I made a new collage background - inspired by some others members of the Alchemy class who have been working with horizontal layers. For my purposes, the horizontal effect is referencing the waves and the layers of the landscape receding into the back ground.
This one gives me the feeling of a sunny day, although I don't think I'll need the white outlining here. I like this combination.
I have laid a piece of tracing paper over the dark background, and it suggests a dark, rainy, brooding day. Quite a contrast to the sunny day. I like this one too.