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Be Authentic Tag

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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 “Splash it on” – incorporate water into your project. It can be an image of water, or water colouring, or splashing water onto your creation. We will be looking forward to seeing what you make!
For this week’s theme I wanted to try out the new Distress Oxide – I played around a little but I still wanted an “easy” background because I wanted that the brown cardboard was visible. and sto the little collage I did in the background…

I started by cutting with my Sizzix dies a piece of small cardboard in a TAG shape. I did a bit of collage and I glued random pieces of paper. I toned down the collage with gesso. I set aside to dry well.
Meanwhile I choose what Distress Oxide to use and I went with the classic combination Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber and Broken China.

I decided to work from the darkest color to the lighter one, so i smushed the ink over an acrylic stamp block , added water and transferred the color directly onto the TAG.


I kept doing it for all three colors making sure the previous layer was dry before applying the other one. When I was satisfied I spritzed some more water to create some effects. I liked the result.
To add even more interest to the background without making it too busy I decided to use Distress Crackle Paint….and of course this medium reacted again with the distress Oxide, so I moved the color around a bit creating an awesome effect.
I set aside to completely dry again.


To finish off the TAG I used the Distress Oxide Walnut Stain to stamp the background. Before stamping, I spritzed some water and the result was definitely what I wanted! A distressed stamped image! Love the watercolor effect yet you can still see the stamp! Love love love it!

For decoration I used French Industrial Salvage Stickers by Tim Holtz and one strip of cheese cloth.

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.

  • barbarayaya

    Hip hip hurra per il tuo ritorno! ci sei mancata e un ritorno alla grande, la tag è spledndida! barbara

    April 24, 2017 at 7:15 am Reply
  • kath

    amazing tag Zoey…love the background and all the layers…it’s great to have you back…we missed you…hugs kath xxx

    April 23, 2017 at 3:36 pm Reply
  • Emma

    So good to have you back Zoey and I love this tag…it’s just so you with all those fabulous layers and the wonderful colours! Gorgeous work… xx

    April 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • butterfly

    What a fabulous tag – stunning work with the Oxides and I love the images and fabric threads all layered together – wonderful!
    Alison x

    April 22, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    So glad you are back, Zoey! Wonderful tag! love the background and that touch of cheesecloth and the neutral colored images against the colorful tag. hugs, Maura

    April 20, 2017 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Love this gorgeous tag, Zoey. The colors and patterns you created on the background is fantastic! 🙂

    April 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm Reply
  • sewpaperpaint

    Great to see you creating Zoey! I love this tag. <3

    April 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous tag Zoey ?❤️ I love the background, very cool, and the dapper gentleman is fabulous ❤️

    Welcome back sweetheart x x x
    Lols x x x

    April 19, 2017 at 3:29 am Reply
  • steph203

    Great sentiment! The background you created is delish! Love the colors 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    April 18, 2017 at 11:16 pm Reply
  • Sab


    April 17, 2017 at 10:45 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    So very pretty! I definitely love your playing with Oxides. The effect is fabulous. Good to have you back with your fantastic projects. Hugs, Marzena.

    April 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Yay!!! Zoey, you’re back and amazing as always. Wow, I love the background and the color combinations used along with the bit of texture here and there. Love it!

    April 17, 2017 at 5:56 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    This tag is so pretty Zoey!! I love all the wonderful layers and colours, and the details peeking through. How fun that he holds his hand on the sentiment.

    April 17, 2017 at 5:55 pm Reply

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