25/10/2014

Cozy Blog Hop - Finnabair Creative Team

  

Hello there and welcome to Finnabair Creative Team blog hop! Today we're sharing some inspiration and there's a prize in the hop, too! So please take a cup of warm coffee or tea and join us!

"We don't know about your corner of the world but in Europe, dreary November weather is just around the corner. That's why, Finnabair Creative Team came up with a special challenge to warm you up and possibly inspire to create some fantastic art. Feel most welcome to join in!

Here's how our Cosy Challenge works: First of all, make sure you blog hop with our Creative Team. Below you can see the list of all the blogs where you can find lots of warm and fuzzy inspirations. Make yourself a huge cup of hot tea and visit each of the Ladies to see their Cosy interpretations of the challenge. Don't forget to leave a warm comment!

Riikka (you are here!)

We hope you feel warmed and inspired! If you do, we have a fun challenge for you and a great prize to win! Here's what you can do:

1) Find a photo that will serve as a Cosy inspirational jumping point for you. It can be any image from the internet or a photo you take yourself;

2) Create a work (layout, collage, canvas, cards - anything goes) that represents the concept of coziness;

3) Go to Finnabair's blog and leave a link to your work. You have two weeks to send in the submissions - 'till November 8th. Then, our Team will choose a winner.

We can't wait to see your cosy creations!"



Here's my take on the warm and soft and cozy theme. A fluffy, winter-inspired dress canvas!

Some time ago, I watched this amazing video by Marta and the idea stuck to my head. So when the hop was thrown to the air, Eliza asked us to think cozy, warm, woolen thoughts. I went to find something warm and soft on Pinterest and among the pictures I got was the one below. The flowing dress, the beaded cape and the tulle on the floor. I then combined the two - the inspiration already existing in my head and that of the photo.


I started by creating the top of the dress somewhat similar than the one in Marta's video. When the bodice part was drying, I prepared the canvas base. I adhered lace to the canvas using the 3D Gel and then coated the background with white gesso and crackle paint. After those had dried, I then manipulated paper and treated it like fabric to form the hem of the dress. I also added some resist canvas, tulle and feathers to the mix. Lastly I added the quote to the piece using small alpha stickers.

I hope I have inspired you! Now please hop on and go see what an amazing project Monika has created! Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope I'll see you again!


Supplies used in this piece:

Prima - Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White - big jar Prima - Art Basics - 3D Gloss Gel - big jar Prima - Art Basics - Light Paste Prima - Art Basics - Soft Gloss Gel Prima - Art Extravagance - Texture Paste - White Crackle Prima - Art Ingredients - Glitter Set - Ebony & IvoryPrima - Art Ingredients - Art Sugar - White Prima - Art Ingredients - Glass Beads - Butter Prima - Elementals - 12x12 White Resist Canvas "Dots" Prima - Vintage Vanity - A4 Journal Pad Prima - Elementals - 6,5x10,25 Stencil "Lace"


Materials: Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels

50 comments:

Karita said...

Ihana työ! Niin puhdas ja lämmin :)
Kiitos inspiraatiosta :)

JaMajka said...

Oh, so beautiful <3

Cherished said...

Simply Gorgeous. WoW!

famillemarleau said...

This is a gorgeous piece. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Hee Sun Kim (MIYAKE) said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
What a beautiful!!!!!

Linda M. Cain said...

Simply stunning!

Vicki Christensen said...

My first ever blog hop - what a great and inspiring start.... so beautiful.....

Carol and co said...

wow wow wow!!!! love your work!!! I would like to wear it!!!

Unknown said...

Wow for sure !!!! Amazingly beautiful,

Unknown said...

Stunning, love the texture and beautiful elements for so much dimension on your canvas.

Salla said...

Näyttävä työ & hienoja yksityiskohtia!

Unknown said...

Wow love the depth what a stunning piece of art, think i might be having a go at this love it xxx now off to the next blog for more inspiration xxx

Julie Lee said...

I love that elegant inspiration and your canvas is so original and inspiring! Beautiful piece of art! xxx

Unknown said...

Riikka I love canvas, the doll and the way you dress it up amazing! Great cozy inspiration!

Unknown said...

gorgeous cosy inspiration !

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Totally stunning!

Anonymous said...

Stunning, as ever ! (and that is not because of the blog hop ;), I just love what you do)

Carol said...

love it,so very pretty

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful canvas Riika! Loving the soft cozy feel. Hugs xx

Jackie said...

A beautiful dress made more cozy and warm♥ I love the canvas!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! So very beautiful and elegant!

Jeppula said...

Ihan mahtava<3

KOLOROWY ptak said...

I love this vintage canvas! Beautiful dress!!!

NNN said...

Сказочно!

Brigitte said...

Your canvas is gorgeus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

lovely flower lace :)

Jackie PN said...

What a fabulous canvas! the dress you created is beyond stunning!

Carol Salisbury said...

Beautiful canvas! Love all the wonderful layers and your dress form is terrific!

Helen said...

Absolutely stunning!

Gems Inky antics said...

Amazing canvas, the colours and the depth are stunning

kksb said...

Lovely canvas!

Hellen said...

Just gorgeous and so very creative!!!

Katia said...

is absolutely beautiful, and so delicate!

Michelle Logan said...

Wow fantastic project Rikka! Love that texture in the background, your skill always surprises and inspires!

Scrapalex37/LaLouvea2Têtes said...

I love it ! Very good idea the dress !

Unknown said...

Hello! It's jast a gorgeous! Thank you Tutor the inspiration. I going to partecipate.

EXTRAVAGANZA said...

Tenderness work! Amazingly beautiful!

Margiù said...

a beautiful work and very special!

Home sweet home said...

Stunning work.

Riikka Kovasin said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments! <3

valou29 said...

wonderful work, I love it

Unknown said...

Hello Rikka,

So sweet work and creation...

Unknown said...

Holi Rikka te ha quedado realmente precioso, como para ser diseñadora de alta costura me encantaron los colores y texturas, besitos!

Madzioza said...

beautiful project!

IrinaR (Irina Rakovets) said...

Amazingly gentle!

Anonymous said...

Your dress is fabulous !
Here my link : http://lesnouvellesideesclaires.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/challenge-finnabair-cosy/

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous fabric layers, beautiful creation, Rikka!!

delphine said...

it's beautiful! so sweet!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Thank you all :")

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