Gong Hey Fat Choy, Year of the Rooster
“Gong Hey Fat Choy” translates to “Congratulations and Be Prosperous” and is a common greeting during this festival. Today starts the Year of the Rooster, which is also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival.
I picked this paper-cutting photo of the rooster because I really like it. It reminds me of a Detailed Thinlits™ Die image. Wouldn’t it be cool to have die-cuts or at least embossing folders of each of the images in the Chinese Zodiac?
Red is a traditional celebration color in China and many other countries. This red reminds me of the retired Riding Hood Red, which is a slightly darker Tone of Real Red. I decided the photo was too pretty to use in a scrapbook page, as I usually do, because I didn’t want anything else distracting from the image.
If you’re celebrating, set off a firecracker for me and let me know how you like to celebrate in Comments.