'Cool Britannia' Configurations Tray - copyright Susie Jefferson

Here's my Cool Britannia contribution for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I'm really pleased with how this turned out.
Closeup showing the swags, flags and pennants

I used a Tim Holtz Configuration Tray and painted the insides of the boxes with white acrylic paint, then altenated scrapbook paper and glitter card to line the insides (the back sections only). I also painted the actual tray - base coat of white acrylic, then a crackle effect with white pearl over the top.

Extreme closeup - I added Stickles glue to Her Majesty's crown and necklace, for extra bling

I had a wild time teaching the class yesterday. I've been promised photos! It'll be great to see other interpretations of this theme.

Showing some of the goodies in the little trays

I've added old postage stamps, a toy aeroplane and vintage hand carved wooden guardsmen (found on a car boot sale), some wood chess pieces, old bottle caps, repro ration book and key ring charms (telephone box, bus, heart, etc). Half the fun is the hunt for these items!

The letters are chipboard, which I covered with Glossy Accents and then Stampendous Glass Glitter in Silver ('Diamond' word) and BladeRubber's  own Champagne glitter ('Jubilee). You'll notice I used a little flatback 'diamond' to dot each 'i'.

The word 'London' was cut from scrapbook paper - it's the exact same font and colour used for the old London Underground posters, so a really lucky find.

Cool Britannia, la la lalala laaaaaa.....


  1. Wow Susie that is so neat and fun...I love your blogs you are so talented. Hugs Julz

  2. I'm a new follower,love your blog and this creation is awesome!

  3. What a wonderful tribute to commemorate this occasion and it's such a treasure.
    Love Jo x

  4. Hello Susie,

    Prince Charles and Camila were just here a few days ago! I totally love this Jubilee tray! It's awesome!


  5. This is absolutely fabulous, Susi! I just returned from Europe with an all-too-short stay in London and fell in love all over again! I will return, no doubt on that! Meanwhile, I'll look at your collage and smile, knowing how perfectly you captured the Jubilee!

  6. Susie, You should send that to the wait.....send it to that cute Harry instead. I bet he would love it! :)

  7. Fabulous config, Susie! Love how you've set it out so regally.

  8. What a great project! I love it!

  9. Susie it is all Fabulous, love everything
    Love Dot

  10. Stunning. Love how it looks with the all white boxes.

  11. that is so cool!!!! I love it. I think the white box is really nice and makes everything visually pop.

  12. Aww, Susie, this is lovely! I'm also mostly a lurker at ATT and I'm so glad you posted. This is fabulous!


  13. This is absolutely wonderful. It is amazing time for Britain & the Queen. It really captures the occasion

  14. Oh, I LOVE your configurations box!!! I've been to London & toured the tower & saw the crown jewels. Talk about bling!

  15. This is SUPER COOL!! What a celebration on these boxes.

  16. What an incredible and special work of art! God Save the Queen AND Susie J for her fabulous work!


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