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Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp!


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is “Trio-tastic” ! Use 3 of something on your project!
For this week, I created 3 ATC cards where I used 3 butterflies each!

I started by covering my ATC card with 3 strips of old book pages, the word “soar” that I die cut using the Tim Holtz Alphanumerical Thinlits and then I covered everything with gesso and a bit of water. I let it dry and then I took the Distress Paint in Salty Ocean color. I applied it with a brush and then added a bit of water to water it down a little. I did the same thing to the other ATCs and again,  set aside to dry very well.


I covered the entire ATCs background with the Black Soot Distress Ink, let it set for a couple of second then I took it off with baby wipes. This left a slightly halo of black on the background, but not too much.
I die cut the butterflies from old book pages, if you are not into using old book pages (which is understandable) you can use any kind of scrapbook paper. I love using book pages – i find these at a thrift store near where I live. They all are from romance books that would be thrown away otherwise…so I like to give them a new “meaning”. Anyway… I colored the butterflies the same way I did with the background, a layer of gesso, a layer of Salty Ocean and a layer of Black Soot. Then after I let them dry well, I glued them together with a bit of GLue N Seal.


To bring back a bit of light, I wanted to add some white around the edges, to do so, I too Prima Marketing Art Extravagance Texture Paste — it didn’t crack much, but it definitely gave light! I stitched all around the edges of the ATCs and I also stitched over the working SOAR and I attached the butterflies to the ATC by stitches also.

The sentiment is , of course, a Tim Holtz stickers.

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp is also on Instagram! If you would like you can also share your projects there, but don’t forget to use the hashtag #sssmchallange

And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • smouwen

    Oh wow, Zoey! This is my favorite project of you so far! I love the rich petrol color you have achieved! I was reading for the color you’ve used and was very surprised to read that you’ve used Salty Ocean with Black Soot! I never would have guessed that it was possible to get amazing petrol color combining these too! I need to give that a try! Hugs, Sandra

    November 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    These are stunning, Zoe! You really have a wide range of color palettes that you use so skillfully! I am always impressed and inspired by the way you combine textures and patterns so beautifully. And your work has emotion behind it and that makes it even more powerful!

    November 28, 2016 at 4:39 am Reply
  • Emma

    Three beautiful ATC’s, packed full of detail and texture ~ these are just gorgeous, Zoey! <3

    November 27, 2016 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Come sempre sei super originale! i colori, il design… ARTIST! Barbara

    November 27, 2016 at 7:08 am Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Love the beautiful texture and colors on this creation, Zoey. Great design! 🙂

    November 27, 2016 at 5:05 am Reply
  • kath stewart

    love love love Zoey…I’m always amazed that you manage to get so much beautiful texture and detail into such a small space hugs kath xxx

    November 26, 2016 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    Beautiful blues…. and I’m loving the dimension 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    November 23, 2016 at 10:41 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Gorgeous trio of ATC’s, Zoey! Love the colors and the 3D butterflies, and the sewing, oh the stitches are a wonderful touch! Beautiful sentiments too! Happy Thanksgiving! Maura

    November 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • Anita Houston

    PINNED! I love atc’s, and these little beauties pack a huge punch! LOVE the texture, the dreamy colors, the butterflies, the stitching. Fabulous!

    November 22, 2016 at 12:46 am Reply
  • Macarena

    It seems impossible for this background to be so simple to make and having only two colors! I am speechless. I love your atc set so much! The texture, the colors, stitches and butterflies. Everything here is awesome! Can’t wait the next Monday 🙂 Hugs, Marzena

    November 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    These are beautiful Zoey! I love all the wonderful texture.

    November 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, another amazing project! These are not only gorgeous but truly words to live by. Beautiful!!!

    Cathie ♥

    November 21, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply

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