I found this beautiful image of the girl on Hope Wallace Karney's site Besottment. I put her over this crazy background I made. I had a bunch of tiny scraps of paper that were headed to the trash since I thought they were too small or weirdly shaped to use again. Something stopped me though and I decided to try and use them as a background. I was challenging myself to see if I could fill two pages without tearing or cutting, just using the scraps as they were. I got at least three quarters of the job done that way but then had to break down and tear the remaining pieces. I'm not saying it turned out beautifully but the challenge was fun.
You can see the crazy background on the left. I used some gesso to calm down the right side but left enough color so she had something to stand on. Check out Hope's site because she has a new really cute image available now.