Saturday, February 06, 2010

Friends Till The End

The year of the Tiger. Could that possibly be a good omen in more ways than one? Here in sports crazy Michigan, after the terrific run of last year that came up a bit short, many would love to have 2010 be a Tigeriffic year. But in the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Tiger is the designation of this particular lunar New Year. It is based on the astrological animals-12 in all-from the Lunasolar calender. And what better day to start the Year of the Tiger than on the American designated Valentine's Day of Feb 14?

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.

1 comment:

  1. I want this girl...she is so cute! I love your layout! And look at all those primas!


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