I've been working on another April challenge for way too long now. At Beyond the Door scrap challenges they have the photo below as inspiration.
I took the black and white from the photo. Starting with black cardstock I sprayed over my vine mask. I found a couple of oriental stamps in my stash and stamped with white ink.
I have no idea what the Japanese character stamps say, but I'm sure they are similar to the BoBunny letters from the oriental line I used. I picked up these papers and the chipboard sheet last month. The papers are all double sided and not necessarily oriental 'themed'. I've used pieces of the black and red on a couple of layouts now. And I love the turquoiuse.
I took inspiration from the turquoise squares in the challenge photo but that is what caused me the most problems. The picture is very linear and I'm not. Once I had my photos neatly lined up I couldn't figure out how to keep going. But I think it turned out all right in the end. The mini banners on the sides are done with the chipboard shapes and border stickers. I put little gold jewels along the border stickers.
I punched the black border above the turquoise and added Kaiser jewels.
Check out the layout in the store for a closeup peak.