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Friendship is adventure

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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 Make An Artist Trading Card Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.

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!

We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page

Mixed Media ATC Scrapsaurus

I started working on my ATC by collage the background with pieces of magazine paper. I love working with magazine paper because they have a nice coat that gives great textures. To create even more texture on my ATC, I used different magazines so that I could get different fonts and shapes, I also used normal glue for that and when I was satisfied with the text background I let the glue dries very well.

Mixed Media ATC Scrapsaurus

I added gesso to the background with a spatula, I used a very light hand to apply gesso since i desired the gesso to grip to the texture that the paper already built. When the gesso was dry, I added color with distress oxide. I used a couple of greens making sure to dry well among applications. To acquire even more texture I added gesso with my fingers making several casual dots here and there.
I highlight these dots with a black charcoal pencil and added some more doodling with a white pen.

Mixed Media ATC Scrapsaurus

Final touches were my signature stitches around the ATC. I also glued a die cut from a Sizzix beautiful die, added stickers and the paper dolls.

I will send these two ATCs to a very very very special person in my life. She is an amazing, talented, big hearted, supportive woman.. and I am so happy that she will receive these two ATCs.

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.

  • barbara

    dici che siamo malate di Dolls????? io penso di sì! Mi piace tantissimo vedere come le usi tu, è un modo assolutamente unico e superstiloso! Bellissimo lavoro come sempre! barbara

    August 30, 2017 at 7:41 am Reply
  • smouwen

    These ATC’s are so pretty, Zoey! Love the pretty background and the paper dolls are fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

    August 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    You’re such a pro at ATC’s that you can probably make them with your eyes closed! I love how each of your ATC’s is totally unique and original and inspiring. Well done here, as always!

    August 28, 2017 at 4:47 am Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    your ATC’s are so sweet…adorable little works of art…hugs kath xxx

    August 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • Emma

    You are the queen of ATCs and as always, these are flawless and just so beautiful! I adore every single detail about both cards and love what you’ve created… Hugs! <3

    August 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Such pretty ATCs Zoey! I love all the layers in the background and that you used magazine paper. Gorgeous colors and sentiments.

    August 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm Reply
  • laury55

    they are amazing, love the background

    August 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • butterfly

    Love these – great layered backgrounds and the messy stitching is gorgeous. The Paper Dolls are so perfect for ATCs, and I love the ones you’ve chosen here.
    Alison x

    August 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    So beutiful and sweet! Lovely soft colors broken by black stitching make a perfect match. Love the sentiments which fot perfectly with the paper dolls. Great set of ATC as always! Hugs, Marzena

    August 22, 2017 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Love both ATCs, Zoey. The colors and the sentiments are fantastic! 🙂

    August 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm Reply
  • wandahentges

    Wonderful atcs!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 22, 2017 at 1:36 am Reply
  • Linda K

    these are fabulous Zoey- and it looks like many of us are loving using the Paper Dolls for the ATCS too;

    August 22, 2017 at 12:12 am Reply
  • Maura

    So cool, Zoey! You make the most amazing backgrounds, and the people are perfect with your words! Love the stitching!! hugs, Maura

    August 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm Reply
  • Simo

    Favolose…bellissima l’idea per lo sfondo…che dire se non bravissima Zoey…invidio la destinataria di questi capolavori! Un abbraccio. Simona

    August 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply
  • Maureen Reiss

    Really Fabulous!!

    August 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I love these, Zoey, of course I love everything you create. The blues and greens in the background are so pretty together and as always, I love the stitching. Amazing!

    Cathie ♥

    August 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • marci piraro

    Beautiful! What a gift for a friend.

    August 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous ATC’s Zoey 🙂 I think you are the queen of ATC’s and these are absolutely fabulous! The colours and details are stunning! LOVE them 🙂

    Lols x x x

    August 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm Reply
  • cindy burns

    your projects are always wonderful, they encourage me to try new methods of creating in color and mediums, thank you.

    August 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm Reply

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