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Rooted in the skies

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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 “Masculine” and we are showcasing some fabulous Darkroom Door Products. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have any of their products we would love to see them used!
I am lately in love with masculine tags, so here I made another one where I used this fabolous stamp set Darkroom Door Cling Stamp GRUNGE MARKS Rubber UM DDRS174

I started my tag with some die cuts from a Sizzix Alphabet, I glued them down and let the glue dry. I applied gesso with my fingers so that I could achieve a rough texture. I set aside to dry again.

One of the perks of moving is that you have the chance to find stuff you totally forgot about….like Distress Stains for example. LOL i know you are like “what how can you forget about Distress Stain?!” well, yes that’s me! I totally forgot I had a bunch of Distress Stain  so I decided to play with them and I made this backrgound! I mixed a bunch of blues and I am in love with the result!


This stamp set by Darkroom Door is definitely one of my favorite, I love it because it is a big mix and there are so many different textures that you can either mix togheter or use separate! To stamp, I used archival ink.
When I was satisfied with the background I started layering the images. First I used a piece of wood veneer in lattice – I glued it down with gel medium. When it was completely dry I added the rest of the images, the little guy, the dog and finally the words.


To finish off my tag I of course added stitching. There are a lot of layers, so stitching was a bit difficult, but I used the sewing machine in super slow mode 😀 (meaning that I was pressing the button so slowly and with the fear of breaking the needle!)

Last touch was to add fiber around the top hole and … my tag is done!

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.

  • barbara

    Sai che la gamma dei verdi azzurri è la mia preferita e tu l’hai usata splendidamente! barbara

    June 12, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply
  • wandahentges

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

    June 11, 2017 at 10:46 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Beautiful tag Zoey!! I love the colour and all the messy stitching. Perfect sentiments too.

    June 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • kath

    gorgeous tag Zoey…love the gorgeous colourful texture on the background and the addition of the paper dolls finishes it off beautifully…hugs kath xxx

    June 11, 2017 at 9:04 am Reply
  • fragkopouloukhotmailcom

    Beautiful tag!Talking about Distress stains…I need to use mine more often as well! 😛

    June 10, 2017 at 8:47 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Gorgeous tag, Zoey and I love the colours, they just sing out to me and work so well with the little boy and his dog! Fabulous work, as always… <3

    June 10, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Love the beautiful colors on the background. This tag is fantastic, Zoey. 🙂

    June 9, 2017 at 9:36 pm Reply
  • Simo

    Bellissima Tag Zoey…con il tuo stile inconfondibile!!! Brava!!! Un Abbraccio.

    June 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm Reply
  • 4hetty

    Super tag, Zoey!
    Love all the elements in and on your tag.

    June 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is such a great piece! I love the colors and always study your backgrounds to see how you create such amazing layers. I have always been such a fan of yours and look forward to your projects every week!

    June 7, 2017 at 7:07 am Reply
  • Sara Emily Barker

    Great design! Love those versatile stamps and your stitches take this over the top!

    June 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • froebelsternchen

    That’s just AMAZING!!!

    June 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Gorgeous tag! Love the colors and combination of textures 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    June 5, 2017 at 10:29 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Awesome tag, Zoey! Colors and details and texture, oh my! That boy and his dog are precious on your tag! Love it! hugs, Maura

    June 5, 2017 at 9:37 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    Amazing color mixture! I love all the blues with yellow! The image is so cute and matches with any project co well. Hugs, Marzena

    June 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I love the blues on your tag, Zoey! My favorite colors and you always make awesome backgrounds. Love it!

    June 5, 2017 at 7:19 pm Reply
  • Anne R

    Zoey, you have used those DD grunge mark stamps beautifully to create your wonderful background – love your colour choices and the stitching finishes your tag off beautifully! Anne x

    June 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply
  • marci piraro

    Beautiful! I love the blues and the layers

    June 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous tag Zoey 🙂 the little boy with his dog is adorable and I love the background and stitched details, the whole design is stunning! 🙂

    Lols x x x

    June 5, 2017 at 4:06 pm Reply

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