Took me forever, but I started one day before deadline <sigh> still struggling with some aspects of PSE 8 and a mixed up computer.
Decided to just highlight one flower!
Straigtened, cropped and triplicated; bottom layer, added Sepia tones and underpainting texture; next layer I carefully selected the brick wall and the flowers removing the white door (badly in need of a coat of paint) and slid BHA_Stylize_Special_12x12_Scratched; behind then played with the layers, choosing linear burn. The layer had the bottom part of that same left side cut away to keep the darkened tones of the background layer. The cut-away flowers were duplicated as a top layer and YES a small bevel and shadow to make them "POP" Underneath I added an aged linen_grunge overlay; journaling done on BHA_SSEmb_Special_KeepCard_Remembrance using Chopin Script and Bookman Old Style fonts.
I wanted to leave the brick untouched as I thought it added to the "Old Fashioned" theme.
Old-fashioned bleeding heart:
Synonyms: all heart, beneficent, benign, benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, condoning, easygoing, feeling, forbearing, forgiving, generous, gentle, gracious, heart in right place, humane, humanitarian, indulgent, kindly, lenient, liberal, merciful mild, pardoning, pitiful, pitying, soft*, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, tolerant
I think we have a lot of SG Bleeding Hearts by definition!