photo from camera
Topaz Studio: Basic adjustment, Abstraction, Smudge applied
then masking used to apply only to background
then constructed version into Adjust from TS .. I think I used a preset called Mystify at reduce opacity
TS - Image to bring back some details and colour using original applied/saved image (2.)
new combined image (3.) into Photofxlab from TS - three layers of different Impression images combined using masking ..
back to TS then on to Glow for a little lighten ..
Finally framed and signed in GIMP.
Very pretty work and very nice description and illustration of your methods.
Top notch. Thanks for your workflow.
Super work Sharon ..........
A beautiful result and I really appreciate the workflow description steps you provided.