I am a champion of making messes. Not only in craft room but many other rooms in the house, especially the kitchen. So when this challenge from Shopping Our Stash SOS 429: Make a mess! came up I knew I should enter.
You may have to expand the picture to really see all the details. The background is the wet baby wipe technique with SU inks: pool party, tempting turquoise, highland heather. Using a wet baby wipe, dab it on an ink pad and lightly dab onto cardstock or watercolor paper. I dabbed off on a scratch paper first so the colors would be lighter. All this resulted in very inky hands.
Next layer is an SU vellum square doily sprayed with clear glitter burst spray--best to do this outdoors. I used a box indoors but the valve got stuck open and I could not get it to stop spraying. Nearly asphyxiated myself before I got the box moved outdoors. Starting over! I had to wait a few days for a new can of glitter burst spray to be delivered.
The strip of blue is from the scrapbox. I think it came from a Ms. Sparkle paper pad purchased at Joan's. Large letter die cuts are from scraps of silver paper. The Christmas sentiment is an old one from SU on a die cut label sponged with pool party ink. I added 3 clear sequins for more glitter.
So there is my "messy" card that turned out quite nice. This definitely will be one of a kind--no mass producing.