Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Shopping Our Stash - Stickle Me Elmo

Hello, Crafty Folks!
Welcome to the Shopping Our Stash's
 "Stickle Me Elmo" Challenge!
We would like to see how creatively you can use Stickles or any glitter glue you have on hand!  

Here is my "Stickle" Me  "Faux Leather Tag"

The tag base was created using Chipboard (package inserts.)  The chipboard was painted with Ranger® Distress Ink (Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.)  After it dried, I spritzed the tag with Tattered Angels' "Almost Black" Glimmer Mist and Color Box  "Mud Slide" Dye Mist Spray.  When the tag dried, I applied a light coat of Ranger™ "Rock Candy" Crackle.  I made an irregular tear along the bottom and then distressed the edges with Vintage Photo and Rub n' Buff "Pewter." 
I wish the Smooch™ and Glitter Glaze™ showed better in the photo (try clicking the photo for a closer look) because the effect is quite wonderful!  I cut 3 layers of dragonfly from Kraft Paper using Sizzix's® Layered Dragonfly Die and Embossing Folder.  I glued two dragonfly layers together and colored them with Ranger ™Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink!  The Top Layer Dragonfly was painted with Vintage photo and then I applied The Smooch™(Frost, Pumpkin, and Coastal) and Twinkle Glitter Glaze.  I basically tried to follow the lines of the embossed areas!
The nesting platform for the dragonfly was created by cutting five layers of the Hot Air Balloon Framelit Die (Sizzix/EP "Everyday Eclectic Framlit Stamp and Die Collection) I cut one additional layer from a scrap of black faux leather paper (from my stash.) All the layers were glued together I applied streaks of Rub n' Buff "Pewter" the top applied Crackle and when it dried added a piece acetate.  The brace across the tail was fabricated by applying two "hole reinforcements" to a small scrap of Kraft paper. I cut around the reinforcements to create the desired shape, then I just played with inks and sprays until I achieved the desired look!

Although I created this as a tag, I now intend to use it as the focal on a mini album cover I am designing!  I am not generally a "Glitter" kinda girl, but I must admit I had fun with this one!

Stop by and pay my teammates a visit.  I know you will find even more inspiration.