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!