During the last CHA show I met Kiki, a very nice lady from Canada who owns KikiArt. Her company is based in Montreal and influenced by the many cultures, languages and stories in the city. I was so honored when Kiki asked me to join her international design team. My first design as a designer team member was this cute layout that was posted in the KikiArt blog.
This layout tells the story of PURIM, a Jewish holiday celebrated on March. This is a holiday celebrating the miraculous saving of the Jewish people from annihilation, by the Persian Empire in the 4th century BCE. The story is told in the biblical book of Esther. It is the only book in the bible that does not mention the name of God and all his work is done by others. That is why one of the customs of the holiday is to wear costumes, to be someone else (like God in the story) as well as having costumes parties.
Every year my oldest son comes up with the most original costume idea. This year he decided to be a Gardner (that is what the title said). The journaling is: “every PURIM you find an original and wonderful idea for a costume. This time you decided to be a Gardner. So I sowed flowers to a shirt, attached a butterfly to a hat, added a funnel and a rake and the costume was ready!”
To create the tree I cut the amazing tree from the Arbol Magico paper . It was too sparkly for me, so I sanded it and stained it with brown ink. I made the leaves from circles I cut from the MariposasGW paper. The flowers were also cut from that paper and adhered with pop up glue dots.
The butterflies were made from Arbol Magico and Arco Iris papers I cut in my cuttlebug machine. The die was of a flower, but by adding a body and lifting the wings it became a butterfly.
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