( to create red twirl you first need to create leaf)
MAKING OF LEAF:
Gradient setting: 5573BA 55DFCA 119312
use PENTOOL to create a long egg shape/oval and fill with gradient. ( you could also create a circle and use warp tool to create a similar shape)
Select SMODGE TOOL> and smudge edges of the shape to create feather strands. drag and pull motion.
Smudge one long strand to create point at the bottom of feather.
EDIT>TRANSFORM>WARP . warp shape to create natural feather shape -- bend.
TO CREATE RED TWIRL>
FILTER>BLUR>TWIRL setting MAX.
Twirl leaf until you get a nice swirl shape.
set LAYER BLEND MODE to EXCLUSION.
add a LAYER MASK. B&W gradient to mask out centre of twirl .
duplicate twirl layer and EDIT>TRANSFORM>FLIP HORIZONTAL.
( depending on your twirl you may need to go back to blue rectangle - select- then go to each twirl layer and delete any twirl that has extended past the rectangle. )
TO CREATE NUMBER 1>
Select FONT. your choice of type and size.
Create number one in blue colour.
SELECT> BURN BRUSH setting SOFT
Burn edges of number to give a 3D effect.