Saturday, November 16, 2013

Some Diwali Fun

In India we celebrate Diwali - Festival of Lights in October/November timeframe. People decorate their homes up with beautiful lamps and burst fire crackers. The whole atmosphere in India is extremely festive at this time and kids are so excited to burst the fire crackers. In each neighborhood, friends form groups and burst the crackers together. I have some fun and fond memories of these times growing up.
This year on Diwali day, we lit a few lamps at home and did a photo session with the family. We attended a couple of parties at friends homes with everyone bringing lots of good Indian food and everyone dressed up beautiful Indian attire. My friends had some fireworks with them, so the kids had a good time with that. This was Surya's first time, and he was so excited with fireworks.
Here is my layout that I made with our photo session at home:

The starting point of this layout was a sketch from Studio Calico. It changed quite a bit from there but still has a resemblance to the original sketch.
Products used for this sketch:
  • Cut files and gold foil from cutting edge class by Studio Calico
  • Gold star Rub ons from Studio Calico Printshop
  • Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Collecion
  • Rhinestones from Scrappn' Supplies
I designed the lamps with my Silhouette studio and cut them out with gold foil. It was quite simple. You can download the file from here.
 
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