Monday, 4 April 2011

Crafty Individuals Challenge "Simply Square"

I was very pleased to see that one of my favorite stamp makers Crafty Individuals has started a blog and not only that they have started their first ever blog challenge. I was so excited as theirs where the first stamps I bought together with their lovely mini books and backing papers. The theme for their first challenge is simply square this put me in a real tizzy because if you check out their wonderful guest designers they all make such amazing pieces of art with so much detail ,  and I have to say I am a little intimidated by them. I have been following their blogs for the past few months and am well and truly in awe . I just couldn't decide which stamp to use . Of course of all the stamps I have from them, there isn't one square one ! and I didn't want to cut down any of the images, so what stamp did I use .........well none of them !

In fact what I did was to use background paper from one of the books ( don't know which one have lost the cover ) I printed a leaf design onto acetate just love the old acetate and placed it over the background. The little bird is from one of the CI spring mini books which again received the old acetate treatment on top, they were then matted onto card. I know it was really easy and will not compere to all the other beautifully stamped creations that everyone else has submitted but in the flesh it's really rather pretty .

I look forward to taking part in their forthcoming challenges and to being inspired with their wonderful products.

Hope you like it.

Marie

29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card! Love the acetate over the background.
    Isabelle

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  2. Beautiful card!You did a great job Marie!Love Crafty Individuals too!!!

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  3. Good idea!!!I love your card!!!bizz

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  4. I love this as well as seeing your wonderful blog creations!!!
    thanks for leaving your comments, I DO appreciate it!

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  5. What a wonderful piece, Marie!

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  6. Hi Marie, brilliant use of paper, colour and acetate to make a very effective card. I have some of CI background papers and the miniatures and but haven't used them yet but after seeing your card I think I really must. Elizabeth x

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  7. Your card is gorgeous Marie...Donna

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  8. Oh stop fishing for compliments mrs LOL. Your card is beautiful your standards are up to anyone's standard. Love the use of acetate it is such a versatile material. Hope you are feeling better XOXO Zoe

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  9. Beautiful card Marie - very imaginative. Thanks for entering. Jean

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  10. This is lovely Marie, great choice. Annette x

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  11. really pretty. I have to check out the new CI blog.

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  12. Love this square piece, Marie! Beautifully done, my friend :)

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  13. Looks pretty enought to me Marie :) infact I love it
    Von x

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  14. Simply beautiful. Some times less is more. take care, gerri

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  15. Marie, this is gorgeous. How ingenious to use the acetate overlay! It gives it such an elegant look.

    Thanks for asking about the fishing husband. All of the guys did actually catch fish, which is really important to them.

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  16. WOW This is gorgeous and the image just draws you into the card love it. Chris xx

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  17. This is beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne M

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  18. Your card is lovely. I really like the printed acetate over the top, a great effect.

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  19. Gorgeous effect using the acetate. I love that image & it is also one of my fav sheets of paper. Very lovely combination.

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  20. Marie, that's a fabulous card, love the background and the little square.

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  21. Marie, I think this is lovely with lots of detail !
    Thanks for your comment on my blog - I really appreciated it !

    Margaret C

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  22. adorable mini-square in the big one!

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  23. your card is perfect, beautiful color combination

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  24. Love the leaf stamping on the accetate.
    Sharon x

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