Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Blog Makeover! Nette's Bookshelf Reviews


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Hello lovely book bloggers! Today I wanted to show you the latest MAKEOVER I did for an awesome book blogger named Nette over at Nette's Bookshelf Reviews!

Nette was looking for a new look on her blog, even though the one she had was cute, it wasn't all that unique. She wanted to stick to the purple color scheme she already had, but she asked me to draw her a girl reading in silhouette. Silhouettes are always a lot of fun to draw! We agreed on a color scheme of purples and pinks with some gray mixed in as well. 

Nette's layout needed to have that "seamless" feel to it, and I knew that I wanted to create a header with a cut-out effect. She also ordered some custom social media buttons, a custom menu bar, and custom sidebar titles for her blog widgets. I also went ahead and tried a NEW mouse-hover effect that I've never done before-- so when you hover over her menu bar, the pages glow, and when you hover over the social media buttons they change color...

Alright, so here are the final results of Nette's all-new Book Blog Makeover!


~Before~


~After!~


So you can see that the colors didn't change too much, but they are just slightly muted to give it a softer feel. I'm also really pleased with how the cut-out header turned out, and of course the new hover effect looks super cool :) What do you guys think?? 

I hope you will stop on over to visit Nette's Bookshelf Reviews and be sure to follow her! You can grab her button below as well!

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Are you considering a new look for your blog? Do you just need an extra little something to spruce up the look you already have? Please stop on over and see me at Lea Christine Designs by clicking on the button below-- you can check out the services I offer and all the designs I have already done!

Happy Reading!

10 comments:

  1. Oh I love that design! Very simple so eye-catching! I love the colors and the background too. Might have to check out your designs site. :)

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! Stay tuned because I am about to start work on a series of all-new blog templates that can still be customized to colors you want-- I plan on having some that are cute and fun but also simple- plus they won't be as pricey as the custom makeovers ;)

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  2. Lea, your designs never cease to amaze me! They are always so beautiful and professional yet fun at the same time. Great work! :)

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    1. Thank you Jen, I really appreciate the praise :) It is always so much fun to work on these designs-- each blogger has a unique and individual style, so I never get bored doing the same thing! :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Your designs are amazing.. I'm still trying to make up my mind about a new blog design :)

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    1. Thanks Sharon! As I was mentioning above, I am currently working on an all-new design site that will be featuring pre-made templates you can order and still customize in the colors and style you want-- I will have a feature post once the new site is launched! ;)

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  4. That looks totally amazing!! Sounds like I may need to order a new design someday in the future, when I have any money, LOL

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