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!