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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 “Try To Resist!” and we are featuring the Ranger Brand!
I always love to try new techniques and when it comes to a brand like Ranger, everything is possible due their wide range of products! I wanted to try my recent buy Ranger Inkessential Triangular Collage and play with some mini distress ink…
Also this month we are having  a new Guest Designer in our Spotlight – and I am really happy that she is going to play with us because she is one artist I truly admire and respect, the Tag Queen herself: Beulah Bee

I cut this ATC with a Sizzix Die and I used a Ranger Manila Cardstock as base. I grabbed a couple of mini distress ink and I started adding colors to the background. I love using mini distress ink with ATC because they are small and helps you a lot when it comes to small projects like ATCs. After I did one layer I fastened the dry time with the Ranger Heating Tool, then I grabbed my Ranger Ink Essential Triangular Collage Glue and applied a bit of glue — then with my finger I slightly smudged the glue. I let it dry completely.


When the glue was dry (this in essential…otherwise you will make a mess!) I grabbed another mini distress ink and with the blending tool I applied more color over the backgroud. The glue act as resist and makes amazing backgrounds! I let it dry then with a baby wipe I gently removed some color from the background.


Then I simply decorated my ATC with a bunch of Tim Holtz Ephemera , I wanted to go with the “journey” theme, so I tried to use everything based on this theme. I also added a bit of texture with Ranger Texture Paste that I used through a stencil. Of course I had to add stitches otherwise…I couldn’t call it done! LOL.

I love the background result! What do you think?

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

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.

  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is such a great piece! I really love your bright color combo and the clever use of the glue stick. The wire hanger at the top gives it such a great bit of dimension.

    April 11, 2016 at 5:54 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    So gorgeous Zoey!! I love the shades of orange and the beautiful textures.

    April 10, 2016 at 10:19 pm Reply
  • Emma

    A truly beautiful ATC which is packed full of wonderful colour, texture and so many gorgeous elements ~ I love it, Zoey! Hugs… xx

    April 10, 2016 at 11:38 am Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Beautiful ATC, Zoey! The colors are fabulous and the color of the ribbon is gorgeous. I love how you add some sewing elements to each project. I got my machine fixed but still can’t get my sewing to look as amazing as yours. I’ll keep practicing though. Thanks for the inspiration! Cathie <3

    April 10, 2016 at 7:47 am Reply
  • barbarayaya

    E che dire…. un bellissimo pezzo, adoro la misura Atc , è piccola ma tu riesci sempre a metterci dentro l’anima! favoloso ! barbara

    April 10, 2016 at 7:37 am Reply
  • Simply Paper Crafts

    Your ATC is gorgeous, Zoey. I adore the beautiful colors and those pretty embellishments you created. 🙂

    April 9, 2016 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • smouwen

    What a gorgeous ATC, Zoey! Love the vintage look of the photo with the bright colors! It goes so well together! Hugs, Sandra

    April 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm Reply
  • kathinwesthillk

    fabulous ATC Zoey and a great resist technique…hugs kath xxx

    April 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Awesome ATC! Love the colors and the orange is a great contrast to your oh so gorgeous ribbon! Ok, I can see I have to try the glue resist now, Zoey.

    April 6, 2016 at 10:52 pm Reply
  • steph203

    What a neat project, Zoey! I love all the colors and dimension!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    April 5, 2016 at 11:38 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    Beautiful as always! I love this small form and all the colors you mixed. Hugs, Marzena

    April 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Fabulous ATC Zoey, the gentleman is very handsome don’t ya think 😉 the background and all of the details are perfect! I have never tried to use glue as a resist so I will be trying this technique out! 🙂

    Lols x x x

    April 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm Reply

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