Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy New Year!

Remember the 4 cuties that I've coloured recently...... instead of doing a card. Here's the project (Chinese New Year Couplet) I came up with. Chinese New Year is just this coming weekend & so a very very big shout out to all my friends who are celebrating the holiday. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Nian Nian You Yu! Long Ma Jin Shen!

Well, for those who didn't understand all of that! LOL! It simply means "Happy New Year", "May each year be filled with abundance" & "Good Health" to all! 

The Chinese New Year Couplet

 Since it's a couplet, it must come in a pair. So here's the 1st. Read as "Zhu Ru Ping An". Means "Be safe wherever you go"
1st CNY Couplet : Zhu Ru Ping An

The 2nd couplet reads as "Xin Xiang Shi Cheng". Means "May you all your wishes come true"
2nd CNY couplet: Xin Xiang Shi Cheng

Detailed shot of where the Tildas are placed

For those who are curious how I did this project, I'll briefly describe it.
1) Chose my Paper - Basic Grey Konnichiwa collection & cut out 2 rectangles that will be my base for my couplet.
2) Printed the Chinese words that I want from the computer & attached it with removable tape to my paper & cut out the words with my Xacto-knife
3) Mat the couplet on red & gold CS
4) Lined each couplet with nini gold pearl string
5) Fill out the "hollow words" with Stickles-Xmas Red
6) Attached my coloured Tildas with foam adhesive
7) Glue all the flowers
8) Created Ribbon loops to insert my rods
9) For the rods, I created them out of dowels & dowel caps then painted them gold
10) Tie a metallic red string on the top of each couplet for hanging. 

Thanks for popping in! & a very blessed New Year to all! 

Materials used: Coloured Magnolias, red & gold CS, Red Metallic String, Dowel caps, Dowels, Adirondack Metallic Acrylic paint dabber- Gold, mini gold pearl string, gold & red ribbon, glossy accent, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Foam adhesive, Magnolia shabby chc flower - Yellow Tulle, resin & clay flowers (various size & colour)

1 comment:

  1. I just loved it as the new blog too;)
    And the words in chinese are so touching.
    Well done!
    Miss seeing you and all the chatting.