Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Hot Mess - Take 30

It's the 12th of January, 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.

I always have a difficult time deciding what to do with these cards. As I pondered this month's "mess" I saw a fairly new stamp set sitting on my desk - CC Designs Otters. It was still in its original packaging so I decided to use that packaging to do some ink smooshing onto a piece or cardstock. The look I was going for was water (since otters like to play in the water), so I chose the Ranger Salvaged Patina Distress Ink for this technique. A bit of water to make it moveable and the smooshing began. It didn't come out quite like I envisioned but I didn't hate it so I continued on to make the card.

This card had a few snafus along the way - the otter die slipped a bit cutting it crooked and speaking of crooked, the sentiment and DP strip are crooked, too. UGH! I guess this card is a mess in more ways than one.

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!

: CC Designs Otters stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Neenah 110# Solar White and SU Real Red CS and DP from my scrap file

Messy Medium: Ranger Salvaged Patina Distress Ink

Dies: MFT Mod Stitched Rectangles and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights and a Heart I received as a gift from Unity Stamp Company


Lynn McAuley said...

It's a totally adorable mess, Jeanette!! I love this sweet critter and his Valentine heart!! Cute, cute, cute!! said...

And as always your Hot Messes are always so neat! lol. Very cute!

Darlene LeTavec said...

Oh my how adorable, Jeanette!! I've never tried the smooching technique but I really like how yours turned out. It does look like water! What a sweet image this is!

MiamiKel said...

OH such a sweet little face with that big heart! Your coloring is always so pretty. Smooching is one of my faves - easy to do and you never get the same look twice!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Jeanette - you are too hard on yourself. Love your background, and that otter face is so cute
Stay safe