This layout began with 2 12x12" papers which I had purchased at a convention in Long Island, NY. The japanese woman was hand cut off the page as well as the bottom borders. The images were then put onto the 12x12" metallic cardstock. The background mountains, clouds and moon were strips of colored vellum I tore. The Pagoda cricut cartridge was used to cut out the bamboo stalks, panda, trees, black dragon and the 2 branches with flowers. Yellow and red stickles were used on the flowery branches. Red stickles were also used on the dragon and a red crystal/rhinestone from Recollections for the dragon's eye. Gold metallic cardstock was matted with black metallic paper to create an area to place photos. The 2nd smaller area is for journaling. The gold corners on the gold cardstock I used as tabs to open the picture and journaling flaps. Staz On Blazing Red ink used to stamp the bamboo stalks on the picture/journaling flaps. Two rub-on butterflies were also added. The path of flowers and the stems inside the vase I created by using Springtime flower soft which at the time I purchased from Kate Rothackers who owns The Cozy Crop Houses, one in Lititz, Pa. and the 2nd in Lancaster, Pa.
A closer look at the japanese woman.
You would really need to see this up close to appreciate the layering, shading and the beautiful flower soft affect. If you have never seen it or used it, you're missing out.