for all your kind comments about my new blog look.
I use Paint Shop Pro. I don’t know much about it but I have a lot of fun experimenting with all the different tools.
I played around with this image first –
I cropped the periwinkle tile from the sea in the first picture and then I used the clone tool to enlarge it. But I decided I needed a break from periwinkle backgrounds.
So I used this cropped image of a bright yellow iris and blue sky with clouds. I love yellow and blue.
I applied the kaleidoscope action and these are the designs I created. I finished the tiles by applying the seamless tool so that the tile would work for a blog background.
I loved the first one but it was just “too much” when it repeated all over the background of the page. The pattern in the second one wouldn’t line up – my center column kept clipping part of the pattern off. I didn’t like the third one so much.
My eyes were starting to glaze over and my laundry was crawling up the stairs to meet me, so I decided to go with the last tile. I like the soft pattern even though I wanted a little more yellow.
So now I have my blog decorated for spring.
Next in line, my kitchen.
I’m trying to gear myself up for it.
It needs new wallpaper – desperately.
If only I could sit in my chair and click my mouse…