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Monday, 11 April 2011

Squares Simply or Otherwise.....!




Hi, the lovely Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals is holding her first challenge (see my sidebar). The challenge is Simply Squares and to use at least one CI rubber stamp. The great news is that Five Lucky Winners will get the stamp of their choice........woo hoo so get those stamps out and get creating................

When I get excited, as you know, can never do just one......... so yep have done Three...............lol

(Jean, take your pick.............am happy whichever you choose for the challenge)

Firstly, made a Card followed on by Two small Canvases................my first attempt at these canvases looked blooming horrible and was ready to throw them in the bin as didn't think I could salvage them............but then espied some scraps of old wallpaper......yipee, problem solved.

The characters are female versions of Gulliver on their travels.....oh come on use your imagination...........LOL

CI Stamps used. CI-154, CI-190, CI-275, CI-209

Other stamps are by PaperArtsy and Darkroom Door

The stamps on the canvases were stamped in Archival Coffee and then watercoloured; Stickles and foam pads. I stamped on gloss card using Archival Black, for the Black and White card, and backing was run through the Cuttlebug..........OK too much information..............lol

Anyways see what you think, hope you like them. Have a great day in the sunshine and take care. Hugs Annette x

64 comments:

wearestampers said...

I love all the texture on your cards, and great colors too!
Pam

Lynne K said...

Fabulous pieces, Netty! The card is gorgeous, but the two canvases are amazing! Good job you didn't throw them in the bin!

Lynne x

johanna said...

you made adorable samples! thanks for putting me into the direction of the new challenge.

PetraB said...

Each one of them are lovely, love the textures and the different colours - my favourites being the canvases. have a lovely sunny day!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous pieces Netty, it would be realy hard to choose, but I do love the canvas ones. xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab pieces Netty! The B/W is just stunning! Love the texture and color of the canvas pieces!

craftattack said...

Can't choose, I love them all! Can't enter the challenge cos I haven't got any CI stamps. Now I will HAVE to buy some, poor me!

Rachelle said...

I love these. The texture is amazing! Just want to reach out and feel them. And the little town is just adorable.

Doreen said...

I love the card and canvases Annette,I must admit to adoring the canvases.xxx

Sherry Edwards said...

All three pieces are wonderful, but I think I like the 'Gulliver' canvases most of all!

Zoechaos said...

The card is lovely, the canvasses are gorgeous all colour and texture and WOW. All together stunning love um XOXO Zoe

donna said...

Wonderful cards Netty.My favorite is the first one. So striking. I will have to see if I have any CI stamps. hugs..Donna

Femmy said...

fantastic pieces!!!

kay said...

well i wouldnt be able to just choose one of these as they are all superb.x

kay said...

well i wouldnt be able to just choose one of these as they are all superb.x

Candy C said...

Netty...as always, your work is divine! Love the card and the little canvas are precious! <3 Candy

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Annette. Lovely creations. Great idea using the wall paper.
Regards Florence.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow Annette , love all three the first is very striking am in a bit of a black and white phase at the moment. The second two love the beautiful colours and textures and of course your stamping is superb

Marie

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I don't know how they would choose they are all great pieces!

Daniele said...

gorgeous cards Annette, lots of detail....you busy bee
hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work and wonderful texture, thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Martina2801 said...

Stunning pieces, Netty! Especially love the two canvases! The texture and the colors are great!
Have a nice week my dear.

MARTINA oxox

Sue said...

Three gorgeous pieces Nettie, but your card is amazing x

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love them all Annette, great texture and colours, but my fav has to be the monochrome
Kevin xx

Faye said...

Netty, I am always simply amazed at your ingenuity! What a great save with the canvas pieces! And wouldn't it have been a crying shame had you ditched them? Wonderful stamps that you've used.

Yvonne said...

Fantastic textures, Annette! Love the colours too.

Heidi said...

Fantastic work Nettie!
I can't choose one, they are all gorgeous:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

coops said...

wow, these are all stunning netty.must say your black and white card really caught my eye.the image is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

mustavcoffee said...

Wow Annette, gorgeous creations again, you're are cooking up a storm, love all of them:0) xxx

Jean Hardy said...

Great entries Nettie - all three of them! Do particularly love the B&W angel though. Thanks so much for joining in. Jean

Terry said...

Wow, Nettie! so you have been a little busy? Beautiful card and canvases! Just love your colors and textures!

Kim B said...

Those are great! Love all the textures!! Love all your work! Hugs

Lori said...

Beautiful work, Netty! Love the black and white version, stunning. And the colored pieces are wonderful as well!

Gerri Herbst said...

gorgeous work. I particularly like the black and white one! take care, gerri

Lynn Stevens said...

look at you go girl you must never sleep, they all look terrific would be hard to pick a favorite!
hugs Lynn

Linda R. said...

So many wonderful things to look at here.. If I have said it once I have said it a million times.. OK, maybe not a million but you are one talented lady..

Hugs, Linda

Jules said...

Hi Annette

I always get a treat when I come to your blog.

You have always done so many wonderful projects every time I visit.

Such an inspiration!! Thank you for sharing what you create.

Love Jules xx

Susan Allan said...

These 'squares' are brilliant...how useful is that wallpaper.....fantastic texture.

Netty, I am mortally wounded, 'how could you doubt me'?? Sob, sob!!
Of course it's pond algae. Dig out your microscope from the attic, pop round to my place and have a look.

Bring some paper round as well and have a dip into the slime!!

Have fun.
Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

kayc said...

Just love them all. Love the textures. Have a good week. Kathleen x

Willy said...

What a wonderful artwork, Netty! Love it!

Jan said...

Nettie,
Great card and your canvas is amazing!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love them all, texture, color and cre8tive takes the prize.

1CardCreator said...

These are beautiful Annette, I love the texture in them, it looks gorgeous.

Maggie said...

Fabulous pieces love the card in black and white shows the image off well.
wot no CI stamps! can't join in this challenge but will rectify this error - was sure I had at least one!! lol
Love the two mini canvas both texture and colours are great see it's a good job we hord things like wallpaper in our stash!

Dezinaworld said...

I love all of these the canvases seem to come alive,beautiful work the colours are so vibrant!! The B&W is so sleek and works fantastic!!!

Hugs June

Jingle said...

These are so VERY pretty!!!

Janet said...

Beautiful works of art hunny.....always a pleasure to pop by your blog x

minnie_mac said...

Love all three. The wallpaper worked a treat. Brilliant !

Marilyn

Andrea C said...

freakin brilliant is what I think, you so rock little lady x

joanna said...

All three are beautiful, Netty! I have to agree with the others, the canvases with all the textures have my vote! especially the third one :)

Beverly Gotthardt said...

All those textures are great, glad you didn't trash them. Of course, the black and white is very classy. You're good girl.

maxine said...

wow these are stunning Annette, I hope you're having a good week hugs maxine x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful squres and wonderful textures on them.

Terri Kahrs said...

Wow, Netty! Just look at all of these fabulous comments -- and you deserve everyone of them. LOVE those canvases! How serendipitous that you saved them with wallpaper scraps - creative and fabulous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

She said...

Oh I love your canvasses.......but the card is just stunning. S x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh I adore the images you used for the three projects! they are all gorgeous - the first one (with the black and white) is my favorite! Lovely work Nettie! :)

Minxy said...

Beautiful card and I love the texture of the canvases :D

Dragon said...

Tbey are all fabulous as usual... hope you are having a good week...
Frankie
xx

laury55 said...

they are all so beautiful...love the texture on the last ones

Electra said...

I love the background on these. And of course, your sense of humour!

stampdiva said...

Hi
This is me catching up with Blogs.
Beautiful artwork from you.
wishes
Lynne

Anne Jagger said...

They are just gorgeous. X

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful!! love the B&W for the first one and the texture on the two others is fab!
isa

Shar said...

Gorgeous! The top card is so pretty and I adore the design of the last two. Too cool!