Loc: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 6/28/2013 3:50:15 PM|
Those tricky titles get me every time. I sit down to scrap and I have the page worked out, journaling done and elements on the page and there, in the spot I have set out for my title, I draw a blank. I struggle with how to make my titles fit my page and sound natural.
I don't want to eliminate the titles all together, because I quite like the look but they just seem so hard to come up with. I know there are several websites with title ideas, title generators, quotes, movie/book titles, song lyrics but they just seem contrived.
|Posted: 6/28/2013 7:01:15 PM|
I have a similar problem. In fact, I just had a finished but untitled layout on my table for a week while I thought of what the title should be. I too would appreciate some inspiration in this area.
Sometimes I look at the letter stickers I want to use and the size of them helps to narrow things down a bit. Large letters don't work well with wordy titles and of course smaller sized ones allow you to use longer titles. But the actual words that come to mind often seem too obvious or too corny.
|Posted: 6/28/2013 7:17:18 PM|
I am kind of the opposite, I usually have a rough idea for a title when I start a page. I typically save it for the end, so it sometimes evolves a little or becomes something totally different. I don't look at letter stickers until I am ready to put the title on the page & gauge my choices by both color & the space I have left. I try to make my titles catchy & unique or part of my creative process, so don't typically look at canned title ideas...but this is just me...
baseball is love.
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: 6/28/2013 9:47:33 PM|
I often use really boring titles that provide a basic description of the page or I pull my title from elements on my page. I flipped through some of my recent layouts and found:
The location of travel photos - Moscow, Dubai, Tallinn, Bahamas
The year (especially for heritage pages where I don't know a lot about the people in the photos, but also works well for school photos) - 1911, Class of 1932
A basic description - Christmas with Mr Hole
Title taken from an embellishment (die cut, rub on, tag, etc) - happy, so happy together, Lad, Perfect Day
Something written on or in the photo - The Times We Had (it was painted on a wall in Tallinn), Jamie & Toby & Rolly (written on the back of the photo)
Key words (or idea) taken from the journalling to use as the title - Never Dull, Yellow Submarine, Kiss?
I feel the need to add a disclaimer that says I don't always title my layouts. Sometimes I don't feel they need it and sometimes I just can't find a title that works.
likes shiny things
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 6/28/2013 9:53:34 PM|
I almost always use the title as part of my journalling -- so is there a phrase or a few words you could highlight from your journalling?