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