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I've been hard at work trying to meet the end of month deadline for my envelope journal swap. These pages were inspired by beautiful Geisha images from Marsha @ Tumble Fish Studio - Etsy.
Part of the fun of creating this journal is finding elements and embellishments to "chunk up" the pages. I've used a paper drink parasol and a few fortunes from Chinese fortune cookies.
I save odd bits and bobs in a shoe box labeled "Treasures" and look through it occasionally to find the right detail for a piece. I've also been known to save dress tags and little pieces of packaging. You never know when a "find" might come in handy! The faux ivory charm was found on our recent trip to Maine.
Wishing you a magnificent day!Credits: Special thanks to TumbleFishStudio@Etsy for the Geishas, borders on both pages and fairy wings, the lantern insert, and the asian insert backgrounds. Also for the blue background under the world "love" on the lantern insert. and the tiny "40" ticket and crown. Thanks to Crowabout-Flickr for the word, "Beautiful" and to TumbleFishStudio@Etsy for "Joy". Butterflies and birds from Dover Publications. Roses from Pringle Hill Studio. Stylized flowers from Scrapbookgraphics.