Welcome to Painted Dreams

Welcome to Painted Dreams, a unique graphics, layouts, & requests site by Heather! Painted Dreams offers graphics & layouts that feature the very best of Neopets as well as various backgrounds & resources to fit your style. The graphics offered here can be used anywhere on Neopets. All graphics & layouts are scaled down to fit on this layout. Drag and drop them into your address bar to view them full-sized. If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to neomail me.




Updates

4/23/14
+ Now affiliated with Spring Fresh.
+ The AC banners are coming along nicely, and I should have at least the first few up by the end of the weekend.

4/22/14
+ Now affiliated with Odd.
+ I'm working on a set of AC banners. They're not ready to be added yet, but I'm hoping to have at least some of them up soon.

4/21/14
+ Painted Dreams is undergoing a huge banner re-vamp. It will take quite a while for all of the new content to be made and added, but please keep checking back. Thank you for your patience!



Requests

Are you looking for a custom banner? You've come to the right place! Painted Dreams offers custom banner requests, so you can have the perfect banner for every need. Before requesting, please read through the rules & information and check out my examples and portfolio. Thank you! If you're here to pick up your completed banner, click here.

Rules & Information

Request

  • You can request 1 banner at a time. If requests are still open once you receive your banner, you can request again.
  • I will only accept neo-related requests.
  • I will take requests with as much or as little information as you provide. The more information you give, the more likely your request will turn out how you want it.
  • Please double-check your form before submitting it
  • If you are not satisfied with your request, please let me know.
  • If you read through all of the above rules, please put Gruslen as the special word.

Image Banner

Text Banner

Examples


Pet banner

Banner without border

Banner with thin gradient border

Banner with transparent border

Rainbow text banner

Text banner with contour

Gradient text banner

Text banner with add-ons

Fonts

These are some of my personal favorites, and they are frequently found on my banners. You are not limited to just these choices though. You are welcome to choose any font that can be found on dafont.



Pickups

Please only take banners that you requested. If your banner isn't here, please check my portfolio.





Rules






Banners

Altador Cup

you love your team, so show it off
View the banners

Collector

you collect it, and you're proud of it
View the banners

Personal Page

for all of your unique petpage needs
View the banners

Pet

let everyone know about your pet's status
View the banners

Seasonal

celebrate the seasons and holidays in style
View the banners

Website

make sure your visitors are always in the loop
View the banners

Altador Cup




Collector





Personal Pages




Pet




Seasonal

Christmas



Easter


Halloween



Spring



St. Patrick's Day


Valentine's Day



Winter






Website

Closed





Coming Soon





On Hiatus





Revamp










Rules



Backgrounds

Pattern

for those who prefer an exciting look
View the banners

Simple

for those who prefer a clean and simple look
View the backgrounds

Pattern Backgrounds

Boxes






Camo






Delicate Flowers






Leather






Paper






Stripes






Tiles









Simple Backgrounds

Blue




Black




Green




Orange




Pink




Purple




Red




White




Yellow







Rules

Resources

Neomail Envelopes

Back Arrows

Next Arrows

Dividers

Blank Banner Bases





Extras

About Painted Dreams

All about the site - the history, the name, and more.
Read about

About Me

All about Heather, the creator of Painted Dreams.
Read about

Portfolio

Check out the requests I've completed in the past.
Check it out

Achievements

View the achievements Painted Dreams has accomplished.
Check it out

Retired Banners

View banners that have retired from Painted Dreams.
View the banners

About Painted Dreams

Heather began making banners as a hobby on March 1st, 2012. She browsed a few tutorials but ultimately decided to learn as she went through trial and error. The more she made, the more she enjoyed making them. She soon began to see progress in the quality of her work and decided to open a site by the end of the month. After discussing the idea with a few neofriends, she decided that she would also offer backgrounds as part of her future site.

Painted Dreams opened on March 28th, 2012. Originally, Painted Dreams was a site designed to allow visitors to let their personality shine by displaying banners and backgrounds that feature things you enjoy, media, quotes and lyrics, and neo-related favorites. After trying this for a few weeks, Painted Dreams was re-vamped to offer only neo-related and seasonal content.

After being open for 8 months, Heather realized how much her graphic-making style had changed for the better. The content on Painted Dreams no longer reflected her best work. She decided to start fresh with an all new layout and re-vamped content. She also decided to start taking requests. The newly improved Painted Dreams was re-launched in December 2012.

In April 2013, Heather made her first layout. Upon receiving positive feedback from neofriends and others, she decided to once again re-vamp Painted Dreams to offer pre-made layouts as well as banners, backgrounds, resources, and requests.

Frequently Asked Questions


1) What program do you use to make graphics?
Photoshop CS3

2) Can you make me a custom graphic?
As long as requests are open, I would be happy to make you a custom banner. Please click here for details.

3) How often do you update Painted Dreams?
My goal is to update at least once a week, however, my work schedule can be unpredictable.

4) How long will it take to receive my request?
My goal is to complete each request within one week of receiving it. If you have been waiting for longer than one week, please don't hesitate to neomail me.

5) Can I request a background or resource?
I do not offer background or resource requests. However, if you would like a certain background or resource in another color or if you have an idea for something new, I'm always open to suggestions.

6) Can I request a custom layout?
I do not offer custom layouts, but if you have an idea for something new, I'd love to hear it!

Past Layouts





About Me

My name is Heather, and I'm 26 years old. My birthday is on September 16th. I'm 5'2" tall with brown eyes and somewhat long, straight brown hair.

I'm married, and my husband and I enjoy a quiet life in the Midwestern United States. I'm interested in TV/movies, video games, reading, writing, animals, superheroes, and graphic tees. My favorite things include Veronica Mars, Psych, The Office, Sherlock, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Inception, 10 Things I Hate About You, Batman, Superman, X-Men, and almost all things Disney.

I have one real-life pet, a dog named Gigi, who I adopted from my local animal shelter. She's a two-year-old Dachshund-Cocker Spaniel mix.

If you would like to learn even more about me or my pets, you can visit my portfolio and pet portfolio.


Portfolio

This is a portfolio of my favorite banner requests that I've completed in the past. Please do not take any requests that were not done for you.




Achievements

These are all of Painted Dreams' past achievements. Thank you for all the wonderful support! I really appreciate it!

Ranked & Recommended at AllieCat's Directory
Ranked at Line Up
Recommended at Plethora
Recommended at Clockwork Directory
Recommended at The Shelf Directory
Recommended at That One List
Recommended at Lacuna
Recommended at Faerie City Neo Daily Directory
Recommended at Site Inc.
Recommended at Beyond


Retired Banners

These are banners that have been retired from Painted Dreams, because they either no longer reflect my best quality or I've chosen not to offer that type of banner anymore. You are still welcome to take and use any of these banners as long as you credit Painted Dreams for them.


Sitely


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Affiliates / Requests are open 19/20 neomail me


Inactive Affiliates: Acrylic, Beady, CW & EN Art, The Font Barista, Glow, Laurel, The Magic of Disney, Parchment, Purity, Quill and Ink, Roo, Solstice, Sugartific Graphics, Visible Sketches

Listed at

Against All Odds AllieCat's Directory Beyond
Desolace Dignified Directory Dragon's Lair
Here Lacuna Line Up
Midnight Pixie Dust Plethora
The Shelf Directory Smiley Central Site Inc.
Unwound Clock


Reviews



Credits

Layout designed and coded by TLB for Painted Dreams (layout image from Charly's SWF Collection; textures from deviantArt; fonts used are from dafont).
Content by Heather (painted_dreams87).
Bullets, orange neomail sign, request sign, back sign, counter base, and credit sign from TLB.
Images from Neopets, Background Bonanza, Charly's SWF Collection, & Dr. Sloth's Image Emporium
Textures/patterns/gradients from Details, Illusion, & deviantArt
Pattern backgrounds originally from Subtle Patterns, deviantArt, & Brusheezy; re-colored by me
Non-default fonts from dafont
CSS help for layouts from How To Code A Blog-Style Layout, The Resourceful CSS Guide, CSS Guide, CSS For You, CSSish, Al's HTML/CSS, and Zel's Anchoring Guide




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Neomail

If you stumbled across this page, these are simply templates for the neomails I send related to Painted Dreams.

Accept Request
Reject Request - Rules
Reject Request - Difficulty
Pick-up Request


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