Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jerusalem of gold and light

This is my take on May challenge at White With 1, which is to use only white with gold:
Making a monochromatic layout is very challenging but eventually I was surprised how many shades of gold I used :). 
The photo is of an alley in the Jewish Quarter Jerusalem, and it was taken on Hanukkah, when jewish people lit hanukkah lamps and put them outside their homes. It was a magical tour through the Jewish Quarter, with all the candles light, Jerusalem of gold and light.
I pulled out many embellies in gold that where so very neglected - stickers, golden fabric leaves, and rhinestones. I also used some long forgotten DCWV golden foil papers. 
I also used altered chipboards - one I've made myself with a Sizzix die (and here's a tutorial on how I altered it), and the other is from Creative Embellishments, which I painted with gold acrylic paint. I also used some StudioFourteen40 gold sequins and a flair (Ledger set 2), and Creative Embellishments' photo corner chipboard. 
So my layout is actually a mix of old and new, just like Jerusalem itself :).
Here are some close-ups on the details:

Please come back in a couple of days, as I have some new layout so share. 
Thank you for visitng my blog and I appreciate every comment you care to leave me.


Dolly B said...

Beautiful! love your cluster and the flair and sequins look great

Alz said...

So, so beautiful. The gold was perfect for this layout. I love, love, love your flower cluster .. simply stunning. I look forward to seeing what you do with next month's colour at WW1. :)

Helen Wallace said...

This is brilliant...I love the subtle differences in hue you achieved with the monochromatic theme. The photo is superb and really draws me right into the mood of the page....Love this "D

Craft Addicted said...

דף מהמם אהבתי מאוד!

זהבית שקד

dstandard said...

Such a gorgeous page - love the color combo! Beautiful!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Your page is awesome...and makes me want to come to Israel again. I love the old city of Jerusalem.

Rikki Graziani said...

Love your shades of gold, thanks for playing along with WW1.

Susan Longman said...

Fantastic layout... and I love the way you have incorporated the gold... thanks for playing at WW1

Katie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at WW1.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous composition and that cluster is so perfect! You have worked the white and gold perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at White with 1 this month and goodluck! Blessings from Amy Prior xx