I started this layout in the Speedscrap Chat. The first task was to pick 3 photos and use a filter on them. I started with 3 photos - the bay, the bay with a line of sailboats and the bay with a larger and small sailboat. I had so much fun playing, adding filters and using blending modes that I got lost and kept going and never made it past that task!
The next morning's thursday challenge was to "edit your photo in some way". So, I kept working with these pics and used dry brush on the sailboats and Syndee's Brush Set: Painted to erase around the edges. I also used an overlay blending mode on the bottom photo so the world map below would show through and linear burn on the photo above it and blended two backgrounds together.
For the larger sailboat photo I used the color enhance/adjust color to turn it to black and white and then the marquee tool to crop around the boats so just they remained in the photo. I also used different blending mode on each of the three pics until I was satisfied with the results.
I was pleased to see the end result looking somewhat like a painting!
For this layout I used:
KWE Sailing Collection
SNU Brush Set: Painted
BMU SS Paper Templates: Edgers
DMI Blue Sea Collection
and my own photos