Sunday, August 30, 2009

A New Look A New Me ??


No no no not me as in the physical me but my little Bloglandian home does have a new look. You noticed didn't you?? So what do you think?? You can be honest, just be kind, well you don't have to really be KIND but none of that brutally honest or "may I be frank" shi....poop !!


I'm not completely happy with the banner. I like the paradise written in the sand. And I like the idea of a collage of pictures under the "paradise" I'm just not excited about collage effect. My biggest hurdle is I am more then photo shop challenged!! :( That leaves me with what my Kodak easy share can do. I would like to maybe fade out the edges or give it a bit of an antique, soft patina sorta look, but alas Kodak doesn't want to have that kind of fun :( That combined with physically printing each picture to create the collage then scanning it back in to print it out. Well... it does tend to curtail a whole lot of manipulations. I have to say though I have really gotten better in the last year I have lived in Bloglandia. SO given the speed I have mastered this tiny amount of knowledge I should be playing in photo shop oohhh in 25-30 years!! :)
Aaaaah well it wasn't all that many years ago that I couldn't find the power button to a computer and programing my answer machine was impossible. Ha I solved that problem we don't have one !! :)


Have a most audacious today or tomorrow depending on where you are in the world ;)

15 comments:

stregata said...

I like it - very much! I can't even get my own background made, these graphic programms just frustrate me! Love those pictures you have in your collage in the banner!!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Love the colors & the concept! It is lovely just as it is. I "think" The Joy of Nesting could be a little larger and bolder and the word Paradise could be darkened by using your brushes so that it "pops" out of the sand..... Just an idea or two, if YOU are truly not satisfied. Which I think is great!
Sharon

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Dearie...it takes too long to load. My usual gripe. Is there anything ye can get rid of in yer sidebar (like my button and a bunch more buttons, hint hint)? The background template takes a hulking long time to come up...I love the banner...why are ye picking on the banner, it's great...is that hurricane about to hit you down Mexico way?

SummersStudio said...

I like it a lot. I like that I can see the layers of photos and pictures. Personally, I don't think you need to fade or change the edges at all. BTW I'm not having any problem loading your page. Nice work, Patti!

Fanciful Expressions said...

I really like it. The colors are soothing. I think you did a great job.
Loading the page was problem free. It came right up for me.

Carolyn

The Feathered Nest said...

Pattie!!! I'm so proud of you girl!!!! I think it's WONDERFUL! Just gorgeous ~ you're so creative I knew it was just a matter of time til you figured out how to play with your blog! Wishing you a wonderful, creative week ahead sweetie, xxoo, Dawn

Rustic Tarts said...

Hi Pattie
I think it looks wonderful too - well done. I have a new look just around the corner but need to catch up on some other projects before I sit at the computer for extended time and play!

Charmingdesigns said...

I think the whole look is fabulous!!! way to go! Thanks for liking my charms...today went a little smoother!! I came to the conclusion that Mine are ment to be more "rustic" lol. Laurie

artgirly said...

I love the new look! great job!
xo-nicole

Coastal Sisters said...

Oooooooo, LOVE LOVE LOVE the new frock BS!! Look at you twirl! I think I saw your slip *giggle*

Hope you and LW and the babies are not in the path of that nasty storm. Let me know if you all are okey dokey. I can't wait for Jackie to go home and bring your box back to you...I am about to burst wanting to tell you all that's in it but I will remain "mum" :)

Love to you, LW and the furbabies!
LS, The Commander, #2 and our Furkins

sharon said...

I love it too, it's soft, but artsy...and, I loooove the collage affect!!

stregata said...

Hey Pattie,
hope you are staying safe!!!!
BTW, did you get my email?? Is your power down??
Starting to worry...

Tracy M. said...

Hi Pattie, I like your new blog look. Congratulations to Dulce, that is wonderful! I'm having a giveaway on my blog too if you'd like to enter. Take Care and Happy Photoshopping,
Tracy M.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I think it's wonderful! The header is very nice - and I LOVE the page background!

Cindy said...

Look at you and your new look!!! Those of you that can do your own banners are amazing! I think still stuck in the juvenile stages....like the toy image in your post! :-) Your new looks is subtle and artsy...I like it!

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