Here's the layout:
To create the collage background I tore scrap papers into pieces and used Mod Podge to glue them down. When it was finished I applied a layer of Mod Podge over the collage to seal everything in place. To distinguish the busy background from the photos I roughly painted a black border around the photos.
I downloaded the font from one of the free font sites, printed it onto transparency and just coloured it in with textas -not exactly a high-tech technique but it works for me! The white paint behind the title and text is painted onto the back of the transparency. This allowed me to move the painted area until I was happy with its placement on the page yet still let the brushstrokes show through. I really like this effect.
The layout is strong on colour and is very busy but this is a direct reflection of what those laneways are like!