23/01/2015

Shine Together - Finnabair Creative Team


Hello hello hello! Welcome to Finnabair Creative Team Blog Hop and challenge! This time our subject is sparkle and shine and there's a fantastic price to be won! Please join in!

First of all, make sure you blog hop with the Creative Team. You can see the list of all the blogs aka the team underneath. Please start from our master mind Finnabair and then sparkle along with the yellow brick road of the team. Above in the picture are sneaks of the projects and as you can see from there, you can find some really breathtaking artworks in the hop! Make sure you visit each of the ladies and please leave a comment while hopping from blog to blog!

Riikka (you are here)

We hope you'll feel inspired after the hop and ready to create some sparkle of your own! The rules of the challenge are very simple indeed - in order to be in you need create any kind of project that shines and shimmers! That's it! The Creative Team will then vote on their favorite one. The challenge's open 'till February 8th.

Of course you are interested in what you can win, then. Just take a look underneath! It's selected lovelies from the brand new Finnabair goodies from Prima that were just released at CHA. Just look at those stamps, glitters and pearls!

Please join in and wow us with your sparkle! Underneath you can see my project for this hop and read a little more about it.


Here's my take on the challenge. The main inspiration were the Wednesday Art Recipe posts in Finnabair's blog. Not the recipes themselves, but the way Finn has take the picture of the ingredients using the spoons! I just love those pictures! And as it happened I have some old spoons of my grandfather's, I decided to do a spoon canvas. 

I started by adhering an old doily to the canvas and then layering this and that on top. Many of the bibs and bobs have stories of their own. Like that circular piece next to the Mechanicals gear on the bottom right corner. It's a piece from a perfume bottle that was left in the bottom of a box at work. Somebody had taken the bottle but not this piece, it was lonely, but I loved the shape the minute I saw it. So instead of throwing it away I took it home. Or those two black flowers with beaded stamen - my husband brought me those from a dollar store in US. 


After the 3D Gel had dried I coated some of the metals with clear gesso to give them a surface for the paints stick to. Then I added the mists across the canvas. On top I created shimmer in many ways. First, of course, was with the mists as they were Glimmer Mists and then I added glitter, mica flakes and glass beads in the composition. I also mixed mica powders with Soft Gloss Gel and painted touches of those here and there.


I was tempted to use my favorite color palette in this piece, but I fought the urge and went with a warm palette instead. I used yellow, red, purple and also peach and mixed them together. Now looking at the canvas I'm happy that I went with the warm colors - they go so well to the warm feeling I get when I see the little bibs and bobs with stories joined together.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please, enjoy the hop and join in!


Materials used:

Prima - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - Clear Prima - Art Basics - 3D Gloss Gel Prima - Art Basics - Soft Gloss Gel Prima - Art Extravagance - Texture Paste - Gold Crackle Prima - Art Ingredients - Glitter Set - Crimson Prima - Art Ingredients - Glitter Set - Luminous Prima - Art Ingredients - Glass Beads - Plum Prima - Art Ingredients - Mica Flakes - Gold Leaf Prima - Mechanicals - Leaves 1 Prima - Mechanicals Washers #2 Prima - Mechanicals Flowers Large Prima - Mechanicals Roman Numerals Prima - Mechanicals Numbers Prima - Mechanicals - Pendants Glimmer Mist - LED Red Glimmer Mist - Butternut Squash Primary Elements Artist - Pigments - Mandarin Citrine Primary Elements Artist - Pigments - Hot Cinnamon Primary Elements Artist - Pigments - Blushing Rose Primary Elements Artist - Pigments - Cherry Sorbet


Materials:
Prima Markering, Tattered Angels, Luminarte

104 comments:

  1. Hi, Riikka! I visited all the other blogs and I really like your artwork the most. Inspiring & beautiful!!!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous !!!!

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  3. Amazing and original canvas! It'S Great!

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  4. Love the way colours make the project look dramatic. Great job!

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  5. How original and beautiful!!!

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  6. Riikka! This is amazing - I love the colour combination you used - so beautiful!

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  7. Kaunis taulu ja erityisesti ihanat värit - kiitos inspiraatiosta :)

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    1. It's a masterpiece and it's adorable!

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  9. Wow what a great mixed media project!!!

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  10. Soo beautiful, I love the bright yet somehow subdued colouring!

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  11. What a transformation for a spoon and bottle, gorgeous work and colours x

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  12. I love the ombré effect and the elements you've chosen, Riikka. ; )

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  13. I like that spoon so much. It's a beautiful project.

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  14. Gorgeous project Riikka, loved all the glimmering colours and the shining glitters!

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  15. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Loved it.

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  16. Suuper cool project! so much fun with spoon!

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  17. Really pretty, love your colour choice.

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  18. Really pretty, love your colour choice.

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  19. I have an old spoon of my grandmother's. What you have done here is beyond amazing. I will learn your lessons well.

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  20. Your project is just gorgeous. I love how you incorporated elements with meaning.

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  21. Love the color palette -- so happy. Beautiful work. TFS.

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  22. Impresionante diseño, que bonito!!!, me encantan los colores...el conjunto...muchas gracias

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  23. Amazing like always. Love your art.

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  24. I love your mix of colours and embellishments, fantastic dimensions , looks so tactile . Tracy x

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  25. Todella kaunis työ, ihanat värit. Tämä ispiroi :)

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  26. LOVE your project!!! Amazing colours and the addition of the spoon is brilliant! Fantastic make!

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  27. Gorgeous thank you for the inspiration xx

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  28. Todella ihana työ ja oo lalaa mitkä värit.
    Mukavaa viikonloppua sinulle.

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  29. Riikka,
    Hi, I've been sorta stalking the Mixed Media gals for a bit now and your work is incredible. I've little practice in this field but I just may try to join in. I picked up some trinkets today that just might work. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

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  30. This is fantastic. I love that you used the spoons as inspiration. I also love the colors your chose.

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  31. The art piece is beautiful....the colors are just fantastic!

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  32. Great work of art! Fantastic! Love the spoon.

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  33. This is gorgeous! I'm on the lookout for old spoons and little doodads to add with it for something similar!

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  34. Riikka, your work is stunning and I'm so enjoying this hop. Fantastic ❤️❤️❤️

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  35. Stunning Riikka!!! As always your creations are simply amazing!!

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  36. c 'est beau et tres original

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  37. Stunning and inspiring as always..love it...xx

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  38. Super idea! my favorit colors!

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  39. Wow - this is just stunning!! I love how you incorporate everyday/vintage items- gorgeous!

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  40. It's so beautiful. Very colorful. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  41. I really like your warm canvas and the stories behind the parts included.

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  42. Love colors and the old spoon. So sweet

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  43. LOVE all the yumminess on your canvas... have to look for old spoons from now on :)

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  44. What can I write besides - I love you work!

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  45. So beautiful!! I love your color choice

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  46. Absolutely beautiful.. Love the colors and that spoon... I especially love how the doily took the color..great job

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  47. Rikka this is an awesome piece of art!!!

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  48. Amazing project! Thanks for inspiration!

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  49. You have created such a wonderful piece of art - with little embellishments that mean something to you - so that every time you look at it - it will bring good memories I love the old spoon also. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. You have created such a wonderful piece of art - with little embellishments that mean something to you - so that every time you look at it - it will bring good memories I love the old spoon also. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. This is a mixed media masterpiece! I love it! How did you attach the spoon to your canvas?? OMG, this is just fabulous:)

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  52. I love it, beautiful project :)

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  53. Spectacular! Glad you went with those colours too. Love all the bibs and bobs too.

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  54. Your colour combination just bursts off the page! Love the bibs and bobs :)

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  55. Gorgeous! Love the doily-I have some I want to work with like this!

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  56. such a gorgeous creation!

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  57. I like your warm colours and the story behind your embellischments, it's beautiful.

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  58. I really love your scrap universe. An other beautiful creation <3

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  59. gorgeous mixed media work!Love the bibs and bobs and spoon, the doily !












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  60. Love your art and this piece is so special

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  61. I love the way the mica sits in the spoon!

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  62. Love the spoon! What a brilliant idea

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  63. love this ! wonderful colours !

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  64. Magnifique création !!!!

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  65. Love your colors, and all the great textures with the bits and bobs - including their stories :-) Great make!!

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  66. Totally loving this Riikka! Such a delicious creation.. :)

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  67. Your take with the spoon is absolutely clever Riika, what a gorgeous masterpiece!!!

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  68. So beautiful this project!!! I love this spoon!!!

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  69. So I join to play with you ;)

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  70. I simply love the use of the spoon. I think I will try that in a different way. Your color combination is fabulous. Thanks for sharing you talents with all of us.

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  71. Very fond of your works, but I think you know it already :)

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  72. wow...what a great and beautiful work! Love the old spoon on it ! Thanks for sharing your nice art work.

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  73. I adore the fusion of colours and the layers of embellishments!

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  74. tämä on kyllä niin ihana!

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  75. This is so beautiful!
    Love it!

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  76. Great spoon, very creative and wonderful!

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  77. Your imagination and talent are a great inspiration for any level ... thank you for all your work !♥

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  78. Wow!! Amazing creation!! I love how you've put some sparkly stuff in the spoon, too. :D

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  79. I love how you've incorporated all your found objects into this amazing art piece! I've collected a lot of spoons and you have given me inspiration to use them!

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  80. Gorgeous spoon!!! So clever!!!! :))))

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  81. J'adore! cet effet avec le napperon! magnifique tableau!

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  82. Wow! Great idea and an amazing incarnation!

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  83. So creative in ur use of found objects and as always live d colours and layers

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  84. Woooow this is very creative and so beautiful! :D

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  85. That is an amazing project Riika. The embellishments are stunningly colored and I love that spoon!

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  86. Потрясающий холст! Действительно сияет!

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  87. С удовольствием прогулялась по вашему блогу.
    Спасибо за Хоппинг!)

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