As part of my course I was asked to list 3 colours that were part of my 'brand' and I really struggled to come up with three. So I uploaded my logo to pictalicious and asked it to select a colour palette for me. I uploaded the logo both with and without the name part, and you can ask it to email you the palettes. I now have 2 of these, and as well as showing the colours it recommends, it gives you the 'hex' code (not sure that's what its called, but the one you can see predominantly in the banners is #6AC2B9)
To generate the banners and templates, I used picmonkey to create a photo collage. It was great because I could select the banner size, so I could make one that fitted exactly into the different sized spaces. My Etsy banner was a little trickier, as although you can get lots and lots of free templates, none gave me exactly what I wanted. Finally I decided to make one similar to the others by getting a free coloured template (in my #6AC2B9 colour) and then using paint.net to add the other bits on. That was not easy and took probably as long as both of the other two.
However today I really wanted to introduce you to a new part of my business...Blooms & Bows
Then I remembered on a Kirstie Allsop programme where she'd made a kanzashi flower using a really simple template, and I decided to have a go myself. I'm not going to go into too many of the details this week, but I promise you that next week I will share lots of photos and a tutorial too (and the single greatest product to use when using a hot glue gun)
Let me know what you think of my changes and my new products, I always appreciate your comments.