Sunday, February 17, 2008

Kenya - Album Cover & Tala School

Mostly done with Club Scrap Safari kit. I also used 'Out of Africa' stamp set from Stampin' Up, UM stamps from Club Scrap, Gelatins alphabets, fuzzy rub-ons, and lots of doodling.

I stripped an ugly pink 8 X 8 album and covered it with handmade paper. I used a suede animal print paper for the inside cover of the album - I have had this paper for at least ten years now! The mask on the album cover is also handmade with extra thick card stock, acrylic paints and lots of patience!

I have left the journaling blank for Lily to fill in later.











Lily's school has been helping the Tala School in Kenya. The students and teachers had been busy knitting for months. They made seventy blankets for the dormitories in Tala - students who live very far away return home only on the weekends. Donations helped pay for whitewashing the schoolrooms, other miscellaneous improvements and building ramps for wheelchair access.

In October the children who piloted this project went to Kenya to meet the students of the Tala school. There, apart from a lot of activities involving both schools, the students had a very special project that they were excited about. Lily & her schoolmates divided themselves into groups. Each group then painted a mural in each classroom. Lily's group painted the Hong Kong skyline and it turned out fantastic! I decided to award it the first prize ... lol!

11 comments:

crazycanca said...

Thank you for sharing these very beautiful pages but over all my compliments for Lily's engagement for Africa's students!

Meghan said...

Fabu album!
Simply fabu!

Patty said...

Aparna, this is a very beautiful album, and your daughter has done a fantastic experience

FireCracker082 said...

oh this album is so beautiful, and well put together! These students should be so proud of themselves..what an experience!

jill said...

a beautiful album to document a wonderful experience.

Cindy Elliott-Park said...

you did a beautiful job
thanks for sharing
and have Lilly get her journaling done soon so she doesn't forget.

Is there a picture of her mural?
cindy in NY

Staci said...

WOW! Beautiful album!!

Wanda H said...

This is totally fantastic!!! A wonderful thing that they did and a wonderful album make by you. The mask is awesome!!!

Cindy Roland said...

This album is breathtaking! From the stunning cover, the journaling to the the heart touching photos, it is all so wonderful. Kudos to your daughter and her fellow classmates. This is something they can be proud of for the rest of their lives and what wonderful role models they are for other young people to follow.
Thank you for sharing it.
(Lily looks so much like her dad!)

Anonymous said...

I so enjoyed your lay-outs. Lovely colours and the cover is amazing! Well done to the students and thanks for sharing, from Wendy in Rayleigh, Essex UK

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Aparna,
Your blog is AMAZING!!!!!!!! You are such a gifted photographer and artist/scrapbooker . . . it is simply a pleasure to look at your layouts and read your notes . . .
THANK YOU for sharing your life ADVENTURES with us!!!!!!!!