Now that I know the technique, I can experiment some more. Not too happy with the outcome but I am glad I was able to follow along (for once lol). Just did two variants, too exhausted right now to play around with more colors...
The Other Variant:
I chose this image of sunflowers that I found on flickr. (Next time around, I will try to work with the original colors.)
Loved the texture of these leaves (from one of the archives).