I love this challenge. I used a photo of my wedding, as yesterday was my 33rd wedding anniversary!
The photo was rather bright and busy, so taking the colour right down improved the look of it, then I put a little colour back in to add warmth, bring in some skin tones and recolour the roses.
Then in effects, I chose lens, settings: max radius 30, Y centre offset 50 to focus the eye onto the hands and my ring.
I didn't want to spoil the almost sepia effect I had chosen with a coloured background, so I kept it very light. The background I used was one from Michelle's lovely surprise kit, XOXO, but recoloured and some transparency brought in.
I only used three embies: the frame from Believe in Yourself, the sentiment from Inkster and a recoloured rose from Country Rose. If you are counting the two journal texts I added that still adds up to only 5.
Blessings - FS xx
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I will try again tomorrow.
I walk on a rainbow trail
I walk on a trail of song
And all around me is beauty ~ Navajo Song