Thanks to ieatmascar
Masking, Warping and Darken Blend mode with more masking
She held the rose in her hands, she had held so many of them in the last few days. As the thorns tore again at her finger she watched the blood flow. Legend told that the Blooding of a White Rose would save them from the devastation, famine, and war that would soon be upon them. She watched as the rose became stained with her blood, ignoring the pain in her hands. It was nothing to the desperate ache in her heart. A heart that cried out for the legends to be true; It had to be, this was The Last Rose!
PL-E-E-E-A-SE VIEW IN HI-RES ... texture and detail just make this compressed version look blurry ;-)
Thank you to pinkpaint-stock for the lady image and zommy for the Rose. All other photo's used are my own (see SBS).
Animated Gif at end of SBS
I made this entry using PS cs4. This is composite of the source image and the awesome "dark falls" stocks courtesy of Eirian-stock.