I did this last night for my homework challenge of "putting it all together".. I was so excited about it, yet I forgot to post it!!! Four techniques I have learned this far: - using brushes as erasers to distress - making custom embellishments - creating custom shapes - creating grungy/distressed photo masks The only elements on this page that I DID NOT make were the notebook paper, the stitching, and the staples. I made the paper. This is so cool!!