This is today's image. I liked working on this. I remade the cup and created a mock repeat of roses for it with little blue flowers. I layered it over another color with luminosity selected. With the burn and dodge to I played around until I got the right shading. I layered it over collected elements of roses and other flowers form different images. Using the aircraft and a banner I selected again a burn color in the layering pallet and then applied color on a layer below them. I worked on several different layers of texture some of paper and some of rock. I took some lovely flourishes from an image and created a pattern for the background. I also took some flourishes and made brush work and then put bits of blue with a screen selection in the pallet. You have to just play around with the different choices in order for you to get the right effect.
When I was finishes the design ran of the page. By this I mean that it needed to be contained on the background so I put some wonderful pink to just give the hint of a frame . I chose pink to mirror the tea cup so that the image looks cohesive. The female image was completely remastered from an old photo. I desaturated the image and then applied color over it with burn color selected and then reduced the transparency.
I have saved all the the different elements to use again.
Special thanks to the Graphic Fairy for some of the images used in this Digital Collage