I noticed that all my Bald Eagle layouts were done with either natural colors or colors from the images (green, yellow, brown) and I thought that I needed a couple of patriotic pages to showcase our national bird. Below is the first of the layouts that I’ve done with a bit bolder colors.
SOARING – October 31, 2010 – Haines, Alaska
JOURNALING: A Bald Eagle soars into the trees on the Chilkat river in Haines, AK.
PHOTOS: Bald Eagle images by Shetzers Photography Workshops and Tours
SUPPLIES USED: DCWV Nantucket patterned paper, Stampabilities Brown ink, Sketch by PageMaps (page 52), EK Success corner rounder, Stampin up corner rounder, Oriental Trading stitch template, Font: CK Carefree, The Paper Studio pearlized cardstock, Fiskars Secret Garden Foliage stamp, Versa Color ink in blue
TECHNIQUE TIP: I decided to buck the normal trends of matching my layout colors to my photograph and developed this patriotic color scheme to showcase our national bird. Since the colors were so powerful and the meaning they convey is clear, a few simple star embellishments and some stitched flourishes added to the patriotic mood. This sketch was featured in Becky Fleck’s Page Maps 1 book and if you look at the sketch (page 52), you will notice that it was for a 8 1/2 x 11 vertical layout. Just another example of how to take inspiration from a sketch to create your layouts.