I created this image from a photo taken in Salida, Colorado, a gem of a town tucked into the Colorado mountains.  I turned to the trusty Brushstroke app on my iPad for some digital photo painting, then pulled the painted image into Photoshop then blended with the photo itself over 3-4 layers.  I used Jen Maddocks' Artful Marks 5 elements and papers to further blend and add interest to the image.