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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 “Butterfly Beauty”.
I particularly love butterflies, they are so magical to me! The way they live their short life at the fullest is impressive!I always reference to butterflies when life is challenging me!

I covered my tag with pieces of tissue paper, from the Postale and the Melange tissue paper. I love Tim Holtz’s tissue paper as I find it to be the best thing ever for backgrounds (and not only!). I also used bits of tissue tape and some textured drywall tape to add some interest in the background. I covered everything with a bit of watered down gesso and then used Distress Spray to add colors. To achieve the “shiny” background, I made my customs Distress Spray! I took a small empty spray bottle, added a bit of distress spray and then mixed a teeny tiny amount of perfect pearls. It worked perfectly!


I used Prima Marketing Texture Paste through a Tim Holtz layering stencil Zig Zag to add some texture in the corners of the Tag. Since in my head I already pictured the piece of  rolled book page, I wanted to add some interest in the corners where the paper was not there. I love this texture paste! To highlight the texture I mixed a bit of Antique Bronze and Brushed Courdroy. I love the mix between these two!


Lastly I added the butterfly and the sentiment, I used once again Tim Holtz stickers. I simply can’t get enough of these stickers! To color the stamped butterfly I used again distress spray and I used some jewelry pins to create the antennas. I also used some distress ink to add the brown edge around the tag. The background was slighlty covered with gesso so the yellowish color of the Manila Tag kinda show through.

I can’t wait to see how you interpreted this theme!

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

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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.

  • Emily Hsu

    Wonderful creation! I love background
    Thank for your always encouraging me

    May 26, 2016 at 8:28 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    Really lovely tag, Zoey! The colors on that butterfly are too yummy for words! And I love how you incorporated so many different textures. The rolled-up scroll-shape of the text paper is simply genius!

    April 24, 2016 at 7:22 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Gorgeous tag, Zoey! As always your colours and textures create such an impact on any of your projects and I love the rolled paper…just fabulous! Hugs xx

    April 24, 2016 at 4:19 pm Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    love your gorgeous tag Zoey…the beautiful bright colours and fabulous texture…hugs kath xxx

    April 24, 2016 at 8:24 am Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Mi devi spiegare come fai ogni volta a creare colori così incredibili! Verde e blu sono le mie tonalità preferite! la tag è spettacolo come sempre! barbara

    April 24, 2016 at 6:34 am Reply
  • smouwen

    Gorgeous tag, Zoey! The texture and the butterfly are amazing! The green is stunning! Hugs, Sandra

    April 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    Love your gorgeous creation, Zoey. The texture and colors you created are amazing. 🙂

    April 23, 2016 at 3:24 am Reply
  • Cathie C.

    This is gorgeous, Zoey! I love the colors and all the texture. Amazing! Cathie <3

    April 22, 2016 at 9:06 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    I am in love with your blues and greens on this gorgeous tag, Zoey! Wonderful texture and love the sewing around the edges.

    April 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Such a wonderful tag Zoey! I love the rolled old book paper and the gorgeous textures and colours.

    April 20, 2016 at 10:41 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    Absolutely stunning, Zoey! The rich colors are so captivating and the composition is brilliant!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    April 18, 2016 at 11:59 pm Reply
  • waldfraualexa

    stunnijg tag, love the details

    April 18, 2016 at 10:34 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    Oh I love the background for all the textures and colors. Amazing mixture of yellow, green and brown. The rolled paper is such a pretty detail. Lovely project!
    Hugs, Marzena

    April 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Such a pretty tag Zoey, the colours and background textures are fabulous and I love the rolled paper, the butterfly is stunning, I just love the whole design of this 🙂

    Lols x x x

    April 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm Reply

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