I was so pleased when I saw that this months Hero Arts challenge included the topic of travel. I have had this layout in my head for sometime, and this was just the push I needed to complete it. I spent part of my junior year in college at Betsalel School of Art in Jerusalem. That is me riding the camel. Israel, and especially Jerusalem, is so spiritual, historic and beautiful. I have many fond memories of that time in my life. I think the Hebrew alphabet is so graphic and interesting, that I decided to use it for my title. (Jerusalem). I enlarged the Hebrew title from a map and then cut the letters out. The tower of David was cut from a mask that I made from another one of my photos. I added a closeup so you can read the text. The camel is seated on the ground when you sit in the saddle. But when he stands up, he is so much higher then a horse. I will never forget it. I think you can tell by the look on my face.
I used papers from Creative Imaginations and scraps. All the stamps are from Hero Arts. The border is an EK Success punch and the photo corners were painted with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, Tarnished Brass. Added brad from Making Memories. The photo in the top right is from a postcard and is framed with a Sizzix die, slide mount.