Rough around the edges, but what fun! I created layers, cut with the free select tool, copy and pasted the leaf background, moved P&J over a little.
creating layers, filling background with color gradient or blending, creating a border
original, lasso with feather edges below…high feather setting
No feathered edge:
feathering set to 100 percent
not seeing the differences….
Saving as JPEG vs a gimp file. Feather edge option.
Thank you for the suggestions to focus on the tree image and find the interesting details, Sharon and classmates. I’m looking for simple shapes that can be translated to stitch or piecing. Not sure where these are going, but just starting. I’ve added a high contrast version next to the original, accentuating the lines:
A double cross:
Interesting division of the space:
Radiating from the center
Funny face, just for fun:
Remove hue to get sepia toned images, have to play with the slider buttons a little.
Original photo, on right, adjusted:
Hue 100 percent, lightness at 0, saturation 100 percent.