This is a layout I made for a challenge I introduced on Lovescrap forum. The challenge is to NOT use any patterned papers. Here's my end result
I divided the white cardstock into four sections. Stick two dark brown cardstock on upper left and lower right corners and stamp and emboss a flower image in them. The gold of the emboss just jumped right off the page. Stunning!!
Then I took another piece of lighter brown cardstock and distress a little. Tear one side of it and punched holes along another side to make it look like I just ripped the paper out of a spiral bound notepad. It looked great. I love this layout!!