One of the techniques I love most of all is to take photos with lots of 'white' space and then use that space to write in. You can definitely see this in the above photos.
The foot shot was done unintentionally - it wasn't until I printed it out I realized that space would be perfect for journaling. And some jewels of course.
The second one was definitely planned ahead. As I was taking this shot, I thought that it'd be great to have lots of this gorgeous blue sky and write about my onelittleword. Worked out great.