I've seen and heard more about macro photography lately, and because I love paying attention to little details and being close up to things when I take photos; I could see myself doing some macrophotography like this, especially with nature.
DIY Barn Wood Technique Paint Trick the tutorial uses Cece Caldwell paints, but can get the same with other paints/stains -- Step Gray (Pittsburgh Gray) and water into wood grain, Step Dry, Step Wipe stain over it (She used Savannah Praline)
COLORWAYS Opposites on the color wheel (Blue and Orange) not only attract but are stunning when paired together. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makes this an incredibly easy technique for a vintage, distressed style.
How to Get a Perfect Foreground in Landscape Photography