Here’s my redo of the layout I asked for advice about.

Thank you so much, Donna, Esther, and Ellan. I really liked your suggestions about using the long bill as a design element, and using a bigger, tall font and a line element, so I incorporated all of those. And you were right, the notebook looked like it was floating, and I just couldn’t seem to get it to feel right, so I took it out. Then I added another photo and blended them all the same way into the background.
I like this one much better!!

Katie Pertiet
Wild Horses Kit
Stamped Blocks Brushes and Stamps

Kalinga (stretched vertically for the title)