I started by giving the original a good coat of gesso.
You can still see a bit of the original colour showing through. I then added scraps of paper and ink. I even stamped an image from Unity Stamps onto my book paper and cut it out and added it with gel medium.
For those of you who were following my Supreme Scrapbook Tournament posts... my final outcome was third place! I am over the moon happy with that. They are accepting sign ups for the next one right now. I challenge all scrapbookers with a blog to join up and try it out. I found the challenges really inspired me and pushed me to try new things.
here is the link http://sst.freeforums.net/board/18/registration-supreme-scrap-tournament-2015