Friday, July 1, 2016

A Beautiful Mess Winner and Top 3

Howdy from Joi@RR.

You all did a SUPER FINE job of getting messy!!!  Thanks bunches for joining our 'A Beautiful Mess" challenge. Whether you made a messy looking project or just used 'messy' techniques...we were thrilled to see every inch of your 'Beautiful Mess' creative projects this month!

As most of you know, this will be our last post from OUR CREATIVE CORNER. Before I announce the winner and Top 3 for the challenge please allow me to say thank you, from my heart, to precious Laura, sweet Claudia and the DT for this incredible opportunity. You are all truly amazing.
 I came to OCC entering challenges and so well remember the thrill of winning a challenge and posting your badge to my blog.  Ultimately, becoming part of your DT was a true honor and joy. XXj.

Now it is time for Mr to do his work and pick one of your wonderful entries. This month's winner will receive goodies from:

And the winner is....

Congratulations Berni C!

Please email us via the link on the sidebar by 15th July and
we will get your voucher to you as soon as possible.


Are you ready for the MESSY winners from our 'A Beautiful Mess' challenge? I had such a fabulous time looking at each of your truly marvelous creations.  I wanted to just find a prize for you ALL!!

Along the way... I realized the operative word for me would be 'beautiful'.  A pretty mess or a funky mess would be totally different than a beautiful mess.  So that helped with my final decisions! And here is our final Winner and Top Three!

The Challenge Winner is... 

Jenny: Pushing the Right Buttons

YEAH!! How fun!!!

Jenny "pushed the right buttons" in my heart! It's a Bodacious Summer Sunshine Extravaganza!  The rather messy, carefree background and the rather messy 'doodles' on the flowers just translated to 'A Beautiful Mess'.  And the sentiment is very special; one we all should remember :)

And as this is the final challenge I am so lucky to be able to add a few more to my Top 3 (now 6) and here they are  (in no particular order!)

I was spell bound by Ruth's background - it has helter skelter bits and pieces of everything in it!  There were splashes and splatters, dents and dobs all over it! And her flowers were stunning but the materials she used for them was very messy in appearance. One beautiful flower even had a leaf fraying!!! Just don't see how it could be much messier in such a truly beautiful way.  

Forgive me Branka but all I know to say is that this is just: 'A Beautiful Mess'!  The vivid colors and the free spirit of this piece just made my heart feel happy.

Sara Emily: Sara's Closet

On her entry Sara said: "A bit messy, even by my loose standards". Heheheheh - I agree Sara!!! There is dimension and texture as well as crackle, embossing, glitter, micro beads. All great BUT... there is seriously nothing perfect about this creation.  And THAT is why I can say I adore it unconditionally - it's NOT PERFECT - it's a Beautiful MESS!!! 

Rupa: Together for Arts

Rupa made this lovely creation out of a cardboard box! It is lovely and it just makes me smile.  The raffia roof is darling and adds to the charm of this sweetly beautiful mess!!! 

Rachel is a bit new to the artsy world and somehow her little village sunrise just thrilled me. Seems to me like there is no way that messy background would work with this darling little town and it's very messy blue brick streets but to me it's just totally quaint! And I just think that abstract sunset/sunrise completely brings the entire piece together.  It just seems like  'A darling little Beautiful Mess'.

This is Shirly's very first EVER blog post!  WOW. And look - she even included the brush that created her "beautiful mess".  The background is a modge podge of color that makes the artist pallet look just like mine - messy!!!  And those white messy lines are so fun as the border.  As an artist - this creation was splendid eye candy and definitely seemed perfect for our challenge!


SUCH WONDERFUL FUN!  All my thanks to each one of you who submitted your truly SPLENDID creations. They were each a joy to see.

Love to you all.♥ღ¸♪♫•*♥ Joi@RR


  1. So sorry to see OCC go....wishing you all the very best and good luck for the future. Well done to all the last winners x

  2. Joi, reading what you had to say about my mess just made me grin from ear to ear! Well said and a thoughtful observation!

    Biggest congratulations to the deserving Top Picks and winner. Jenny's canvas is stunning! And I'm tickled pink to see Shirley and Rachel in the mix--a proper welcome to the mixed media world. You did a fantastic job and looking forward to seeing more! Congrats to Berni on your lucky win!

    So sad to say goodbye to Our Creative Corner. I will miss the challenges and the Design Team's inspiration, but will be looking out for you in blogland.

  3. Absolutely thrilled to get a top 3 place, thank you Joi! And a huge congrats to Jennie a 'truly beautiful mess' and all the worthy winners. So glad I was able to join in your final challenge and thanks for being such a great inspirational challenge blog Ruth xx

  4. BIG congrats to the Top Picks and the winner! You all did a marvelous job!
    I am so proud to see my name here and I am so sad to say goodbye to this fantastic challenge blog and the super talented and inspirational DT! See you in the blogland! Big hugs! Branka xx

  5. Thank you so much Joi!!! I've returned from a holiday to discover this wonderful news and feel very proud and humbled by your kind words. Huge congratulations to all the winners - what an outstanding selection! - and may I add my wishes of every success in the future to everyone at OCC. Jenny xx


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