New Colors

So yesterday I was blog surfing and trying to comment on someones blog and no joke, I typed in the word verification TEN TIMES before I finally got it right! Craziness! So I decided to remove the word verification from my own blog, because I would hate for y'all to have to go through that here! LOL And while I was poking around changing that I thought I'd change a few other things, and then I got this wild idea to change the colors and banner. So fall has officially spring here at Poetic Artistry! These colors look awesome on my screen down at my regular computer, but a little murkier on my laptop. What do y'all think?

Today's card was an exercise in going with the flow. I wasn't going to post a new card today, but on my way upstairs to find a card from about a year ago to photograph for y'all I found a Doodle This flower that had lost it's card in my stash. I wasn't particularly fond of the card in the first place, so I decided to make a new card with it. But once I pulled out the papers I wanted to use to go with my new blog colors, the Summer Sun flower just looked like it could be called Screaming Sun! So I decided to pull out Doodle This and stamp a new flower in Versafine Vintage Sepia on So Saffron cardstock. I then cut my scraps of K & Company patterned paper and matted on Cranberry Crisp. Next, I pulled up Beate's Weekend Sketch #19, which I had been thinking about all day and realized that it called for a sentiment up the side. Nothing I had in mind really fit, so I went looking in my stash of rub-ons and stickers and found this Stickopotamus Merci sticker. That made me think of French Flair, so I pulled it out and stamped on a Chocolate Chip 5.25" square card base. Everything was looking good, but I still needed a main image. (This is officially the exact opposite process of how I usually make a card - I almost always stamp the main image first and then decide what to do with it. So I tried a Doodle This swirl, but it just didn't look right, then I remembered my neglected Carte Postale and decided to stamp the bird on So Saffron with Chocolate Chip Craft ink. I then stamped around the edges with the edge of the French Flair stamp and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. It still needed something, so I used my paper piercer to pierce holes around the entire image and used a Chocolate Chip marker to do faux stitching. I really liked how this turned out, but once it was on the card, the Doodle This flower was too bright again, so I inked it with chocolate chip ink, pierced holes all the way around it and did some more faux stitching. I finished it off with an antique gold brad. Voila! A card with absolutely no forethought, that still turned out okay! :)

38 comments

  1. Colours of the blog are just right for this time of year, especially in the UK where we are now getting some sun in the autumn which didn't come in the summer. The card is once again stunning in the way the colours blend so well.

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  2. Love your new blog banner.

    Your card is beautiful as always. I simply love your faux stitching. TFS

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  3. The new color scheme is wonderful!

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  4. beautiful card, love it and love your new look to your blog :) xx

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  5. I love the new colours for your blog and the card is WONDERFUL. I wish I could come up with a design that looks so great without any forethought!!
    I just love it all.
    Thanks

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  6. My, oh my, this is beautiful!!!! And I love the look of the blog. The "Art of Life" line is uber cool!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  7. As I said laaaaaaaaaate last night (while I was up for the Papertrey release), the new colours are AWESOME!! They make it feel like fall on my computer! And the card totally rocks too!

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  8. Your go with the flow card turned out gorgeous!!!! by the way, I love your new colors - love, love, love.

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  9. LOVE the new colors! The card is gorgeous! It fits right in with your new color scheme!

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  10. Your new banner and colors look great! I LOVE your card for Beate's sketch! Gorgeous!!

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  11. I am so ready for Fall! Your new colors are fabulous! Love the cards!

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  12. I love your new colors on the blog, totally reminds me of fall.

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  13. Hey you! Look at your fall lookin' blog... VERY NICE!! Love it! :) Your card is stunning!

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  14. I love your new colors and your card is gorgeous! Thank you for removing the word verification. I have a really hard time reading some of them because the letters run together or are hidden in the shading.

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  15. I love your new blog colors - they are perfect for fall!! Your card is gorgeous!!! I love faux stitching so of course when I saw it on yours, I was instantly in love - *wink*

    *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  16. Love the new colors, Julee! It looks very nice.

    Your card is beautiful as well.

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  17. Love the new colors and banner....they look great!

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  18. Hey girlie! I love the new look, your banner is awesome!!
    And I'm loving that card...you're great!

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  19. Down with word verification. I just removed mine too. I figured if I get spammed I'll put it back but until then. It's gone. So much easier for posters.

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  20. yeah, I'm not a fan of the word verification. I lOVE the new colors on your blog. Great job!

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  21. Julee, I love the fall colors on your blog. You know me...anything with Chocolate rocks!

    Your card looks amazing! You are better then me. I made two samples yet with not following my own sketch about the sentiment. I love the colors and set you chose, the faux stitching and that great paper.
    Wonderful card!

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  22. I love your new colors! I always enjoy stopping by your blog... even if I don't leave a comment very often!

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  23. Beautiful banner and colors! I love your blog, and your card sample is gorgeous! Thanks for all the inspiration you give to us! :)

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  24. OMG, your blog colors are GORGEOUS! So pretty and autumnal feeling.
    Awesome card too, especially with no forethought. That stitching looks REAL.

    Thank you, thank you for removing the word verification...I'm terrible at those things! I usually give up after two tries and don't bother leaving a comment.

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  25. I think your new blog banner and colours are just wonderful. They don't look murky at all on my laptop. I already had an old page of your blog in my computer's history and kept going back and forth to see the differences. I definitely like the new one more. I like that the little flowers look so realistic with the digital inking. The card is also super!

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  26. Love the new colors, noticed it last night and oohed and aahed for a bit, FALL ROCKS

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  27. I love your new blog colors! And they match today's card! Did you plan that? BTW, the card is so gorgeous!

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  28. This is a beautiful card, love the bird! And the new blog colors are awesome, the banner, too.

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  29. Gorgeous! Wow, I love the card. I could do something like that. Thanks for the blog. It is great.

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  30. can you believe i've had NIGHTMARES about typing word identifications?? i seem to have some kind of disability or something because I cannot do those things.. haha!! it's so funny that you mentioned that. anyway.. gorgeous card!

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  31. Your card is gorgeous, as always, and fits so nicely with your new color scheme!

    I'm one of those dorks who take 2 or 3 tries at getting that dang word verification thing on blogs. Do not EVEN mention bifocals to me..... LOL!

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  32. Love your new banner. And your card turned out awesome.
    I hate those verification things
    and I do wear bifocals!!!

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  33. These are such great colors for your card - they go with your new header nicely!

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  34. Just got back from holidays and I see you have new colours. Awesome. I always love the newest colour scheme you chose; it's fun to mix things up.

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  35. It's stunning Julee! If I didn't have pink in my title, I would use these colors because it's so beautiful!

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  36. This is gorgeous!!! Love the colors on the card and on your blog. Glad you liked the RAK too. Hugs!

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  37. Super card and super fall palette for the blog!

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  38. First of all, LOVE the new colors!!! Second, OMG! This card is so amazing!!! I am going to have to CASE this!! Seriously, I think this is one of my favorite cards!!!

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