Thursday, February 10, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy !


Gung Hay Fat Choy !

Well, it's the 10th of the month and that means.....Tag Along Time! Yeah, Unlike last month, I am on top of it. I planned out my monthly tag for the year long swap. Going with my 'Theme' of 1950's Housewife, I also wanted to incorporate the Chinese New Year.

I was able to find on Google, (man I love Google) an image of a Chinese woman that looked the part.

I was however not happy with the basket of wonderfulness she was holding. I wanted something more in the spirit of Chinese New Year.
Well, I simply took that image into my handy little computer program and enhanced her blouse to cover those veggies right up. Now how do you like that? Google & I are a team not to be outdone.


Once I had my image correct, I needed something Chinese.
I found these great lantern stickers from my friend Martha. You know,  Ms. Stewart.

Well I am fixated on going by E's rules and being creative with our one time purchase, so I made my own lanterns with a Fiskers paper Crimper. (sorry, I forgot that photo).


My sweet pea pumpkin head and her new kitty come to check on my progress often. they think I am nuts but love me anyway.


I inked the edges for a more aged look, after all, they are from the 50's right? Popped up my layers to different dimensions, added a bit of bling to the top of each lantern, my favorite clear jelly roll pen to her blouse, ( hard to see in photo, but it glimmers nicely in person) and Walah!!
I used a small flower punch to make some blossomsout of our paper purchase and glued them on with stickles.
February's Tag complete before the 11th hour this time. Had fun, now.......What to do for March???????????????

13 comments:

Shean said...

It is beautiful I love the color in her shirt and the lanterns are fabulous.

Paula Clare said...

What a wonderful tag...and again with the Chinese New Year...I am SO out of it...sheesh. Google and I are pals as well...and Photoshop Elements is my program of choice for making the magic changes in photos that cause them to "bend to my will." ha!

Your lanterns are adorable...very clever. I love it when the creative mojo is flowing, don't you?

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Adorable and so creative!! Photoshop is my friend, too!!

My Vintage Mending said...

Gosh I really like how you thought outside the box. This is lovely.

lizzidroege said...

I just love this the asian influence is wonderful.......
xo
lizzi

Sandy said...

This tag swap is the best ever and I'm having the most fun time creating our tags together. Onward and upward to the next month...wonder what that will bring??
Your tag is adorable...you are one creative lady!!!
xoso Sandy O

My Crafty Little Page said...

Me too! We both did Chinese New Year! Your lanterns are incredibly cute and clever. Love your tag and the lady is the perfect housewife for it! ;) Nancy

Creative Breathing said...

Yeah! for the Chinese New Year! Both you and Nancy have inspired me to research Chinese vintage advertisements. They are so beautiful. These are fabulous tags. FABULOUS! I'm thinking the same thing as you are, "What to do for March?" Whatever you come up with, I just know it will be wonderful! Until then, Happy New Year! Elizabeth

She'sSewPretty said...

I just love your tag. It is so creative and so cute! Love your vintage housewife theme too. Gung Hay Fat Choy to you too!

Debbie Doughty said...

I Love her! And using the Chinese New Year for this month ~ so creative! I love how you thought outside the valentine box, not there is any thing wrong with valentines. At least I hope not, since that's what I went with, lol.

Linda said...

I'll chime along with how much I love your vintage housewife theme. And I love those crimped lanterns!

Nan said...

What a tag you did so many small things that added up to one great over all look. I love what you have created.

LaVerne said...

The lanterns turned out really nice! Happy Year of the Rabbit!

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