Friday, September 2, 2011

Artistic Illustrations

*Imagine your favorite music playing*

I love this set of backgrounds. They're all very 2-d, and look like something you might draw or paint... and they're so artsy! :D Most of these are all very different from anything I've ever seen out there in blogworld. I have no idea if anybody but myself is going to even like them! But I enjoyed designing them, so even if nobody thinks these are any good, it doesn't matter to me. :D

Credit: The free backgrounds in this series were made using papers from Friendly Scrap.

Remember......
For the sake of saving space, I have not posted previews of the three column versions of every background... (although I do try to do that when the three column version looks different.) ...the code is just underneath the 'standard' width code for each design. (They usually look very much like the standard width except that the middle section is just a little wider.)

To use a free background, copy the code underneath the background of your choice and paste it into an HTML/javascript gadget on your blog sidebar. :) For more details (and how to install a background into a Picture Window template, see the installation instructions page.)

Emma's Dream



Emma's Dream, 3 Column



Emma's Dream, Azure



Emma's Dream, Azure, 3 Column



*ah-hem* um, yes, I have become quite fond of the 'colorize' tool in my design program, Gimp. :D
Emma's Dream, Heliotrope



Emma's Dream, Heliotrope, 3 Column




End of Summer Flowers



End of Summer Flowers, 3 Column



Birdsong



Birdsong, 3 Column
(This one's a tad different than the original, esp. on the edges...)


Caribbean Doodles



(Sorry, no 3 Column for Caribbean Doodles - yet.)

Brazilian Doodles



Brazilian Doodles, 3 Column



Cranberries and Silver



Cranberries and Silver, 3 Column



Freeform Floral in Chocolate



Freeform Floral in Chocolate, 3 Column



Freeform Floral at Midnight



Freeform Floral at Midnight, 3 Column



Funky Jungle



Funky Jungle, 3 Column



Feather Duster



Feather Duster, 3 Column



Blue Raspberry and Milk Chocolate



Blue Raspberry and Milk Chocolate, 3 Column


Almond Swirl



Almond Swirl, 3 Column


Did you like these, or was this post in vain? :D Let me know by clicking "__ people love this, Do you?" and leaving me a little message in a bottle. That is, a text box. :D

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Okay, so you didn't need to tell me to leave you a comment...because of *course* I was going to! ;) Haha! I *LOVE* these! Oh, now I'm wishing I had like a million blogs just so I could use every single one of your backgrounds!!!! :( Seriously! If you keep making them, I will never be able to choose just one! ;) HeHe!

Another great job Julia! Keep up the great work! :D

Love in Christ,
~Rachel~

Julia said...

Awww, thank you, Rachel! :D I'm thrilled that you like these! They're so 'different' that I wasn't sure anyone but myself would like them. :D So glad to have my suspicions proved wrong! :D

I'll help you pick a new background when the time comes to change yours... and if we can't find one that's "just right", I'll make one just for you! :D

Katelyn said...

These are just beautiful!! Gotta put one on my blog; which one, though? So many choices.

Mikailah said...

Beautiful! :) I love all the backgrounds. There are so many great ones to chose from! I can't make up my mind. :D

Blessings in Christ,
Mikailah

Gloria said...

You are just getting better and better! Love all the beautiful things you do!
Love and hugs,
Mama

katie vannoy said...

I love the blue swirls one! I have it as my blog back ground now! http://katievannoy.blogspot.com Check it out to see how cute it is if you want! Thanks for the wonderful design!