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Christmas Tree

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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 “OL’ Christmas Tree”

For this week’s challenge I wanted to make a Christmas Tag- I covered my Manila tag with random pieces of book pages mixed with Tissue wrap paper….you should know by now that this is my go to way to start every project! Partially covered it with a mix with gesso and water, initially i wanted to preserve the book text in the background, but then….as you will see, I went for a full in textured background! I used distress paint in green shades to make the background.


To make the tree, I simply cut from a piece of cardstock a triangle shape that then I covered up with a bunch of stripes, turned over the triangle and cut all the pieces that were outside my original triangle. Covered the tree with a bit of water and gesso then used the same distress paint of the background to add some color. I let it dry then I went over with the green distress crayon to highlight the stripes.


I used a bit of gesso all around the sides of the tag and I also made some dots over the tree to emulate the christmas decoration on the tree. Then I stitched the sides of the tag and the christmas tree to the tag.
Lastly i flicked a bit of red just to give a hint of a different color.

As par usual, Tim Holtz stickers are perfect for the sentiment!

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

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.

  • smouwen

    Stunning tag, Zoey! Love all the texture and the tree is a gorgeous, love the distress look so much! Hugs, Sandra

    December 11, 2016 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Come sempre i tuoi lavori sono spettacolari! Di questo adoro il contrasto tra i colori dello sfondo e dell’albero, favoloso! barbara

    December 5, 2016 at 6:41 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Love, love all the bright greens! The stitching adds such a wonderful element, and the background and tree are delightful!

    December 4, 2016 at 9:17 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    This is absolutely beautiful. I so love your backgrounds! The greens with black make a fantastic match and the splashes of red are such a perfect surprise! I loooooove it! Hugs, Marzena

    December 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm Reply
  • Emma

    This is just gorgeous Zoey and I love the beautiful tree against the background, it really pops and is just fabulous! Hugs xo

    December 4, 2016 at 3:28 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is a stunning little piece, Zoey! I just love your style no matter what you make! Your stitching is perfect and your background textures and colors always make me happy! You have skills, girl! That’s for sure!

    December 4, 2016 at 6:19 am Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Love your beautiful tag! Zoey. The colors and texture on the background are amazing. 🙂

    December 4, 2016 at 5:20 am Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    another stunning full of texture and details amazing tag Zoey…hugs kath xxx

    December 2, 2016 at 8:33 pm Reply
  • butterfly

    Love all those bold, vivid greens and then the grungy touches of black with the stitching and dotty textures – fabulous!
    Alison x

    December 2, 2016 at 6:24 pm Reply
  • Anita Houston

    This tag speaks to my artsy soul! I LOVE every bit…the layers of mixed media goodness, the dark tones, the tree design, the texture! PINNED!

    November 29, 2016 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • Pam D.

    Love your tag!! So festive for the Christmas holidays!?

    November 29, 2016 at 2:56 am Reply
  • Lorraine A

    Gorgeous tag Zoey, the background is amazing and the tree is awesomely!! Love it?❤️

    Lols X X X

    November 28, 2016 at 10:22 pm Reply
    • Lorraine A

      Don’t know how awesomely got in there LOL, ?

      November 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Your tag is amazing, Zoey! I love the background against your beautifully colored tree. So pretty!!!

    Cathie ♥

    November 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm Reply

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