Now I would like to tell you that I did not struggle with tinting the photo(s), I would like to tell you that. Finally on the third try, I decided to leave my Dad and dog unretouched. I colored in some of the oak barrels, walls, stick poles (I am sure for tomatoes and beans), and even a little terra cotta pot in the background, along with bits of lawn. The rest was just added some rubs and other goodies to finish it off.
For the bookplate, I inked some paper and then stamped and clear embossed the hashtag "Grateful" and finished it off with some brown paint rubbed on the wing!