I used the kit Link Your Inner Voice for the figures. The ballerina was from Effie's blog, listed under my favourite blogs at the bottom of this page. Wish I could get them to show up at the side again. Oh well. One of these days I will learn how to create a nice blog.
This one I created for Art and Images by Kim group /pocketpacketfridays The theme was cherries. I found it incredibly difficult to come up with anything. I don't like pink very much, but cherry blossom is beautiful so I had to add some. The woman is from FarFarHill blogspot. I altered it.
I'm not having much success with trying to create glows on faces. I found a candles photo on DeviantArt and combined it with a photo of my grandson. I darkened one of the layers of grandson, added a brighter layer and then added highlights. I should have used gaussian blur for the layers of light. Kept messing with the layer effects and added a noise filter which helped cover up my mistakes a little. I'm not happy with this one but will keep trying.