Monday, October 18, 2010

Dabber resist: A Studio L3 Compendium challenge

Apparently posting my week 17 Studio L3 challenge so late that I didn't have time to chatter left me desperate to talk.

So, I didn't waste any time today finishing my job and household chores so that I could craft without interruption (or guilt).

All of that paid off with this funky piece of Boo-rific-ness.

For this week's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge we have been tasked with trying out the technique on page 37: Dabber resist.

We're not supposed to share instructions, so I won't, but I'll mention that I used a different color of dabber paint than our Mr. Holtz recommends.

And, unless you tell me differently, I think that my Martha Stewart Halloween-y fence still looks just as cool as if I'd used the preferred paint color.

This week my Distress inks include broken china, dusty concord and fired brick. Again, I'm happy with the result. It's happy and colorful, but still a bit dark and spooky.

The archival ink moon is an old Stampin' Up stamp that is a part of a celestial set my sister gave to me many years ago. It's a very cool set which I can assure you has seen plenty of use. The "Boo" stamp also is an older stamp, from Making Memories magnet sets, but it's new to me as I only recently found this set on eBay for $5 (yes, $5 freakin' bucks).

Obviously there's a bit of glittery embossing, some edge distressing and even a little mallet-made cracked embossing from a Holtz Texture Fade folder.

Honestly, now that I've made it this far I have to admit that I'm clearly not feeling terribly jovial and witty today.

Perhaps that's what comes from focusing all day on mundane, required tasks ... depression.

Ah well, I promise the challenge over at L3 is a great time and a fantastic way to learn more about stuff you already own and stuff you've probably never tried.


  1. Very cool card! I really like the spooky fence, it looks great.

  2. I love your fence!!! It looks awesome. Through me for a loop seeing it so early in the week, lol! Glad you took some time for yourself. Chores are no fun at all. Hugs!

  3. You know, I think your fence looks better with the "alternative" paint color than it would have with the recommended shade. It's awesome, actually, and so is your entire, fun, funky card! I love that crescent moon, too-- it's a really cool design, and the embossing and sparkly crow-speak are fab!

  4. Love the colours on this one - beautifully blended, and such a fun card :)

  5. I think that the paint is awesome and the overall effect is exactly what was looked for. good job

  6. Loving this Boo-rific-ness in your card! The fence is awesome and the background colors are cool. Funky is good!

  7. Fantastic. I love your fence and that's a perfect moon for your Halloween scene.

  8. Wow you are early this week.....I nearly fell off my chair in
    Mine is still in the halfway stage, not knowing where to go next with who has the last laugh of course..... Have a great week you little domestic goddess......Annette x

  9. This fence is really cool - I like it in the white.

  10. Hey, what a most fabulous card design!!

  11. Love this fence! It turned out great with this technique. Spooky piece - cheers!