I have had such fun creating my paper using distress inks and stencils, then making all my embellishments with dies, punches and stamps.
Here is how I made this page:
I used white Bazzil card stock which I covered in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed. Then placed a Kaizercraft template over the top and covered the bottom with Black Soot Distress ink and sprayed the top with water.
I made myself some tags by experimenting with distress paint and pearl paint dabber through another template to see what the effects were if I used them straight from the dabber or with a sponge on an applicator tool as Tim Holtz suggests in his video here from Scrap Time. Which I then covered in distress inks.
I punched out a Martha Stewart boarder, stamped it with a Tim Holtz stamp and inked it with Black soot Distress ink.
Then I die cut some tickets and a film strip from Tim's dies and stamped them with some Do Craft stamps which I cut up from a whole sheet.
I folded a piece of brown card stock which I die cut with Tim's camera so it made a card. I cut an inner for the card and glued it in place. Made the ring of the lens in another colour and layered it on some foam core that I had also run through the die. below you can see how it opens and I can journal in here later.
Hope you enjoyed that step out.