Friday, 15 August 2014

Finnabair Creative Team Reveal Time!

I can't keep this secret any longer. First ever Finnabair Creative Team is here!
Seriously - DT Call was a crazy ride through your creativity, talent, enthusiasm... It was almost impossible to choose and the amount of love, kindness and support I've received from you was more than overwhelming. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all these messages and entries.
More then anytime in the past I know you are  somewhere there... this makes my heart sing and creative  gears and cogs in my head are spinning even faster now!



So, here we are!
High time to introduce you all to the wonderful group that will enter Creative Team officially this September. 
I'm sure our joined forces will provide you tons of creative ideas, inspiration and encouragement to enter the colorful world of Mixed-media Arts and Crafts ...

What you can expect from us? 
Sharing our experience in tutorials, tips, product reviews, step-by-step projects - and some challenges and giveaways of course to add some icing on the top! 
I hope you won't be shy and joint the fun!


Now, to know each other a bit better you can read our super short and fun interviews.  

Linda M. Cain - visit her website here!

1. From: Rock Island, Illinois in the center of Illinois in the center of the USA
2. Always on my work table: paints, inks and brushes
3. Favorite color palette: red, black, brown & ivory
4. Favorite creations: probably tags and mixed media collages, but I love to do journal pages, too!
5. I'm inspired by: Finn of course, but Michael Jack Putman & Jen Crossley are two of my favorite creative Artists.
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I want to add COLOR!
7. Cats or dogs? Neither - I'm allergic to both!
8. Tea or coffee? Coffee in the AM, decaf tea in the evening
9. Simple or messy? I've always admired anyone that can do "simple" well. I just feel every speck of space "needs" something. But I wouldn't call it messy, I'd call it generously arranged composition.
10. I'm dreaming about: how wonderful it would be to have my studio all organized and perfect...and twice as big. A girl can dream...


Marta Łapkowska (Maremi) - visit her website here!


1. From: originally from Poland but Ireland has been my home for over 9 years
2. Always on my work table: always mess... inks, sprays, gesso, modeling paste, brushes, foam tape... coffee, mobile phone, camera, Polish pretzels
3. Favorite color palette: hard question... I think... vintage (brownish), then combo of turquoise, white and black
4. Favorite creations: I love all types from art journals, scrapbooking pages, cards to altered art and canvases
5. I'm inspired by: I'd lie if I didn't mention Finnabair. I remember seeing her art for the first time... Her art was a push to think differently, to discover myself
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I do have a vision straightaway
7. Cats or dogs? I'd love to have a dog for my little girl, Emily
8. Tea or coffee? Definitely coffee.
9. Simple or messy? Both, but more often messy
10. I'm dreaming about: if I tell you my dreams, they might not come true ;)


Riikka Kovasinvisit her website here!

1. From: Helsinki, Finland
2. Always on my work table: craft mat, but gesso & stamp ain't far either!
3. Favorite color palette: blues, greens turquoises
4. Favorite creations: scrapbooking layouts, ATCs
5. I'm inspired by: many things! Supplies, music, nature, my family, photos
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I want to start creating!
7. Cats or dogs? Both. :)
8. Tea or coffee? Tea, please. With milk.
9. Simple or messy? Definitely messy! The more color on my fingers, the better!
10. I'm dreaming about: finding more hours to the day!


Carole AndCo - visit her website here!

1. From: south of France, near the Mediterranean Sea
2. Always on my work table: black China ink; black pencil... and gesso... and a paint brush
3. Favorite color palette: gold, coral, mint or black & white and a little bit of neon
4. Favorite creations: first art journals, then scrapbooking and painting
5. I'm inspired by: my routine, nature, art, my family
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I want to put some emotion onto it, an explosion of color, a little moment of my life
7. Cats or dogs? Cats and dogs!
8. Tea or coffee? Tea addict!
9. Simple or messy? Beautiful "orderly" mess ;)
10. I'm dreaming about: creating all day!


Monika (Kolorowy Ptak) - visit her website here!

1. From: Poland but now living in UK
2. Always on my work table: coffee, paper, gesso, Ecoline, Glimmer Mists, tissue tapes, metal embellishments & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
3. Favorite color palette: pink-brown, blue-brown, green-brown, black-white
4. Favorite creations: notebook covers, layouts, art journals & canvases
5. I'm inspired by: people, places, old books, music, nature, dreams... Searching for inspiration everywhere and every day
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I go with the flow :)
7. Cats or dogs? Cats & dogs
8. Tea or coffee? Coffee!
9. Simple or messy? My creations are always messy but sometimes... I like things clear & simple
10. I'm dreaming about: finding my place in this world...


Rebecca Morris - visit her website here!

1. From: Perth, Western Australia
2. Always on my work table: gesso, scissors & double sided tape
3. Favorite color palette: blue, green, black
4. Favorite creations: I especially love taking an old object and upcycling it into something new & fabulous
5. I'm  inspired by: nature, vintage objects, art
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I want to add texture & color, give the canvas a new and vibrant life
7. Cats or dogs? Dogs for sure. I love my beagle, Cooper
8. Tea or coffee? Coffee, 2 cups a day, every day, no exceptions (I may have a slight addiction)
9. Simple or messy? Messy, so messy... My crafting space is an organised mess, my hands are usually inky and my clothes occasionally streaked with gesso & glue. A messy desk encourages a creative mind
10. I'm dreaming about: a tropical island holiday in a remote location


Lena Morgun - visit her website here!

1. From: Ukraine
2. Always on my work table: a heat tool, a brush, gesso, paints & a bottle of water
3. Favorite color palette: blue-brown
4. Favorite creations: big scrapbooking albums!
5. I'm inspired by: supplies, papers & paints
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I turn on the music, take out my favorite paints, some gesso and get going!
7. Cats or dogs? Dogs, of course! :)
8. Tea or coffee? Tea
9. Simple or messy? Messy
10. I'm dreaming about: having my own house


Elena Smoktunova - visit her website here!

1. From: Russia, Moscow region
2. Always on my desk: laptop & printer
3. Favorite color palette: blue, brown, black
4. Favorite creations: I love to do layouts, collages
5. I'm inspired by: the happy moments in my life, beloved masters, beautiful papers
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I want to make it come alive, three-dimensional and beautiful. I love creating beauty!
7. Cats or dogs? Cats!
8. Tea or coffee? Coffee
9. Simple or messy? Messy
10. I'm dreaming about: becoming really great at what I create


Aren't they amazing? Please send some love and good energy to these ladies! I can't wait to see their first projects!

Sending huge hugs

30 comments:

Ansku said...

Omg! What A Great Team! <3

Zoey said...

CONGRATULATIONS everyone!!! All of you are such talented ladies!!!
Well done Anja you selected an drop-jaw team!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Awesome team!! Congrats to you all!

Dagmara Kos said...

MAREMI na prezydenta ;) powodzenia dziewczyno :*

Dominike said...

Congratulations girls. I'mgoing to visit your blogs

Patricia said...

Congratulations to all of you!!! What an amazing Team to be part of!!!

unni's scrappeboble said...

Awesome team, congrats :)

Maura said...

Yay for Team Finn!!! Congratulations to an amazing team! Looking forward to your work.

Penny Nuttall said...

Congratulations all! Sooooo envious......will be following along closely.

Keren Tamir said...

Congrats Ladies!! well deserved!!

Lena Holmström said...

Congratulations all. Amazing team

nanou navarro said...

congrats Ladies! you have a great talent !

Jane said...

Just amazing I can't wait to see all this creativity erupt. Well done ladies and good luck xx

Tusia Lech said...

Huge congrats to each and every wonderful dt member! Great team! I cannot wait to see your creations xxx

LucianaW said...

Congrats ladies!!!!!

Helen said...

What a great worldwide team - can't wait to see some fantastic art!

ลngεŁล said...

Congrats!!!! Amazing team! Hugs ♡

Thuria said...

Wahooo! Congrats to all of you! I will visit your website to know more about you. Wahoo! Caro is there, that's great!

BLUEBELL said...

Congrats to You All Girls :-)

Sharon Y said...

Congrats everyone! Most are new to me. Love me some Linda Cain for her amazing color choices, layering and wonderful art pieces! Looking forward to what you all create.

Ava Gavloski said...

Congrats Anna and what a lovely team of artist to enjoy the journey with you! Well done!!!

toni said...

Congrats to your new team look forward to seeing what you all get up to xx

Redanne said...

This looks like an incredible line up of talent - well done on your amazing choices Anna!

Renee said...

Congrats to all! What an amazing line up of artists. Some I know of but others I'll be excited to see what they create. Really wonderful group!!

Lisa H said...

Can't wait to see all the wonderful projects!

famillemarleau said...

Congrats to everyone. Can't wait to see what you'll all do. Johanne Lacombe

Pascale B. said...

Congrats to everyone!! Can't wait to see all your beautiful projects!!!

PocketSize said...

Congratulations ladies! I can't wait to see the Design Team work that will be pouring in soon :)

Carol and co said...

Yeahhhhh So excited!!! Thanks to everyone!
See you soon!

Belladonna said...

Great team indeed!