O.K. I loved this challenge, I got to it right after Laura posted it.
I like the technique, (especially with Laura's amazing example), but I had trouble finding a photo I thought would work. I picked this one, but realized (after I'd done all the masking work) that I'd have to place my frame at the bottom of the page, because Mr. Incredible's legs were not showing in my photo and he would've been ankle and footless on the page if I'd kept the photo higher!
I'm going to mess with that same photo again and see if I could mask his lower leg area with a soft blending effect, thereby allowing me to have the frame higher on the page, which I would prefer. (Does that make any sense??)
Mr. Incredible & Friends