This was fun- I first painted a watercolor of the crab apple blossom on 140 lb paper. Once it was dry, I scanned it and then brought it into Photo Shop and created layers- first layer is the vintage script seen on the petals. (Side note: the script is handwriting from my G-G-G-Grandmother who was born in 1829!) The short poem I found in a 1906 first year spelling book. I then added the word "potential", as that is the word that kept coming to mind as I was creating this. I wish I knew someone who was graduating, as I think this would make a great graduation card.
Here is the painting before I brought it into Photo Shop-