Well, I seem to have made it to round two of the Supreme Scrapbook Tournament. In fact, my first layout placed third in my group.
This next challenge was quite the challenge. Monochromatic. You had to use at least one photo, but one photo had to be black and white AND be split between the two pages. You could not use black at all and only use white or brown if your whole layout would be white or brown.
Once giving it a little thought, I knew all my photos would all be black and white and I would show how Yellowstone, in winter, can look so bleak. I mean, don't get me wrong, mostly it is drop dead gorgeous, but sometimes you look around and see how utterly bleak it is. Like the day that I took the largest photo. I really didn't have to change that photo to black and white, because that was the color of the scene. The snow field, the steam rising, the dense fog holding it all in and keeping out the colorful light. I just had to find some supporting photos to go with it.
Next, coming up with what one color I would use. I pulled out some teal, blue, and purple things, laid them against my photos, and decided that purple told my story the best. Funny because I hardly ever use purple. Not sure why, just don't. I don't even have that much. I did, however, have several shades of paint, some ink, and even a marker. Then I dug around and found some yarn. I used my brayer to just apply paint directly to the paper in an interesting pattern. I also applied some of the paint to some deli paper that I wadded up and added in for texture. A favorite stencil, with modeling paste and paint added even more. The yarn as well.