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!
Prima Markering, Tattered Angels, Luminarte