Monday, August 12, 2019

Let's Get Messy

There's a new series happening today. It started when my friends Kelly and Barb and I were chatting one day. (The three of us comprised the Three Musketeers and also do the Ready Set Go Challenges.) We had things a bit jumbled that day and one of us said we were a mess. Another one piped up and said yes, we were hot messes. Then we decided that sounded like a fun idea for an ongoing theme. We put Barb in charge of working out the details for the Hot Messes - and she did.

So starting today (and on the second Monday of each month) we are going to share a card/project that is at least somewhat messy to make. Some months there may be a bit more specifics than that but for now it's just about getting messy.

There are four of us in this group - Barb, Kelly, another friend named Terry, and myself. I'll add links to their blogs a bit later in this blog post.

For my first Hot Messes project I used a plastic card (like a credit card) to lay down some acrylic paint on black cardstock. I did this randomly until I was satisfied with the look; then I let it dry thoroughly. After it was dry, I used the Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flowers die set to cut the background for the rose image.

Then it was just deciding on a layout and getting everything adhered - pretty easy!

Now be sure to head over to the other Hot Messes blogs to see their messiness, too...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Dies: Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flowers, Taylored Expressions Thanks (free with an order), and MFT Wonky Stitch Rectangle

Papers: Recollections Black and Ivory and SU Pumpkin Pie CS and Recollections Cartulina DP

Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch

Embellishments: Echo Park Enamel Dots


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Neat technique!

Terry Ladwig said...

I love the technique you used Jeanette! This will be a fun challenge for me every month since this puts me WAY outside my comfort zone. Just an may see me use this technique in the future! I am making a list of messes that I want to try! i am so glad I am a Hot Mess!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a stunning result Jeanette - love the technique, and that big bold rose is perfect to use on it

Barb said...

This is beautiful! I love the die cut and the background is stunning! I am so glad you are on this journey with me to get messy every month!

MiamiKel said...

Very messy, I mean, pretty! What gorgeous fall and autumnal colors and the gold really makes your card shine! (literally!) Such a beautiful design - and a great start for the first month of messes!

Lynn McAuley said...

I hate making a hot mess, but this sure is beautiful, Jeanette!!