I played around a bit with creating gold elements also. Here is what I came up with. The star and the sun could be used as frames in templates or scrapbooking. The star, lock and the sun were preset shape tool, the rose , butterfly and button were from kits and the leaf is one of my photographs. This a pretty nice technique. Thanks.
BTW I was not able to get the download what was offered for this tutorial. It said it was sent to my e-mail but I didn’t find it in any of the folders.