Three Muses challenge was “Up, up, and away.” The only thing I could think of was a hot air balloon. I created my postcard using two images, which I merged together and modified about 40% of. I thought the fish hot air balloon was unusual and unique, so I created a “fishing” theme for it.
I had first tried to create my own hot air balloon. I checked some tutorials, but ended up making mine “from scratch” because I had problems with the path tool. But I wasn’t quite satisfied with the end result.
After creating my “fishing” theme postcard, I decided to combine a cool looking basket with a different balloon top. (The original image barely showed the balloon.) This was mostly an exercise in erasing, and combining two large images, which I haven’t done before. I added the guide wires over the original ones, to extend them to connect to the new balloon. I also created the sky background for it. Then I added a flock of birds from a third picture (more erasing), because their flight pattern fit with her releasing the birds.