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Unimaginable Tag

English / Italiano

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 Frame it up!
For this challenge I decided to use my favorite “final touch” — the sewing machine and the “framing up” the project with stitches!
I love sewing on paper , I think it adds so much interest.

I started working on my TAG from the background. I glued down a bunch of old book pages — with no direction, I only wanted to cover the whole background with text.  I took a couple of stickers from the Tim Holtz Industrial French sticker sheet and I added them to the background. I Then covered everything with a bit of gesso. I set aside to dry.


I grabbed a bunch of distress crayons and I scribbled some over my backrgound. Then I took a brush and I moved the color around with water. I love working like this with distress crayons! It gives me so much control on where I want to apply the color!
I added a couple of layers and then I let it dry. When the backrgound was dry, I took again gesso and with a spatula I added it over the backrgound to tone the color down and to create sort of backdrop for the gentlemen sticker.


I took random stamps and I subtle stamped here and there, just lightly to give some more interest to the background. I added the sentiment, from a Tim Holtz sticker collection (of course) and then the final touch… I framed the entire tag and then I did some scribbles with the sewing machine to highlight some details in my Tag.

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

    SEi spettacolare nell’uso dei Crayons! e… noto… che anche a te piacciono parecchio le Dolls di Tim! fantastico come sempre! barbara

    May 15, 2017 at 6:15 am Reply
  • meihsialiu

    This is such a gorgeous tag! Zoey. The texture and colors on the background are amazing. 🙂

    May 15, 2017 at 5:16 am Reply
  • Ginny and the Sheep

    Mi piace tanto questa tag…e l’idea della ‘frame’ con la macchina da cucire è geniale!
    Grazie ancora per il commento…hugs xxx

    May 15, 2017 at 2:04 am Reply
  • kath

    love the Distress Crayon background and love how you framed your dapper gentleman with stitching. hugs kath xxxx

    May 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm Reply
  • Emma

    A really stunning tag and I love how you’ve framed the image, Zoey…it’s just so clever! <3

    May 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    This is a really clever piece with such great details! Your work always has those special little details and on this one, I especially love how you made the stitched frame around our gent’s head!

    May 14, 2017 at 7:01 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Beautiful tag Zoey!! I love the stitched fram that you made and that wonderful background.

    May 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • a3myburgh

    Zoey, what a clever idea using stitches as a focal point but frame on your tag!! The texture and color are smoothing and Georges. Your design its Fab and kind of vintage feel and I appreciate it. Thank You !! for sharing. hugs….

    May 9, 2017 at 2:52 am Reply
  • Maureen Reiss

    Such an AWESOME tag!!! Gorgeous!!!!

    May 8, 2017 at 10:43 pm Reply
  • steph203

    Absolutely gorgeous tag, Zoey! Love the touches of stitching! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    May 8, 2017 at 10:30 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Great tag, Zoey! Love the wonderful textures you are so good at! The circles of stitching are awesome! Maura

    May 8, 2017 at 7:44 pm Reply
  • Dr Sonia S V

    Zoey so effectively you have used stitching on your tag…framed perfectly and gloriously!!

    May 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    Amazing and absolutely beautiful. I love especially the colors and textures. Your “frame” rulez 🙂 You’re right that stitching gives a lot of interest. I love stitch on paper too. Hugs, Marzena

    May 8, 2017 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Fabulous tag Zoey 🙂 I agree with Cathie! I love how you used stitching to frame his face and the tag, the whole design is awesome 🙂

    Lols x x x

    May 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    I love how you framed the image, sentiment and entire tag with stitching! All the details of your background are amazing too. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

    May 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm Reply

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