Hot Mess Success ~ You Color My World!


Hello friends!

Today's a super fun day!
It's the day we post our cards for the Hot Mess = Success card group.

And ... it just got bigger by 2!
What's more fun than making messy cards?
Doing it with friends :)
Welcome Carol and Darlene!

So the Hot Mess = Success ... 
 I actually considered recreating this card, just slightly different.
But, I ended up making a different mess card instead 
as part of a new YouTube series I'll be doing!

I can't show you how and why I made this just yet 
(you'll see something like it soon if you are on Splitcoaststampers!)
and this is from The OOPS File *wink!*

Let. Me. Just. Say....
I don't like messes.

 Not at all!
But during the creative process, making cards, it's a riot!

I decided to get out acrylic paint for this month's messy card
(acrylic paint?!  Someone ... anyone ... please take my temperature!)

It turned out to be SO much fun!
It took a few tries ... and this was a piece that didn't make the cut ...
until now.

and 6 different acrylic paints to create a rainbow.
I stamped the sentiment at an angle on purpose to go with the symmetry
of the card and cut/colored the crayons, then popped them up for dimension.
Surprisingly, this card turned out kinda groovy!


I know that my friends made x1000 better cards 
so be sure to check out theirs, too!

Kelly (you're here!)

We'll be posting our Anything Goes cards every 12th of the month ~
the messier, the better!
And I'll be sure to post the other card and video when I can :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings

I'd love to enter this to:  Word Art Wednesday - AG!


  1. Those acrylic paints and the wonderful background look fabulous and so artsy. A colourful and fun card and so glad you enjoyed the 'messy' bit.....x.

  2. Fabulous card Kelly, wonderful bright colours and I love the crayon images, Kate x

  3. Wow Kelly a success is made for sure. I love the way you created this card. I love the stamped sentiment at an angle and the rainbow background of the little color crayons. I'll have to try some acrylic paint next time. It sounds like fun.

  4. Fun card Kelly, great colours! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Kelly, you rocked the acrylic paints... that mess is sure eye-catching. Love your card!

  6. Outstanding! I love the colors and the crayons! So cool. You did an great job with the acrylic paints--way to go!

  7. Love this! The angled painted rainbow and sentiment are perfect! What a bright and well designed card. Not a mess at all!
    Thanks for inviting me to the group!

  8. Colourful and fabulous sentiment on this card. . xx

  9. Oh Kelly this is stunning - love your colourful and textural looking result - a wonderful mess!
    Stay safe

  10. What an awesome look, Kelly!! I love it!

  11. Very artistry!!! LOVE the way you used that stamp, I have it too, hanks for sharing the inspiration! Your colouring looks amazing!!!


  12. Such a cute card, I love it! Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT