We have a special treat today as we have the lovely Fabrizio as our Guest Designer. Firstly here's Fabrizio's wonderful creation followed by a short bio from the man himself :-
Hi everyone, I've been asked to do this guest designer spot and I'm very excited about it. A big thank you to Julie and Crissi to trust me enough to have this gig ( I hope they'll call me back, LOL ).
My name is Fabrizio and I've been living in Britain for the past 17 years. The idea was to come to London back in '91 to improve my English and I never looked back ever since. I've done all sort of jobs: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Benetton...a brief spot at University which didn't work out until I finally found my dream job in a bookshop off Piccadilly Circus.
What I didn't know at that time is that I was suffering from bi-polarism so after an unfortunate series of events...I found myself crafting to distract myself from a chronic agoraphobia (8 years already), bi-polarism and finally diabetes (ain't I a basket full of fun ? LOL). Anyway, paper crafting was and still is my saviour, I wake up thinking 'What am I going to make today?', it gives me focus and enjoy it tremendously.
I had an old blog but didn't post that often on it until I decided to create a new one on Blogger this January and I met lots of really nice crafters with their own stories to tell. I also frequent a few forums where I swap cards or ATC.
My style of crafting is quite eclectic, I like to try all sort of techniques and new paper combinations. I'm more a cardmaker than a scrapbooker (my partner, Vince, is the scrapbooker in the family) but I do enjoy creating keepsakes for my friends and family members.
For the card I made for the Green theme, I've used Déjà Views green pad, metallic brads by Making Memories, the designed was inspired by Susan Cobb book 'Journal of Paper Engineering' published by Hot Off The Press. The card starts as a simple gatefold but you just add a triangular flap on top to give it an extra dimension. Hope you like it !
Ciao ciao ! Fabrizio.
Click Here to see Fab's blog
Here's our 'green' creations
A canvas from Julie:
A layout from Crissi: