I'm humming along in my Guided Study Critique Class, working hard and enjoying every minute. Our week 3 topic was to consider how we use type and text on our scrapbook layouts. I know I've covered this before, but I love to use a long title as a design element. Here's a few past examples, then one of the pages I submitted for class.
A longer title allows you to add color and focus to a layout, and becomes a major design element. All you need is a nice stash of various alphabets. I enjoy laying out a longer title, deciding which words to emphasize and how much space to use on the page. It's kind of like solving a puzzle.A long title can also double as the journaling. These short phrases say all I need on this page.
For my class assignment, this layout contains a single sentence that serves as title, journaling and major design element. It also captures the dry humor of my brother in-law perfectly!
So whether it's long, one word, or something in between, do you consider the impact of your titles? I know I'm often tempted to just slap on some black Thickers and call it done. Nothing wrong with that, but I am happy with the results when I take a little more time to consider and execute a well-designed title. Consider it your Monday challenge!