So, I throw the photos down on a blank page, and then marshall together things that I think will also be on that page; usually patterned paper and cardstock colours and main embellishments (no finer details). Then I stand back and look at it.
I come back to it a few hours later, and settle down to make the page, which may or may not use all the bits I put together in the concept, and usually the photo arrangement will change as I think about where I'll put journalling and the title.
I've found this method works the best for me, though sometimes, my brain is big enough to do it all in there somewhere, and I go straight from concept work to create the page and it's exactly what I'm thinking and what I saw at concept stage. But this doesn't happen very often!
|latest page stage 1 after concept decided. Inspired by Gina's yellow background pic.|