Recently, at shimelle.com I created a layout for a weekly challenge where you were encouraged to only fill 1/3 of the scrapbook page with your design.
Hello Gorgeous Boy.
If you follow my scrapbooking you will realise this was totally a challenge for me but to add lots of pattern & texture I used the branding strips to weave a "blanket" for my photo to sit on. My journalling is hidden behind the photo.
All the details of the challenge & other great examples can be found here at shimelle.com.