After struggling for a while to figure out how I wanted to design my layout, I remembered digital magazine layouts I screen captured for future inspiration from National Geographic Traveler.
Here's my color scheme inspiration from Stylyze:
Filling the shapes with the pictures was the easiest task. I decided to use 9 images from the Pantone photoshoot mixing images found on Stylyze's article and on Pantone's article so that the images would match by color/tone/style.
The OCD perfectionist in me loves symmetry and in my final output, you'll see that I let that go when numbering the individual boxes. It was very tough, let me tell you.
Each image simply has a state that changes once it is clicked on with a box filled with the marsala color. The biggest hurdle was trying to figure out how to get the selected state to stop showing the numbers on top of the state change.
All that was left was to sit back and really enjoy how the final product turned out.