I love using the blending modes especially to blend my photos into the BG.
On the this LO I did the following
1.attached the photo to a Junk Trunk brush and then blended them into the BG paper using vivid light and reducing the opacity.
2. I attached AFT_Jubilent paper to JRE_SSPaper_FreshStart and then blended it into the BG paper using linear Burn
3.I then added all the embellishments including the original photo.
4.I used AFT_Visionary word art and blended that into the BG paper using Linear burn.