FC Header Remix

Now that I've switched to a three column layout, the header that I loved looked, well, a bit...empty. My sister stretched it out for me so that it would span all three columns, and it just needed something else. So I got to work with my watercolors to create some original artwork for my header. I liked the idea of creating a fickle-looking chick, and really liked the colors in my 'About Me' photo.

Here is my original watercolor, which I then took a photo of and uploaded to my computer:

Because I took a photo of it instead of scanning the painting, the colors were a little less vibrant than they were in person. I just opened it up in preview and adjusted the saturation a little.

Next I popped it into a program I have on my Mac called 'Pages'. It's a word processor similar to MS Word, but it can do a lot more as far as images are concerned and has a fantastic set of templates for newsletters, brochures, etc. I use this program for all of my idea boards as well.
Here are a few of the newsletter templates:

After removing the background of the photo, I added the Fikle Chik logo that my sister created:

(only with a different font because Pages didn't have the one she used) and the border she chose. I also added a second border in orange for an extra splash of color (I like color). It still looked a little empty so I finally added some fun black lines...

and voila! A new header was born:

So what do you think? New header - yay or nay?

P.S. I'm still experimenting, so don't put this one down as a keeper yet!


  1. Love the new header and the fact that you painted it yourself...wow!

  2. I love the artwork! Great job! The pink box looks a little pixelated on my computer but not too bad. Overall it looks great!

  3. Okay. You're amazing. You whipped out your watercolors and created that?! It's awesome! I love it!

  4. Thanks guys! I think I like it...but then again, my blog is called Fikle Chik for a reason, so we'll see! And Beth, I tried to fix the pink box. I think it still looks a little pixelated, but not as bad I hope.

  5. I'm digging the new header and layout! Nice work on the self portrait :)



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