More catch up! This will be a two-page layout once I scan the formal team photo. I love fading photos into the background. For this one I really liked the effect of the "hard light" lighting mode, but I didn't like what it did to Emily's face. So I duplicated the photo and then on the top one I erased around Emily and lowered the opacity to 65%. I applied the "hard light" lighting mode to the other photo and softened the edges with one of Brandy's Well Worn brushes and the eraser tool, then reduced the opacity to 65% for exactly the look I wanted.
template - MRE Tiled Bricks
papers - BHA Abstract Expressionism; MJO Childhood Memories
butterfly & shadow - VRA Batik
brushes - BVA Well Worn; TCS Luxe Borders
alphas - TKA Pop A Word embellishment templates
font - Sapphire
Emily played soccer for the first time this year. She loved every minute of it - the running, kicking the ball, and just generally having fun with her team. The Bluebirds did well at the tournament even though they were much smaller than their opponents!