the challenge for me is to follow the challenge and still follow my heart. i probably could have stopped after task one and been happy. but with much thought and with much use of the undo button, i have arrived at something that still satisfies my less is more ideas.
i forgot to mention in the description that my photo portion is in the bottom left corner of the page. i extracted the branch/leaves and put it on another layer and then flipped it and finally blended it into the page.
now i am going to peek at the other pages.