This is one of the Masterboards you might have seen me making and using.
I wanted to have a play around with Picasa so thought I would use one of my Masterboards so copied it first and here's what I've done so far.
Using Picasa 3 to alter the original you can see some of the changes I made.
To the colour:
Similar but more blue which makes the baubles stand out more.
or completely different colours.
But it is also possible to Sharpen the images too as I have done here as well as changing the colour.
Hope this shows you how one simple design can be used again and again.
Just altering the colour can give you hundreds of variations to use in your projects but there are other image manipulation methods which give great effects too.
If you like this I will be back with more ideas next week when I have had time to play again.