This topic was of particular interest to me since we've been to Spain and just loved it. We visited Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga and Tenerife (Canary Islands). It was sunny, picturesque, colorful, exotic and so much fun - I wanted to try to capture all that in a digi collage effort. A tall order.
Here's the raw material I began with....
A mosaic bench designed by Gaudi at Parc Guell.
A mosaic detail on a column at Palau Musica in Barcelona.
Two towers of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona - a pretty iconic sight.
I added some textures:
The above 3 are digital scrapbooking elements (I've long ago lost the source).
This texture is from Skeletal Mess (see his flickr group). A little judicious erasing, blending, and change of opacities and this is what I arrived at.
This represents the hot sunny colors of Spain, the showy, beautiful mosaics and the iconic shapes of Sagrada Familia watching over it all. It's a little busy, but so is Spain :)
I'm looking forward to the other depictions of Spain over at Inspiration Avenue - go check it out!