Sunday, December 12, 2021

Hot Mess - Take 29

It's the 12th of December, 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, 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's card created quite a mess even though the final attempt wasn't too messy, so I'm going with it anyway.

I had purchased the Hero Arts Patina Effect Kit, thinking the finished product would be beautiful. I followed the directions and ended up VERY dissatisfied with the outcome. So I adapted. For my second attempt, the mess was enormous (embossing, ink blending, and more) but the finished piece again left me unhappy.

I tried again - this time using a piece of meshy stuff I've had for years to add the ink to cardstock and then embossing with the embossing powder. Finally, I liked how it turned out.

I think the meshy piece is actually something used in aquariums, but I'm not sure about that. I just know I've used it many times to add a speckling of ink to cards.

Here's a close up look:

I love the brass embossing powder.

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!

: Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia and Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Christmas with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Neenah 110# Solar White and SU Garden Green CS 

Messy Medium: Hero Arts Patina Effect Kit

Dies: MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Stickles Glitter Glue


Barb said...

Jeanette--I really like your card. I doubt the first ones were as bad as you think........... I love it that you really try a new challenge every month--Bravo!

Carol W said...

Jeanette Your card is beautiful. I really love it. It is so striking and although it took alot to get to the point that you liked it I think it was worth the mess. You do such a wonderful job each month.

Mariann Jakobsen said...

WOWSA!!! This card is awesome Jeanette!
Wish you a joyful end of the year!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Jeanette, so glad you persisted to get this fabulous result.
Stay safe

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jeanette!! I love that sensational brass background for your stunning poinsettia!!