This week, Kim asked us to focus on cups and mugs. This is one of my favorites. My sister gave it to me for Christmas one year. A gift from where she lives in Japan, which is famous for its cherry blossoms.
For this version of the image (above), I used The Coffee Shop Action for Selective Color, brushing out the black and white treatment on the flower.
Here's the Grunge version. This is the same as the one above with the addition of Kim Klassen's Wonderful Magic Scripted texture. Soft Light blend mode at 83%.
Here's the original image straight out of my camera, cropped to focus on the cup.
Thanks to my sweet husband for helping me capture these "mug shots."