Thursday, 3 May 2018

Blog Header Part Two

Hello friends,

In my previous post, I started to describe my process for making my new blog header (version 2 is below), but I wandered off the track a bit to tell you the story of the background - a texture from the wall of the Yarralumla Shearing Shed stands in Canberra, Australia.

My new blog header is a celebration of things I make and love... collages, fairies, old books, vintage laces, luggage, cabinet cards and ephemera. 

The second version here was too large, so I had to cut down its depth while trying to simplify the clutter a little. (I get inspired and want to include everything!)


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Below is one of my collages made for a friend's wedding anniversary.

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Some velvet forget-me-nots...


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Some old letters I have collected and tied with seam binding ribbon...

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Embroidered flowers from an old linen table cloth...


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A metal heart which I covered with scrapbooking paper...


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A gorgeous vintage bridal or bridesmaid's headdress from Lakeside Vintage in Burrill Lake...

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A vintage hat or head piece...

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My vintage  Fairy book with a vintage card tucked inside...

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Vintage buttons...

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A birdcage with a real nest inside...

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My nest fairy...


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A vintage suitcase with a faux leather pattern...

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My lace and fabric book started with Suzy of SuziQsthreadworks...


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A vintage box of old laces with fabric flowers on top...


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What fun I have had fiddling with items to make different versions! I tried out some Photoshop brushes...


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Here's the final version, cleaned up with spot healing brush... I'm very happy with it, and look forward to doing another in the future.


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I am joining Wen on AppleApricot for Simply Neutrals Tuesday #44, where you can see beauty explored in a neutral theme.




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Have a creative and happy week!

Jesse


14 comments:

  1. Your new header looks realy great with your own artworks added - wow!
    I am in love with the started fabric book as well!
    Hugs, Susi

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    1. Thanks, Susi. I've actually finished the fabric and lace book - you can see it here:

      https://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Lace%20book
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  2. Dear Jesse,
    so many beautiful pieces, you have gathered to create your header- they are stunning each, your creations , too- and it must have been a big work, creating the header, yourself, I would not dare it :-)
    Hugs, to you
    Dorthe

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    1. Hello Dorthe, I have been preparing images for a while now, and slowly doing online courses on Photoshop and Lightroom, which I am enjoying immensely. I Googled how to change the blog header, and what size to make it. I like doing things myself if I can work it out without too much headache.
      Love and hugs to you,
      Jesse XX

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  3. What a beautiful post Jesse! I enjoyed looking thru each and every photo here; and your blog header creations! : ) Always great work. So glad you shared your work with us <3 Have a blessed week-end! karen o

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    1. Hi karen,
      I'm so glad you enjoyed my process - I think it's nice to see each element at a larger size as they disappear into the whole. Enjoy your week.
      Sending love,
      Jesse XX

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  4. I love the look of your creations, Jesse. Someday I am going to try working with the materials you use and making a piece of art.

    I also love AppleApricot and Wen's creations in Simply Neutrals. Some really lovely eye candy over there.

    Just keep doing what you are doing and inspiring the rest of us to keep "doing".

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    1. Hello Naomi - yes, one day the inspiration will just hit you and you'll start creating and discover that it's not too hard. I am very inspired by others' work - especially Wen and SuzyQ, who are regular inspiration :)
      Hugs,
      Jesse XX

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  5. That certainly is a lovely header Jesse! You must have spent some time in Photoshop bringing it all together drawing on some of your beautiful images!
    I always make my own header also but only do it rarely as I forget the process in between time LOL! I think I must be due for an update!
    You certainly have a lovely collection of things in your studio to photograph and use like the old case, the Fairy Book and, of course, your beautiful artwork.
    Love and hugs to you!
    Suzy xxx

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    1. Lace Age Girl6 May 2018 at 04:15
      I haven't changed my header for ages either, so it was time - and I had to start from scratch since I had forgotten how to do it too! LOL! Oh well, at least we are using our brains!
      Hugs,
      Jesse XXX

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  6. Such an amazing post! I love your artwork and collections that you shared at Simply Neutrals Tuesday - so beautiful 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

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    1. Thanks, Jo. Happy creating to you, too. 😊
      Hugs,
      Jesse XX

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  7. Hello sweetie, I'm sorry to be so late to make my blog round for SNT... And then you also sent me a sweet message, I will reply to it asap dear Jesse. Your blogheader is WOW! Filled with beautiful elements, like your gorgeous creations. So so beautiful! Looking forward to more photoshop work by you! Wishing you a happy week, big hugs and love xx

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    1. Thanks, Wen. Now, I must put SNT into my diary so I don't forget!!!
      Love and hugs,
      Jesse XX

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Thank you so much for your friendly comments. It makes my day to have a response to my artworks.