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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 “Take a Leap (into the unknown)”.
I had this idea planned in my head, but as I was working…things has changed a little. The idea was to make two big buildings from where the rope was going to hang but….my room is SO MESSY that I couldn’t find the dies. So instead of making it my own (duh!) I was so concentrated that I decided to switch things around a bit!
I grabbed two Manila Tags and started adding pieces of paper, tissue wrap paper, gesso and colors…

These TAGS (in my head) represent the two buildings I wanted to make – I die cut letters from the Tim Holtz Word Play die and on one side I wrote “fear” and on the other “dreams”.

For me, a big “leap into the unknown” is finding the perfect balance between your fears and your dreams. We usually have our fears that hold back and play games into our minds that do not let us achieve our dreams…


…and of course I had to add my little wire guy to this creation.

To balance the little guy over the rope that represent the journey I decided to create a big umbrella that I decorated using this cute fastener by Tim Holtz. What represent the umbrella? Everything that surrounds us. From friends, from family, from work…to anything else and more.


So here is how interpreted this week’s theme, I cannot wait to see what you guys will make!

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.

  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    Oh Zoey! Again I drooled over your project and even dragged my hubby over to the computer to see how cool it was (and he agreed because he also knows amazing art when he sees it)! You not only create beauty with your skills (which are flippin’ fantastic), but you create such powerful feeling and emotion with your pieces! I don’t just see your art, but I FEEL it and I think that is the sign of a true artist. Thanks for giving us something so meaningful and soul-filling in every single post!

    March 7, 2016 at 6:21 am Reply
  • barbarayaya

    come sempre un lavoro che definirei ” filosofico”! bellissimo, adoro tutto, che ti devo dire?????????? Solo che avrei bisogno di taaaaaaaaaante lezioni! Fantastico! barbara

    March 6, 2016 at 10:01 am Reply
  • smouwen

    Wow Zoey, this is such an amazing piece of art! Love the background with the texture and gorgeous colors! And really really love the iron wire man walking across the rope! Incredible! Hugs, Sandra

    March 5, 2016 at 10:49 pm Reply
  • Emma

    What can I say about this piece of work? It’s stunning, Zoey and I just love the way you create and how your mind works… Hugs <3 xx

    March 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Such a clever idea Zoey! I love your take on the challenge and the textures are amazing.

    March 5, 2016 at 10:16 am Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I love your wire people, Zoey! This is amazing. Cathie <3

    March 4, 2016 at 6:38 am Reply
  • Beulah Bee

    I admire your creativity and originality and the explanations you gave for your piece. And your photos are brilliant!

    March 4, 2016 at 5:04 am Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    This is such a stunning piece, Zoey. The colors and texture you created are amazing! 🙂

    March 4, 2016 at 3:41 am Reply
  • D.Ann C

    What a cool piece!

    March 3, 2016 at 12:15 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Ok, let me pull my jaw up off the floor!! Zoey, you have a wonderfully creative, think outside the box brain! OMG, I love what you have made…I think I am glad your room was so messy you couldn’t find your buildings, because the tags work so well. Love how you made your wire figure balance between dreams and fear, and like you said, we are all trying to do this in our own lives. Brilliance!! Hugs, Maura

    March 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • simonsaysstamp

    Wow! Such a great imagination you have with very impressive execution! Love this piece!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    March 1, 2016 at 11:47 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    I love the idea, this is so creative. I’d never think about it. I love the color as purple is my favorite one. Beautiful project! Hugs, Marzena

    February 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Amazing work of art Zoey! the wire guy walking a tightrope between 2 buildings is a brilliant concept! I just love the story behind this and what the whole project means, very clever and totally AWESOME!! 🙂

    Lols x x x

    February 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm Reply
  • valeftq

    semplicemente WOW!

    February 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Ciacchina

    …sono a bocca spalancata. ..questo progetto è meraviglioso, mi fa sognare. Bravissima!

    February 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply
  • kiaraimola

    S T U P E N D A!! Che idea! bravissima come sempre!

    February 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm Reply

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