Saturday, May 16, 2009

A New Etsy Banner And Avatar...

I tried for a while to make my own banner for The Checkerd Rabbit Shop.....and anyone who knows me is aware of my technical ability....or maybe I should call it my lack of ability. Oh, I can do some of the stuff...but it takes forever with lots and lots of trial and error. (And frantic, tear-filled calls to friends.) Anyway...I tried to do my own banner. After a week of work...I wound up with something pretty close to what I thought I wanted. A black banner with a rabbit that I had paperpieced myself; and the shop's name in bright pastel colors. But.....the black background on my banner wasn't the same black as the black in my rabbit paper piecing. It looked like I glued it on...badly. Not sure how to fix the background problem...I figured that for a while, I'd just use it the way it was...maybe not a good idea; but I was getting frustrated. So, ready to upload the banner....I searched for the file it was in. Umm...couldn't find it. Gone. It must have been so ashamed of being my banner...it packed up and left.
To make a long story short...I gave up and bought a banner from a wonderful shop on Etsy....Erin Bradley Designs. She was creative, friendly and smart....and made my banner set for me in a few days...with the checkered rabbit in it...and no blotchy backgrounds.
I love my new banner...thank you Erin!
Here's the new banner in my shop...The Checkerd Rabbit .....please take a look and tell me what you think.

7 comments:

Lyn S said...

The banner looks fantastic Diane!

Teresa said...

The shop is looking fabulous Diane!

Kathi said...

The banner looks great and the rabbit is just adorable.

jen said...

your banner is adorable dianne!

scrapper al said...

So cute Dianne! Good luck with your shop!

Lisa Graves said...

Love the banner, Diane! :-)

The Gang said...

I love love love your banner and avatars! Sooooo Adorable!

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