Tuesday, 31 May 2011

UKScrappers Weekly Challenge - May Week 5

Jemma (Jim Jams) set this week's challenge and she challenged us to go simple.
That's right up my street, so I was up for the challenge and here's what we had to do:

Use one or more 4x6" photos - I've used 2
Do some punching - the little flowers near the bottom are punched
History - the history of the red telephone box

Journalling reads:

In the 1920's, the Metropolitan Boroughs Joint Standing Committee and Royal Fine Arts Commission organised a competition to design a new phone box. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (09/11/1980 - 08/02/1960) entered his design and so the K2 came into being. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was also responsible for Liverpool Cathedral and Battersea Power Station. But this story's about the K2 and here are some facts and figures: 1) it's approximately 9ft 3in / 282cm high, 3ft 6in / 107cm wide and weighs approximately 1,250kg. 2) originally Scott had intended the kiosk to be silver with a "greeny-blue" interior. The Post Office thought differently though and  because their post boxes were already red, this was a natural choice. 3) They were first installed in London and 1,700 were made with approximately 208 remaining when counted in October 2009.
(If  phone boxes could talk, what would this say?)

This is a paper LO (not digi!!!) and I've used:

Jenni Bowlin Studio Crepe Paper Ribbon in red
ScrapAGoGo Union Jack stamp
Sassafras cherry delicious winsome - double sided heavy weight PP
Sassafras cherry delicious wee bundles 6x6 paper pad for:
Telephone picture and Punched number flowers

All items were in a kit I won from ScrapAGoGo last year.

Love, Sarah xoxo

1 comment:

~Emma~ said...

Ohhhh Sarah its rather scrummy. Took me back to the village I grew up in as we had a red box on the village green. Lovely photos. Thanks so much for sharing :)