I started with a piece of scrapbook paper from my stash. The stuff that's really pretty but I didn't think I'd ever actually use & would have to part with the next time I purged kind of paper. Yay! I put down some white acrylic paint & built from there using blue acrylic paint, some glimmer mist over stencilss, some ink & stamps, some pens (Pitt brush pen, White posterpaint Sharpie &, hm, maybe a Pigma Micron or some such permanent pen), rub-ons (which I also thought I'd never end up using), more acrylic paint, some bling, some Stickles & more Glimmer Mist. Using printer paper, I finished it with the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, "what could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?"