Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

 I had but one stamped image in my thousands of images on hand, but I really like these HOT CHILI PEPPERS, don't you!  All the color on the background of this 6x6 are paint chips cut to fit and then I sewed them to the card front. 

Come on over to:
and show us your celebration project for Cinco de Mayo.
I found all the following in wikipedia for those of us not familiar with the Mexican celebration.  It's very interesting.

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on 5 May. It originated with and is celebrated primarily by Mexican Americans in the United States.[1]. A similar celebration takes place in the Mexican state of Puebla,[note 1][2][3][4] where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).[5][6][7] It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War,[8][9] and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.[10] In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.[3][11] Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.[3][12]

1 comment:

  1. Very cool idea with the paint chips. The image is done so well - love the shine you added to it with your highlights. I grew up in New Mexico so this reminds me of home - everyone use to have these hanging and I love me some red chile sauce! Thanks for sharing. Hugz!


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