I prepared the background for my layout with three colors of tissue paper laid onto a 9 by 12-inch piece of 7 Gypsies (green!) paper which was patterned on one side and a solid on the other.
Green is not my favorite color but I found myself liking the color more and more as I began to assemble the bits and pieces that make up my pages.
I carved two rubber stamps to use on the pages. One just says "green" and the other is a set of three leaves.
I drew a pear onto a transparency and once I got it to suit me I copied it onto five more transparencies to save time.
I cut out leaf shapes that were printed with my "green" rubber stamp to use on the 9 by 12-inch layout and just printed the "green" stamp onto a tag to use for my cover page.
I am pretty happy with the final result. I'm very eager to see what the other members of this collaborative dream up for their pages. It should be a very interesting journal once it is completed.
I would like to publicly thank Catherine Anderson for being the hostess of this collaboration. Cathy is also the hostess for my Photojournal group. I don't know where she finds the time, but she does the most amazing covers for our photo books and keeps us all on task in the most gentle way. Thank you, Catherine, for every lovely thing you do for us all.