We are still at Ellie and Ross' house so I was looking around trying to find something to inspire my page. Every time we have visited them I wondered about this big sign they have in their living room. It's quite large and quite bold and not something you would normally see on someone's wall. I decided to ask them the story behind the sign and used this for the inspiration for my layout.
It turns out that Ross' great grandfather was one of the pioneers of the steam-cleaning industry which led to his owning the first drive-through car wash. Pretty cool, huh? The car wash was called "Follow Charlie" and I guess that once your car was on the conveyor belt it followed "Charlie" through.
Anyway, I used the general design of the sign for my layout, the colors (green, blue, yellow and black) and used the shape from the sign where Charlie is as the shape of my photo mat. I also liked how the business name went around the curves of the top and bottom of the green shape, so I mimicked that as well.