Monday, January 18, 2010

Mid Month Status Update

We are about halfway through the month and...

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'?)

Nonya Bits:
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

6 comments:

~Sasha Farina~ said...

bahok? hokba? LOL. the pins ==> kerongsang :) miss our chats. miss you :)

Edleen said...

Butthead, cute name for a cat! Meow!!! hehe...

what an awesome layout Sharon and i guess if you're Hokba, i must be JaBa? (like JaBa the hut from Starwars!!!) :D

have a fun week!

teacher jessy said...

I love ur layout!! The designs looked very much like peranakan & daring designs. Haha... What a creative combination of ur background, hokba.. Lol!!

Betty said...

Are those 3 layouts for February class? Does it means that I can join this time? I like the first and last one...

Chok Keun said...

Love the Khoo Family LO, so vintage & pretty...

L'Hélène said...

Stunning. I love the flowers peeking out from under the main paper!