Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SOS: *Stickle* me, Elmo!

Yep, you got it!

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to 
use Stickles (or a similar glittery product) 
on your creation!

Here is my creation:
Beach-on-the-brain... my oldest and I are off to Hawaii on Thursday! 

During the drying... don't you love my Scotch tape?  So fab...

Just so you know... I only have a handful of Stickles.  I am always drawn to glitter ("Oooh... sparkles...."), but seldom bust out the glitter, including Stickles.  This was a great challenge for me because it certainly got me to bust them out and play with these neglected products!

Supplies and notes:
  • 7 Gypsies tag painted with the sponge tip of Distress Paints in Broken China and Chipped Sapphire 
  • Stickles in Ice Blue and Icicle
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls in White Opal and Gold Pearl
  • True Hemp twine
  • Plumerias are a stamp from Inspired by Stamping, stamped in Ranger Archival in Jet Black then taped down and "Stickled," and left overnight so they would hopefully dry flat-- they did.  I fussy-cut them and popped them up with dimensional tape.   
  • The tiny quote is from a damaged Nancy Drew mystery.  I clipped this months ago and looked through my clippings just to find it.
  • I added the crown last. It was "Stickled" (Mercury Glass) with another project in mind, but I had an irresistible craft-urge to add it, so I followed my craft-gut! (My husband said it gave it the "Ariel-feel..." love him!)
Thanks for visiting, and I really look forward to your entries this week-- I'd love some inspiration to use Stickles more often!

See you over at SOS for some Stickling good fun!


  1. how come we used a similar product in similar quantities and you got yours to show up??!?! eh??! that seems unfair, lol! just b/c you're like a WAY BETTER photographer than me... :) :) :) (it might've helped if i had had ONE hour on a sunny day at home too, lol!) this is... obviously... quite stunningly lovely! <3

  2. Great project and we ALL need to take a class from you on how to make Stickles visible when photographing! Very nicely crafted and photographed!

  3. I agree with Lauren, you're photography skills were way better than mine. I moved my photo spot and it isn't working. Love the background on the tag it is awesome. and the sparkle on the flowers is amazing.

  4. OMGee! Mimi, this is sooooo pretty! What I love about this: 1) the beachy theme 2) the gargantuan amount of Stickles you used 3) the plumeria stamp 4) the added crown that your hubby said gave it the Ariel-feel! 5) get out! You used a snippet from a Nancy Drew book! Brilliant! 6) ok, well EVERYTHING!

  5. This is so pretty!!! Have fun on your trip!!!

  6. I use glitter and glitter glues quite a lot, hubby says I always seem to have some on my cheeks. I don't use my colored stickers much though. This looks gorgeous sparkly, love the tropical and beach feel!

  7. Awesome tag! I love your sparkles and that lovely background!

  8. I love the way you've used the book paper. These sparkly blooms are stunning.

  9. just saw this again at SOS and had to come say YOWZA again... especially since i don't even think i originally mentioned how flippin' AWESOME the background is... <3

  10. Safe travels and I will try not to be TOO jealous!! I have always wanted to visit Hawaii!! Hope you have a super awesome time!
    Totally entitled to beach on the brain! As evidenced by your fantastic tag!

  11. WOWZA!!! this is a gorgeous tag, that background is stunning Mimi, perfect match for your sparkly lovely flowers.
    I've never been to Hawaii, so jealous, enjoy your trip and please share some pictures of your fabulous tan!!
    Big hugs,

  12. Scotch tape you said it looks beautiful send me a bit Mimi..
    in Germany we dont have similar like this..
    oh ya I only have stickles in Blue and in Clear one
    thats all and Glitter is not my fav oh yeah
    I adore your so sparkle flower Mimi
    adorable and so ooh and aaaachh
    Love love this TAG sweety and again lovely BG you made..you dont need any DP (Like me) but you painted your BG so beautiful and me so different than you I stamped my BG/DP hehe LOL
    see you around my friend