Artsy paper 3 from APP Wild Autumn was used as the foundation of page. The paper was rotated 90º, then duplicated. The top layered paper was shifted up moving the textured leaf closer to the top of the page. A layer mask was clipped to the top layer and using the gradient tool, the two papers were blended together. The image was clipped to a Wild Autumn fotoblendz mask. Using the Hue/Saturation Adjustment tool, the photo was changed to a sepia tone. The photo was then duplicated and a hard light blending mode added (reduced opacity). The 3 layers were merged and then duplicated. This produced a more intense color.
Postage Frames 1_6 was layered next to the photo, duplicated and offset at an angle. An image of a pumpkin was clipped to the frame mask. The pumpkin image was duplicated and linked together. The second image was clipped to the adjacent frame of the duplicated postage frames. Because the images were clipped together I was able to resized them proportionally. The same procedure was applied to the other frames. The page was completed by adding word art, dimensional embellishments and scattered leaves (blending mode changed to dissolve).
Ohhhhhh that sweet little face just makes me smile!!!! Such a wonderful photo and I like the way you blended it into the background. The postage strips are perfect to show the pumpkins in all their fall glory!