Here's my touched-up photo for the Day 4 Homework.
It's a shower curtain hook from our bathroom sitting on a ceramic hot pad.
Here's the original photo. Not bad, but I have to say that playing with the Soft Light Layer, adjusting levels, adding the text seems to have made it more vivid! ;-)
Here's the second picture I played with. Cropped, Soft Light Layer, Brightness/Contrast Adjustments, Mask Layer, Text with Vivid Light. I remember that flower being bluer in real life ...
If I were to do it again, I'd probably crop out those 2 red stems on the right. They made it difficult to place the word. On the other hand, they do add some balance.
Here's the original.