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April Shower

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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 “April Showers Bring may Flowers”.
And I have to admit that I took the theme ….quiete literally!!! In fact I made (or I tried to make!!!) a rainy boot look like vase to hold a bunch of flowers!

I started by “shaping” my rainy boot — and yes I know it looks everything but a rainy boot..just use your imagination haha 😛 !!! I used an empty toilet paper roll and some packaging left over to create the resto of the rainy booth. I covered everything in gesso and then I added strips of Tissue Wrap Postale around the whole thing. I used distress inks to add color and when I was satisfied with the color I used a Dylusions spray to add some blue — and of course it all reacted creating some sort of “water splashes” (yes yes…keep imaginating with me!!)


I shaped some flowers using Tattered Pinecone Die and I also used distress ink to add some color. I let the flower “sit” over a piece of cheese cloth and used the pine cone branch as leaves.
To add another little touch to remember rain, I added a small umbrella and placed it on the top of the flowers.


Lastly I added the sentiment, and as always Tim Holtz Small Chat are the perfect add on! I wanted to mix and match these two separate stickers to create a whole message. “Life is Good, Let Life Surprise You”. I find they match this week theme so much.

Because yes, “April Showers” can be annoying. Can be sad. Can put you down. But then, when May shows up…there are so many flowers around that you then will be “blessing” these rainy days…. and so is with life.
You already know how much I have struggled in the past, that long term relationship gone to “hell”, all the days, weeks (and even months!!) spent being sad and crying…but today? Without sounding cheesy, today I am great and I know I wouldn’t have find my self again and being creative again without going through all that “mess”.
So my advice (not that you need any) is.. enjoy rainy day and when everything else fails, go and play in the mud, like we all did when we were kids. Life is awesome, even when sometimes we don’t feel like so.
Enough of me writing, GO AND CREATE!!!!

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!

Project / Progetto

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.

  • Anna-Karin

    This is amazing Zoey! I love the flowers and the construction of this piece, and of course the colours and textures.

    April 20, 2016 at 10:28 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is such a stunner of a project, Zoey! LOVE your 3D work and your non-3D work…basically all of your work. In this one, I especially love the little pops of color that are blended throughout and I really like what you did with that cheesecloth!

    April 18, 2016 at 5:14 am Reply
  • Kate

    Zoey, your rainy boot is amazing!! The combination of sentiments really is perfect. I loved reading through your post too. It’s so happy knowing that there is always sun and flowers after the rain. Thank you!

    Thank you for leaving such kind words on my blog too. I’m sure you’re busy with your DT commitments so it means a lot that you took time to leave a personal comment on my card. Thanks so much!!

    April 18, 2016 at 4:28 am Reply
  • smouwen

    Wow, this is amazing, Zoey! Love the colors and the flowers are gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

    April 17, 2016 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • Emma

    I love this project, Zoey and I love your take on the theme ~ it’s just another fabulous piece of art and totally adorable! <3

    April 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Non ce la faccio a scrivere in inglese! Sei spettacolare! l’idea di questo stivaletto è incredibile! I colori sono i miei preferiti e come riesci a tu a “collegare” ogni componente del tuo progetto è straordinario! Adoro tutto, dai fiori all’ombrello! barbara

    April 17, 2016 at 6:57 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Zoey, I love how you created a rainbow from scratch! Kind of sounds like what you did with your life again in this post…glad to hear you are back in a good place.

    April 17, 2016 at 2:31 am Reply
  • Macarena

    What a great idea and beautiful piece of art. I love your flowers and all the calm colors. Hugs, Marzena

    April 16, 2016 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    Love your beautiful creation, Zoey. Those flowers are so gorgeous. 🙂

    April 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, this is so clever! I love the colors and all the beautiful details on the boot. So much to admire, it’s so beautiful. Cathie

    April 14, 2016 at 11:43 pm Reply
  • steph203s

    Gorgeous! Your processes are just brilliant! By the way, HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY! I hope it was wonderful! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    April 11, 2016 at 11:15 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    LOVE this!! what a brilliant idea, so creative and it looks absolutely AWESOME!! LOVE it 😀

    I am glad to hear that YOUR rainy days are over and life is good again 😀

    Lols x x x

    April 11, 2016 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • mhyson2014

    so clever and cute. I love this project. You are so inspiring.

    April 11, 2016 at 4:03 pm Reply
  • sewpaperpaint

    Beautiful post and such inspiring thoughts today, Zoey! Love this yummy watery texture! Beautiful!

    April 11, 2016 at 3:49 pm Reply

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