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Go Fish

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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 “GO FISH” .
Before talking about my project, I want to tell you a story – one night I was not able to sleep, so I went on Pinterest. I started looking for what I love most, mixed media and canvases. I admit I have spent 4 hours that night browsing the huge amount of artworks out there – then luckily before my ipad died, I stumbled upon an amazing artwork by Malia Landis. I was amazed by that “altered canvas” so I had to look for more information and it turned out that the artwork I felt in love with was not an altered canvas. I was even more amazed when I found out what it was made out of….
Malia’s artwork is this one : Flock  Stoneware, screen print, wire, horse hair, fish hooks.
So when I read the challenge theme for this week, I suddenly remembered that artwork and I wanted to make “my own” interpretation…

I started by using gesso to cover the back side of a small canvas – i let it completely dry and then I used a bunch of Ranger Distress Ink to add a splash of color. I set again aside to dry completely and then I kept adding layers and layers of color.


While the canvas was drying, I took a piece of cardstock from the Tim Holtz Collection — and I made this little boat using the origami technique. If I had to do it again, I probably wouldn’t have used a cardstock as some folds were hard to press and I almost ripped some sides of the cardstock….

I distressed the edge with distress ink and added some shadows with distress crayons. Then I covered the front side with Distress Collage Medium Crazing. I fussy cut the image of the young screaming lady from an old print I had around my desk and glued it to the boat.
I used eyelets to embellish the boat and to attach the black Prima Flower wire.

I collaged the big fish using the same cardstock from the Tim Hotlz Collection and also using some tissue wrap paper. With distress crayons I added a splash of color.


I added a bit of splashes of color with distress spray stain and then with the hot glue gun I adhered everything together.
I used some floss to emulate the sky…because yes, that is not a boat that is on the sea, this is a boat but also a hot air balloon and the fish “emulate” the hot air balloon……… not sure if it makes sense? LOL! Of course not, right? 😉

I was also driven by this quote : ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW  — This was also the message that I kinda got from the artwork by Malia as the top fishes go on one direction and the bottom ones go on the opposite…I do not know if there is a correlation or not, but this is what my heart thought.

I hope you will find your inspiration to think outside the box and play along with us! Can’t wait to see your creations!

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!
Where to find Malia Landis : website / instagram

Zoey Scarpelli

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

  • barbarayaya

    tutto è Zoey in questo lavoro! la frase fantastica , tutti i particolari fantastici! Favoloso! Barbara

    August 31, 2016 at 6:35 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    What a fun idea Zoey and so original! I love the boat with the fish balloon and the girl shouting. And of course the perfect sentiment.

    August 28, 2016 at 10:12 pm Reply
  • Emma

    This just shouts out to me and I adore everything about it from the little origami boat to the fishy jumping out of the canvas ~ a brilliant piece of art, Zoey! <3

    August 28, 2016 at 4:56 pm Reply
  • kath

    wow amazing as always Zoey…love your origami boat and that fabulous fish…hugs kath xxx

    August 28, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Macarena

    This is so beautiful and perfect made! I love the sentiment and the shouting girl, what a great idea!!! Hugs, Marzena

    August 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Definitely a curiosity! You come up with the most amazing things, Zoey! Totally love the fish air balloon, and that girl’s face certainly catches the eye. I really enjoyed your sharing of how this creation evolved, and now I get the saying!! What a wonderful curiosity!! hugs, maura

    August 25, 2016 at 6:38 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    This piece can only be created in the mind of a genius, Zoey! I can’t tell you how much I love this and how much it reminds me of my Italian grandmother who never let anyone tell her what to do. Where do you get your ideas?? They are just amazing!!!

    Cathie ♥

    August 25, 2016 at 1:20 am Reply
  • Sandra

    This is so cool, Zoey! The little girl scares me a bit, but I love it! The folded origami boot is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

    August 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Such a fun and creative post, Zoey! I love it! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    August 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    This is such a fun and fabulous creation, Zoey. Love the beautiful girl! 🙂

    August 23, 2016 at 2:30 am Reply
  • Malia Landis

    Gorgeous! Thank you for connecting and including my work as part of your creative process. Your artwork is stunning! LOVE the interpretation 🙂

    August 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm Reply
  • pearshapedchris

    This is fabulous – great to see where you got your inspiration too! I love how you have collaged the fish and your origami boat is wonderful! Such a fun canvas! Chrisx

    August 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm Reply
  • Laura

    Per quel poco che ti conosco, rivedo te nella bambina. Mai seguire il gregge e far sentire la propria voce. Good job Zoey

    August 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Fabulous work of art Zoey, the whole design of this is brilliant and I love the girl in the boat shouting, isn’t she FAB!! haha she is yelling like a fish wife!! 🙂

    Lols x x x

    August 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply

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