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Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp! And this month we are having another great Guest Designer! I have been Simon Says Stamp! Guest Designer too in January and I was so scared and excited at the same time…so make sure to head over our Guest Designer page and give her a HUGE cyber hug and welcome her!


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is “Make your Own Background” and we will be featuring Darkroom Door Stamps.

I created this card and as background I used a Darkroom Door Stamp called Postcard. I stamped it over a piece of cardstock and used Distress Ink to color it. I mixed a couple of them (Bundled Sage, Mustard Seeds and Worn Lipstick).

I wanted this whole piece to look “dreamy” so I toned everything down with gesso and darkened up the side to accentuate the dreamy effect.


I layered other stamped images (always from the Darkroom Door) and gave them the same texture. I loved to use Distress Ink to color the images, they give it a watercolor look yet really bold.


I also used another stamp from Stampers Anonymous that was my focal point. I stamped it a two times. One was my base and the other stamped image I simply fussy cut some pieces and then adhered to the first image to create depth.

To color this stamp I used distress markers. It was so easy!

As always, as final touch I stitched around everything with my sewing machine. I love to add this final touch to my projects as it gives it a finish touch and also makes the project feel complete.

To back up this card I adhered a piece of card stock that is from Prima Marketing.

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

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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

    Gorgeous project Zoey!! Love all the colours and layers.

    March 14, 2016 at 11:05 am Reply
  • ambersheaves

    You are so sweet! Thanks for the kind welcome. And I am such a fan of your work that it was a bit intimidating to follow you as a guest designer! I love your card, especially all the layers. I loooove layers.

    March 13, 2016 at 12:34 am Reply
  • Emma

    Zoey, there is so much beauty in this piece and I love all your layering, the colour palette and all the little details that work so well to bring it together and create a fabulous piece of art! Hugs… <3

    March 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • smouwen

    Gorgeous piece, Zoey! Love the stamps and the coloring and of course the layering! Amazing! Hugs, Sandra

    March 12, 2016 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • kath

    love all your beautuful layering and great use of colour…hugs kath xxx

    March 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    You always use color so brilliantly, Zoey! I can’t wait to see what you do each week and you never disappoint.

    March 11, 2016 at 6:10 am Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    Love your beautiful creation, Zoey. The layers of those embellishments are stunning. 🙂

    March 11, 2016 at 5:02 am Reply
  • Macarena

    This is great, Zoey! What an explosion of colors. I love the stitches and the crazy look of the serious man! You rocked it. Hugs, Marzena

    March 10, 2016 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Your style is unique and so colorful, I love love love it! Un pochino anche in italiano…. Questo timbro è uno dei miei preferiti, mi piace tantissimo come l’hai scomposto e colorato e tutti gli strati che hai messo! As always …. a genius! BArbara
    puoi ridere per il mio inglese. anzi devi!!

    March 10, 2016 at 7:47 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    Don’t tell my hubby, but I’m kind of in love with the guy on your card! How could I not be? He is so very dapper and I love him not only for his artsy vibe, but also for his background!!! Wow! LOVE those layers! I honestly am such a fan of your style and aesthetic as it is right up my alley. What a talent you have and I always look forward to seeing your posts! Your grasp of color-blending and the way you combine whimsy and depth is second to none!!!

    March 10, 2016 at 6:03 am Reply
  • steph203

    How lovely, Zoey! I really like the layering and the bright bold colors!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    March 8, 2016 at 11:55 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Love all of your awesome layering, and the colors are gorgeous with your stamping! The little touches like the sewing and paint splatters add a perfect touch to this, Zoey!

    March 8, 2016 at 12:20 am Reply
  • D.Ann C

    How fun!

    March 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Fabulous card Zoey, I love all the layering and the guy with his wings is awesome! Very arty design and the colors are gorgeous too, LOVE it 🙂

    Lols x x x

    March 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • Sanna

    beautiful, as always!!

    March 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm Reply

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