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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 Thanks/ThanksgivingThis week we are showcasing products from the fabulous IndigoBlu Company. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


As always I started my tag by covering the entire background with book pages. I have been asked plenty of time why I do that — the reason is easy. By adding a layer of text book, book pages or anything that has words on them, it already gives me a textured ground where to build even more texture. It does not matter what the paper says – it does not have to be my mother language and it also does not have to be glued down perfectly. You just have to create movement and texture. That’s all.
I used a spatula to add some gesso over it, I didn’t cover the entire surface, just the center part and tried to leave bits and pieces of paper in the background.


With the distress stain and distress spray I added color. First I used the Spiced Marmalade since it is the lightest color, I let it drip all around the tag and I tried to not cover the full surface. I dry it with the help of the heat tool and repeated the process with the Ripe Persimmon color.
I dry it again and when it was completely dry I added a bit of crackle paste.
I stamped the backrgound using the background stamp by Indigo Blu. I used archival ink because i was not sure i was done with the backrgound! Then I added modeling paste through a the crafter’s workshop stencil.


I added a couple of accents with the Flakes by Indigo Blu, and I glued the paper doll from Tim Holtz.
Sentiment is two stickers combined together and as always to tie everything together I stitched all around the tag and also added a bit of dark with a black pencil in the corner of the tag to give more depth to the whole project.

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.

  • Marlena M

    This is so cool!

    November 25, 2017 at 8:55 pm Reply
  • Tee Hall

    Beautiful colors and fantastic textures! Love this!

    November 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm Reply
  • smouwen

    What a gorgeous tag, Zoey! Love the richness of the colors and all the texture, so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

    November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am Reply
  • meihsialiu

    This is such a gorgeous tag, Zoey. Love the beautiful colors and great texture. 🙂

    November 13, 2017 at 3:03 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is SOoOoOOO pretty and I love the Fall color palette that you used. I also like how you added dimension with all of those rings and half-ring shapes in the background.

    November 12, 2017 at 11:37 pm Reply
  • kath stewart

    love the colours you used Zoey, the texture is amazing and I love the sentiment too…hugs kath xxx

    November 12, 2017 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    This tag is so gorgeous Zoey, with all the colours and the background textures. I love the sentiment you used too.

    November 11, 2017 at 11:16 pm Reply
  • barbara

    Il ragazzo è uno dei miei preferiti e mixato con le texture e i colori che hai usato è spettacolare! Barbara

    November 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Fabulous tag and I love all that gorgeous texture…it makes me want to reach into the screen and touch! I love it, Zoey… 🙂

    November 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • Jo - Let's Art Journal

    Lovely tag! I love how you used the book pages to add texture and the colours look so rich and vibrant – beautiful 😁. Wishing you a happy week and weekend! J 😊

    November 10, 2017 at 12:14 am Reply
  • steph203

    Fabulous tag, Zoey! Love the color variation in the background and the sentiment is perfect for the theme!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    November 7, 2017 at 11:54 pm Reply
  • Lyn

    This is an absolutely gorgeous tag!

    November 7, 2017 at 3:35 am Reply
  • Mona Pendleton

    Fantastic tag Zoey! Love all the texture and vibrant colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

    November 7, 2017 at 1:35 am Reply
  • wandahentges

    Wonderful tag!!! LOVE your background and the words are perfect!!!!!!!!!!

    November 7, 2017 at 1:07 am Reply
  • Maura

    Fabulous tag, Zoey! Love the bright colors and textures – I feel like I can reach out and touch the paint! Great message too! hugs, Maura

    November 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply
  • Cathie Cowles

    I love your tag, Zoey! The way you blended the deep orange colors into the bright yellows is awesome and so beautiful and I absolutely love, love, love the sentiment.

    Cathie ♥

    November 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous tag Zoey, the gentleman is fabulous and I love the background and sentiment, so very true 🙂

    Lols x x x

    November 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    Oh my! Those yellows and oranges! I love the colors and how they blended. The irregular texture is so cool and teh sentiment fantastic. Hugs, Macarena

    November 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply
  • Pam D.

    Beautiful tag!

    November 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Maureen Reiss

    Really Gorgeous tag!!!

    November 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm Reply

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