For the first photo, I decided to just go with the uber cool, icy look and dove into my Yellowstone in winter photos, and I used photos of steam being let off for the verbal prompt. I first got a piece of watercolor paper soaking wet, then added blue spray mist. I finished it off with some stamping with a sapphire blue ink pad. Then I got out this cool circle stencil, applied modeling paste, then sprinkled with silver glass glitter. For my matte, I cut off some strips of gauze, inked, then dabbed with white paint. I added my photos and die cut some clouds out of white paper and deli paper. I went to add some more white paint, through a stencil and got some on one of my photos. After a few seconds of frustration, I added some more on all the photos. I think it turned out cool! A happy accident. I finished off the piece by adding a title and some wooden trees, along with a bit of journaling.
Verbal Prompt: Let It Go
For the second photo, I went to my quotes board on Pinterest, to cover the verbal prompt, and the very first pin there just struck me. I could really use that advice right now. I found a pretty photo of a sunburst through fall leaves. I love how you can see the rays actually coming out. To create my sunburst, I applied modeling paste (seriously awesome stuff) through a sunburst stencil, then colored in with distress ink (after the paste dries, of course). I used just one color, but added more in some spots to give the variegated look. I created a layered matte with some fun Fall color papers and added some cute embellishments and finished off with a sprinkling of stars. The final bit was to add a big title, that also stands in for my journaling. The small letters are Fancy Pants sticker letter, that I outlined, and the large word is made up of Thickers.
Verbal Prompt: Words To Live By
There is how I was inspired by this month's photos, let's see how you are inspired!