So, I've been playing around with some blog backgrounds from The Cutest Blog on the Block and I've had a go at creating my own blog banner to try and match the "style" of the background. I'm looking for some honest opinions from you! I'm not quite happy with how the swirlies overlap with the background swirls up top, but I think it might be off balance if I take them away...what do you think?
Please let me know! Just as encouragement...I'm going to give away one of my electronic cutter files to someone randomly drawn from all comments left on this post. Here's a pic of the file (it's not even up in the store yet).
The one on the left is cut at about 3.5 inches tall, so would be great for a card front. The one on the right was just to show you that it cuts great even at 1 1/2 inches wide! That's right, it's the perfect size to use in combination on a tag (like in my TAG! You're it! challenge). I used some older K&Co Patterned paper for the tree leaves and ran it through my cuttlebug embossing folders (D'vine swirls and Swiss dots). I used some distress inks over top of the swiss dots embossed pieces to better match with the color of the large scalloped circle. The trunk is some Paper Studio "leather look" patterned paper, run through the Distress Stripes folder and inked to accent the bark pattern.
Thanks for looking! I hope to "hear" from you.
2/17 8:00 PM // ETA: I played with the image again and eliminated the swirls...just waiting to get the "a-OK" from TCBOTB to make sure I am allowed to keep the edit I did. I hope so! I really like it better without the interference.