11/8/13

Tunel de Guajataka, Puerto Rico

Hi everyone, another lovely palette from CSI this time with Em's fabulous sketch!
I did a bit of research into the old railway that was used to transport people around the islands up until 1950.  Sadly the train is no longer in use, and just bits of railways remain.  I remember my grandma telling me from memory all the towns the train covered and the places she had been aboard the train.  How I wish I had been in one of those trips.
This past Easter vacation I took the kids in one of my famous fieldtrips and we went to the Guajataka Tunnel.  Going towards the tunnel is one of the most spectacular views of the Atlantic Coast of Puerto Rico.  The sea is rough, the rock formations are fantastic, nothing quite as dramatic as seeing the waves crash on this formations!
The Kraft it up challenge for November is to : create a layout using Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper showcasing one of these trending products...
* Flair's
* Wood Veneer's
* Enamel Dot's
I decided to go with the Kraft Patterned Paper (by Crate Paper)
and the wood venner's
 
 
I did a bit of research into the old railway that was used to transport people around the island up until 1950.  Sadly the train is no longer in use, and just bits of railways remain.  I remember my grandma telling me from memory all the towns the train covered and the places she had been aboard the train.  How I wish I had been in one of those trips.
This past Easter vacation I took the kids in one of my famous fieldtrips and we went to the Guajataka Tunnel.  Going towards the tunnel is one of the most spectacular views of the Atlantic Coast of Puerto Rico.  The sea is rough, the rock formations are fantastic, nothing quite as dramatic as seeing the waves crash on this formations! Here's one of those formations

and here's a picture of the kids getting off the tunnel

I had a lot of fun embellishing this one!

patterned background, fabric and wood veneers in evidence, chevron pattern

one of the pieces of evidence called for dry embossing, which I gladly did using a hexagon pattern from Tim Holtz and a hammer!!!!

also in evidence was to use something shiny, I chose sequins and to highlight my dry embossed background I used a dash of Inca Gold.  Let me tell you it SHINES!!!


leaves in evidence

and for my testimony I went with repeating "Lovely Day"!
 
Here's the case and sketch!


And here's some of the history in pictures!
under construction in 1906




circa 1920
can you see the rock formation from my LO???







can you spot the tunnel down there?


source sociedad ferroviaria


sociedad ferroviaria






circa 1924
 
 
Hope you had fun looking at all the old photos and history of the railroad in Puerto Rico
 
 
hugs your
!

 

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the circles and the leaves! And loving the photos too!!!

Adele said...

Totally fascinating! Thanks for sharing not only the process you used, but the historical stuff. :)

Lizzy Hill said...

That would have been an AMAZING trip...I really like all the little brads, jewels etc & that CSI colour combo is YUM:):):)

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely page ... and a great history ... I loved seeing your photos old and new

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous crime scene ;-) I loved reading about the historical background and seeing all those old pictures... they take you right there!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! SUCH a cool page! Love the chevron and love those touches of gold!

Chantalle said...

Very unique layout! Love it. (For future reference, your KIU entry can only be used for our challenge) I hope we will see you again for our December challenge!

Sanna Lippert said...

what a great page! love that paper *sigh* and the leaves look fab too! so glad you joined in with us :)