I started with a really dark page. Then I covered it in gesso, bits of paper (a page from a brochure, a paper invoice on which I wrote a list, and some yummy underpaper) and some off-white acrylic paint.
I used a coral stencil from ArtistCellar for my borders
I added my holiday dress with washi tape.
Added a few quotes and words from my week. In retrospect, they would have been better with an oval frame rather than squares. But I'll survive.