The picture is an original that I took at the Mission San Juan Capistrano (yes, the same ones that the swallows have flown back to on St. Joseph's Day for decades.) And for good measure, I printed it out on a transparency. I wasn't sure if I was going to back it with faint writing. Not sure about what I was going to do with the background, I decided to drag out my Adirondack alcohol inks and started playing on some glossy card stock I bought 5 years ago and forgot about. Too my very pleasant surprise what I came up with almost matched the stucco on the walls in the picture. The words "Waiting on You" are also on a transparency, but I have to thank ArtChix for that.
I am very please with the way that it all turned out.