This wonderful and very clever page by Amson (aka Carolyn) was created for the mask challenge, and she certainly made a standout layout for that. But there is lots of other fantastic inspiration here as well as the masking.
Or you could use watercolour brushes or any rub-on behind the photo.I love the use of the twill to break up the design, as well as the use of the Word Art and the painted journaling block.
It was great inspiration for scrapping some sweet photos of my daughter:
Credits: layout by Lynn (me), July kit and Ballerina mini-kit by Lynn Grieveson, Everyday Twill by Ali Edwards, Paradise Layered Template by Katie Pertiet.
Kelly’s layout is a delight of painterly brushwork and rub-ons:
Credits: layout by Kelly, Artic Whites Paper Pack No.02, Terra Botanica Paint, Letterbox Garden Song kit, Surf Lagoon kit, Thin classic photo frames No.01, All You Need Overlays No.04, Graphic Pop Borderlines No.01, Orange, Black & Cream mini-kit by Katie Pertiet, Hint at it No.04 brushes and January Kit by Lynn Grieveson.
While Sarah achieved a great boy layout by replacing the doilies with more masculine elements and baseball stitching:
Credits: layout by Sarah, Astro kit, Just Linens 18, Almost There kit, Painted Floral Clusters Sunburst, Dated Frames, Fasten Its!, Little Enamel Accents Sports, Batter Up kit, Color My Love paint, Hello Today Journal Cards, Everyday Twill, Sweet Rose Bay kit, Text Ribbons 1, Painted Photo Masks 2, watery Spots 6.