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Colorful Paint Splat Skin by bendnlsn Colorful Paint Splat Skin by bendnlsn
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I'm allowing anyone to use this journal skin, but I'll like it more if you tell me that you're going to use it. Just so I know. :)

IMPORTANT EDIT: There is an improved version of this skin, you can find it over here: [link]

EDIT 3: Thanks so much for installing, commenting, and faving my first journal skin. I can't reply to everything though.

EDIT 2: Thirty favorites for my first skin?!?! You guys are insane! xD

EDIT: I think I forgot to mention that this skin comes with two custom cursors. (one as the "normal" cursor, and the other as a "link hover" cursor.)

Decided to post this as a journal skin. =)

I initially submitted this as a contest entry for *devCRIT's Journal CSS contest, but since I lost, I'm allowing anyone to use it.

This is one of my first attempts at CSS, so I'd appreciate any comments, suggestions, or critiques.

Many thanks to `Synfull for her CSS cursor tutorial which has showed me the proper code for adding a custom cursor to the CSS. (I have been using a general, improvised code which doesn't work here in deviantART.)

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HISTORY

0.1 : Changed title color to dark green and date and time placeholder color to light green, and removed footer.
0.0 : Initial release.
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:iconkonekod:
My first reaction is "this is cute and fun!"; it's a nice simple design with colors that really pop against the white. For a first attempt at CSS I'm impressed. The journal text is bright color pulled from the header image (always good to use colors from pics used in design) but not in-your-face as some of bolder colors (which really worked for the border and moods). It has a nice balance of warm and cool colors that are never too hot or cold.

I would suggest adding some padding to the left side of the moods or centering them. The green in the bottom links is a bit bright; the sea-foam or grassy green would have been a better choices given the background color. Also the text links in the content are a bit light. You want some more contrast between backgrounds and text colors for readability. The title and subtitle colors either need to be changed or centered (that green against the red has a strange effect).

Again, this is good start overall. I'll have to check out your gallery and see what other gems are hiding.
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:iconlorenavldz09:
lorenavldz09 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This very cute & simple :D
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:iconetrixie:
etrixie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
going to use it for my next journal
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:iconphlavours:
phlavours Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
This is a great skin! Mind if I use?
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:iconjezzychan:
JezzyChan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Going to use it. ^^
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:iconastrastarartist:
AstraStarArtist Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gonna use it! It's just my style! <3
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:iconmoosery:
Moosery Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Writer
Gonna use it <3
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:iconellerysan:
EllerySan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, so gonna' use it. Thanks! :happybounce:
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:iconamethystlupe:
amethystlupe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used it! Thank you!
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:icontoastysaurus:
Toastysaurus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Totally using this now.
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:iconamethystlupe:
amethystlupe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It amazing!!!!!!!! Good job!
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:iconnonameanime:
NoNameAnime Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think ill try this one out:)
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:iconmayamity:
MayamitY Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Soon, I'm gonna use this! It's really great! :hug:
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:iconsantawithteeth:
SantaWithTeeth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I might use this! :D
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:icondivapower:
DivaPower Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
im going to use this skin if thats ok?
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I think you can't since you don't have a subscription. :( Thank you though. :hug:
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:iconh90s:
H90s Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
nice work! .. and am gana use it :aww:
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Haha, thank you! (:
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:iconcinnamondust18:
Cinnamondust18 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I am using it ^^
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconnancyann240:
NancyAnn240 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I love it and I am using it. Thanks!
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I'm glad you liked it. Thank YOU. (:
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:iconsushiandmellie123:
SushiandMellie123 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student
Im going to use it
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you. (:
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:iconunanimouse:
unanimouse Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist
i love it! i will use it too :heart:
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconjayetay92:
jayetay92 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to use this :)
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconcocoagirl654:
cocoagirl654 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Luv it! Will be using it!:heart::heart::heart:
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you very much. (: :glomp:
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:iconcocoagirl654:
cocoagirl654 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yus:) And sooooo sorry for the late reply-- my scanner wasn't working for a while so I didn't bother to come on here:/
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:iconbleedingbumblebee:
BleedingBumblebee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, but it won't let me install it.....
Wah!
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Aw, I don't know how to fix that. ^^; Thank you so much though.
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:iconcantankerous-angel:
cantankerous-angel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I love it!
I'm going to be using it :)
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you so much! (:
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:iconxtoushirou-kurosakix:
xToushirou-Kurosakix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Writer
Using it - probably
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
The thought is appreciated, thank you! (:
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:iconrowan-fox:
rowan-fox Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
yay I am installing this if it's ok, and will use it at some point :D

nice work! :XD:
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you so much for saying so. Naw, it's okay if you don't use it, but I appreciated the thought.
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:iconrowan-fox:
rowan-fox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
your welcome :D

it's ace :D
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:iconnikichan95:
nikichan95 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
hey is it ok if i use this? =)
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Feel free, use it if you can.
Thank you SO much. :glomp:
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:iconnikichan95:
nikichan95 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
no problem :aww:
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:icon1337zombiez:
1337zombiez Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i must use it :D
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Haha, thank you! (:
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:icongunmagic:
GunMagic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Hey I hope it's okay if I use this skin...
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Sure thing! (:
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Awesome-A Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Hello :)

I love the Journal Skin! You said you wanted to know when people are using it? Well, I am (I hope that's ok.) I am very new to deviantART and would hate to unknowingly upset a fellow user! Anyways, thanks for letting anyone use the skin! This one is really good and I will absolutely have to check out the rest of your art!

Thanks :D

A
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bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you very much, I appreciate the comment you have left me.
Sorry if it took me so long to reply; I haven't been in deviantART much lately. A belated welcome to the site, and I hope you're enjoying it here! :aww:
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krazykid533 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
i love this! im definitely using it!!! :D
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:iconbendnlsn:
bendnlsn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thank you so much! (:
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