I often have lots of scraps left over from projects and I hoard them. My stash of paper scraps is ignominious! Please tell me I am not alone. I decided to use a few bit and pieces up by cutting them into squares and then stitching them together to create a background for my page.
Very patchwork style, but I love it.
I used long stitch, cross stitch and back stitch in my page. I did alot of cross stitching many years ago, so I love adding in those different stitches I learnt then.
Hope this inspires you use up scraps and add some detail with hand stitching.