So long as I haven't mislaid any photos these are the last of my pages on Tanzania. In a way it is a final goodbye to our time there and the closing of a chapter.
Both pages though are also very English. This first one tells of a weekend away in a hotel which was very much in the old colonial style.
I inked some white thickers letters using Tim Holtz stain and then coloured a strip around them using water colour pencil so that they stood out.
Looking through my box of scraps I came across an old shopping bag and wrapping from a bunch of flowers. Both of these had an old world feel to them and so I frayed and distressed the edges and used as free papers.
I also coloured some odd threads from the bag and tucked under my papers
and in the tear for my journalling tag. I used un- inked threads on my large tag.
On both layouts I chose to cut the backing paper and slot paper or photos under it. By allowing the background to flow over the paper/photo it held the layout together better.
The second layout celebrates a morning spent in a hotel near Lushoto. Peter had gone on a walk from the hotel and I was forced to wait in the luxurious surroundings. Coming from dry dusty Dodoma this was perfect.
I used the beautiful lines on the paper to frame the photo (slotting it under a cut out section) and for my journalling.
To add to my title I used a small tag tied onto the first letter.
Scrap 365 magazine and the centre then filled with pearls and tiny seed beads stuck onto an acetate circle with clear craft glue.