I wanted to show you how easy it is to - this is how it looks in it's simple form. For the layout example below - I used the Cluster Pack and a simple wordart.
Kit: My Beach by Carena's Designs now at Scrapbook Max Store
Many of the elements were photographed while I was on this holiday and used in the kit.
Use the eraser with a soft blurry edge and alter opacity to perhaps 50% and just erase the hard edges. See other image with paper - you can see how it looks. I left the top right corner untouched as it sits hard against the paper edge frame.
I hope this helps to try new things. These photo overlays are really easy to do and look so effective. This one works really well because the ocean colours blend well with the paper colours being similar. When choosing a photo and paper - go for similar colours for the best results. Enjoy
If you give this a go - please come back here and post your layouts. I'd love to see them.
and the final layout. I used the cluster and 1 paper and 1 wordart. Really simply layout but effective.