A thing I really like doing is incorporating text into a piece of work, either by stamping or writing onto it or by using snippets from old books. Sometimes I'll start with the text and it will suggest a direction for the collage, other times it proves to be the finishing touch which ties a piece together, as here.
I browse through my collection of old junk store books looking for interesting words and phrases. Often I get totally distracted and end up reading a chunk of the book while I'm at it!
For sale on Ebay here