Great challenge Heather09! I've been looking with envy at some great blending work but I've never tried it because I use Paintshop Pro IX and have to "translate" Photoshop instructions. Nevertheless, I found Diane Rooney's tut on "Blending Papers Using the Gradient Tool" and came up with this.
I blended two of Brandy Murry's MollyMilk papers using a masking layer and the gradient tool and then slipped a black and white photo between the papers. I've also used the MollyMilk embellishments with Syndee Nuckles lovely retro lady. All other credits in EXIF.