Even though I'm not a designer (dabbling in it and learning about it doesn't constitute the trade), it's always good to help a buddy out.
Justin (@justhamp) needed something, anything, for a new website he putting up about Fasting. He sent me an email with what he thought he wanted, and in two rounds I was able to deliver what he envisioned. Granted, he wanted something simple, but I'm totally fine with that.
He gave me three colors: kelly green, light orange, and white. So with a serif and sans serif font I worked on them, and decided, because I always like gradients, to add that into the mix. As it turned out, he preferred the gradients as well. So with that I added a few more options and came up with the following: