Seems I have played the week away and just now have come up with a result I actually like. This Photoshop Artistry is a fun class and there is just so much to learn! I have created my own brushes now and previously, but I must admit I get so confused when saving them. I now have a duplicate drop down of my brushes sets. Cannot figure out how that happened or how to fix it. I think I have the standard brush sets and more in PSE 9, and the same with a few different brush sets in PSE11. PSE11 is misbehaving, so I reverted to PSE9. Somewhere in that process I think my saving sets got messed up.
In this image I actually started with a texture and added lots of grunge brushes in different analagous colors. I added an image of some type of wheel or gear and an image of a woman. I also added a vector. Many blend modes and images later this is what I ended up with.
There's a thin white border which is not visible on this white background. It may show up better in Flickr. Also used my stroke selection around the text.
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