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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 “Monochrome” — so we are celebrating the magic and wonderful world of shading, blending and more! Back to a couple of years ago, when I “landed” into the mixed media world,I remember I always made projects that were monochromatic. I don’t know why, I just felt like this was my safe place. I love colors, but, I always been afraid of them. I thought it was hard to choose colors and combine them, I thought it was easier to just choose one color and go with it. Now…I think that I was so wrong..the real deal comes when you have to stick with one color or family color and then use only them! LOL!
I had so much fun with this challange because it brought me back to when I “started”…I can’t wait to see how you will interpret this theme!

I always loved playing in two sizes, I always made two project at time, one small and one bigger. I did the same exact thing here. I took a tag and and ATC and I started creating the background. I wanted to stick to the “one layer” theme aswell , so no dimension whatsoever. (Yes Yes…I like challanging my self!) – so one color at time and one shade at time….I built up my background.


I added a couple of stencils there and there and a bunch of stamps that you might not be able to see but they peek through the layers of paints. Then I added a tissue tape — technically that is admissible to a one layer project….right? LOL!
I doodled on one side and then I darkened up the edges with archival ink.


Final touches, as always, are stickers by Tim Holtz and a couple of splashes of inks here and there!

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.

  • smouwen

    These are stunning, Zoey! Love the colors! You’re so good at creating depth with color! Hugs, Sandra

    June 8, 2016 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Mischelle O'Farrell Smith

    Beautiful! Love your tags!

    June 6, 2016 at 3:56 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    What fantastic textures and patterns you’ve created here! And it was great to see Tim’s mini stencils in use. I’ve looked for some examples and you’ve shown just how cool they can look! As always, I enjoyed your sentiments, too!

    June 6, 2016 at 1:50 am Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Esplosione dei miei colori preferiti! I tuoi lavori sono sempre fantastici, adoro il tuo modo di usare sfumature supervivaci! Barbara

    June 5, 2016 at 5:57 am Reply
  • steph203

    Very cool tag & ATC! Love the texture on both!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    June 3, 2016 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    Your ATC and tag are gorgeous, Zoey. The colors and background patterns are so beautiful. 🙂

    June 2, 2016 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    a fabulous double treat this week Zoey…love the colours and so much detail…hugs kath xxx

    June 1, 2016 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Wow! Such rich, deep colors on your pieces, Zoey! Love the layered backgrounds, so pretty! Maura

    June 1, 2016 at 12:42 am Reply
  • Autumn Clark

    These look fabulous Zoey! Love the crosses and doodled triangles. Fantastic color! Hugs, Autumn

    May 31, 2016 at 5:03 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I love the vibrancy on your tag and ATC, Zoey. You always get such amazing color on your creations. Amazing backgrounds, too! Cathie

    May 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm Reply
  • Lorraine A

    Fabulous tag and ATC Zoey, I love the vibrant colours and background design, absolutely gorgeous 🙂

    Lols x x x

    May 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm Reply

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