Five days until I leave… yeesh! Still a few more things to do!
The good news is that I’ve finally finished setting this thing up. It was fun to brush up on my Illustrator and Photoshop skills to make the background! I found the color scheme, “Bubblegum Black,” through kuler.adobe.com. I got the idea of using the texture for the background from this: http://designreviver.com/tutorials/create-convincing-watercolor-effects-using-photoshop/ while looking for a way to produce a watercolor look (my first plan which didn’t end up going through).
It’s not what I originally planned on, but I’m happy with it! Once I was all finished, I uploaded it and thought it needed to have a kind of ripped-edge look to the side to blend into the blog. This page helped with that: http://www.photoshoplab.com/ripped-and-torn-edges-and-stuff.html. It’s amazing what you can find by just doing a Google search for your question! 🙂