Monday, July 12, 2021

Hot Mess Success - Take 24

It's the 12th of July, time to get messy. (insert deer-in-the-headlight look) As you likely recall from previous 12ths, I am not one who likes messes. Not one bit. BUT a challenge is only a challenge if it stretches you, and I'm up for the Hot Mess Success Challenge. 

Barb, Carol, Darlene, Kelly, Terry and I create cards for the Hot Mess Success challenge each month and share them on the 12th. 

It's Anything Goes - as long as there is something messy involved. 

This month I decided to just experiment. Actually, this was plan B. My first plan totally failed and went into the trash. (I tried used fingernail polish and water, per a tutorial I'd seen, but I just couldn't get it to work.) Not to worry. A mess is a mess is a mess... so I was off to another plan.

I read somewhere that if you have designer paper that you don't like, alter it. Hmmmm.... interesting concept. I decided to give it a go.

For the most part, I do not like chevron papers. I know they were (and still are, I suppose) quite popular... I'm just not one that boosted them into fame. But I do have some chevron paper in my stash. This piece, for instance...

My first attempt at altering it was with Nuvo Shimmer Powder. I sprinkled four different colors onto the piece of chevron...

... and then gave it a spritz of water. I'm sorry to say, I failed to take a picture after that step, but let's just say, I wasn't super impressed. Not to worry. I have other tricks up my sleeve.

I then ran the piece through Stampin' UP's Old World Paper to give it some texture. Oops! Then I realized two things. 1.) I should have diecut it first, and 2.) I had the paper upside down.

Sooooo... I diecut the piece and then ran it through the embossing folder the right way. LOL!

I still thought the piece was lacking pizzazz (and my fingers weren't quite messy enough yet) so I then used a blending brush to add Ranger Peacock Feathers distress ink around the outer edge and also lightly over the bumps on the embossed piece.

Yep... I think that was sufficient.

The rest of the card was pretty basic, no tricks there.

Be sure to check out the other Hot Mess gals blogs, too, to see their cards (you'll be WOW'd!)... 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set
: Technique Tuesday Dazzling Dahlia and Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Cougar 110# White and SU Coastal Cabana CS and DP from my scrap file

Nuvo Shimmer Powder: Blue Blitz, Catherine Wheel, Sunray Crossette, and Violet Brocade

Embossing Folder: SU Old World Paper 

Ink (for blending): Ranger Distress Peacock Feathers

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangle and MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangle

Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones


Darlene LeTavec said...

Oooooh....Ahhhh!!! Not a fan of Chevrons either, but the peacock ink on the edges, plus the various techniques to distress it makes quite a difference! Simply beautiful floral coloring and the layout is wonderful.

Carol W said...

Oh my Jeanette, for someone who doesn't like to get messy or have messes you sure do a great job with your "messy cards". This is very creative and wonderful. I'm not a fan of chevrons either but you have solved this problem quite nicely. Great job on this challenge. ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

So glad you kept going with this Jeanette - it's a stunning card - it almost looks 3-D with the dark edging to the paper. The nail polish marbling technique is dicey - I used watercolour paper, but found that it did not adhere all that well, and after a while my 'spare' backgrounds started peeling...
Stay safe

Barb said...

You sure are the determined lady! I love it that you continued to challenge yourself to get messy to get the fun result! Such a Sweet Card!

MiamiKel said...

What's not to love! You may not be a chevron fan but your card came out lovely! The bold floral is a vision - and I love the nail polish techique! I did try it for this (not sure why I dind't use/post it?!) and it came out smashing - I think I'll have a redo for next month!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a stunning dahlia! Beautiful, beautiful card, Jeanette!