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Cherish 2240

English / Italiano

Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp! I am LOVING being their Guest Design for the month of January!

This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is BEST FRIEND! So you are really free to stretch this theme as you wish!
“You be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground  , I’ll be the wings that keeps your heart in the clouds”

If there is something I truly hope for everyone is to find a friend like Kiara. A friend that is simply a Friend. A true Friend. I could spend so many good words talking about her, but nothing would give justice to the friend she is. So of course as soon as I read the theme I thought immediately at her!


I made this anchor by scratch, I used cardboard to create the shape and then I just worked in layers filling into the spaces with some more cardboard in order to give some dimensions. I covered part of the surface with gauze mixed with some powder gesso I let it dry well and then I covered the rest of the cardboard with Tim Holtz Idea-ology POSTALE Tissue Wrap Paper TH93181 and Dina Wakley Ranger GEL MEDIUM Media MDM41740. I let it dry and then I started adding colors. I achieved this look by adding layers of acrylic paints and a mix between Tim Holtz Distress Paint SHADED LILAC Ranger TDD38863 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger TDD39716 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint VINTAGE PHOTO Ranger TDD36500 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint WALNUT STAIN Ranger TDD36517 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint WEATHERED WOOD Ranger TDD36524 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint ANTIQUED BRONZE Ranger Metallic TDD36289 and Tim Holtz Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDD36302


I braided Hemptique NATURAL Bamboo Cord Set 029225 (took me a while to understand how to do it!) and then I embellished everything with a couple of Idea-Ology decorations.

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!

Ciao a tutti!

Eccoci ad una nuova sfida su Simon Says Stamp! Adoro essere la loro Guest Designer per il mese di Gennaio!


Il tema di questa settimana su Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange è “MIGLIORI AMICI”. Quindi siete liberi di interpretare questo tema come più vi piace!!
“Tu sarai l’ancora che tiene i miei piedi per terra, io sarò le ali che mantengono il tuo cuore tra le nuvole”

Se c’è qualcosa che spero di vero cuore ognuno possa trovare è un’amica come Kiara. Un’amica che non è altro che una semplice Amica. Una vera Amica. Potrei spendere tante belle parole su di lei, ma nulla renderebbe giustizia alla meravigliosa amica che è. Quindi appena ho letto il tema di questa settimana ho subito pensato a lei!


Ho creato questa ancora da NIENTE, ho usato come base del cartone da imballo, ho disegnato la forma e poi ho lavorato su strati riempiendo gli spazi vuoti con ulteriore cartone per dare al tutto dimensione. Ho ricoperto parte dell’ancora con della garza e del gesso in polvere, ho lasciato asciugare e ho ricoperto il resto dell’ancora con Tim Holtz Idea-ology POSTALE Tissue Wrap Paper TH93181 e Dina Wakley Ranger GEL MEDIUM Media MDM41740.

Ho lasciato nuovamente asciugare e ho incominciato ad aggiungere via via colore. Ho raggiunto questo risultato mischiando colori acrilici e un mix di Tim Holtz Distress Paint SHADED LILAC Ranger TDD38863 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger TDD39716 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint VINTAGE PHOTO Ranger TDD36500 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint WALNUT STAIN Ranger TDD36517 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint WEATHERED WOOD Ranger TDD36524 , Tim Holtz Distress Paint ANTIQUED BRONZE Ranger Metallic TDD36289 e Tim Holtz Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDD36302 .


Ho intrecciato a mano Hemptique NATURAL Bamboo Cord Set 029225 (ci ho messo un pochino a capire come andava fatto…!) e poi ho finito di decorare usando un paio di decorazioni Idea-Ology.

Per questa sfida Simon Says Stamp generosamente offre un buono di $50 da spendere su Simon Says Stamp!

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Simon Says Stamp è anche su Instagram! Se volete condividere con noi il vostro progetto su Instagram fatelo usando l’hashtag #sssmchallange

E questo è tutto per oggi, se avete delle domande, suggerimenti o semplicemente volete farmi sapere se vi è piaciuto o meno questo progetto, lasciate un messaggio!

Zoey Scarpelli

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

  • mhyson2014

    I absolutely LOVE this piece. It is just gorgeous. The colors, the texture, the anchor – such a wonderful piece.

    February 9, 2016 at 2:20 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Ribadisco mi piace commentare in italiano!!!!!!!!!!! l’ancora dal niente mi ha lasciato davvero spiazzata a parte il significato che trovo fantastico come idea per un amico, la tecnica…………….. io adoro la tecnica, avrei da imparare davvero tantissimo ……. lezioni private?????????????????? Il lavoro è spettacolare, il colore e la consistenza sono spettacolari… smetto , mi piace davvero tantissimo! Barbara

    January 25, 2016 at 5:34 am Reply
  • Simply Paper Crafts

    This is such a gorgeous creation, Zoey. The colors and texture you created are awesome!

    January 24, 2016 at 10:57 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Your friend sounds like one of the very best and I’m sure she will love this stunning piece! It’s absolutely beautiful Zoey and such a fabulous take on the challenge! LOVE it… xx

    January 24, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply
  • smouwen

    This is really stunning, Zoey! It looks so distressed and timeworn. I love it! What a fabulous picture too. Amazing piece! Hugs, Sandra

    January 24, 2016 at 10:59 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    ZOEY!! This is such a stunning piece! Whenever we go on vacation along the coast, we visit a shipwreck called The Peter Iredale. Your anchor reminded me so much of the beautiful weathered textures that I see on that shipwreck. I’m so impressed at your ability to recreate that kind of surface so skillfully! Your techniques blow my mind and I feel so inspired by your piece! You go, girl! 🙂

    January 24, 2016 at 3:46 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Wow Zoey. this is amazing!! I love all the gorgeous texture that you created and the wonderful layers behind the photo. She is going to be so happy for this.

    January 23, 2016 at 8:24 pm Reply
  • sandeesetliff

    I just love the anchor and the surface treatment you gave, looks like a wonderful patina-ed real anchor, it’s gorgeous!

    January 20, 2016 at 9:41 pm Reply
  • Grá O'Neill

    Fabulous! Love your anchor 🙂

    January 20, 2016 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Ok, I am in love with your work Zoey! Fabulous how you used the anchor and tied that to your friend. The rusty goodness has me drooling. Wonderful take on the theme, and I know your friend will cherish this piece!

    January 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Totally gorgeous, Zoey! Love the way you distressed this as if it were really under water for a long time!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    January 18, 2016 at 7:16 pm Reply
  • tracy745Tracy

    Absolutely gorgeous. Your anchor is fantastic and so are your colours . Tracy x X

    January 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • stampersuzz

    Brilliant! Love the patina you created and that you turned it into a keepsake with the beautiful photo!

    January 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    What an absolutely fabulous creation Zoey! I am sure your friend will love this! I think you will need to make another one to keep yourself too, this really is gorgeous 🙂

    Lols x x x

    January 18, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

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