When Naomi contacted me from "page of my Book" and asked be to be one of their Guest Designers for January I was delighted to accept. I love how our craft/art is international and able to speak any languages.Each month this site puts up a "page" and it is entirely up to you as to how you interpret it. This months challenge was the word "PLACE". As soon as I saw what the word was I knew exactly which place I wanted to share.
This is their page and word for this month.
I was able to visit the States this year for CHA and afterwards went to San Francisco. I spent one day visiting Alcatraz prison. It was a very moving experience and one I will never forget. I was standing in the D block of the prison where the detention cells were. The way the prison is built means the prisoners don’t have windows to see out of. The island Alcatraz is built on is not far away from San Francisco and the prisoners although they could not see, could hear the sounds of people and music from the piers on a quiet evening. The photo captures the feeling of being shut in and looking out. The View from the window was beautiful and restful. Quite a contrast to the feeling you had inside the prison. I have used spinners to make a compass pointing to the title words. “Alcatraz one significant Place” I added lots of metal embellishments and chipboard from Imaginarium Designs. The papers are all from Graphic 45’s new Tropical Travelogue. For the word “place” I have used the new sticker sheets from Graphic 45 with some glossy accents on top.
For the clock, I removed the middle of it so I only had the frame and no numbers. This is one of Imaginarium Designs new releases. I inked it with Vintage Photo distress ink and then stamped it with a fine writing stamp and embossed with distress embossing powder from Tim Holz, I using vintage photo. Once it was cold I rubbed at the embossing until I had an old look to it. It is a bit hard to see in the photo. The key hole is one of Tim's sizzix die and embossed with the distress vintage photo, but this time you need to do it all over.
Please visit this challenge site and see what their design team and the other Guest Designer has come up with. I am sure you will enjoy looking!
PS It has been very hot in Adelaide this week, with the temp today getting to 41C that is about 110F last night it didn't get below 24C. Can't really do too much as we don't have air con, just a wet tea towel around the neck and ceiling fans. Bit of a cool change due in a day or two.