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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 / Thanksgiving”With Thanksgiving in the United States being on the last Thursday of the month we thought it would be nice to join in with the celebrations. Whether you decide to make cards or decorations, we will be looking forward to seeing what you create!!

I made this mixed media card!


I covered my cardstock with a bunch of die cuts from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Leaves die, I glued them on the background randomly using a mix of gesso and distress collage medium matte. I set aside to dry then I covered everything with a big coat of gesso and I used an old brush to apply it. I used an old brush because I wanted to get the worn and distressed look in the background.


I mixed a couple of reds and yellows from the Tim Holtz Distress Paint collection, and blended everything together by using another brush. I let it dry then I grabbed a bit of black gesso mixed with water and applied it to the background. Waited a couple of seconds then I took everything off with a baby wipe.


Finally I applied a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint over the leaves and let the crack kick in. Then I simply highlighted the cracks with a bit of black and added a bit of shadows here and there. Stitched the sides and sticked the background to another piece of cardstock that I folded in two to make a standard card.
Tim Holtz’s stickers are always so handful when it comes to holiday sentiments, I love this one so much.

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.

  • smouwen

    This is so pretty, Zoey! Love all the shading and texture, amazing! Hugs, Sandra

    November 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    This is such a gorgeous creation, Zoey. The texture on the background is fabulous. 🙂

    November 21, 2016 at 1:17 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    What a beautiful saying for your gorgeous card! I am always in awe at your talent, Zoey! Love the colors and layers and grunge appeal! hugs, Maura

    November 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Beautiful background for a wonderful sentiment…it’s gorgeous, Zoey! <3

    November 20, 2016 at 3:39 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    This card is amazing. The background which is the focal point as well is just fantastic. Love the distress look made by an old brush. Love all the colors and especially the touch of black gesso which gave the stunning shadows to the leaves. Hugs, Marzena!

    November 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Such beautiful layers of leaves Zoey! And I love the sentiment you used.

    November 19, 2016 at 10:32 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is so very pretty, Zoe! i always look forward to your creations and I love the way you implement color and texture. Great stitching detail, too!

    November 18, 2016 at 7:44 am Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    beautiful Zoey…the texture and depth of detail is amazing..hugs kath xxx

    November 17, 2016 at 7:38 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Mi piace tutto! Come solito direi…. l’effetto delle pennellate visibili è meraviglioso, non è che mi dai una lezioncina?????? BArbara

    November 17, 2016 at 7:19 am Reply
  • steph203s

    Totally stunning, Zoey! And perfect sentiment 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    November 16, 2016 at 11:21 pm Reply
  • Linda K

    beautiful card along with a great sentiment!

    November 15, 2016 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • Raquel

    I have been wanting to try mixed media technique on a card but never had the courage to do it. This card has inspired me. I love the colors of the background and the texture the leaves give. This is a stunning card of color. Thanks for sharing!!

    November 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • Raquel

    I really like the mixed media card. I should try it soon. You did an awesome job with the background colors and the overlapping of the leaves. I really love the texture this card has. Thanks for sharing!!

    November 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm Reply
  • Anita Houston

    Grungy thankfulness at its best! LOVE the tones, the scratches, the texture, the leaves..fabulous card!

    November 15, 2016 at 3:14 am Reply
  • Beulah Bee

    Fabulous look – fabulous technique! Thanks for sharing how you made it 🙂

    November 14, 2016 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Your card is gorgeous, Zoey! The background is amazing. Seeing the brushstrokes is what I love and can never achieve on my projects. I love the beautiful deep autumn colors and all the texture. The sentiment is one we should all remember too! Love it!

    Cathie ♥

    November 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous card Zoey, the colours and textured background is fabulous and the sentiment is lovely 🙂

    Lols x x x

    November 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm Reply

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