Here's my layout summary for January. I used the color picker in PSE to color the text squares, and didn't realize quite how bright it was until I printed it. I was unwilling to use the ink it would take to redo it, so went through my stash and found this equally bright graph paper from Paper Loft. The photo template is one of Cathy Z's from Designer Digitals. It's definitely not me, but done. I do like the format, though, mostly photos but a bit of journaling about our month.
I played around with some textures and blending modes this weekend, so for this week, I'm sharing the original and the altered photo. For the first one I used an Antique Paper action and then a black and white tint. I rather like it.
For the second one I used the pencil sketch action in PSE and adjusted the contrast. It turned the photo into a drawing. I think it's a technique I could use for a transfer or maybe for a card.
At any rate, it was fun to play around.