I am participating in the Tip-In Journal project over at Paper Traders. This month, my assignment was to do a spread for Heather's "Trees" journal. My first attempt was nice but just not quite 'artsy' enough for me:
This is one of my favorite quotes and the page is much prettier in person - metallic gold background with lots of texture and color variation, multi-hued glitter on the tree, etc. Still, I felt that Heather deserved something better (as she is a very accomplished artist) so I went back to the table and created this:
It's very simple in style but I think the overall effect is gorgeous. The background was made by reconstructing paper from little torn bits using Aleene's matte decoupage medium. The colors are so rich - I love it! I hope Heather will too. But I'm sending her both sets of pages, just in case she wants the first set also.