Today I got busy and worked on several projects. This was one of them that I started and finished. Belinda's theme was Artist's Choice and a color theme of True Colors. I tried to stick to the turquoise I love so much and added the blacks as a contrast. The backgrounds on both sides of the heart were many layers. I started out by gessoing the heart, then painted them turquoise. On the side with the skeleton I used a beautiful piece of mulberry paper I have and adhered it with gel medium. I then stamped it and used H2O's to paint in the stamped area. The edges are inked and the bird is tinted with H2O's. I like the dark side of this Heart. Side two started out int he same way and was stamped with a couple of different stamps and then the birds were stamped on. The color doesn't come out well in the pictures...it looks much richer in person. I may look at it again today and see if any new ideas come to mind, but I think I'm pretty happy with it.