Some times a patterned paper is so powerful that it seems a shame to try and change it ... so make it your design inspiration! I did this with a ColorBok paper from an old pad I found on clearance at WalMart.
The background looked not only masculine but somewhat retro as well ... so I expanded on the look by simply enphasizing the concept. The band and the larger squares are cut from matching solid papers and layered in a scatterned pattern to offset the structured background pattern. The text is a stamp from "Hero Arts" stamped in a blue ink to match the darker blue paper.