Hot Mess Success ~ Dust Bunnies!

Hi friends!

I'm getting a late start to my day ~
but here with a great big mess!
It's been that kind of week so it's fitting :)

Today's card is for the Hot Mess = Success card group
where we make messes!
Although I'm not a messy person by nature,
 it's fun with cards because it really gets the creative process going.

And it's no secret that I ADORE watercoloring!
So this month's mess …. inks, water, paper and a brush!

My card really does look like a hot mess!  
I placed an order with Whipper Snapper stamps  awhile back
and added a few cuties to my cart
along with a TON of fun sentiments, like this one!
They are very affordable and easy to mix and match
so I thought it was time to stamp and play with Curious Bunny.

The messy part?
inks and water!

I have an intentionally pink bunny ~ I was going for a cartoon-y look.
I stamped the image in Stazon and added the sentiment first,
and then used several distress inks cubes to my pallet.
For the bunny, I mixed Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar on the palette,
dipped my brush soaked in water into the mixture and painted.
I did the same for the sky (Speckled Egg) and the grass (Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn, mixed) for vibrant colors.

I did have a little bit of seapage ~ compliments of rushing 
and not using my heat gun in between colors
so I'm calling this one an "it is what it is" card!

mmmmm k!

My friends in the Hot Mess Success made cards, too
and you can see Barb's card, Jeanette's card, and Terry's card on their blogs.

I have a FABULOUS idea in mind for next month ...
I'm just hoping I can find the products and make it happen!
Sometimes I see things in my head
and bringing them to fruition is a whole 'nother thing!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings :)


  1. Love, love your pink bunny and the other mess! Great sentiments too.
    xxx Margreet

  2. I wish I'd seen your adorable card earlier. I just dusted!! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Fabulous card Kelly, love the rabbit, so cute, and a brilliant sentiment.
    I have a friend that felt that it was a waste of time doing housework, as you only had to do it again in 6 months time lol, have a lovely weekend, Kate x

  4. Tee hee!! Now how stinkin' CUTE is this bunny!! I love those darn stamps too! :) That sentiment is just too much! Really great card Kelly!! Thanks for the giggle today my friend!

  5. Love the cute bunny and sentiment stamp Kelly..loz

  6. What a fun card Kelly, brilliant sentiment!

  7. I'm with the bunny; I hate to dust. Love your watercoloring mess and that bunny is just too cute for words. TFS!

  8. LOVE that sentiment and it would go well for my house!!! I would rather make cards than dust and since people are not coming to visit...why dust?

  9. I whole heartedly agree with that sentiment Kelly - love your card, that is one cute bunny! Looking forward to you next month's 'hot mess'
    Stay safe

  10. Great post with stunning stamp sentiment , colours and gorgeous creation.. loving all of this. x

  11. Oh my goodness, Kelly - this is way too cute!!! I love the bright pink bunny with the more subdued colors around it. And yes, that sentiment is too fun!

  12. Your bunny is super cute and love the fun sentiment, which I find myself saying quite loudly through my house sometimes, I'm the only one living here so how do I get so dusty?..FABulous card Kelly, love you water colouring too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Really great little card. Love the sentiment - why is that so true? Great coloring, Kelly.