Friday, January 13, 2012

Things with Wings - Bloggers Challenge

I was so excited when I saw Lisa's BC was "wings" this week, and immediately knew what stamp I wanted to use.  But then I watched the Ranger video dipping in stickles.....and got more excited, if you can imagine that!!  My image is from Lost Coast Designs, and I thought this pretty mermaid was perfect for the challenge.  Then thinking about the stickles....I took out a large countertop sample from my stash, you know the kind that  your local home improvement stores has laying around...asking to be taken home! lol  I covered it with white crackle paint, when dry...I scribbled the beautiful Waterfall Stickles on top, and moved the stuff over with a piece of chipboard until it was fully covered.  While it was drying, I stamped and embossed the mermaid and colored with w/c pencils and stickles.  I thought she needed some bubbles in the background so you all could see she was swimming...and I thought Stazon (but will it really stamp on the cracked stickles?).....yep, it sure did!  I luv the effect.  While I was at it, on the bottom, if you look close, you can see an orange sea fan, and some water plants.  The fact that the ink stayed...duh, Stazon....still amazes me.  I even added some Rock Candy stickles to some of the bubbles.....I really got stickleized on this project!



I even took a closeup so you can see all the texture on this.........


I think you can tell I had a lot of fun with this piece and my new found muse!




18 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely, I really like the texture and great image. Tracy x

Linda Monroe said...

This is so bright and colorful.

Yvonne Garner said...

A mystical, magical mermaid! Love all the textures. Best, Yvonne

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Gerrie!

Karen McAlpine said...

Very Cool! Love the bright colors. I usually come home with a stack of the paint chip samples when I go to the home building stores...LOL

BarbaraW said...

Gerrie. I love everything about this. It is really beautiful and so unique. I'm a sucker for texture.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty and creative Gerrie! The colors are lovely! Have a happy weekend! :D

Beth said...

Hey GF this is gorgeous love that image you used.
Hugs

Basement Stamper said...

Those stickles looks phenomenal on this and as the background to that gorgeous image! Beautiful job this week!

Basement Stamper said...

This looks so wonderful with that stickles background behind her! Perfect image for that!

Netty said...

Oh wow this looks so much fun with terrific results as well. Woo Hoo, x

Marti {Pez-A-Doodle Designs} said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this gerrie!!! how are you feeling?

Lisa Somerville said...

Glad to see you found your muse! Wonderful texture and image!

Terry said...

This is so cool! Love the image, colors and texture! Have a great evening!

Lori said...

Very pretty, Gerrie! Love the bright colors!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool is this! Looks like you had a blast creating this card!

BarbaraW said...

Love your mermaid; love your stickled tile. This is a great piece of art. Glad to see that your muse has reappeared.

Ida said...

WOW! - Your Mermaid art piece is pretty fabulous. Love all the detail/texture and sparkle.