Have fun with your creations and don't be afraid to get messy! You'll find the more you let go, the more you'll love what you create.
Inspiration: This layout design from Sketchabilities.
Techniques: Fun with distressing! All Nevermore papers were ink-edged with black ink. Some were distressed with an edge-distresser. The spiderweb border from Artbooking was spritzed with water, crinkled and then sanded. And finally, I got a brush nice and wet with black watercolor and flicked it on the page to create the splatters.
The awesome steampunk look comes from the way cool Steampunk Scoundrels stamp set and the Nevermore Complements.
Fun Fact: If I could spend every day distressing paper, I would. :)