Sunday, February 2, 2014
Sunday Stamping - Happy Chinese New Year!
Friday was the celebration of the Chinese New Year, and that's the challenge for today. I admit, there are many, many times when I am ignorant of other cultures. So, I got myself on the interwebs and did a little research on the Chinese New Year.
Ok, you got me. I went to Wikipedia. I'm not writing a research paper, here.
I learned that red is a very important color for this celebration! It made sense to start this mani with a sparkling red - Too Cute-icle Lifeguard. Lovely bright red jelly with a subtle scattered holo.
What's more celebratory than gold confetti? REAL18k gold confetti, that's what! Sephora by OPI It's Real top coat, for the win!
This is the year of the horse, so I had to use this horse stamp from Mash - 42, along with Maybelline Bold Gold. I have trouble with little images - the horse on the plate is running and free. Mine looks shackled, lame, and sad. Poor old horse.
Dragons are important to the celebration, too. There is always a dragon dance. Who wouldn't want to pretend to be a dragon for a little while? This is also Maybelline Bold Gold and plate DRK - C.
I also read that people wrote letters on red paper during the New Year, so I used Finger Paints Black Expressionism and the same DRK - C plate to make, what I assume is, Chinese letters. It could be drivel, it could say, "Eat At Joe's." I really don't know. Maybe it says, "Hi, Mom!"
Here's the whole thing all together. Lots of red and gold!
Bottle shot: Too Cute-icle Lifeguard, SOPI It's Real 18k topcoat, Finger Paints Black Expressionism, and Maybelline Bold Gold.
Did you celebrate the Chinese New Year?