Every third Saturday over at Write.Click.Scrapbook. they post a sketch. This month, the collection of blocks for photos, title and journaling establish a wonderful foundation. Kind of a wonky grid, if you will. Here's my layout based on the sketch.
I altered the sketch a bit with my embellishment choices and I added a border. Small tweaks that make the page mine.
This is my favorite kind of title: words snuggled together with different colors, a couple of fonts, and a just little off kilter. Just a little.
The page is about a new Italian restaurant not too far from our house. It's fast becoming a regular hangout. Doesn't hurt that there is ice cream right next door, either. You can find the sketch, color palette ideas, and a downloadable cut file in the article here.
Here is my latest YouTube video, so you can see the process of how this layout came together, if you so desire.