I used a technique that I found a few weeks ago, but it was not this exact tutorial, however, it is very close and I reviewed the Brighten & Pop Tutorial to learn even more. I duplicated my original layer and changed the blend mode to Screen. I had to duplicate the Screened layer 2 more times until I was able to achieve the look I wanted and then I applied the Layer Style - Black & White Burnt Edges by Snickerdoodle Designs to the photo. When I placed the photo on my layout I enlarged the photo so it was just my daughter & baby belly. I added the heart embellishment that was a freebie
in Quickpage packet. I also added the Wordart & the first layer I made it an overlay and then duplicated it until it blended in to the page colors. I believe there were 3 duplicates of each of the words in order to achieve this effect.
My original photo taken during a self-portrait maternity session I did a couple weeks back - all the photos came out really dark, so I had to do quite a bit of photo editing to them: