How many of you use GIMP? It’s an image manipulation program–free. Very similar to photoshop. Be prepared to launch on a huge learning curve and take the time to read the manual that comes with the program. But once you grasp the basics, you can create some fun projects for your blog. You’ll be able to save the images as jpegs and make clever headers for your blog. I’m already working on January’s snowflakes. The above image is just a sample that I might use as an invitation series for my cards.
When making a header for my blog, sometimes I use my own images and other times—like with this current harvest theme for October and November—I purchased a clipart kit. You can look on my sidebar for Karla Donacher clip art and get your own. I purchased the CSS upgrade for wordpress so I can match the header to the theme colors. I also increased the header size. I could do a lot more with the background but then it would load slower than a snail. My blog already loads a bit slower than is recommended cause of all my images. But ya’ll do like those images!
So just wanted to share this with you and let you have fun too. Free is good right?