This layout began with the sketch from Creative Scrappers and the cut file from Just Nick.
The name of the cut file is Chopsticks which made me think of my Mulan picture. I remembered having this DCWV paper sitting in my bin of random papers and found a random pink sheet to go behind. When looking for the background paper I came across the cherry blossom paper and got to work fussy cutting. Then I tried to think of other items I could add. I found the fan PNG file here. The title font I found here. The scroll I made by distressing some white paper. I painted two toothpicks with brown paint. Then I found the larger beads and added a tiny bead on the end of each toothpick. I also found the lantern sticker and had a few others but I didn't want to have competing colors or objects.
I'm also playing along with the Paper Issues Gleam Catchers challenge. I have a sparkly title, gems, beads and date stickers.
I also am joining The Paper Girls for their travel challenge.
Background paper - DCWV: Water
Flowers - Recollections: Water Color Cherry Blossoms
Pink paper, brown cardstock, lantern sticker, and beads - the stash
Gold title - Fancy Pants: Life is Beautiful
Date stickers - MME: Just Sayin'
Gold gems - Forever In Time
Toothpicks and brown paint
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