(ED: I'd forgotten that Creative Tuesday doesn't allow photography as one of it's artistic mediums so I'll just have to participate in their next theme; you can still enjoy my efforts....) I've missed a couple weeks but upon my return the theme is "fall" and that's perfect because I have all these fall color photos I took in Vermont!
Since I haven't had time to get out my collage stuff or paintbrushes, I decided to digitize fall! This is my photo taken outside Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory - yes, even in the midst of ice cream overload I was aware of the beauty around me!. I added two textures from Jerry at Skeletal Mess and also a couple of PSE artistic filters - posterize edges, paint daubs, and fresco. I played with the opacity etc and came up with this interpretation. The original photo below.....
I don't know that it's improved - it's just different. I like the vignetted corners and the painterly quality that the fresco and poster edges give the leaves. You can see those details better by clicking to enlarge the pictures.
Be sure to visit Creative Tuesday to see more fall goodies!