We are almost mid-November and I am just getting my APCs for the month out in the mail. I started the background in October and then they sat because I was not sure what I was going to add. Then Tuesday I found just the right focal point, the geisha. She was on a matchbox cover which also had a greenish tinge in the background. That spurred my memory of a tree that I had that had this same color and now the cards are done and mailed. The background is Japanese ledger paper which is also vintage. I burned holes with a stick of burning incense which worked perfectly.