They arn't bad at all Alex, keep working. Your text doesn't really fit, in either one, try blending and shading more. Most of the time the text comes secondary to the picture itself and should kind've mold into the picture. Having text that stands out distracts from the background itself, but there are always exceptions.
The first one is the better of the two in my opinion. How many layers did you use? Looks like three total? Try using more layers, it will add a lot of depth and give you more options/opportunities.
Regardless, good job, keep it up! We need more people in this section!!! Start it up