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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 “BE SQUARE” – how I love this challenge theme!!! It was the perfect time to do something i had in mind since a while. I recently started a new art journal, it is smaller than the usual art journal I keep — so i wanted to make some small inserts to put randomly into the art journal. You know when you just need that little inspiration or little kick? These 3×3 cardboard panel will surely help me to stay focus as I choose some of my favorite “messages” to put over them!

I worked on a 9×3 strip of cardboard, well it is not really cardboard, but you know when you buy drawing blocks and at the back there is that cardboard piece that helps the paper to stay still? That one is what I used as base. I worked on the whole panel then cut it into pieces once the background was done. This is really helpful when I want to make series and I really suggest you to try it. Work on the big background, then cut it into pieces. This way the backrgound will always be different yet similar! I covered it with pieces of Vintage paper by Simon Says Stamp, pieces of Tim Holtz Tissue wrap paper and other random bits I had on the desk. I glued them and let it dry, then I covered it with a bit of gesso.


I added a bit of color with distress crayons and set the color with distress collage medium. I set aside to dry completely. I took the Squared stencil by Tim Holtz and added a bit of modeling paste here and there over the panel, I set aside to dry again and then I cut the three 3×3 squares. I added color with distress crayons. I LOVE THEM. I never thought i was going to be addicted to them…now it feels like I am always working with them!


Since I made this “heavy” background I wanted  to keep the decorations to the minimum. Infact I only used a photo from the photobooth collection by Idea-ology and Tim Holtz, a piece of cheesecloth and a stickers always from Tim Holtz.

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

    These are so pretty, Zoey! Love them, the background has so much interest! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

    January 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Wow Zoey! These are amazing! Love the images, backgrounds and words that you used.

    January 15, 2017 at 5:22 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Beautiful little works of art…these are gorgeous Zoey and I love all the texture and the colours ~ they are divine! Hugs xx

    January 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • kath

    beautiful work Zoey….your backgrounds are amazing layers of colours and details…thanks for the great tip…hugs kath xxx

    January 15, 2017 at 9:12 am Reply
  • Macarena

    So love the backgrounds on each of the pieces, the texture given by stencils and paste is amazing. The colors are adorable as always!!! Hugs, Marzena

    January 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Come usi tu le foto di Tim……….unica! Mi piacciono tantissimo tutti i mix di texture che hai usato! Barbara

    January 14, 2017 at 8:46 pm Reply
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    January 14, 2017 at 8:12 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    It’s always a treat to see how you build layers and combine colors! These are lovely and I enjoyed seeing the details of each one.

    January 14, 2017 at 7:13 am Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    Love your beautiful creation, Zoey. The colors and texture you created are awesome! 🙂

    January 13, 2017 at 4:23 am Reply
  • sherrie koning

    Beautiful creations!
    Sherrie k

    January 13, 2017 at 2:37 am Reply
  • steph203

    Gorgeous panels! Love the way you made the backgrounds, Zoey! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    January 10, 2017 at 11:38 pm Reply
  • Maura

    Great words of wisdom to begin the year, Zoey! Love the panels, especially the fabric and fibers and stitching!

    January 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm Reply
  • Mimi- she's crafty

    These are so well-arranged that I almost overlooked the fabulous details… and they are everywhere! Awesome little projects.

    January 10, 2017 at 6:55 am Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I love all the texture on your journal cards, Zoey! Gorgeous colors and your signature stitching is always the perfect touch. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

    January 9, 2017 at 7:05 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous panels Zoey! the colours and whole design of these is fabulous, love the photos and textures. LOVE them 🙂

    Lols x x x

    January 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

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