I colored the image on the card with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and layered several pieces of card stock, and origami papers. These little posies which form an arbor over our little China princess were from the wedding aisle at Michael's. I love clearance items. Never overlook sections in craft stores even if you aren't looking for anything in particular. I used rub ons for the swirls at the corners and the phrase, and the crystals at the top were actually something sold to decorate cell phones (I have a peace sign on my phone!).
A bit of a close up (crappy at that) but I still am a few dollars short for my macro lens-but those doctor bills will probably put me over the top :( ?!#. I get points for every dollar I spend and I am not giving them up this time for any power tools!! How cool I was actually able to match cheek to flower color, but with over 160 pencil colors I can choose from, pretty easy nowadays.
I wish all a healthy and prosperous new year no matter what your day of celebration or ethnic background. Little princess smiles down on you and hopes you will partake of Buddha's Delight. Traditionally this is served the night before the beginning of the New Year and is usually vegetarian. This particular chart shows oysters. Leave them out and you have vegetarian yumminess.