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Hello 2017

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Hello Crafters!

First of all….happy new year! Although I couldn’t wait for 2016 to end, I can’t believe we are already in 2017! So let’s start all over again, starting with the Monday Challenge over Simon Says Stamp!!

This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is “Start Afresh!” and we are showcasing the fabulous Carabelle Studio Products this week. If you have them we would love to see them used, but you don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge!

I covered part of the ATC with gesso, as always, I start every project with a bit of gesso. I love the resist effect that you get when you apply over some color. I let the gesso dry then I took two distress crayons and blended them together. i love the mix of pink and oranges, I simply LOVE it!

I stamped the background with Archival Ink and this awesome stamp by Carabelle Studio that I bought while ago but I never used.


I grabbed two Distress Markers in the same tone of the distress crayon and color into the lines to let the color pop up even more.

I took the Numbered Tim Holtz Stencil and I applied Modeling paste over it in order to create the “2017”.  On purpose I wanted the stencil to look like it was cut in line…simply because it is the beginning of the year and I liked the idea of something that is just “started”….don’t know if you get the idea? LOL!


When the modeling paste was dry I took again distress crayons and added color over the paste – I used the black ink to add some shadows and then I went all around the ATC sides to make them dark.
Do not freak out…. I know it is CRAZY that I did not add any stitches…but……… I am moving, so everything is packed away! 🙂

Hope your 2017 will be filled with happiness and health <3

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.

  • barbarayaya

    Come sempre uno splendido lavoro, ma a parte i colori e la tua enorme capacità nell’usarli, mi piacciono sempre tantissimo le frasi che usi! Ti auguro un anno meraviglioso! Barbara

    January 9, 2017 at 5:38 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is really a lovely piece and it was a treat to read your creative process. I love what you did with the Distress Crayons and I especially liked the way that you cut off the 2017 so we only see it partially. Gives it such a cool look!

    January 9, 2017 at 5:01 am Reply
  • Migdalia Rodriguez

    Absolutely stunning!!

    January 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    Love you beautiful ATC, Zoey. The colors and texture are fabulous. Happy new year! 🙂

    January 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm Reply
  • kath

    gorgeous ATC Zoey…beautiful zingy summer colours and love how you only used half of the 2017…hugs kath xxx

    January 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Sunshine in an ATC…this is just wonderful Zoey and I love how you’ve packed so much detail into such a small space! Love it… <3

    January 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • Maura

    Love your thoughts, Zoey! Colors are so bright and happy, love it! Happy New Year! Maura

    January 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply
  • steph203

    I love the sunshiney colors that perfectly accompany the sentiment! Bravo, Zoey! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    January 4, 2017 at 11:47 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    So very pretty and colorful. I love the happiness of this ATC. Great selection of Carabelle stamps, I love them! The colors of the background make me almost forget it’s wintertime! Wishing you a Happy Year!

    January 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I’m in love with the way you placed the year on the edge of your ATC, Zoey! The beautiful colors and entire design is amazing as always.

    Cathie ♥

    January 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reply
  • Lorraine A

    Gorgeous ATC Zoey, the colors and quirky images are fabulous and I love the texture and sentiment too, lets hope 2017 is the best year ever!! ?

    Happy New Year!! ?
    Lols x x x

    January 2, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply

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