Chipped enamel: A Studio L3 Compendium challenge

Holy Hell people! Is there anything in the world that is better than starting with something plain, dressing it up and then beating it down again? Just to make it Oh-So-Chic?

Well, anything better aside from a pint of Guinness on a hot day or an especially well done margarita? Alright, honestly we might be Jonesing for a trip to the pub.

Despite that, I’ve finished my project for the 12th week of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Studio L3 and am awfully pleased with this item.

Of course, it only took four homemade cocktails, several rounds with the heat tool, a SPECIAL trip to the craft store and six hours … but STILL! It’s as if it just came together magically!

Honestly, people, you’d think I had a solid plan right from the beginning … the other five hours were, ahm, refreshing the cocktail … or waiting for glue to dry … or rethinking/reworking/redoing my original idea?

Anyhow, if you haven’t yet picked up a Compendium and therefore have not yet participated in the Challenges over at Linda’s blog … what are you waiting for exactly?

Time is short, folks! Jump over to Studio L3, check out the superb creations from around the globe and then off with you to make something so amazing the rest of us will drool with jealousy! Go!

16 thoughts on “Chipped enamel: A Studio L3 Compendium challenge

  1. Ah yes…margaritas (or pineapple mojitos) do get the inspiration going! (Not sure about the productivity rate thought! LOL) I do love your box..consider the time well spent!

  2. Did I hear you call my name?? Oh that is right my name is not Margarita, but one might think so at times! Your gorgeous box is totally cool! Love how it came together! I never have a plan and am amazed sometimes at the end result!

  3. Actually Margarita IS my middle name. Love your magical box. I can't even imagine knowing what I am going to create before I begin. Is that how it is supposed to be? lol

  4. CB, no, there really isn't anything better than taking something mundane and turning it into something wonderfully decorated and distressed. I'd take that over a pint of Guinness, and that's not a statement I make without a lot of soul searching!

    Your treasure box is just that– a treasure! You knocked this one clear outta the park, sis. It is stunning! And you rocked the chipped enamel technique.

    BTW, I don't believe I've ever once had a clue how a piece of art was going to turn out when I started it. My brain just doesn't work that way (or, that well).

  5. Wow wow wow this is droooolingly gorgeous, and it only took you six hours – I'm envious lol. When I started blog hoping I thought everyone else knows exactly what they're doing and I'm just winging it everytime – so good to know that that's not true.
    So whatcha gonna put in it?? :o )

  6. Wonderful artistic creation! I knew the missing ingredient for me was tequila! A blue one!
    I loved your comment on my kitty tag. I had a wonderful ferret named Sid Vicious and talk about getting in trouble..phew! He was a thief too! :) Nan

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