Kung Hei Fat Choy
Happy Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year of the Dragon starts on Tuesday and at the weekend here in Liverpool there will be fireworks, dancing, music and dragons. In fact great celebrations in Chinatown.
We have the oldest settlement of Chinese people in this city and this has really enhanced the culture of the city. Our Chinese Gate is beautiful and the largest outside mainland China.
If you want to know more and even find out which is the animal of your birth year click here on Chinese Zodiac.
I'm a monkey... enough said!
A day long deluge of rain kept me in today so, as I continued the big clean up in my workroom, I found various stamped images and part finished projects from the dark ages so I've made a few into cards.... influenced by the Chinese New Year here are the first cards I have made in a long time.
The Japanese geishas, below, are stamped in Versamark and embossed in white to create a resist. I then sponged ink over to give quite a subtle colour to the characters.
This piece is a small waxed collage I made at a Katy's Corner Stamp Camp quite some years ago and never finished.... till now!
I found this pendant I had made and left to dry before Christmas. It's well dry now and I love the effect of the alcohol inks and a tiny touch of superfine holographic glitter under the Glossy Accents glaze. I'm pleased I found it.
You couldn't imagine that it's just a bit of tin underneath!?!
Here are my two finished Angelina Ballerinas, especially for Carol who asked to see them before they go off to their little owners. It was such a fiddly job making them and I think I'll stick to my scarves for a while!
Have a great weekend and a good New Year!
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