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Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Before and After

Since I moved my design blog, I haven't posted any of the new designs I've done - I've been too busy trying to keep up with orders!

Here's a before of a site I recently completed for Ashley of Sassy Gal Glamour. She wanted something fun and bright, with a retro/vintage feel.

This is her old blog after she moved from Blogger to

We kept the cowgirl, but I added some texture and used some paper elements from Farrah's Creations (with her absolute permission, of course) for the background and then brushed and painted until I felt it had enough color and texture. A fellow designer friend helped me find the perfect font (since I couldn't locate her old one) and I put a gradient overlay on the letters to add interest. I think the letters look good enough to eat (they remind me of the Brach's you remember those? the coconut ones? yum!).

Here's the finished product:

I even gave her a cute little signature to match her header - you know I have a thing for birds, right? They pervade almost everything I do. I think it's a constant reminder for me that if God watches out for the sparrow, then I can rest assured He's watching over me.

Here's her siggie:

I thoroughly enjoyed this design from the beginning to the end. It was totally different that anything I'd done before and really stretched me.

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Jeni said...

Ooh, it's PRETTY! And I like the little birdie siggie, espeically his little feather tail. He's just right!

Famous Quotations said...

Your site has won a Blog of the Day Award (BOTDA)

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Thank you,

Bill Austin

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation said...

okay~ i just LOVE this!

You are really talented! =)

meandmom said...

That is a gorgeous header! Just fantastic!