Well, here's my attempt. First, I followed your instructions with the dried mud: (thumbnail; click for larger size):
Then, I took some regular, wet, sloppy mud and followed the same steps: (thumbnail; click for larger size):
So... Is it good? Personally, I like the wet mud better; it makes it look like it just started exploding, rather than the other one that makes it look like it's well-into selfdestructing itself.
Plus, I inverted the colors on my mud, and found this:
Does it NOT look like the arctic?! I'm serious; copy and paste that image and invert the colors: It's MUD! Then, it's SNOW! Weird O.o