So far I've finished some layouts (I've got a few more to finish this week):(Butthead the cat is my quality control - if she likes it, she sits on it. Hmm...or maybe it means she doesn't like it)
and I have one last layout from December's layout class to show you:
Layout Title: "Khoo Family"
Interestingly enough, this Purple Onion stamp looks very Peranakan (i.e. Straits Born Chinese) - which is what my mum is. (My father is Hokkien and my mum is 'baba' so I guess that makes me 'hokba'?)
1. Picked papers that reminded me of my grandmother's sarong. (She wears sarongs all the time)
2. Used the Martha Stewart edge punch to make a 'mask' which I rubbed ink over to create the lacey edge on the right side (supposed to look like the lacy kebayas (blouses) nonya's wear)
3. Cut patterned paper to make 'tiles' - sort of like the square patterned tiles they have on peranakan houses.
4. Love the Purple Onion stamp (from the Ornamentals Set)- it reminds me of the intricate gold jewellery nonyas use to fasten their blouses closed - its called a kerosong I think...(the blouses have no buttons!)
The final layout is a little 'noisy' (for me)....but then, that's kind of what peranakans are like too...heh heh