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The Tramp

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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 “At the Movies” and we are showcasing Spellbinders Products this week, you don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used!

I made this art journal page inspired by one of my ALL TIME favorite actor..Sir Charles Spencer , as well known as Charlie Chaplin.

My beloved granpa introduced me to Charlie Chaplin’s movie – I can vividly remember me sitting on my granpa’s lap and watching with wide open eyes these movies. The first movie we saw was Modern Times, and if you ask, this is still my favorite movie. I remember smiling, looking at my granpa and then laughing together at his every silly goofy moves. Only later in the years I was actually able to fully understand – and appreciate – these silent movies.


I started by gessoing the pages of my art journal and I let it dry. I used some distress spray stain to add some color to the background, I dry again and then covered the entire surfaces with pieces of tissue wrap paper. I love that you can still see through the tissue wrap paper!
I kept adding color over the tissue wrap paper and I was not looking for a specific look, I just wanted to add color, to achieve a vintage-ish feeling.


I used a couple of Tim Holtz Layering stencil to add some more interest and I also stamped here and there numbers with Stampers Anonymous stamps.
I die cut a piece of vellum with Spellbinders ROBO RINGS ETCHED dies and I glued it to the background. I am not really happy with that because if I would make this art journal page again, i would have die cut directly on the page — oh well!! I love this dies a lot so I am sure i will use it again!


The sentiment and the Charlie Chaplin image are printed from my computer and glued with some glue. As final touch I used Distress Crayon to add some depth to the pages, I used them on the edges of the pages.

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!

Stay Happy Stay Creative…till next time!

Ciao , Zoey


Zoey Scarpelli

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

  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    As always, your work is full of energy and emotion! I love what you say and how you say it! The quotes you include, whether your own words or someone else’s, are always so meaningful. Your art makes me think and feel and I think that’s quite a talent!

    September 19, 2016 at 6:25 am Reply
  • cheiron

    This is such a fun page! It gave me a big smile. Love the memories of your grandpa too 🙂

    September 18, 2016 at 11:04 pm Reply
  • Emma

    I just LOVE EVERYTHING about these pages, Zoey! The colours, the inspiration and all the beautiful texture…amazing work and you’ve blown me away this week! Hugs x

    September 18, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    This is fantastic Zoey! I love your piece and the fun image of Charlie Chaplin. Wonderful text too and a beautiful memory to remember.

    September 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    These are such a fun and beautiful pages! Zoey. The background you created is awesome! 🙂

    September 18, 2016 at 4:30 am Reply
  • smouwen

    Fabulous art journal spread, Zoey! Love the yellow green color along with the black. The text is amazing and love the picture of Charlie! Hugs, Sandra

    September 17, 2016 at 10:54 pm Reply
  • kathinwesthill

    love your Charlie Chaplin theme page…cool art journalling and love the colours mixed with black…hugs kath xxx

    September 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, this is amazing! Your background has so many layers, it’s gorgeous and I love the Charlie Chaplin cutout.

    Cathie ♥

    September 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm Reply
  • Brenda

    I love all your ideas.

    September 14, 2016 at 2:25 am Reply
  • steph203

    Very cool art journaling, Zoey! I love how you really made the background POP with the bright yellow color and cool textures! It really draws the eye into the image and sentiments 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    September 13, 2016 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Pagine favolose! adoro il modo che hai di raccontare con i colori e le immagini! Barbara

    September 13, 2016 at 7:21 am Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    What a fun page! The bright colors you used just add to the antics of Charlie Chaplin. I really enjoyed the memories you shared with your grandpa – love how different things capture our imagination and bring those memories back! hugs, maura

    September 12, 2016 at 8:04 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    This pages are absolutely lovely! Great background with deep greens mixed with black details. Love the sentiment and the crazy picture 🙂 Hugs, Marzena

    September 12, 2016 at 6:48 pm Reply

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