Chinese Festival





I scrap-booked four 12″ x 12″ pages in April 2015 using photos which we took at a Chinese Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which we attended in September 2003. There is more information about the photos on the tags. The layout was photographed by me with a Nikon D70 camera © My inspiration was “A Chinese Bride” by Nancy Riley from The Creative Keepsakes magazine of April 2005. Some of the supplies and tools I used were “Good Fortune” Polycream acrylic stamps from Hero Arts, “Chop Suey” Stencil from the book “The Art of great lettering” by”The Five Mile Press”, Authentic Chinese stamper by Buzzy Brands, Black Calligraphy Marker, Origami paper, silk flowers, ribbon, Wood based stamp by Stampin’ Up! Travels Abroad Retired Stamp SetButterfly chipboard shapes, florist wire, beads, Brads, Card-stock, handmade paper, vellum, gold embossing powder, Chinese parasols, Butterflies rubber-stamps, flower rubber-stamps, Black ink, long match-stick, Heat-gun, etc.  I used the Kimono #1 template by Chia from the House of Stir fry for the tags.

Chinese Festival


  1. Wow you put so much work into this project. Did you make the basic paper yourself with the waving cat, kimonos? I also love the little pink kimono. The photos of the old man – look at the joy in his eyes. No old persons cynicism. He looks like a storybook character doesn’t he. There clothes must come from China. You couldn’t find that in Canada can you. Like in SA if you want an average sari you can buy it but if you want a wedding sari you get it from your region of India. Lovely, Sisi

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    • Thanks, the umbrellas was the most tricky part 😉
      Good questions, yes, I marked the areas where the photos, tags, etc. would be on red card-stock, then I stamped the rest of the areas with black ink, sprinkled them with gold embossing powder and then I heated them with a heat gun.
      I got the waving cat, etc. set at a liquidation store for a bargain and have been dying to use them, as they are so cute. I am so glad you like the details.
      I was pleased with the photos of Mr. Wayne Cao, not only was he’s costume beautiful, but you ca see he was enjoying himself.
      I don’t know if the costumes are available in Calgary, but a lot of lovely Asian clothes are available here.
      I am glad you liked it ♥♥♥


    • Dankie 😉
      Ek weet die fokus moet op die fotos wees, maar dit is goed om te hoor as mense ook die ander goed oplet. Vir my is dit nie werk nie, alhoewel ek het lekker met die sambrele gesukkel 😉

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