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NSD SSMiniChal & Blending Tips Chall

This is a combination of challenges - because I can never do just one thing. The photo was taken on Friday; it's by a parking lot for a large office building just up the road, and it JUST changed color. I think it's a weeping cherry - I saw blossoms last spring - and I know it's on fire. But the parking lot wasn't too attractive. So . . . I used the healing brush to get rid of a cell phone tower in the background, and the smart brush to make the sky blue. I used Brandy's Mirror Reflect action to put the tree reflection in the "pond" (and I think I added a tint of blue there). Then I blended Carla's photo of waves with the whole thing, and erased the ripples in the trees. Isn't photoshop fun!

 

For the layout, I used Syndee's Autumn Wishes SSPaper, flipped, and colored two layers with papers from Brandy's Autumn Jewel collection - and then I applied a hue-saturation adjustment layer to the top paper (the red one). I "colored" the frame with two styles -VRA woodgrain (ret) over Amanda's wire-lead. The leaves and flowers are from Jan Ransley's Color Me Autumn collection. I don't know where I got the tag; it was just in my stash. Tried to come up with a title, but couldn't think of a good one, and it would probably be just a touch too much.

 

Thanks for the chance to play and try new techniques, and thanks for looking!

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Jo this is gorgeous and i agree with Ann - your work brought about such stunning results! I really like what you did with your photo and texture and thanks for explaining how. Your framing, embellishments and blending is lovely and this does look like a work of art! Super beautiful page and thanks for participating in the challenge. :)

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Absolutely gorgeous. The photo is stunning and all the work that you did on the page is incredible. It must have taken you hours to do. This is a work of art. Everything is just wonderful. Your blending and brush work is just outstanding.

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