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Hello 2018

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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

Something New 

This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products. You don’t have to use them to join in, but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


I covered the entire tag with bits and pieces of paper, you know this is always the first thing I do on almost every project I share with you! The sequence is pretty easy : one layer of gel medium, then random pieces of paper (doesn’t matter the style or the size!) then another layer of gel medium.
I let it dry and then I lightly tone everything down with a bit of white gesso.
Then all you have to do is let it dry PERFECTLY.


Next part is the fun! Grab colors and start adding them to your background! When I work on this step, I always make sure I enjoy it and I don’t stress about where to put what. I simply let colors go wherever they want.
Seriously, NO STRESS.
I let the background dry again and then I added pieces of chipboard, I wanted numbers to spell out 2018 (duh!) I glued them to the backrgound and then grabbed again the same colors i used for the background to help the numbers blend in with the background.


I stitched all around the tag and I also added stitches over the 2018 — then i used this amazing stamp set by Simon Says Stamp to spell out the “BE KIND”.

So, 2018, I don’t ask you for miracles, I don’t ask you to fill my wishlist, I don’t ask for my prince charming, I don’t ask to win the lottery…I simply ask you to be kind.

That’s all!

Happy New Year everyone!

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

    Such a fabulous tag, Zoey! Love the colors and the effect, the stitches give it such a cool look! Best wishes for 2018! Hugs, Sandra

    January 8, 2018 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Your tag is gorgeous! Zoey. The colors and the stitching are so beautiful! 🙂

    January 8, 2018 at 4:41 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Beautiful tag Zoey and such a great message for the new year. I love the colours and the background. Happy New Year!!!

    January 7, 2018 at 10:19 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Another wonderful tag and I love the colours you’ve used for this one, they are just perfect and create the most beautiful backdrop! Gorgeous, as always… <3

    January 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • kath stewart

    love the colour palette, the background is amazing and the sentiment is so true…hugs kath xxx

    January 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is one of my favorites of your projects! I adore the colors you used and your blending abilities are amazing! Gorgeous, gorgeous and the stitching is a lovely touch, too.

    January 7, 2018 at 7:15 am Reply
  • steph203

    This tag is fabulous, Zoey! I love the embossed “2018” and the simple sentiment of “Be Kind”. No to mention the cool palette is so pretty!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    January 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • Jo - Let's Art Journal

    Gorgeous tag! I loved the way you made it too, the layers of paper and colour worked beautifully 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative New Year! J 😊

    January 4, 2018 at 11:19 am Reply
  • Maura

    Wonderful tag, Zoey! Love the colors and the drips and vertical stitching! The sideways huge numbers are great, and the message is spot on! Looking forward to a creative year together, Happy New Year! hugs, Maura

    January 3, 2018 at 4:20 pm Reply
  • Lorraine

    Gorgeous tag Zoey 🙂 I love the background and whole ‘kind’ theme, we definitely need more kindness in this world 😐

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Best Wishes for a fabulous 2018!

    Lols x x x

    January 1, 2018 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • butterfly

    That’s a gorgeous artsy background – love the colours and the textures within it, and the words are just right to take us into 2018. I hope it’s kinder than 2017. Happy New Year to you!
    Alison x

    January 1, 2018 at 6:27 pm Reply
  • Pam D

    Happy new year Zoey! I love this tag for 2018!

    January 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm Reply
  • 1593dennis

    What a beautiful card. Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2018 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    Oh my! How do you blend the colors so perfectly? I love your backgrounds and this one is so beautiful! And yes, I’d love to 2018 be kind as well. Happy New Year, Zoey! Hugs, Macarena

    January 1, 2018 at 3:35 pm Reply

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