Monday, December 2, 2019

Creative Banners


I was planning to change my banner for December and went back to see what banners I had made for November.


A lot of them I never used.


When I get home from a hike, I love to work on my photos and usually see photos that would make pretty banners. 


But then I find one I like and stick with it!


 So I tried to make some mosaics with my November banners.

It's a 'work in progress' to use Photoscape but it was fun! (and time consuming! lol) Everyone has to find out what size photo works best in the layout they have. Crop and resize a fav pic and then play around with it and see what looks good!


Hope your December is off to a great start! Ours started with a hike! Of course!


I'm joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE .

40 comments:

Vee said...

I always enjoy banners and your current one is lovely and new...I think! I can usually tell where I am based on a header alone.

Sam I Am...... said...

Lovely photos and glad to see you out 'hitting the trail'!

Sandra said...

my first 5 years of blogging, maybe more than 5 years, I used photos for headers and used to have a great time doing what you are doing, cropping them to fit.. yours are beautiful and the last one is my favorite for today.... after I joined PicMonkey I started creating and can't seem to stop.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful banners. We had a quiet 1st of December. Happy December!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Diane, and happy December. I enjoyed looking at your pretty photos. It's so nice that you and your husband get out for all of those walks and see such pretty nature. Have a nice week.
Julie xo

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I do admire you technically gifted bloggers. Your banners are always beautiful Diane.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Since I switched to Wordpress, I don't change mine. I always enjoy seeing yours.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Beautiful views!

Latane Barton said...

Aren't banners fun? I love changing mine with the seasons and some events. I use Picmonkey to make mine and just have a blast doing it. I admire your hiking skills. I am so lazy!! Have a great week.. Hugs.

Edna B said...

Your banners and mosaics are beautiful. I enjoy all of your photos. I wish I could get out and walk too. But I do enjoy going along these walks with you and your hubby. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

riitta k said...

Your banner looks lovely! It is fun to change banners, I love variety, too. Happy MM & this week!

carol l mckenna said...

Love your banner ~ lovely and wonderful series of nature shots!

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Linda said...

I love the banners! They are ‘real’ instead of stock images. I am creative in many ways but banners and backgrounds are not easy for me so I use what other creative people put together.

Jeanie said...

I really SHOULD change my banner but I just can't seem to get the time to make a new one! I love what you do.

Laurie said...

Sounds wonderful!

Happy@Home said...

You have a lot of great options for your banners, Diane. The current one fits your blog name so well. I finally got around to posting on my blog and realized that my header photo is very autumnal. Ugh! I think in the new year I will resolve to figure out a decent one that isn't seasonally specific. I love to see the creative ones you and so many others come up with.

Tom said...

...I like your new one a lot!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

Isn't this fun?! I love playing around with such.

Terri D said...

Any of your photos would make good banners or backgrounds! Great photography!! Happy December!

Ann said...

I used to change mine on my blog frequently. I finally got tired of doing it and have stuck with what I have now for quite a while now.
Love all the pictures and each of them makes a wonderful banner

happyone said...

I like to change my banners every so often too.
Will have to put up a snowy one for winter.
Like the bird on the barb wire.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love all of them - very scenic!

Buttercup said...

I realized I need to make some changes design-wise on my blog. I think I need a fresh look. Your headers are always great. Take care!

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I should change my banner, it has been awhile. ;-)
I like your hiking bag. Where did you get it?
It was fun to see you in the photos too.
xx oo
Carla

Conniecrafter said...

You sure did have plenty of wonderful photos to pick from, I have no idea how to do my own so I always have to use the ones that are given to pick from. We haven't been out for a walk in quite some time, rainy, or very cold and windy.

Linda said...

They look good! I need to go in to my blog and check for widgets that may be triggering security warnings for some people.

handmade by amalia said...

I like your current banner. I also like change.
Amalia
xo

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love all the photos and banners. The last one is one of my favorites.
Have a happy day and a good week ahead,

stardust said...

I like all your banners for November. My favorite is the fifth, the mosaic of autumn fields and a bird on a barb wire. Have fun playing with Photolandscape.

Yoko

Red Rose Alley said...

That's a cool picture with the bird. You always have the most charming Headers, and I love the font you use. I wish we changed ours more often, but it seems that we only change it with the seasons. Starting December off with a hike is a nice way to start this beautiful and special Christmas season.

~Sheri

Angie said...

Diane - time consuming, yes. Over the holiday, one of my family asked me how long it takes to put together a post, and they were shocked to hear me say - 8 hours. It's a labor of love, and I don't regret the time invested one little bit. Your collages are lovely, especially the last one with the birdie perched on the wire! Thanks for sharing your beauty and creativity with all of us at Mosaic Monday.

Creations By Cindy said...

Your banners are lovely. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lowcarb team member said...

I always think your banners are good... and I love seeing all of your photographs.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

P.S. Also meant to say Happy December Wishes.

All the best Jan

The Feminine Energy said...

Any one of those banners would be tremendous... as would a mosaic of any of them. I love your pictures. They bring me joy. Thank you for that. Love, Andrea xoxo

SImple and Serene Living said...

I have a lot of new gray hairs from working on blogger. I love your banner that you have now. xo Laura

Connie said...

How fun . . . you are an inspiration . . . I love the one that you are using now and the one at the bottom with you on a hike :)
Happy trails to you.
Connie :)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like your banners, individually and collectively as a collage. Your images have me smiling. :-)

BeachGypsy said...

I love ALL OF YOUR BANNERS, my friend. You are the best banner maker!! My favorites are the one of the bird on the fence and the one of you walking. I love your banners and your collages.

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful banners....they look lovely individually and as mosaics. Love seeing your sunny pictures. Happy December! XXX