9.14.2008

The dilemma of the Header

I've been wanting another header for a few weeks now, since the last one was really summerish, and summer has almost come to it's end.
I'd like my blog to stay updated, so the header can't stay behind.
The header you're seeing now is a beautiful picture by Shazeen Samad and although i am really in love with it, i feel like it doesn't really match with my blog.
I think the colours are a little bit too bold....

So, this is the idea: I want you to help me and to have a voice in what the next header will look like. Besides me, you are the ones that have to look at it when you visit my blog, so i thought it's pretty fair, isn't it?

Tomorrow evening i will decide what the new header will be, based on my own opinion and your opinions, that you will hopefully tell me in a comment!
If you have other ideas than the ones i will show below, let me know!

First of all, i have to mak the decision if i go for a header fashion- interior- or photography related. (Of course they also can go together!)
Let me know what you think suits this blog best and what your opinion is!

I would most like to make a really special one in Photoshop (Yes! I finally have it on my computer, but i can't work with it at all yet...) So i may use Paint for some things.

Here are some pictures i am considering as a header:




(This one needs to be stretched horizontally (?) and that might be a little problem for this PC dummy...)

This one i also really like, but it is still summerish...



I really adore the colours of this one, but i guess it doesn't really match my blog and what it's all about...





Or something like this.....this looks bad, but i did it very quickly.
So, something with my own polaroids...





(I like a header with the polaroids, because it's very personal since i made them, but it looks kind of messy and i don't like messy at all!!)

I really hope you creative people can help me out with some nice ideas!

22 comments:

Emily Rose~Loves Cheerios said...

That room with the ivy looks absolutely beautiful, I wish I could live somewhere as magical as that, I wonder if places like that actually exist in real life?? I do hope they do...

Susanna-Cole said...

I really love the first picture best... they're all so lovely, but that is perhaps my favorite! Though perhaps you could blend a few different pictures together? You know overlap and blend them... you could also work to make your banner longer than way... like, here, since I'm bad at explaining, I'll show you an example, like in the header of a layout I did for a site a while ago: http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/2675/portfolio1px0.png I blended a whole bunch of pictures together so I could not only use one, but make the whole thing much bigger. Actually that's pretty much how I do all my graphics, I'm a bit blending-addicted haha. But if you just got Photoshop, then maybe you haven't done blending before not...took me years to learn how to blend myself. ;)

Hmmm...I'll keep thinking, if I come up with any other ideas, I'll let you know! :)

xoxo,
S-C

*indie_queen* said...

If you could, something with your own photos would be perfect. But if you aren't too good with photoshop etc- though you must be better than me!- then I love the one of the girl in the chair. Who cares that it's summery? We all need some glimpses of summer in the cold months ahead

Susanna-Cole said...

Aw, well thanks! Don't worry though, well for one thing I don't even like my work that much now, but I assure you it was like hooorrreeeenndous for years! :P Took a lot of practice to get anywhere. ;)

I think you're smart in going with a simple header, and nothing too busy! I think simple can be good for something like a blog, because after all people come to read your blog entries and I think a blog header shouldn't be too frilly, kind of just give the title, and then be quiet and let the blog itself do the talking. :) If that makes any sense! haha

Can't wait to see whatever header you come up with! :)

xoxo,
S-C

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Lana said...

Je moet zeker weten je eigen polaroids als header nemen :)!

esme and the lane way said...

These are all lovely. I do like your own polaroids... and I really like the spooky lonely house, and the leafy room!

Betsey said...

ooh i LOVE the one you have on right now, and the ones you made with your polaroids. so pretty!

jaymekroses said...

i like the ivy couch one the most. I think it speaks to all areas of your blog... do you remember where you've found it? I'd love to see more!

Hila said...

I actually like your polaroids the best - especially the one with the beach scene and the white dresses together.
But all of these are beautiful :)

morphidee said...

I love the one you have up now, but perhaps LOVEOLOGY would come out better in white and the subline in lightgreyish..

belle.chantelle said...

YOU ARE SO WICKED!!! i adore all those shots. they're amazing.

luyi said...

To be honest, all of your choices are perfect. But I have one suggestion. Photos you took are also fantastic, and I am thinking that if you can use your own piece of work, it would be more meaningful and cool!

Not everyone can take as good pictures as you do, you know.

Jane said...

the first picture is gorgeous, but i think your polaroids will be best. messy is the new clean!! xX
hope this helps!
jane

Missa said...

First of all, thanks for the very sweet comment you left on my blog today :)

As for the header, all these images are wonderful. I really like the second to last combo of your polaroids. Theres something about the frothy water and the lacy parts of the slips that go really nicely together.

Also, just for fun because I love doing this kind of thing, I played around with a few of the images you have here and a couple others I found on your blog to make a few combinations for you to check out for ideas.

I uploaded them to my flickr photostream, so you can check them out there. Feel free to take anything you might like.

Sounds like you've got some good input, good luck with your decision! <3 missa

danica said...

Great images! I think I like the one with blonde and the boy sitting on the bed. I'm sure whatever you pick will be fabulous!

Anonymous said...

These are all great choices but I think number two (with the comfortable, worn-in couch and homely items everywhere) fits best. It is a lot more open to interpretation and represents many different things - it doesn't limit the capacity of what your site holds! :)

Thumbelina said...

I'd have to say the first image as well. Mostly because it exudes everything that your wonderful blog is about--mystery, beauty, emotion. It's also so wonderfully haunting and melancholic--there seems to be so much of a story behind it. And I just LOVE her feather turban <3. But I also love your Polaroids--they are so personal and touching-- and I mean what describes you better than your love for Polaroids? Especially when these ones are so amazing?
I don't know those are probably my two favorites. But it is all about to you my dear <3
Ciao ciao,
Marisa

ashley said...

i have just tagged you if you are feeling playful.
xo ashley
p.s i love the one you are using this second!

HANNAH-ZOË said...

hmm it's hard picking a new header as you know i recently changed mine & I'm not that shore about it but i really like the idea of our own polaroids, that way it will be completely unique and represent you and your creativity (:

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