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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 “Nautical / By The Sea” and I absolute LOVE this theme!
Don’t be scared, you can CREATE ANYTHING you want sea theme related….from just a palm tree to flipflops to ice cream….anything that inspires you!

For my inspiration, I altered a Pringles cap! You know these clear plastic cap? YES I have tons of them, mainly because I used to be addicted to Pringles and I saved a lot of them. Usually I use them as color palette for when I am mixing colors, but today I wanted to alter them!

I first collaged a lot of scrap paper because I was working on plastic and I was afraid it was going to melt with the embossing tool! So I used a lot of Distress Collage Medium and glued down a bit of paper. Then I covered it with gesso and started working on my layers.


I used Dylusions Ink Spray to create the sea, I love them. I forgot how much I loved working with them and I am so happy I used them for this project. The colors are so vibrant and vivid.

i create the sea texture using heavy gesso by Prima Flower and a white thread.


I used Tim Holtz patterned paper to create the little boat and of course I used the Tim Holtz stickers to create my sentiment!
To give the “sea” the “sea” feeling, I used Stampendous Encrusted Jewel kit ….but I did not heat set them! I simply glued them to the base with gel medium.

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!

Stay Happy Stay Creative…till next time!

Ciao , Zoey

Dina Wakley white gesso

Dylusions Spray Ink

Tim Holtz Patterned Paper

Zoey Scarpelli

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

  • Emma

    Another stunning piece of art, Zoey! I always love any project that is circular and this is just perfection… LOVE it! <3

    July 24, 2016 at 1:37 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Wowzers!! This is awesome, Zoey! and to think you started with a Pringles cap! Love how you made your waves with string and the wonderful sand at the bottom. Beautiful paper pieced boat! hugs, maura

    July 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    Wow, Zoey! I never thought a Pringles can could look so fantastic! i love you upcycled this into a unique and stunning mini-canvas. The textures are lovely and the colors are perfect. Beautiful original work, as usual!

    July 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    This is such an amazing creation, Zoey. The colors and textures you created are fabulous. 🙂

    July 23, 2016 at 12:16 am Reply
  • smouwen

    How cool is this, Zoey? Love that you’ve altered a Pringles cap! The boat looks amazing and love all the texture! Hugs, Sandra

    July 22, 2016 at 11:01 am Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    I am speechless…an amazing and creative feast for my eyes…so much detail in such a small space..hugs kath xxx

    July 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Diciamoci la verità …. alterare il coperchio delle Pringles???? Troppo avanti Zoey! favoloso! barbara

    July 21, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply
  • Cathie C.

    This is amazing, Zoey! I love the waves, the boat, the stormy sky….everything! Only you could work this kind of magic on a Pringles lid. Genius!!

    Cathie ♥

    July 21, 2016 at 1:57 am Reply
  • Macarena

    What a creative piece of art! You rocked it. I love all the textures and hundred shades of blue! Hugs, Marzena

    July 20, 2016 at 10:20 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Gorgeous, Zoey!! Love the dimension!! 😀

    Simon Says Stamp!

    July 20, 2016 at 12:02 am Reply
  • Anne R

    This really is a stunning piece of art Zoey, love, love, love it!

    July 19, 2016 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Oh WOW!! this is gorgeous!! a miniature work of art!! I love how you used a Pringles top! I have one in my recycle bin so I am going to fish it out 😉 the whole scene is fabulous!! 🙂

    Lols x x x

    July 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm Reply
  • Beulah Bee

    It’s so great to see artwork framed in a circle format and your piece illustrates that perfectly–love it!

    July 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm Reply

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