Saturday, October 22, 2011

Behind the Page: Titles

Where do your title ideas come from?  and in what order?  Do you do title, photo, paper or photo, paper, title?

It has always helped me to have a title prior to the page.  Mainly with photos in mind, but I have also come up with a whole page concept prior to have any pictures to go with it.  My favorite title inspiration comes from the products I am working with.  I love seeing a piece of chipboard with the right words or a journaling block that gives me an idea.  This is one of the reasons I love working with Teresa Collins stuff!  Her typography rocks!

Case in point:

I love all the poison bottle labels and thought that combining them would help my titlework come together.  I love that great big Danger label!  It triggered the idea of Danger: "Excited Kids".  I could hear the robotic announcement repeating over and over in my head.  Teresa put that great chevron print in this collection and I decided to make it into a banner.  This is the Haunted Hallows line!

Then, where to put the title.  Why not on a curve, sitting on the banner?  Titles are so important...why not give them star treatment.

A look at some details.  I had to stamp twice because my first attempt didn't work so well.  I ended up tracing the edges with dots to make it stand out more!

Titles capture the essence of a page.  Even if the words are creative (Excited kids? come on...), the placement and thought can be!

Happy Saturday!

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