Tremendous creativity going on , I’m pleased to see so many participants posting their pages. Such a varied selection of topics too, using photos from some of the highest mountains flowers birds, animals to a new born babies. They are all of great inspiration to us all. Carole, for my lino paper, I used a very light pastel blue. On a new layer I flood filled with an even lighter blue (almost white), and lowered the opacity on the lino paper, added a blur to finish it off. The blur tones down the edges on the shapes. I can create this pattern with my eyes closed. I can then use other tools to create a completely different unique background paper, more in keeping with my style.