A New Header and Blog Look



Hello all!

You may have noticed that there have been a few changes around here.

I decided to update my blog look again. Not that I was really tired of the old look, but I had changed the width of the sidebar months ago and the lopsided banner finally got to me.

And the background picture really needed to change from spring to summer - so I changed it to a dusky beach sunset, which I think looks really pretty. With that, all the text colors got changed to match the picture. I dearly love the colors in here - that shade of purple is one of my favorite shades ever.


The Old Header 
When I first made my headers, I made them all in Paint. Let me tell you, it was pretty time consuming resizing all the pictures to make them all fit neatly. And I'm pretty sure that they weren't even, no matter how hard I tried.

In my previous headers, I put in pictures that reflected my interests. In Header 3, which you can see above, I started mixing in pictures pertaining to my WIPs.

This time around, I decided to try out Canva after MK successfully made a custom banner through them for her blog. The templates were crazy complicated and hard to distinguish, but I decided to go with a 9 grid one - similar in structure to Header 2.

To change it up, I decided to put one picture for each of my WIPs with a title pic in the middle. 



The New Header
From top left, they are:

Chandelier - "Shattered Chandelier". Since this work is POTO inspired, I decided to use the chandelier as the symbol for this WIP.

Apples - Hidden Seeds. Since the apple is a main symbol of this WIP, I decided to find some really colorful ones.

Cave - From the Cave. This one was really hard to find a picture for. Caves aren't exactly horizontal...

White rose bush - The White Rose. Easy right?

Steamship - "Rose of Culmore". Trying to find an Irish symbol that fit in the horizontal box was really hard. So, I decided to go with an immigrant symbol of the steamship - since this is an immigrant story.

Holsteins - Plain and Simple Truth. Since free Amish pictures are scarce, I decided to go with the classic dairy cow for this farming WIP. 

Church - Ancora Spei. Since this one is the most religious of all, I wanted a classic religious symbol. So I went with a Gothic church interior with stained glass windows.

Ship ropes - Fair Winds. I decided against the pirate flag even though it is a pirate story and decided to go with the ship instead....you know to keep it consistent with the other headers.



Having a fully stretched header makes me feel so much better! And it's so pretty :)

And now, I'd better head off to bed....after all, it's nearly 2 am....

Scribbingly yours,

Catherine

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24 comments:

  1. Love that you used pictures to represent your WIPs. Also, you're writing an Amish story? If you ever want to know anything, we used to live with them ;p

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Keturah :) I have an Amish WIP, yes! And I may be shooting you an email sometime about it whenever I work on it again.

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  2. Eeeeep it's so pretty!!!I love it immensely, m'dear. So very elegant.

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  3. I feel super proud of infecting another person with Canva (you can also make book covers and stuff)

    OH MY WORD! IT. IS. SO. CHIC.

    I love the idea of using your WIPS! So smart!

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    1. Haha, I had already used Canva to make Hidden Seeds's cover, but this is the first blog header that I've made with them. With the 2.0 version, it's so much more fun to play with.

      Haha, thanks :)

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  4. I love the new look! It's so pretty! And the header! So cool that you used pictures for each of your WIPs!

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  5. As soon as I saw it I knew The White Rose and Fair Winds pics. :) It looks so, so, so great!!!

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    1. I figured you might - they were a little obvious, weren't they? Thank you MC!!

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  6. Catherine... using pictures from your WIPs in the header is such a good idea! It looks beautiful! :D

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  7. Love your new header and background!! I also love how all the pictures relate to your writings. :)

    ~Gianna

    starlitsea.wordpress.com

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    1. Gianna!! It's good to see you again!! And thank you so much!

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  8. Your writing something inspired by POTO!
    That's awesome.

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    1. Yes, but not currently. You can see the first two chapters on Wattpad, if you are curious!

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  9. It is quite lovely - and so few people appreciate what good aesthetics really do for a thing.

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  10. Your new blog look looks awesome, Catherine!
    -Quinley

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How are you, dear friend? Come closer to the fire, and make yourself comfortable! I'd love to hear what you've been thinking about, even if it's an old post! I only ask that proper decorum be observed.

I always try to reply to my correspondence! Have a blessed day!
~ Catherine