So no, I didn't die totally. Although I thought that I might with the nerves... Here's how my piece panned out.
Lay down base colours and drips.
Remember to wear gloves, Kiddies! Or you'll end up with a numpty finger like mine!
Add a torn map and some linen.
Sand that baby back.
Stencil lace over certain areas.
Iron on cheesy embroidery transfers.
Tie on flowers that I'd made previously.
Until my knees have recovered, that is...