Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Challenge #22 ~ 'Green'

The challenge this week is to have the colour green on your project, as usual you choose the format so you could make a card, do a scrapbooking layout Altered Art etc...then post a photo of your creation on your blog/website or online gallery ... mention Arty Girlz with a link to our site and then come here and leave a comment with a link to your site - easy as that :)

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:

99 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wonderful Theme. Here is mine. Thanks for looking.

Green Card

crissi said...

mines here
http://random-ramblings-of-a-crafter.blogspot.com/

Hope you all enjoy doing this challenge\ :-)

Julie said...

You can see mine Here

Beverley Todd said...

Lovely stuff girlz - & great to see Fab's work here too - I love that man!! LOL

stampingbalou said...

Thanks for this wonderful theme, love the color! Here is my entry, thanks for looking:

http://stampingbalou.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/created-by-hand-glossy-funky-fairies-photo/

Yours, Heike ;o)

Ruth said...

YAY for Fab!!! Well done!! Love your card and all the others on here!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous theme, I've made an ATC which is on my blog.

My card

ilonka said...

A wonderful theme!
Here's my card:
Wish!
TFL
Ilonka

Alix said...

what a cool blog...and well done Fab...your card is...well...FAB!!!
maybe i'll have a go at a green project today!

Katie said...

Yay Fab the main man! Love that card, green is my favourite colour. Excellent job!

Katie

Susie Blackwell said...

Julie, I want that parrot he's so cute!!!!!!!!

Susie xx

Fabrizio said...

Thanks you all for the lovely comments, I've added some more Green themed cards on my blog. A big thank you to Crissi and Julie for the GD spot ! That really made my day. XXXXX Fab

Beverley Todd said...

Woot! Got mine done on the same day - there's a first! Made a card this week - it's here: http://craftymoments.blogspot.com/
2008/02/going-green.html

Paula said...

Terrific theme, here's mine.
Life Friend

Jo said...

Lovely card Fab and congrats! xx

My friend card can be found on my blog
http://www.siggi-shop.blogspot.com/

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my green dress.
Thanks for the challenge Fab and girlz and for looking.
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/shades-of-green.html

Kristy C said...

Here is mine-I love the color Green!

http://kristychristopherson.blogspot.com/2008/02/arty-girlz-22-green.html

Linda Elbourne said...

Great theme - Great samples - Thank you! Here's mine http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/2008/02/going-green.html

Kelly said...

Here is my:

green challenge

andrea said...

Great challenge,here's my entry
http://laurensmum-andrea.blogspot.com/

Jules {Creative Makes} said...

Oooh, can I join in with this one pretty please?

I've added mine here:

http://creativemakes.blogspot.com/2008/02/circles-and-green.html

PaperAddict said...

I'm new to this site - but I'll definitely be back often! Found you from the link on Fabrizio's blog. Fabrizio's card is spectacular! And I love the scrapbook layouts as well!

Fiona Whitehead said...

Green's my favourite colour - here's mine http://magickdiva.blogspot.com/2008/02/arty-girlz-go-green.html

Lisa Renéa said...

Great theme! Love all the fab projects! Here's my take on the challenge:

http://tatteredtiara.blogspot.com/2008/02/artygirlz-challengegreen.html

LuLu said...

You can see my cards on my blog also. I must admit to now being a green fan!

Angie C said...

Great challenge as green is not one of my "normal" colours. My card is on my blog

http://angiec-crafting.blogspot.com/2008/02/penny-black-green-card.html

Crystal said...

I already had this project in my head in the works since St. Patrick's day is next month, so I got started today and will post it in my Etsy shop after dinner tonight.

Here is the link for my creation. It's a soldered art necklace. I really enjoyed making this.

Amanda said...

This is my first challenge here. Great theme and I am a huge fan of Fabrizio's work.
Here is my card

Thanks for looking!

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Hi Everyone!
Awesome theme, cool guest host and pure delicious fun for my first contribution!

http://gabrielleinspiration.blogspot.com/

Rein said...

Hello all,
here is my ATC

Mucky Pup said...

I love Fab's card and what a great theme this week!

Here's my card.

mp x

claudilue said...

My first challenge on this Blog

http://claudilue.wordpress.com/2008/02/20/texture-green/

thanks for looking

Jane Carroll said...

great samples

here's mine

jane x

http://carrollscreations.blogspot.com/2008/02/arty-girlz-challenge-22.html

Enfys said...

This is my first time entering your challenge, mine's on my blog, really enjoyed it. Great job Fab, and the rest of the DT.

ink'n'rubba said...

It just so happens I've made a page for a book swap that has a lot of green on it! You can see it here at http://inknrubba.blogspot.com/

Lesley said...

Great theme - I love green! My card is on my blog - thanks for the challenge.

http://themessycrafter.blogspot.com/

CraftyC said...

Have added mine to my blog
http://clairebsd.blogspot.com/search/label/Tilda
Dont often use 'GREEN" as the main colour but really enjoyed this!!
Clairexx

Anne said...

Just posted my green card on my blog:

http://annescreativeside.blogspot.com

Katharina said...

I love the colour green!! What a great challenge
Here is my card
Thanks for looking!

Beth said...

Green is one of my fave colours, thanks Girlz! Here's my ATC xx

~*~Pandora's Artbox~*~ said...

Here's my entry http://pandoras-artbox.blogspot.com/2008/02/tuesdays-artchallenges.html

Thanks for looking!

Hels said...

Hey there, thanks to FAB for the....er...FAB theme this week...mine is now on my Blog at http://pinkleart.blogspot.com Hugs Hels xx

cmoh said...

Better late than never...here's mine

http://cmoh.blogspot.com/2008/02/queen-of-green.html

not 100% happy with it but I really challenged myself on this one. Trying to only use green, even though that wasn't the challenge.

Looby said...

well done Fab!! what a gorgeous card - you totally deserve the guest spot darling!!

My card's here:

http://scraphappylou.blogspot.com/2008/02/arty-girlz-22-green-sketch-this-cards.html

Not my favourite colour - but I got there! LOL

Lou x

craftyscot said...

I have discovered your site and thought I would join in this week's challenge. The tag is on my blog
Sharon
x

LaY hOoN said...

Mines here

http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2008/02/precious.html


Thanks for looking.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Here's mine:

http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com/search/label/4x4%20GREEN

Lydia said...

Thanks for the challenge...mine is now on my blog ^.^

Emma Phillips said...

Mine is on my blog :)

Barbara Hagerty said...

Great theme! Here's mine:

http://artiphytheheart.typepad.com/artiphytheheart/2008/02/green-goddess.html

Have a good week, everyone!

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

lovely colours!!! I love green!! great projects well done!

Green Card said...

What Great Cards!!! Here is my simple Green Creation

ladybug-spots said...

Love all the Green Creations! Here is mine.

Donelda said...

I got my GREEN card finished!! You can see it on my blog -- it is the greenist card there so you'll recognize it.

Thanks for the great challenge!

Anna Jones said...

I thought I would give it a try. Mine is on my blog.

Thanks
Anna

Contessa Kris said...

I'm playing along for the first time. I made altered jewelry for the GREEN theme. I hope that's okay...
http://collagecontessa.blogspot.com/2008/02/wednesday-ramblings.html

Silvia said...

Green is a wonderful colour. Here's my entry:

Asian Beauty

Myriame said...

Here's my Challenge

http://blog.seniorennet.be/myriame/archief.php?ID=387

Rosie said...

That's a lot of comments, ladies!! Lovely card by Fabrizio - here's my take on the challenge:

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/02/21/double-trouble/

Katie said...

Had to have a go at this challenge, green is my favourite colour!

Katie

Mee said...

Mine can be seen on my blog (can't do the live link thing :o( )

done by den said...

We all seem to be going green these days! here is mine:-
http://densbloggers.blogspot.com/2008/02/artygirlz-challenge-green.html

Deborah said...

I'm a little late this week, but here's some green for my little grandson! Thanks again ladies!

http://cardsandthings.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

Very inspirational Fabrizio - here is my entry for this week... happy crafting all x

http://stampplanet.blogspot.com/2008/02/green.html

Jane said...

Here is my take on this weeks fantastic challenge!

http://doodlesandscrapsofme.blogspot.com/

traciejane said...

Wow more gorgous work DT, mines on my blog :-)x

carol said...

Hi Girlz, Beautiful creations here today again!
I've combined mine with a little pink...hope that's o.k. :)
You can see my Mothers Day card

HERE

Carol x

mamaluke said...

mine is on my blog, thanks, nice challenge :)

Karen said...

Here's my entry for this week.
http://cakescardsandcraftybits.blogspot.com/

xx

theresa said...

here is my entry. this was fun.
hugs
theresa
http://misshoneydownunder.blogspot.com/2008/02/arty-girlz-green-challenge.html

Anita said...

I love to participate in your challenges! I made an ATC this time with green!

http://www.wowprincess.com/anita/?p=160

Carmen said...

Great theme, in the last time I often use this color...

Here's my entry:
http://carmens-ecke.blogspot.com/2008/02/grn-green.html

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wow - such a lot of lovely cards to look at this week. here is my effort:-

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2008/02/arty-girlz-green.html

Ann Whitfield said...

Here's my entry for this challenge
http://craftblogspiritofcreativity.blogspot.com/2008/02/shades-of-green.html

jan said...

Well heres my first attempt at your challenge http://diecutswithaview.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

And here's mine: http://karenscreation.blogspot.com
- Thanks for looking

Tina said...

Hi Guys here's mine, Beautiful DT Creations once again...
Tina x x

http://yummyscrummycreate.blogspot.com/2008/02/arty-girlz-challenge-22-green.html

LaY hOoN said...

Another play
http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2008/02/green-card-1.html

LaY hOoN said...

I just can't stop myself in doing with GREEN
http://mescrap.blogspot.com/2008/02/another-green-card.html

Claudia said...

a bit late but it was fun to use colors i do not feel compftable with. thanks for looking

Picking Blueberries.

Ann said...

I love the colour green & Fabrizio's blog is amazing.....I'm very new to challenges, blogs etc....my card is here-:
http://ann-icklehaggiscraftspot.blogspot.com

Nothing exotic I'm afraid ^_^ XX

Marina said...

I love all those green card`s, here is my try.

http://marinahuisman.punt.nl/?id=451816&r=1&tbl_archief=&

stampingwitch said...

my entry for your challenge
http://stampingwitch.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/green/
tfl
dani

lee said...

here is mine hope you like it, my first for Arty Girlz
http://leekre.blogspot.com/2008/02/warm-colours-theme-thursday.html

PixieP said...

Here's mine

http://pixiepcraftblog.blogspot.com/

Some wonderful projects, there are some really talented people out there.

Terrie B x said...

I`ve left a card on my blog ladies ...Thankyou for looking:)
Great Design Team cards yet again:)x

scrappa jack said...

Nice theme. Here is mine.
http://scrappajack.blogspot.com/

tillymint said...

Great theme, thankyou! I'm a bit late posting this week, but Here's my green card.
Tilly x

Coley said...

Here is the link to my green green challenge entry!

http://redartscrapping.blogspot.com

Lovely challenge idea x

Art Angel said...

How many challengers *faint* - you 2 are going from strength to strenght - well done xxx

My piccie is on my blog.

Angie x

stampoasis said...

here´s my entry:


http://stampoasis.blogspot.com/2008/02/arty-girlz-green.html

Casey said...

My favorite color! Here's my layout:
http://caseymaupin.blogspot.com/2008/02/scrap-challenge-or-two.html

Shaz said...

Great challenge and some fabulous work everyone, mine is on my blog now xx

Maddie said...

i loved this one. great to use a colour i wouldn't normally go straight for.
http://maddiescreations.blogspot.com/2008/02/i-decided-i-would-complete-one-more.html

Sally said...

I meant to upload this earlier and forgot! Don't normally like green but ended up making 2 for this!

It's here:
http://sallys-daze.blogspot.com/

Fifi-T said...

Really getting into the challenge thing now, but thanks for making this a simple one I could manage.

Here's mine:

http://web.mac.com/fionadickinson/Fifi-Ts/Cardmaking_Blog/Entries/2008/2/25_Enjoy_Your_Retirement_Arty_Girlz.html

CraftyMumOf1 said...

great theme, and just when i have some extra green paper around LOL
heres Mine...http://craftymumof1-gettingstarted.blogspot.com/

leann said...

Gorgeous work from you three ~ Soooo sorry I didn't get a chance to join in {especially since I have a bit of a green obsession!}, I'm eagerly awaiting this weeks challenge though, as you can probably tell ;)

Caz said...

Finally got mine done, and it can be seen http://aloadofoldblogocks.blogspot.com/2008/02/last-nights-cards.html

Loved creating with green...must do it more often.
Caz
x