5/7/09

I did a header!

Hey all! When you get a chance stop by Songbirdtiff - my frugal friend. And I say "frugal" in the nicest way and I know she loves it!

I've been doing my own headers since I started this blog. At first they were just pictures I cropped to size and added my title and description. After I got Photoshop Elements (and after I actually learned how to use it) I started getting a little more creative. I redid my entire blog about a month ago using my new found (and very new) knowledge about digiscrapping. I am basically learning as I go.

Tiffany over at Songbirdtiff wanted to redo her blog - make it more simple and asked me about headers (after my ridiculously long post about digiscrapping). I said "what are you looking for" and she emailed me a pic that she liked. It was the silouette of two birds on a branch.

I searched through my digiscrap files (looking of course at the terms of use!) and found some elements that I thought would work and put together a rough draft of a header for her. I was thinking she could at least get an idea of what it would look like and we could play around for while.

She loved it - almost exactly as it was! She asked me to change the background color and add a border - easy schmeasy. We emailed each other back and forth for a day and she posted it up this morning.

The best part for me was that I taught myself how to do something new (yay!) and I got a chance to work with overlays - which I had never used before. An overlay is a grayscale pattern picture. You overlay it over any color background and it gives the background depth. I used a fabric overlay on her header - so it looks like the background is a piece of fabric rather than just a flat color. Subtle but effective.

So take a visit over to Tiffany's blog - which is full of bargains and ideas to live life in a much simpler (yet not less exciting!) way.

6 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

I do love it...really, really, really love it!

And I love the title frugal as well. ;)

Dawn said...

looks pretty great! you are really starting to know a lot of stuff! i can't even figure out how to make my little signature work- jeepers!

Liz said...

You did a great job!

~~Mel~~ said...

Oh I love it!

I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to respond to your email...life is so busy for me lately.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. This is amazing : ). I am so impressed that you learned so much information and then put it to great use : ). Hope your Mothers Day was wonderful!

Liz said...

Great job! I just love Tiff's blog!