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Stay Strong

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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 “Thinking of You”The 11th November is Veterans Day, in Commonwealth countries it is known as Armistice Day. In 1918 it signified the end of the 1st World War and is traditionally a day to remember all of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

For this occasion I wanted to make an ATC card.


I started by glueing an old page from a book to the surface and then I cut it to fit the ATC size. I covered it up with a bit of gesso to make the surface ready to be paint on. I took a couple of Distress Paints in the blue-ish shade and started to blend all the colors. With the help of a bit of gesso I toned down the background to resemble the cloudy sky.


I looked through my stash of Found Relatives Occasions Card by Tim Holtz and found the perfect photo for this theme! So I fussy cut the little boy out and sticked it down to a couple of sheets of plain tissue paper.

I darkened up the edges and i also darkened up the edges of the ATC.

I glued to the background some strips of paper i had layering around for another project, luckly they were perfect match with my backrgound, then I also glued down the little guy.


As final step I wanted to add some dramatic elements to this gorgeous image ,so I cut some shapes from an old book pages, and I tried to resemble feathers. Lastly I added some stamps to create interest in the background and then I stitched all around the edges of my ATC card and also a couple of lines just to add even more interest.

Last touch, was of course Tim Holtz stickers!

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!

Stay Happy Stay Creative…till next time!

Ciao , Zoey


Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • smouwen

    Amazing ATC, Zoey! Stunning texture and colors! Love the cute little boy! Hugs, Sandra

    November 7, 2016 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Stay strong, mi pare sia un pochino il tuo motto! Come solito che dire del tuo lavoro? splendido e stavolta mi colpisce il cuore! Una abbraccio super! barbara

    November 7, 2016 at 6:45 am Reply
  • kath

    such a beautiful tribute to our fallen heroes…love the image you chose and finished off with stitching…hugs kath xxx

    November 6, 2016 at 11:56 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is so pretty and powerful! I love how your artwork is always full of powerful messages. You’ve created such a lovely scene for the perfect image and it came together beautifully!

    November 6, 2016 at 3:18 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Fabulous and imaginative, Zoey! What a wonderful textured blue background for that little fella, and I love the wings you added! hugs, Maura

    November 5, 2016 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Such a beautiful ATC, Zoey. ,The texture and colors are gorgeous! 🙂

    November 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm Reply
  • Karen P

    Beautiful piece of art. You Simon Says ladies do the most wonderful and inspirational pieces, thank you so much for that x

    November 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Beautiful, Zoey! Love the blue and interesting texture! Thinking of *YOU* right now and sending prayers and good vibes your way! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    November 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    What a perfect commemorative piece of art. Right, the photo is just fantastic for this occasion! I love the deep blue and stitches. Hugs, Marzena

    October 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Fabulous ATC Zoey, the little relative is very cute and I love how you made the background and the stitching, gorgeous 🙂

    stay strong XXX 🙂
    Lols x x x

    October 31, 2016 at 5:35 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Another beautiful and inspiring piece, Zoey! I love the blue palette and, of course, your amazing sewing around the adorable image. So glad to see you back and hope you’re doing well.

    Cathie ♥

    October 31, 2016 at 4:23 pm Reply

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