I love pretty things!
So…when I spotted Ellie illustrates beautiful parenting blog designs – I knew I had to have one! Just think, the ultimate pretty packaging for my (getting there) blog.
POP! Shhhhhuuuuuhhhhw…poop… poop… That’s the sound of my husband popping my daydream bubble. Ever-so-practical husband is quick to point out that even if I did get one of her gift vouchers in my Christmas stocking this year, would I actually have any idea of what design I would want to go on it. Hmmmm fair point.
* cue early New Years resolutions about developing said blog at a faster rate *
This needs more thought.
Anyway, last night after struggling to get poorly little button off to bed I stumbled across a great free app called ‘Paper 53‘. With a swoosh of a finger and a few ideas up your sleeve, you can easily draw and colour your own blog header. Using the app is very easy, you can save duplicate ‘in progress versions’ of your design so you can try different things. Tools like a roller, pencil, paint brush and calligraphy pen can help you to whip up lots of different effects.
In about 15 minutes or so I was able to create my first blog header idea for 3 Little Buttons. It is a bit make-shift, and I do really want the Ellie Illustrates gift vouchers in my Christmas stocking, but at the moment it’s a step in the right direction.
Sorry fellow newbie parenting bloggers – I don’t know if the app works on android, I was using my iPad for this. If anyone knows, please do leave a comment below.