This is the original Project Reanimate spark. One of my cards very similar to this won the Indie Craft Showcase later this month at CHA - The Craft & Hobby Association Show in Anaheim.I will post that card after the event.But what I did here was take old magazine pages that had interesting patterns and turn them "back" into trees, from whence they came! I did this with a rubber stamp and a Martha Stewart Leaf and I can't have a tree without a bunny under it, so there you go.
These are mostly advertisements from the pages of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Most of the best and most dramatic patterns will be in ads, although art and Photoshop magazines are wonderful for dramatic images.
I really just like plain text punched or cut out too - which is the answer to Anonymous' question about the altered book. I use the insides of books more than I use the outside in my reanimations so I have plans for all those pages.
You will look at your magazines in a whole new light after you play with the colors and patterns you find. Please share a link to your creations in your comment if you create something with a magazine - I'd love to see it.