Sunday, January 1, 2012

Enter the Year of the Dragon

I guess the Year of the Dragon doesn't officially start until the 23rd, but since my family gets together to celebrate New Years on the 1st, I decided to use a dragon image to decorate the jars of cereal mix I shared with my family today.

The dragon image I used comes from the Pagoda cartridge. I wasn't entirely happy with the way he looks, so I did do quite an extensive image search on the internet hoping to find a better image to render into a cutfile but was unable to find one that would cut well or quickly enough for this last minute quickie project. Reluctantly, I settled on using the dragon from the Pagoda cartridge and welded the "2012" using the Don Juan font onto its shadow in Design Studio.
The Chinese character for "dragon" was easier to find, and I used MTC to render it into a simple cutfile to place next to the dragon. Background patterned paper for the label comes from a digital pack called "Dreams of Japan" which I downloaded from another favorite digital site, Designer Digitals.
Decorated 13 of these and wrapped the jars in cellophane bags, finishing them off with this round seal. Best wishes to all for a Happy New Year of good health, good fortune and good times!


Creations by Shirl said...

Awesome Eunice~
Hope you had a wonderful New Year's Day.....
Thanks for reminding me, I do have that cartridge and totally forget to use that dragon image in their.....

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Eunice,
OMG,totally awesome!!! You did a superb job. These decorated jars are very eye-catching, especially since red and black is one of my favorite combos. And I think the dragon image came out perfectly. I'll wait for the 23rd as I'm born in the year of the dragon. Thank you very much for your sweet comment too and being a huge inspiration to me. Happy New Year!!!

Creations by Patti said...

Wow - what a great celebrtion favor!!!! Luckily we have a little more time with my family here on the mainland before we celebrate the new year. Great job on this project! Love it. Thanks for sharing and now you can get back to the "other" project: can't wait to see!!!!

sweet said...

Wow Eunice these are great!
Your work is very inspiring!