took me to finish it ! )