ID: Loy Krathong Festival

Mailing Due Date: Nov 8th, 2006
4.5"w x 4"h

I used a medium toned blue cardstock folded in half to the back. I recently acquired two Carla Craft punches "Sakura" flowers, a small and a medium. I love these punches and have used them a lot. I used some of my hand painted papers from my stash for these flowers. Added a dab of Ice Stickles "Crystal Ice" by Ranger, then dropped a bit of gold glitter into the wet glue. Wrote my words with a script nib and Magic Color Cobalt Blue ink. 

The blue symbolizes the water that the flowers float in and the dab of glue with gold glitter is the lit candle. 

The words are an English translation of their song:
November full moon shines, Loy Krathong, Loy Krathong, & the water's high in the river & local klong. Loy Loy Krathong, Loy Loy Krathong. Loy Krathong is here & everybody's full of cheer. We're together at the klong, each one with his krathong, as we push away we pray, we can see a better day.



On the back I used my embossing technique and gold embossing powder to outline the lotus flower, with incense sticks and a candle, then colored it in with Sakura Stardust gel pens. The fold over stays closed and is slipped under the flower petals on the right. The words "Loy Krathong" are also done with the Sakura gel pens.


The story inside: One of the most beautiful and popular festivals in Thailand is Loy Krathong. This takes place on the third lunar moon (full moon) in November. During the evening, many people will go to their local klong (canal) or river to float (Loi) their krathongs (a lotus shaped boat usually decorated with banana leaves, flowers, candles, coins, incense sticks etc.). They believe this will bring them good luck. The people usually make a wish at the same time as they launch their krathongs. Some people believe that if the candle remains burning until the krathong is out of sight then their wish will come true. By the end of the evening, there are hundreds of flickering lights bobbing up and down on the water. Quite often there are also firework displays as well as shows and beauty contests for everyone. The festival originated in Thailand to ask for the Mother of Water’s forgiveness for polluting the water.


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