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Lost and Found

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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 “Stitch it up!”
As you know, I love adding stitches to my project, is my way to finish everything and it is definitely one of my marks on a project. For this week’s challenge I wanted to do something that I wasn’t doing since a long time now…a mini album!
Of course this has nothing to do with the typical scrapbooking mini albums , but it is my own version of it. I am waiting for the photo to be printed and then I will add them — follow my instagram account as I will share there the complete album with all the photo aswell.

The base for this mini album is a couple of pages from a romance book I bought at a thrift store – i love the fact that the pages are already yellowish due the dust and time that has passed. Since this is a romance book, the pages are ultra thin. To avoid any rippage, I glued two pages together and then covered both sides with a bit of gesso. I still wanted the page to show up, so I added gesso but not too much.


I used the same “theme” all along the mini album , gesso, pigments, strips of washi tape and papers from the my mind’s eye paper pad “my story”. I also used Tim Holtz mini stencil to add some more texture to the page without adding any bulk. I was not going for a super thick and tridimensional album, so I kept everything simple and plain.


Then I stitched around every page and I was really careful because as I mentioned, this was an old book, so I had to make sure there was no ripping pages — which sadly happened at some point, but it is not that visible, is it? 😉

Adding stitching for me is something awesome, it calms my eager to create and it put a STOP on a project. I always tend to exagerate when it comes to textures, sometimes it is hard to stop, but I know that the moment I stitch , then the project is done. It is sort of relief, I do not know if I am alone in this hahah please tell me i am not going crazy!

Anyway, I can’t wait to see what you will create, I hope you will love this theme as much as I did!

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!

Zoey Scarpelli

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

  • smouwen

    What a fabulous little album, it looks amazing, love the stitching, it’s gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

    September 10, 2016 at 11:34 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    Zoey! Your projects are such a feast for the eyes! You are the Queen of Color and I look forward to every single one of your posts. This has so many clever details and I love the way you incorporated your stitching!

    September 5, 2016 at 6:35 am Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Love your beautiful book! Zoey. The colors are so delightful. Love the pretty details and stitching, too. 🙂

    September 5, 2016 at 5:48 am Reply
  • Emma

    Fabulous project Zoey and I adore all the stitched detail, it really looks amazing! <3

    September 4, 2016 at 5:20 pm Reply
  • kath

    your book is adorable Zoey…love how you used old book pages and added fabulous colours…hugs kath xxx

    September 4, 2016 at 12:38 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Fantastic little book Zoey!! I love the tag on the front, the beautiful colours and great lettering.

    September 3, 2016 at 10:45 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    So pretty! I love the pinks and all the patterns. Beautiful piece of art! Hugs, Marzena

    September 3, 2016 at 2:34 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I love your mini album, Zoey! What a great way to use an old book. The colors are gorgeous and the layers are fantastic!

    Cathie ♥

    September 2, 2016 at 4:03 am Reply
  • barbarayaya

    la verità è che vorrei vederlo tutto! Colori spettacolari come ogni volta , dettagli super! barbara

    August 31, 2016 at 7:18 am Reply
  • Tee Hall

    I love your mixed media mini album! Fun idea!

    August 31, 2016 at 6:44 am Reply
  • butterfly

    Lovely artsy layers – so fresh and zingy in the colours.
    Alison x

    August 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm Reply
  • Simona

    bellissimo! l’accostamento dei colori mi piace da morire e anche io lo voglio vedere dal vivo!

    August 30, 2016 at 9:20 am Reply
  • steph203

    Love the detailing, Zoey! Well done!

    Simon Says Stamp!

    August 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Zoey, love your little book! Great idea to use old book pages, and then the bright colors add such a fun touch! Amazing what a bit of stitching can do! hugs, Maura

    August 29, 2016 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous album Zoey, the colors and details are fabulous, very cute 🙂

    Lols x x x

    August 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm Reply
  • Laura F.

    Non sono abituata a vederti in queste vesti, ma mi piace assai. Spero di poterlo vedere dal vivo.

    August 29, 2016 at 9:05 pm Reply
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    August 29, 2016 at 5:01 pm Reply

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