These photos were taken at one of our farewell meals in Tanzania. We were really good friends and both wanted a photo but neither of us took a decent photo. Despite numerous attempts there wasn't a single good shot of both of us. I really wanted to scrap this moment and our friendship and so decided to print the best photos up small and make the fact that one of us always had a funny expression part of the journalling.
The next layout was inspired by a child's comment. The journalling reads:-
Conversation with Marlana on a journey home form CAMS.
'Miss Alison, what happened to your back window?'
'Some naughty boys threw stones and broke it.'
'Oh it's so beautiful, it's all sparkly.'
I saw the damage and destruction, she saw only beauty. Let me look past the damage and destruction in life and see the beauty.
I spent ages cutting up paper forthe background and then of course I didn't wnat to cover it but the photos needed framing. I came up with the idea of mounting them, the title and journallling onto acetate. It gave a subtle framing and didn't cover the background.
Wycombe Scrappers Crop where the challenge was to use buttons and celebrates the only birthday cake I bought in Tanzania. It wasn't until quite late on in our stay there that good western style cakes were available to buy and I just loved this one. The journalling tells to story of the treat and how I got it home on a hot day while being stopped by the police.
I created the title by cutting the letters out from the same paper I had mounted the main part of the layout on and then embossing with Ultra thick powder. To add depth I rolled the edges of the centre panel.