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BREWED ADORNMENTS - ANOTHER MAKEOVER FINISHED!

Christine's completed makeover - now named Brewed Adornments

Just finished another makeover, my second one for Christine (I also did the previous one, below).

Same blog, same url - but what a difference! Christine's muse now gone in a different direction, working with bottlecaps, and the makeover (top) really reflects her new vision.

I'm so happy I remembered to do a 'before' screenshot - I usually forget, til it's too late, lol.

For this makeover, Christine wanted to do a lot of the work herself, so I supplied the tutorials where needed. Christine did a basic layout of what she wanted for the header - then I played around with it, did the lettering and sent it back, and Christine sorted out the final layout herself, combining some of her ideas and some of mine. I think it works very well.

My next step was to use my Serif programme to slice the header into sections to transfer them into Intelligent Frames - which means any time Christine wants to change the photographs, all she has to do is drag&drop them and they'll click right into position, automatically resized etc. Magic! Of course, both parties have to have the same software... I have CraftArtist and Christine downloaded the freebie version at her end.
All the bottlecap links, buttons and sidebar headers are my artwork, and that wonderful distressed background is Christine's. I think it's been a great collaboration, and fits Christine's jewellery designs perfectly. All the jewellery used bottlecaps on one way or another: cuffs, pendants, necklaces (with crystals!), earrings etc. A very original idea, and beautifully executed. She has some amazing items in her Etsy store (I hope you notice the new header...)

CURIOUS & CRAFTY - A BLUE BLOG FOR PINK SATURDAY

Annie's header - she created a background for me to do My Thing with her wonderful birdmen
Just finished a really fun makeover for Annie at Curious&CraftyTreasures, and have to say it's been a lot of fun. She's very talented, so I had a great time taking images from her own artwork, mixed in some cogs and wheels etc, all cooked up into a very satisfying makeover.

The BEFORE


More often than not, I forget to take a screenshot of the 'before' and then want to kick myself. This time, I remembered. And I love to see the changes - you don't really register when you're doing it. It's only when you've finished and can compare the results...

The AFTER


I really enjoyed this one. Annie was a pleasure to work with - she liked everything! With one exception - her own photograph (too big).  I adore adding all the bells and whistles, etc. My new blog toy is an UP button (back to the top of the page, to save scrolling). I finally found one that works and also floats on the top of the blog, so I'm a very happy bunny!

Hope you like it - and also that you'll visit Annie and tell her so!

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Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!