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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 isNautical

definition: of or relating to sailors, ships, or navigation:

Many of our friends have spent their summer vacation on board cruise ships, some have been boating on lakes, and some have been sailing across one of the seven seas, we would like you to cruise along with us and create something with sea related voyages in mind.

As always the lovely Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a fabulous $50 voucher to spend in their super fantastic online store! You have to be in it to win it!


To start my ATC I worked on the background by gluing down some pieces of paper and Ephemera by Tim Holtz. I used collage glue to do so. I let the glue dries and then I added Gesso over the background trying to create textures.
I added color with distress paint and distress oxide. I also used water color to give more depth to the background.


I took a chipboard and covered it with gesso, then when the gesso was dry I used distress oxide to add some color.
I also took some Tim Holtz Paper and cut out a boat shape. I took a small toothpick and covered it with black thread and glued it down to the boat. I cut some small triangles and a big one to mimic the veils.


I used some more gesso to create waves and I let it dry completely. It took a few minute because I created a lot of texture. I then stitched all around the ATC and added the sentiment from a stamp by Tim Holtz

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.

  • Anna-Karin

    Such a beautiful ATZ Zoey! Love all the layers and details. And of course that little boat.

    August 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm Reply
  • smouwen

    Such a stunning ATC, Zoey! Love all the layers you’ve created on such a small surface! The colors are so pretty too! LOVE it! Hugs, Sandra

    August 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm Reply
  • kath

    absolutely stunning…my mind is boggling…how do you get so much detail and texture on such a small piece…very clever…hugs kath xxx

    August 20, 2017 at 8:45 am Reply
  • barbara

    Come sempre i dettagl fanno la differenza! di questa amo particolarmente i colori forse meno accesi ma veramente meravigliosi! Barbara

    August 20, 2017 at 5:49 am Reply
  • Emma

    Wow…this is fabulous Zoey! Another stunning miniature piece of art and I love the layers of gorgeous detail, they are the perfect backdrop for your wonderful little boat… <3

    August 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    Another truly stunning piece of art! You are the Goddess of ATC’s! I am amazed at your ability to convey so much beauty and inspiration on one little space. Beautiful work!

    August 17, 2017 at 2:31 am Reply
  • Maura

    Such an awesome ATC, Zoey!! Love the background with the numbers and compass, and your little boat is awesome! Boundless is perfect! hugs, maura

    August 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Perfect sentiment and I love the colors and layering of texture and cool tones.

    Simon Says Stamp!

    August 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm Reply
  • Simo

    Brilliant as usual Zoey! Love all the details…just stunning…hugs xxx Simona

    August 15, 2017 at 9:45 am Reply
  • meihsialiu

    This is such a gorgeous creation, ,Zoey. Love the beautiful layered embellishments and stitching. 🙂

    August 15, 2017 at 1:23 am Reply
  • Macarena

    Absolutely love how you kept it monochrome, this is such a water-looking design. Love all the layers on such a small piece! The boat is so cute! Hugs, Marzena

    August 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, you are an ATC rock star! This is one of my favorites. I just love that little boat and how you created it. The background is amazing and the entire design is awesome.

    Cathie ♥

    August 14, 2017 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous ATC Zoey 🙂 the colours and whole design of this is absolutely fabulous! Love the stitching and layering of colours and die cuts. Very beautiful 🙂

    Lols x x x

    August 14, 2017 at 4:25 pm Reply

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