I did 5 (five!) versions of this lesson until I was reasonably satisfied with it. Either the colours weren't right, or the composition wasn't appealing. Luckily, I used the same piece of watercolour paper, so I didn't lose anything other than a bit of paint and my confidence, LOL! I won't bore you with my fails - I'll just show you the final version, which I have deemed marginally acceptable. Or perhaps I just ran out of steam, LOL!
I started out with a crazy colourful background. The photo actually shows the background for Fail #4, but my final page was very similar, as I liked these colours.
Next, I sketched some shapes with a china marker and painted over the negative space with gesso, isolating some of the more interesting areas from the background. This is actually a simplified version of Donna's lesson. After this I thought I needed a little more oomph, so I outlined the shapes with stickles. My husband thinks they look like Christmas baubles - which wasn't my intention but I can live with that! I'm actually beginning to quite like it now and will not be too ashamed to include this page in my LifeBook. You'll be the judge!
I can't believe we're nearing the end of the year!
I'd better start thinking about how I'm going to bind my LifeBook!