I have been taking a bit of inspiration from quilts recently and this one is based on a log cabin quilt pattern. I chose my papers and grouped them paler on one side and darker on the other. I stitched them in place. I overlaid the photograph with a gold foiled acetate to hide my journaling.
This one of hubby in front of a Lancaster bomber has a few diamonds overlaying the edge of the photo, directing the eye towards the subject. The photographic tree design background didn't need much enhancing, so I kept the colour scheme neutral.More diamonds on this layout, stamped and embossed in Spring colours. There are lots ideas you can get from quilts! TFLx