Here is the two page spread:
Elena made her journal with the fabulous Fabriano watercolor paper, and that stuff is a dream (speaking of dreams) to work on.
I started with colorwashes in stream and butterscotch, then added some colored paper towel bits. Stamped some Tim Holtz leaves with different distress inks, sprinkled on some distress embossing powders and heat set them. There are also some leaves stamped on old dictionary pages, cut out and glued down. Some fibers were added to the spine as well as on the pages.
My journaling consists of some words I associate with autumn on the first page, and just repeating the words autumn and fall on the second.
Closer looks at the two pages:
I'm not sure where the woman fits in, but she looks like the spirit of autumn to me (that's my story, anyway). She is from Stampsmith, and I stamped her on a bit of paper left over from a background experiment.
I hope Elena likes the pages. I just wish that dream of autumn would come true already.