My entry for Photo Art Friday (hosted by Bonnie at Pixel Dust). The challenge was to embrace trying something new...a different style or technique - well, I certainly did that! But, I dunno. I've been working on this off and on all week and I'm mostly happy with this - I like the colors, I like the change I made that made the leaves look less like leaves and more abstract, I like the zentangle pattern down the side (looks kinda tribal), like the hide & seek words. If it's true that the whole is a sum of it's parts, I should love this. But.
Here was my earlier version:
started with 2 of my photos
Played with the hue/saturation on each and erased much of the dahlia, moving it to the edge
Duplicated leaf layer, blending mode vivid light 90%
Duplicated leaf again, blending mode linear light 100% and offset it from original leaves to obscure them
Added text texture layer from Skeletal Mess
Duplicated dahlia, cut and moved to upper corner, erased edges
Added encaustic texture from Nancy Donaldson for subtle circles at top
Added concentric circle scrapbooking element at vivid light, 15%
Added piece of one of my zentangles repeated down the edge, all at 65% opacity
This is my AEMD and my photo art - you really should check out some of the others to be properly impressed! Even better, join in! I'm also linking to Artists in Blogland on Saturday.