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After a little time away from editing the tree, I came back to it.

I removed the grass along the bottom one last time, and used a different layer for each colour of green that I added. I tried to fade the green out from the bottom of the 'island' that the tree was standing on, so that it merged better with the white background.

I then added the flower to the side, and edited the trunk of the base to add a little nook into the bark of the tree.

Lastly, I added several little curves to the picture surrounding the tree, to represent leaves which had fallen off. I used the same gradients of green that I had done for the grass to keep it consistent, although as they were more spaced out I used a single layer to do this.

When I was happy, I tweaked the minor details, and then signed.