This month for my Helmar Worldwide Creative Team project I was given the theme Trains as my topic. My initial thought was to scrapbook some photos of my kids at the Railway Workshops, a local museum exhibit close to home but to be honest that was a bit boring. I decided I would find some photos from our travels. We travelled a lot by train all over the world but nothing appealed to me until I came across our photos of Auschwitz. This place moved me. I love grunge heavy mixed media scrapbooking layouts and this experience had me filled with ideas. So, I decided to create a grungy, heavy mixed media scrapbooking layout.
Here it is here:
Just a bit of background on the photos. These are photos taken at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. It is a place that evoked so much emotion that I totally did not expect. It is a very dark place. This is one train journey I am glad I was never made to take. If you would like to know more you can read all about it here.
To read more about the layout and the Helmar products I used please check out the Helmar Worldwide blog.
This layout has a very layered mixed media background. I love layers and textures. When I create a layout I want the finished product to have so much to look at that it just makes you want to touch it.
Here are a few close ups:
I have prepared a process video of this layout so you can watch it all come together here.