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Fly Fly

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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 TRANSPORT IT! I made these two ATCs with the “fly away” theme in mind, thinking of hot air balloons.

I cut two pieces of Tim Holtz’s card stock into an ATC size and I lightly covered the pieces with gesso. I let it dry and then I stamped over the background with Simon Says Stamp black ink.

I took some distress markers in the orange hues and added color to the background- then with a water brush I blended the colors together.


To add more interest I took a Tim Holtz Stencils and added two big numbers on each ATCs – the numbers where random and have no meaning, I just liked the combination of these “shapes”. I let the modeling paste dry completely before adding color on it. When also the color was dry, I used distress Paint Antiqued Bronze to highlight the texture on the numbers.


Finally I added the hot air balloon stamp and colored it with distress markers again, let the markers dry and covered the surface with distress crackle paint. I also stitched around the ATC and used a Tim Holtz stickers for my sentiment.

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.


    Hi Zoey, first I wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind, friendly comment on my layout 🙂 Next, I wanted to let you know how much I love your ATC’s – so, so, so fabulous! I love the colours and the stitching. There’s a special romance about hot air balloons too, I think!

    March 2, 2017 at 7:21 am Reply
  • smouwen

    These ATC’s are gorgeous! Love the colors and the hot air balloon is amazing! Love the stitched edges! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

    February 27, 2017 at 10:47 pm Reply
  • Simply Paper Crafts

    Both ATCs are gorgeous, Zoey. I love the the fabulous texture and color scheme you created. 🙂

    February 27, 2017 at 3:24 am Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Devo dirlo e senza incertezze…sei la Regina delle ATC! I yuoi strati i tuoi colori sono davvero incredibili e lo sono ogni volta! Barbara

    February 26, 2017 at 6:58 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    These are so pretty, Zoey, and I really like the way you arranged the balloons so that they look like they are flying right off the page!

    February 26, 2017 at 5:49 am Reply
  • Emma

    You have packed so much detail into these ATC’s and I just love, love, LOVE what you’ve created…they’re amazing Zoey! xx

    February 25, 2017 at 3:13 pm Reply
  • kath

    amazing…I love the colours and the way you get so much texture and details on such a small surface…have a great weekend…hugs kath xxx

    February 25, 2017 at 12:18 pm Reply
  • Paper Profusion

    Wow Zoey – these look amazing! Fantastic layering, colours and textures! Beautifully inspirational! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

    February 25, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Your ATCs are wonderful Zoey! I love the warm yellow colours, and those cool textured numbers. And the sentiments too of course.

    February 24, 2017 at 10:28 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Stunning designs, Zoey! I love your thought process to creating, and the execution is flawless!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    February 23, 2017 at 11:43 pm Reply
  • Linda K

    gorgeous ATCs!!

    February 22, 2017 at 2:52 am Reply
  • Maureen Reiss

    Gorgeous!!! Love the colors!!!

    February 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Awesome ATC’s Zoey!! You make such wonderfully cool textures and layers, and love the stitching!!

    February 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    This set is fabulous! Love the colors on the background and the highlighted balloons. The textured numbers are a perfect touch! Lovely as always and pretty pictures. Hugs, Marzena

    February 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Fabulous ATC’s Zoey! I love the warm colours and textures, absolutely gorgeous! ❤️
    I was wondering what the numbers represented so was looking forward to finding out LOL haha

    Lols x x x

    February 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I love these two ATC’s, Zoey. The colors are gorgeous and your backgrounds are always fabulous. So pretty!

    Cathie ♥

    February 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm Reply

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