I used the ideas from this post online: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/2015/07/sparkle-grunge-and-mixed-media-new.html?pp=1
I also used the bottle cap ideas and homemade texture paste from Ms. Gabrielle: http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.ca/
She gives some great ideas in her tutorials. I used pearl ex and to keep it in place, i used hairspray, thanks to her idea.
I used Fixative to keep it acid free. I used the stamps that I embossed throughout the page (Stampers Anonymous "Reflections") from winning a random drawing on my "Crimson" layout. I am thankful for the fun times in life and grateful I now understand that "losing" doesn't define me as a person. If I'm enjoying the moment, I have won.