Friday, February 19, 2010

Opus Gluei #42 Asian Motivation - second attempt!

And then of course I began cleaning up the mess I'd made and there in the back of a pocket was this lovely piece of tiger-ish paper.......  The GPs did say they'd allow tigers (if pushed) so I played around with the scraps and this is what I had in the end.

I know I bought the patterned paper on impulse several years ago, SURE that I couldn't live without it, and the rest is just a collection of handy sized pieces that have been lying about.  I think the gold foil might actually be from a box of chocolates but that makes me sound like a funny old lady hoarding paper from here and there...... WHICH IS NOT TRUE!!

Opus Gluei #42 Asian Motivation - first attempt!

Something oriental.........

The tiger is considered to be the most noble of animals because he bears the symbol for king on his forehead.  People born under the influence of this sign are said to be dynamic and to have strong leadership qualities.  They are born optimists who make daring plans; they are attracted to danger, excitement and adventure.  Applying the Earth Elemental Signs to the zodiac indicates that those born in 2010 (and also 1950) are metal tigers.  Beware them... they are said to have added strength, to show little sentimentality, and can be inflexible.

.....which explains why I'm quite happy to be a horse, and a wood horse at that.  No prizes for working out when I was born.........

And here's my take on the challenge:  the gray circles are cut from a piece of beautiful paper sent to me by my friend Lisa (a La Creme stack) and the sentiment is from the SU Symbols of Solicitude and stamped on a scrap of red and gold soft hand made paper.  The very best thing is the tiger stamp in the corner.... its one of a set of 12  and I like the fact that its hard to see it clearly.  Its a modern "aged" stamp.  The red ribbon is from the bottom of a box on the busy-room shelves.