Tuesday 20 January 2009

Arty Girlz Weekly Challenge # 69 'Transparent' With Guest Designer Fabrizio

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is 'Transparent' so basically you just have to use something clear/transparent on your creation. So you could use clear buttons, page pebbles, zoomz, flowers punched from acetate, printable transparencies for your scrapbook layouts etc... As always you decide the format so you may decide to do a scrapbook layout, card, atc...anything that you like.

To join in with this challenge please post an image of your creation on your blog or website with a link to Arty Girlz and then leave a comment here with a link so that we can come and see what you have made

We have a special treat for you, the wonderful Fabrizio is our Guest Designer. Take a look at his fantastic creation !!

Fabrizio describes how he made this beautiful card and also tells us about himself...

I cut the acetate and added some strips of papers at the back. Then I added a fabric flower and a folded paper flower making sure a matching tag was behind....that's on the front so when you open the card you have only the triangle of acetate and the flower and the background trim is at the back.

Hi everyone, My name is Fabrizio and I've been living in Britain for the past 18 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 (9 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 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.

Ciao ciao ! Fabrizio.

You can see more of Fabrizo's wonderful creations on his blog HERE and if you want to be more organised for next Christmas click HERE to join in with his Christmas blog !!


Cora said...

Here is mine.

Crissi Harvey said...

Hope you enjoy this weeks challenge everyone and dont forget to check out fabrizio's wonderful creations on his blog.

crissi xx

June said...

This one is gorgeous
well done
Hugs June x

Powerful Search Engine said...

Hello I have not participated for a couple of weeks but managed to make this little charm. Thanks for stopping by! Pascale :)

Anonymous said...

Fab theme as always. Please find my card here:


Thanks for looking!

Unknown said...

Hi Everyone..

Hope you pop by to say hello!!

Here is my Piece

Julie Allain said...

Hi everyone

I hope you all enjoy this challenge, hasn't Fabrizio done us proud with his gorgeous card

Looking forward to visiting you all and seeing your take on the challenge

Julie xx

RubyMay said...

Brilliant challenge ...thanks Fabrizio !
Here is my piece...
Thanks for looking x

Faye said...

Fabrizio's example is gorgeous. Here is my

Ariane said...

Hi! Thanks for the great challenge!
Here is my entry:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gayle's Art

Carol said...

Lovely original design from Fabrizio!

Hope to back for this one later in the week :)

Carol x

shelly said...

this was really a challenging theme for me as ive never used anything transparent.. thank you for making me think hard on this one :) its my first try using "acetate" great card fabrizio ! mines HERE thank you so much for taking the time to look :) xx shelly

Donna said...

Beautiful card Fab and so pretty :) Donna x

Juliet said...

I've made an acetate front card for this week's challenge.
Here is my card.
Juliet xx

Anonymous said...

here's my card

Helen Ding said...

Interesting challange as I don't normally do transparent. my card is on the following post, but you'll have to scroll down past my MIL's birthday pressie.

crafty creations said...

Hi beautiful work on the blogs

You can see min here

Thanks for looking

For the life of me said...

enjoyed this one
heres mine

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Hi! I made a little paper box and put some transparent on it. Here is my entry
x Natasha x

Buffy said...

Here's my entry. Thanks for looking.

Kath Stewart said...

Hi Girls
Fabulous theme this week from Fabrizio...loved this one..HERE is mine.
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi All.
Thankyou for another fab challenge,
Fabrizio's blog is cool too.
Here is my creation...


Hugs Angel

Denise said...

Not too sure on this one but here is the link:-

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Here is my card

hugs Ria

Inger said...

Here is my entry, first one ever!
Inger inspire

Deborah March said...

Thanks ladies; off to see everyone's fun art!


RetRomantic said...

Here is mine.

Storm said...

I have made SOME cards


Dragon said...

Hi, I really loved the idea of this one... was just looking for an excuse to get out my recently-aquired alcohol inks and paint with them. So here is my entry for the challenge and thanks for looking.

Lorraine Robertson said...

Excellent challenge & I so loved doing this one..

HERE is my card.

Lorraine xxx

Crafty Green Poet said...

My collage is here: http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com/2009/01/transparent.html

AliMayes said...

Super challenge. I had fun with this one. Thanks Fabrizio!!
Mine's here

kjkljk;ljljgjgfuyhd said...

Thanks for a fun challenge!
I enjoyed working on it, and I think it's more motivating for me to have a time line too :+)

Anonymous said...

Lovely theme. It´s great to see that men like to (paper)craft too.
Here´s my entry:

Rainbow Lady said...

Hello Girlz and Fab I am back at last after my surgery with my card for this week. Thanks for looking Love Cynthia x

Ann Whitfield said...

Great challenge Fabrizio
Here's my entry

tiggertastic said...

Here is my entry click here thanks for looking

Sarah x

Hazel said...

I've altered a little tin that has a transparent lid - it's here

Arianne said...

Great challenge!
It's small, but it's transparant!

You can see my card here.

Annie said...

Love acetate cards and Fabrizio's example is just wow.

Ann xxx

LOUISE said...

Almost gave up on this Challenge this week, but in the end I did have a go. Here is my card. Louise x
Sarah Kay My Sweet Lili

SundayL said...

Hello everyone... thanks for the challenge.

Here is my piece

finnabair said...

almost in the last seconds! My small entry is waiting on my blog:

Maria Matter said...

Thanks for another lovely challenge!
here's mine:
Third Christmas Card Done!
Blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

lovely challenge blog you have! This is my first entry to your challenge.


(direct link also under my name)


Looby said...

Well done Fab! Gorgeous card! Here's mine

Lou x