Those "trees" - a stamp I created from the burr bush below.
The background - a texture I painted (with real paint).
Layered on is a Kim Klassen texture: celebrate January.
The burr bush before it was a stamp.
On a recent walk in the wild next to my little corner of suburbia, I snapped the gray photo above. As I took the photo I was so excited about the silhouette of the burr bush against the sky. It was also a change of appreciation for a burr bush - a nemesis from my childhood of brushing those burrs out of horse tails and dog fur. When I got back to "the lab" (photoshop at the kitchen counter) I was really dissappointed with the photo. So I succumbed to Photoshop's lure of "I wonder what I can do with this."