Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hot Mess Success - Take 26

It's the 12th of September, 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. 

I've used Ken Oliver Color Burst for these challenges in the past but I recently learned you can do a watercolor wash with them, so decided to give that a try this month.

I started by mixing a little bit of water with the Color Burst to crete a paste, then using a paintbrush, I painted the color burst paste onto the rubber stamp. Once each color was applied, I misted with water and then stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper.

I noticed the stamp still had a lot of color on it, so I misted it again and stamped onto a piece of 110# white cardstock that I had nearby.


The image on the left was stamped first

The outline/black stamping was done once the Color Burst was completely dried.

I actually liked both pieces so decided to make two cards.


Card #1




Card#2



Lest you think this technique wasn't messy, let me assure you it was. My fingers were quite colorful, as was the baby wipe I used to clean up the mess.

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 Set: Rubbernecker Watercolor Poppies

Papers: Canson Watercolor Paper, Fun Stampers Journey Summer Days, Neenah 110# White and Recollections Black CS and DP from my scrap file

Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder: Lemon Yellow, Peony, and Pthalo Green

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Dies: MFT Mod Stitched Rectangle, MFT Stitched Rectangle, and Paper Roses Hello Chunky Double Layered

Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots and Ribbon from an unknown vendor

3 comments:

  1. Such beautiful results with this great technique, Jeannete!!

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  2. WOW WOW WOW Jeanwttw both of these cards are STUNNERS. I love how they turned out. I'm going to have to try this. Awesome job on these.

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  3. Gorgeous cards and your color combo is deliciously cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

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