Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hot Mess!

Yesterday I saw three challenges that I thought..."I can do that".  Well, I'm not so sure I could!

The Paper Players #347 had a theme challenge, so that was easy..."birthday"...thank you, Jaydee!

Sunday Stamps #154 - Sketchy Curves had a sketch that I knew I could do...thank you, Lisa.


Happy Little Stampers had a "Smoosh" technique but it was also a CAS...and my card was not that...I don't think...but I'll enter it anyway. They also had a watercolor challenge with a twist of masking HLS June Watercolour Anything Goes so I'll  enter that too using the smoosh technique...Kylie, please be forgiving...lol!


All product is Stampin' Up with the exception of the "smoosh", which is Ken Oliver's color burst. I haven't gotten the hang of that yet. 

My card base is Blackberry Bliss. I adhered a Tempting Turquoise mat to it. I used Shimmery White for my next mat. I masked the "gorgeous" sentiment area using the Word Window punch. I had to mask the other words on that stamp from Beautiful You so only gorgeous showed. Then I "smooshed the Whisper White mat with turquoise and fuscia. The water ran under the mask a little so I would have been better off just punching out the sentiment and adhering it. 

The "happy birthday" was done using the 2 1/4" scallop punch, Labeler Alphabet, Thoughtful Banners and Beautiful You stamp sets. My ink colors were Daffodial Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise and Wisteria Wonder. The woman this is going to is a very colorful person! The Melon Mambo DSP is from Festive Birthday, which just retired.

For the inside, I cut a mat of Tempting Turquoise. With the Corner Trio punch (retired), I punched the corners to represent the shape of the DSP on the front. I sponged the edges with Melon Mambo. The sentiment is from Beautiful You and is stamped with Melon Mambo. The butterfly is the Itty Bitty butterfly, which also just retired.  I gave the butterfly "flight" with a Blackberry Bliss marker.

I really do think this card is a hot mess, but colorful. Oh, did I mention my friend is a hot mess too? She'd be the first to admit it :-)

Thanks for looking.

12 comments:

  1. Fabulous background to a great card

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    1. Thank you, Linda, for your kind comment.

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  2. Fun smooshy background...I haven't gotten the hang of those either! Love your multi-colored sentiment! So happy you shared this with us this week for our Paper Players birthday challenge!

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    1. Thanks, LeAnne...I started out with a totally different plan with my sentiment and that's what I ended up with!

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  3. What a cool background!great design. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. I will keep practicing with that background until I get it the way I want :-)

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  4. Great use of the smooshing technique and I love the colors, too. So glad you shared this fabulous card with us at the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  5. A delightful smooshed BG with lots of fun and colourful elements to your card. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS CAS challenge this month

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  6. Beautiful smooshed BG and stunning colour choice with those fun and vibrant elements. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS CAS challenge this month

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  7. Yes, you can do that! I love the smoosh background - it is messy but somehow so appealing. Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

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  8. Such a fun and colorful card! Great job combining challenges, and I'm glad you liked the sketch!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

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  9. Such a fun card! That smooched background is so colorful! Love that you combined both challenges! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps and The Paper Players ! XX

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