Digital Layout: Spotted Moth Orchid w/Poem “Ode to Beauty”

[Spotted Moth Orchid]

This was created for a photo blending challenge at  There are two tools I often use when I blend: erase and brush.  For this challenge I used the brush tool but either method would have worked.  The background papers consists of two papers with the darker one having a lower opacity to give it a soft peach brown look.  The poem is called “Ode to Beauty” and is written by Mary Darby Robinsion (full poem can be found here).  It reads:

“Tis thus, the infant Forest flow’r
Bespangled o’er with glitt’ring dew,
At breezy morn’s refreshing hour,
Glows with pure tints of varying hue,
Beneath an aged oak’s wide spreading shade,
Where no rude winds, or beating storms invade.”

I used a few pieces from different designers to create this layout: 2011 Iron Scrap week 1 kit, Sweet Home by AnnaBV, and Walk Softly by Julie Bullock.  Font is komalatin from