This month we got to choose our papers at the retreat, and I often end up selecting papers that we've used in classes as I discover how nice they are! Having been to the retreat my messy-ness came back and I think I've painted on every single page that I've made too.
For this page I knew I wanted to the 2 areas for embellishment and lots of white space - though in this case patterned space, I think the black and white words work really well for a male page. I had my 4" photo so set to work with some gesso creating slightly bigger areas, I then layered up lots of paper, and delved into my punches and the sticker sheet from the collection. Lots of layering and you may spot a couple of bits from the other collection I picked up too....but I'll save that one for another time.