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Glimpse of Heaven

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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 “Going Around Circles” — and boy if I love circles!
I had so much fun incorporating circles into my Tag

I started to work on my Tag’s background with a bit of Gesso – I only have left Manila tags that are yellowish, so I wanted to white out the background before adding other mediums. When the gesso was dry, I glued down pieces of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Paper and then added some more gesso.
When everything was completely dry, I started adding some distress oxide fun. I am IN LOVE with Fossilized Amber, and you might have noticed it, since I am always using it…. LOL


Of course, after Fossilized Amber, I had to use Broken China, because let’s be honest…this combo is AMAZING. Simply amazing!
I didn’t do anything special here, as the magic is brought by the Distress Oxide themselves…. I just played around to decide where I wanted the color and where not. I let it dry then I added a couple of stamps by Tim Holtz just to create some movement and interest to the background.

When I was done with the stamping, I took a bit of gesso and draw some more circles with my fingers, and let it dry again.

I took the cap of my glue and used it to stamp a bigger circle where I wanted to put my main focus.. To stamp this circle I first used gesso, then I used archival ink a couple of times.


When i was ok with the background — and trust me, sometimes it is SO HARD to stop — I went and with my BFF sewing machine I added some random stitches. One to frame the entire tag and other zig-zags to enlight the big circle.
I took this lovely little girl from the Tim Holtz Paper doll collection and let her sit over my main circle.
Then all was left to do was add wording….

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.

  • Emily Hsu

    I love the design and details. What a darling layout! Such gorgeous pictures!

    AND Thank you for always encouragement for me.

    July 12, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply
  • barbara

    Il tuo uso del colore è imparagonabile( esiste questa parola????) !!! Spettacolo Barbara

    June 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    Absolutely right! The color combo is amazing. Lovely patterns and textures and the gils is so pretty! Hugs, Marzena

    June 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Such a gorgeous tag and I adore the stitching detail on it which gives such amazing depth and texture…I love it, Zoey! Hugs <3

    June 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    so gorgeous Zoey…love the colour combo and that paper doll image is adorable…hugs kath xxx

    June 4, 2017 at 10:11 am Reply
  • wandahentges

    Fabulous tag!!!!!!!!!!

    June 4, 2017 at 12:37 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    I love this tag Zoey! The background is fantastic with all the colors and layers.

    June 3, 2017 at 10:42 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Your tag is gorgeous, Zoey. The colors and details on the background are awesome! Love the great sentiment, too. 🙂

    June 3, 2017 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is such a sweet little tag and as always, you’ve combined all of the elements perfectly. I love your wonky stitching and the amazing texture you incorporate week after week!

    June 1, 2017 at 1:51 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Awesome tag, Zoey!! Love your big painted circles on your gorgeous background! The stitching you add always looks so good! xx Maura

    May 30, 2017 at 11:32 pm Reply
  • Simo

    Perfection…non ho altro da aggiungere Zoey…solo Perfetta!!! ❤

    May 30, 2017 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • Linda K

    beautiful tag and such a darling little girl!

    May 30, 2017 at 2:58 am Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous tag Zoey 🙂 the background is fabulous! I love the colours and details, the sewing is awesome! the little girl sitting on a circle and dreaming of heaven and happiness is absolutely lovely, makes my heart happy 🙂

    May 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, you’re a sewing rockstar! There are so many different stitches on your tag that are so fun to see. How do you do it??? The background is amazing, the colors are amazing…..your’re amazing!

    Cathie ♥

    May 29, 2017 at 4:17 pm Reply

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