I stumbled across a scrapbooking challenge here, and it was definitely what I needed for some inspiration. Here's my take, though I must say I took some creative liberty with mine.
In the challenge, I was to use the following:
1. the colors green and teal --I loved using this color combo.
2. embossed paper --My dark green background cardstock is embossed with a vine pattern.
3. paint - I used a teal paint around the edges of my cardstock, and little dots of glitter paint on my punched photo corners.
4. string --Here I used binding tape (I think that's what it's called) instead of string.
Lots of fun. I loved using what I had as well. If you take the challenge...let me see! (Oh, and by the way...these photos of me were taken in 1988! Um Hum...go ahead and say it...they're old!)