Thursday, March 26, 2009
Preserving Heritage and Culture
The title of this layout probably confuses just about everyone, and even to me it appears that I cannot spell. However, Omma is Korean Hangul for "mother" and Ttal is "daughter". The photo in this layout was taken 6 yrs. ago when I became a mom to the beautiful little girl I am holding - she was definitely the best birthday present I have ever had - direct from God!!
I punched butterflies with the new Fiskars "All-A-Flutter" squeeze punch and blinged them by painting a coat of Ranger Perfect Pearls over the paper, then Stickles, and added gems. I kind of got carried away with the Perfect Pearls since I had some mixed... and added luster to the brads, flowers, Thickers, die-cut word block.... had to force myself to stop. (LOL)
I also pulled out my brown Stickles, which I had to have months ago and did not use until last night. I used a fine paint brush to add brown Stickle sparkle to the brown spots on the butterflies that are a part of the paper design. Of course the brown brads received a stroke or two of brown Stickles as well. Once I get started on bling I have a hard time restraining myself.
Google is my friend, and I found characters which mean "mother/daughter strong bond". Since it is seldom I find anything in SBing product that is Asian, and more rare to find Korean, once in a while I just figure out my own way of bringing our daughter's heritage into her pages. I practiced the characters several times before I was brave enough to repeat them on my pretty much finished layout.
Patterned papers featured are Dream Street "Fresh" by Amy Teets, with little bits of older releases from Dream Street. I white washed the Magistical Memories lacey chipboard border, and lightly distressed with brown ink. I then combined it with a strip of PP deco-edged with Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and layered with a favorite velvet ribbon. 3-D foam adhesive help add dimension by lifting butterfly wings off the layout base, and green tulle salvaged from a gift package add a fun touch, tied through a scallop on the chipboard border.
It looks like I will be drawing a name on Friday for the border punch giveaway!! I wonder who the 100th comment was left by...