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.