If it's Friday night...it must be time for a Compendium of Curiosities Volume III Challenge inspired by Tim Holtz's book of the same name. Linda Ledbetter is the gracious hostess of the challenge and you can find all the information about how to play along here. Challenge #26 is generously sponsored by Linda Coughlin at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I love smudge stamping...and I must love deadlines since I always am cutting them so close. Grab one of Tim's books and turn to page 42 to play along. I made a tag to send in my daughter's exam package. Her love of Halloween is only equal to her fascination with human bones (good since this is her course of study). I loved the effect of the technique with the Apothecary stamps. My background is made with several layers of Pumice Stone Distress Paint. I used Pumice Stone, Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Ink with various stamps. I tinted an Ideaology Monocle and added a Remnant rub 31 to highlight the important date. I attached to a Crinkle Ribbon bow colored with Fired Brick, Picked Raspberry and Faded Jeans Distress Ink by a Swivel Clasp.