You can also use a neutral color such as black or white. I created a scrapbook layout using some photos I took of my son last year. I am not a chronological scrapper, and thank goodness for that because I'd never be caught up! LOL The paper is from TAC's Rustic Chic collection.
Paper: TAC patterned paper& Bazzill cardstock
Other: Karen Foster & Basic Grey alpha stickers, Palette & Colorbox ink