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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 TIC TAC TOE! Choose three elements from the table that our loved Maura made for us! and get your creative flow going!
I choose Blue/Stencil/Cardboard …. ugh can I be more predictable??? LOL!

You should know by now how much I love working with cardboard, I just love the texture, the feeling, the way it absorbs colors and gesso….so this project hit home!

I die cut the TAG with the Tim Holtz die and then I ripped off some edges to give it even more texture.
I covered the TAG with gesso, let it dry and then I added the first layer of blue color.


When the first layer of color was dry, I added some more color through a stencil and then I added even more texture with modelling paste.  I let it dry and then it was simply and explosion of colors! I love working with distress paint, they have the perfect range of colors! Every shade blends with the other like no other paint!

When the layer of paint was dry – I decided to use a figure shape to contour this human figure, I was inspired by my friend Nika Rouss that lately she is rocking some awesome figure canvases!


..and of course i had to use a Tim Holtz Stickers — and I seriously hope he will be releasing a new set of words because dayum i love them so much. So Tim, if you are reading this… MORE STICKERS TNX BAI!

And that was my tag! I can’t wait to see what you guys will be creating! This week it should be SO MUCH FUN because we will see so many different type of project!

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


  • Distress Paint
  • Sizzix Tag die
  • Tim Holtz Small Talk Occasion
  • Distress Crayons
  • Distress Markers
  • Tim Holtz Mini Stencils
  • Tim Holtz layering Stencil

Zoey Scarpelli

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

  • Macarena

    Wow! This background is AMAZING I love all the layers and textures and melted colors. This is absolutely stunning and so artistic! Hugs, Marzena

    July 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm Reply
  • smouwen

    Amazing tag, Zoey! The silhouette is fabuluos. love the background so much ! You’re so good in creating amazing backgrounds ! Hugs, Sandra

    July 3, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Stunning tag, Zoey! The textures, the colour, the background…everything about it is just perfect! Hugs… xx

    July 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    LA lista si allunga! Oramai non so neanche se c’e’ una lista dei tuoi lavori che mi piacciono di piu’! mi spiazzi e mi stupisci ogni settimana! Questo ha dei colori assolutamenti favolosi!!!!!!!Barbara

    July 3, 2016 at 7:01 am Reply
  • Beulah Bee

    Love the very thick paint texture and rich colors. Nicely done!

    July 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    Your textures are always remarkable and I loved seeing the details of this tag! I also thought it was very thought-provoking and the sentiment went perfectly with the image. Your art always has SOUL and I love seeing what you create week after week!

    July 2, 2016 at 6:04 am Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    wowzers…you’ve done it again…your background is amazing xxx

    July 1, 2016 at 6:33 pm Reply
  • butterfly

    Stunning artwork – the colours, the textures, the detail – so atmospheric and so beautiful. Thanks so much for welcoming me this month – it’s been a joy to play alongside you and this amazing team.
    Alison x

    July 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm Reply
  • Mimi

    Wow, the texture here is awesome. I love that thick oil look!

    June 29, 2016 at 4:59 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    You can stay predictable when it turns out like this Zoey! The colors are amazing, so deep and rich, I love them!! Your little doodles are fabulous!

    June 28, 2016 at 10:14 pm Reply
  • museofmixedmedia

    Gorgeous colors and such interesting textures! Brava!

    June 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • museofmixedmedia

    Such fabulous colors, texture, and depth for a very pleasing result! Brava!

    June 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm Reply
  • museofmixedmedia

    Such wonderful colors, textures, and depth for a very pleasing result. Brava!

    June 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Such a beautiful tag, Zoey. The colors and textures you created are fabulous. 🙂

    June 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous tag Zoey, I love how you layer colours and blend them so beautifully, if I did that I would get a muddy mess! The whole design of this is fabulous! LOVE it 🙂

    Lols x x x

    June 28, 2016 at 9:54 am Reply
  • steph203

    FAB tag, Zoey! I love the texture and you chose some of my favorite colors to combine! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    June 27, 2016 at 11:51 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Oh Zoey, your backgrounds are always amazing! You always get the colors so vibrant and the closeup photos show your amazing talent for texture. Love this!

    Cathie ♥

    June 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm Reply

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