Something Old, Something New

I submitted the enteries below for the March Challenge.
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Forget Me Not Keepsakes


Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.



"Forget Me Not Keepsakes" was my original concept for this month's entry.
I scanned and included the above images for my design.

Shortly after I started working on the image, due to other projects, I had to put this aside. I revisited it on March 27th. As the contest deadline of March 31st approached, I decided to add a flower image to each pearl of the necklace. All the photos in the pearls can be found in my Galleries. This entry I titled,  Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. It includes all six images below.

This was the Challenge:
Can you create a new design using five of the supplied six photos?



 For the calling card, I created subtle effects to soften the printing of the hand & the rose. Also, I added shading to add depth to the original card. My forgot me not image was the main flower used. The printed wreath reminded me of the supplied images, I used five of the images below to fill in the wreath. Once completed, the wreath was a combination of 100+ layers. With over 50 pearls in the necklace, I added a different flower image to each pearl. Twelve pearls are from the the stock images above. The rest of the pearls have flowers from my personal photos, all on my site in the photo gallery.

The entry, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue"
was selected as one of the six winning entries for the month of March. For this winning entry, I will receive one month  subscription access to with more than 360,000 professional-quality stock photos.

On Monday, April 7th featured "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" on the site's home page. Check out this link, go to:

To view all the March Entries and the six winners, go to:

This entry is available in my wallpaper gallery.
5x7, 8x10 and 11x14 photo prints are available.

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