Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Header

I'm sure you've all noticed the more seasonal look around here. It was time to take Duke's summer look down and give the old header an autumnal appearance.
I started out with a picture of a leaf and played around with it in myDazzling Reflections program. The original kaleidoscope that I made looked like this.


Then I opened it up in Photoshop elements and did some more playing. I ended up with a block that looked like this.

I pulled one of the colors from the block to use for the background of the header, added some texture and then placed the picture of Duke and the block. Then I erased the edges of both the block and Duke to make them blend in to the background of the header. I finished it up by slapping on the old snap edit scrap and I had a brand new header.

I've been wanting to do a little more with my blog in the way of cleaning it up but I just haven't had the time to sit down and play. I wonder if the boss would mind me taking the day off to play with my blog? Yeah, I'm pretty sure that wouldn't go over too well.

25 comments:

BeadedTail said...

I may not understand what all you did but I do like the results! I don't know how to change my blog with the seasons but maybe one day I'll have time to work on it too. Jobs just take up our blogging time!

FishHawk said...

Do you have trouble cleaning your monitor after cutting and pasting stuff? I do.

Anny said...

a pretty neat header i must say... i love the autumn colors :)

we haven't changed our header since forever. SHE is too lazy..

my best to good ole Dukey boy.

woofs n licks,
Dommy

Philippa said...

I had noticed ... and it's brilliant! Interesting to read how you created the effect.

bichonpawz said...

I absolutely love your new header!!! I don't know anything about all of the elements and such, but the finished product is awesome!!

Grampy said...

I think you did a great job Ann. I have a new job. I'll do a post about it as soon as I can.We sure do get busy.

Pat said...

Love the new look!
Bosses can be such bores sometimes ;) :lol:

Grace said...

Very nice and bright and cheerful...

Catherine said...

I like the colors of your new look. It looks and feels like Autumn for sure ~ beautiful!
xo Catherine

Chatty Crone said...

No he wouldn't give you the day off - but don't you feel sick or something? lol

sandie

I love your new header!

LDH said...

Looks terrific! Very creative.

Sandra said...

i thought the orange thing was a photo you took of one of your paper crafts then played with it. thanks for the details and wow you did good!! i love the background of the block. and this is perfect for you because it has your craft look and sweet faced Duke...

Out on the prairie said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with this.Very interesting what you came up with.

Donna said...

Wish I knew how to do things like this! Cool Fall look Ann!
hughugs

Sandee said...

I love your new header and Duke looks great too.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Tammy said...

I like the new look. I just love the colors of fall don't you?

missing moments said...

I hear ya! I want to change up my look as well but just can't find the time!

Ginny said...

Well, it is a beautiful, one of a kind specially made header!!! What is that kaleidoscope program, is it something you buy? It is so cool!!

Helen said...

It look wonderful! I really need to do something with my header.

Donna said...

Cool beans! I love the new look! Yes, I'd like to play around with mine too, but no time with the working stuff! I understand!

Marg said...

That is a terrific header. Good for you. Love Duke's bandana. That is just perfect. I don't know how to do all that stuff either. Take care.

SweetMarie said...

Wow, impressive! I've got so much to try on my computer. There's so much you can do. I love what you did with the header! It looks like Fall. You are motivating me!

Anne said...

I love your new header. It is really beautiful.

Sharkbytes said...

You've really done a beautiful job with it. Love the autumn sunburst.

Country Mouse Studio said...

very creative and beautiful. You're a talented lady :O)

Related Posts with Thumbnails