Almost all my layouts happen through trial & error and accidents SO YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY BBDOLL!
Also I think your edits are gorgeous! I loves it. Those fonts really go well with the scheme (I AM UTTER SHIT AT TYPOGRAPHY YDEK!!).
I made a user customizations post so that people can see edits others have made and ask for them if they like the changes better than original, so feel free to post there to if you'd be open to sharing the changes you made with other people!