Sunday, 10 February 2013

King in a Carpark

They found Richard III! It turned out to be him after all and that's definitely worth a page. The King in the car park. How exciting that first glimpse must have been. Especially when they spotted the shape of his spine..and dared to believe..

pocket page by Sian From High in the Sky

 The news has travelled all round the world, hasn't it? That the skeletal remains found in a car park in Leicester have turned out to be those of Richard III. And that face! have you seen the photos of the facial reconstruction? It's got my mind racing..who else would you like to see? Any other faces from history you'd care to set your gaze on? I'm thinking maybe Anne Boleyn? Was she really beautiful? or simply bewitching?

by Sian From High in the Sky

Because I'd saved some of the newspaper articles about this story I turned the entire layout into a pocket with a cardstock backing and some machine stitching round the edges. The newspaper last Sunday, with the first reports, was wrapped in an advert printed on grey vellum, so I used a bit of that on my page (you can see it peeping out from beneath the photo and in the words "born again") and I found a piece of Echo Park paper with a city map to use as a background. 

by Sian From High in the Sky

The King in the car park. Born again.

40 comments:

helena said...

yes fascinating to see the reconstruction of his face. The city map paper works so well on the LO.

on a totally different topic - I'll be cheering for an Irish victory this afternoon

Elizabeth said...

I haven't seen the facial reconstruction but I have watched how it's done on other skulls. It is really fascinating how much it turned out to look like the person's photo. Isn't it sad that a king can end up being paved over and then have cars running over him all day. What a way to end up.

Kirsty.a said...

What a great idea for a page. I watched the documentary and the facial reconstruction with wonder, but hadn';t thought of putting it in mjy scrapbbok. I need to find a newspaper!

laurie said...

this is such a fascinating story and I love that you created a page about it! you never seem to run out of good ideas. :-)

Alana said...

It's amazing that after all this time that the remains were found. Just imagine what else must be buried under our towns and cities. Lovely colour combination Sian. Always loved pale yellow and grey together....reminds me of the 50s design.

humel said...

I love that Echo Park paper, how perfect for this layout! I'm making sure to include the story in my Project Life for this week :)

Carolyn Phillips said...

I have been fascinated by this as well. Love your take on it.

Alison said...

That city paper is perfect for this layout, Sian!
Alison xx

Angelfish said...

I was absolutely fascinated by the facial reconstruction and indeed the whole discovery. A great way to document it. Love that city paper.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great idea for a layout!

Gail said...

It was a fascinating story and your layout with that city map paper is perfect for it. I saw the facial reconstruction pictures yesterday on the news - really interesting. I heard that the parking lot area was originally a priory or something like that.

Melissa said...

What a great layout & the pocket idea is perfect.

I've finally got my sewing machine out & threaded so I can sew on a layout now!! :>)

Cheri said...

Definitely a fascinating story and worthy of your layout!

Louise said...

This is a fantastic way to record history - I so wish I had thought to do this!! super page Sian.

I was thinking of you today while watching England vs Ireland game!

Amy said...

I don't know about world wide, but certainly there was tremendous interest down here and the kids were absolutely fascinated, as was I!

Sandra said...

It's certainly worthy of a layout :) it's so amazing, I just wonder what else is out there.

Lisa-Jane said...

I never thought to make a layout of it! What a great idea and a wonderful way to keep those events that get lots of newspaper coverage but we are not directly involved in.

Mitra Pratt said...

Oh my goodness gracious! They have been busy reporting on a huge snow storm here, so I did not get that discovery on the news, so enjoyed a quick read. My other passion besides rocks was to be an archaeologist and this makes me want to do it more! Can you imagine how crazy that tech felt when they saw things matching w the DNA? Great idea to scrap that. Love that you used a piece of paper that came with the paper too. Awesome, thanks for sharing!

Barbara Eads said...

Sian, you have no idea how fabulous your story is!! I mentioned it to my husband and he knew all about it. He has spent his whole career---until his retirement 3 years ago--- as CEO of an international parking company.They had many car parks throughout the UK. Although the particular place was not one of his, he was very intrigued by the story. Now I've learned something too! See how educational scrapbooking can be???

favouriteworkofart said...

Sian, I had not seen any of the news about this so will be off to catch up (I wonder if it was in one of the car parks I used to use in Leicester?!).....Fabulous LO - just the sort of page you can imagine someone from the future really enjoying!

Ginger said...

Yes it was on the news here too! An incredible and very interesting story! Perfectly designed layout :)

Jennifer Shaw said...

A great piece of history to document with a LO. Love your title and the background paper you used for this. Great colour palette and so neat that you were able to use some vellum from the newspaper! Your LO's are always so meaningful. :)

Sue Althouse said...

That is amazing! Both the discovery and your layout, I mean. There was a song back in the 70's with the line, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Just reminds me of that a bit.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love pocket pages; perfect for this event.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

The whole story has been fascinating...and I've loved seeing the facial reconstruction.
Love how you've made the layout to hold all the newspaper cuttings as well.

Karen said...

LOL!!! I had read about the search previously so was fascinated when they found the body. Yes, it's made the news here more than once. I would never have thought to have done a layout though. It's great!

Lizzie said...

Hello, I'm catching up (again)!

It's great that they have found King Richard - and that he will have a proper burial place now, in the Cathedral.
Love the idea to make a page about it - and your page is super. It's great that you've made a pocket behind it, to keep the newspaper articles.
You do have the best ideas for scrapbook pages!

debs14 said...

What a good idea to make a page out of this story, in a few years time we won't remember when or how he was found. Hard to believe a member of the monarchy has laid beneath the carpark for all these years!
I agree, I would like to see Ann Boleyn, after reading The Other Boleyn Girl I have a vivid picture in my mind.

stephanie said...

What a fab idea! love how the yellow highlights the whole thing.

Twinkle Star said...

What a fantastic subject to create a layout for - really love it Sian!

Take care, E xx

JO SOWERBY said...

I too have been glued to this tale, even more so as a family friend was involved with the work as a weaponry expert. It seems weird to think of playing with his sister when he was just leaving to go to uni and now he is like famous
Jo xxx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Well, I know absolutely nothing about this story, but I LOVE how you have documented it, Sian. So many wonderful and meaningful layers to it as well!

Chipper said...

The story made the news over here! It was fascinating.The city street paper was perfect for this layout.

Jo said...

That is a great way to document it and the papers are perfect.

Sandie said...

That's a great topic to scrap! I watched the TV documentary and found it fascinating. Would not have thought to scrap something like that but why not?! You did it so well too.

alexa said...

Wonderfully original! Love the black and white with the pops of colour too.

Nathalie said...

Haven't seen any pictures of his face or anything for that matter but I think your page and its subject are genius!

Missus Wookie said...

I remember when they dug up a different bit of the car park and didn't find him (hmm was it the same car park?) and was tickled when the did find him this time.

Have you see the picture of Richard III with "world record holder hide and seek"? With the date of his death to 2013 underneath ;)

That made me laugh!

S said...

What a fun page from a fascinating fact. I wonder who we could dig up over here?

Lisa said...

What a fabulous thing to think to scrap. I'm always wondering what o do with the newspapers an cuttings I seem o collect. Fantastic! The map paper is heavenly!

Related Posts with Thumbnails