Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hello December.....part 1


I spent Thanksgiving week designing a header for the month of December. In the past I have always used a Christmas photo, but since my addiction to play in programs was calling to me, I will share the recipe for my December header.

I found an angel in Word Clip-art.


and Mary and the Baby Jesus in an online Coloring book and removed all but the outlines in Photo Shop Elements with the magic wand.



In PiZap I downloaded the background above (there are about 100 backgrounds to choose from)

Also in PiZap I found a G-clef note, the music lines, and a squiggly tree and added them and downloaded. There are Single Christmas balls in all colors, I chose these and added them to a black background and downloaded.


these were my ingredients and a black background created in PS... and a couple of hours of baking playing  in Photo Shop  and there it is at the top.



33 comments:

Amy Burzese said...

Love it! You are one creative lady!

Mersad said...

That really took some composting. But I think it turned out great. Especially with the purple design changes you made.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Catherine said...

Very Christmassy!
Happy December Sandra!
xo Catherine

Terri Buster said...

Wow- that is fantastic Sandra...and I love the colors against the black background..very pretty!

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Très joli post! superbe.
Merci pour ce partage, bon dimanche!
Cath.

EG CameraGirl said...

Your header is very attrative and I especially like it because it's so different from what I normally see, such as the use of purple instead of red and green.

GOOSE said...

Very creative. We like it!
Blessings,
Goose

Pam :) said...

Your December header turned out beautifully Sandra- you are the 'Queen of Art' :)

Scott said...

Excellent job, Sandra. Very creative and beautifully done. Congratulations!

Betsy Adams said...

Very nice... Love that deep purple color. Reminds me of Advent....

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. We certainly did.
Hugs,
Betsy

Blackberry Lane said...

Very nice. I like this a lot.

TexWisGirl said...

looks good!

Deb said...

beautiful Sandra...I love purple....

Inger said...

Wow! I love that it's in purple! Can you believe it's December already?

Gail said...

Beautifully done in my favorite color, too.

DawnTreader said...

You're good at this! :)

Linda@arichtapestry said...

You've created a unique and beautiful header, Sandra and thank you for sharing how you did it.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, a better use of time than those who rushed about AND thanks for sharing HOW you created the header. Purple is also my favorite color too.

Susannah said...

Hi Sandra, I really, really love it! first, I love the color and the layout! And the ball ornaments look so shiny and real. But I especially love the G-clef and the music bars.

You are so creative. This is unusual and wonderful!

S. Etole said...

It is fun to hear about the tools you use in your creative posts. Good job!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's lovely!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh that is lovely and your idea was right on.
So Christmas.

Hugs

Ginny said...

Never in a million years could I do this! You use lots of sources and then blend them together so beautifully!!! ALL just gorgeous, all your hard work is stunning and appreciated! My favorite is the angel, I think Gabriel!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Leave it to creative Sandra to come up with a beautiful piece like this.

diane b said...

It is good that you can have hours of fun creating such great pictures on the computer. Well done tech head.

Ann said...

Good job. You came up with a winning recipe. I tried to do a new header and background Saturday but didn't get very far with it.

Emma Springfield said...

How inventive you are. Beatrice Boyd sent me and I can see why.

SquirrelQueen said...

You found all sorts of sources and brought them all together to make a brilliant header. And it's purple, my favorite.

A Quiet Corner said...

AWESOME! I'm still baking and decorating...:)JP

Betty Manousos said...
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Betty Manousos said...

looks terrific! and very christamssy. you did a great job, sandra! love the deep purple color, too. and your header looks gorgeous!
now i need to have another look at all of those sources you've used here. what fun!
thanks!

Betty Manousos said...

have a great december!!!

Rose said...

You made a wonderful header...noticed it first thing.