Saturday, 25 October 2014

Cosy Blog Hop & Challenge

Hello, everyone!
I don't know about your corner of the world but here in Europe, dreary November weather is just around the corner...
That's why, my wonderful Creative Team and I 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 my 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! :)


Are you feeling warmed and inspired?
So here's what you can do:

1) Find a photo that will serve as an 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 and warmth;

3) Leave a link to your work in this post using the linky tool below. 


You have two weeks to send in your works - 'till November 8th. Then, my Team and I will vote who will receive a special prize.

And this is what you can win:


Are you curious how I got inspired by wolly socks and a doggie? :)
Here's my layout:


Is there anything more cosy and warming (not only the body but also the heart) than a dog in your arms? Nope. :)

The choice of warm colors was obvious in this layout - I played a little with Ecoline watercolors and just added some delicate blue accents for contrast. The warm brownish tones came from one of my favorite mediums - tea! :)


I wanted to create a layout that would express my definition of ultimate coziness - I hope the scraps of fabric and canvas, a crocheted doily and this delicate golden wire add to the whole atmosphere...

The dog, a warm blanket, wollen socks, tea, books, cushions - peaceful laziness... How does it sound for you? :)
I just can't wait to see your creations!


Here are some of the materials I used to create my layout:


I'm really looking forward to seeing your Cozy Warm creations! :)
Hugs,


32 comments:

Karita said...

Hi Finn!
Thank your for the great blog hop! You know you have a very talent design team! :) Only one who link was missing was Elena Smoktunova, but I can visit her later :)

And your layout is stunning as always! I love those colours and all the layers - so beautiful!

No I´m off to do my own cozy and warm creation - I want to win that prize ;)

Wishing you a lovely rest of the weekend :)

JaMajka said...

Uwielbiam :) Herbatę też :)
Nie znalazłam tutaj posta blog hopowego - http://studio-sunshine.blogspot.ie/
Pozdrowionka!

Karita said...

Regarding my earlier comment: Link is working and her work is stunning :) My computer is teasing me ;)

teri reed said...

Well done, I think I'll give it a go. Your work is stunning and for sure nothing cozier than your dog in your arms!!

Scrap all'Alba - by Silvana said...

very beautiful!!

Amy Yingling said...

I love the colors they evoke worn, warm, and comfortable to me! Awesome Layout!

Salla said...

What a cozy challenge indeed! Oh and I'd love to work with the Cold Country paper line. But I guess I'd better use up some old stash first. But now to look at what your lovely DT did!

Gail Tuff said...

Oh my i have been having a little bit of a crafting block, but hopefully this will get me back on the right track, just what i need a good challenge. Love your work and now going to hop off to the other blogs xx

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Bonjour Finn,

Magnifique page.
juste un petit mot pour t'inviter à venir voir mon premier livre altéré Mixed-Media.

Je voudrais vraiment savoir comment tu colles tes embellissements en métal.Même en regardant tes vidéos, je ne sais pas. Merci de me donner ton truc.

Bises de France.

MaryannG

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Stunning page Finn! Just magnificent as always! Fabulous challenge and blog hop.. :) Will definitely try to link my project in time :)

Salla said...

Hopping done! Great inspiration, thank you all the lovely artists.

Mane Mella said...

Que hermosos colores y la foto es adorable ><, podré participar siendo de Chile? cariños!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful as always! Sounds like a fun challenge!

Виктория Viktoriya said...

Thank you for great idea!Tou warm my day!!

KOLOROWY ptak said...

uwielbiam! po prostu uwielbiam Twój styl!!! cudowna praca!

Carol S said...

What a wonderful blog hop! Lots of inspiration!
I love your layout! Great colors and layers! Beautiful!

Naiara said...

Very, very beautiful!!!

Gemma Maggs said...

Beautiful photos, and colours. Bursting with inspiration xx

Amante del Papel said...

Fin is a beautiful page, i love it!

Mona Pendleton said...

Thanks for all the amazing inspiration and for the fun challenge!

Helen Tilbury said...

Stunning. Love it!!

Kimberly N said...

Thank you for the amazing inspiration , i joined the amazing challenge!

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautifully warm layout, and the DT posts were so inspirational too! I've been inspired to join in with this challenge, so I'm off to create something glowing and warm - and I don't mean a hot cuppa, although I might just have one of those too!xx

Margiù said...

As always you made a masterpiece ! I love your layout!

Maremi's Small Art said...

I adore your work, every single project is spectacular and this one is no exceptions. I enjoy your inspirations sooo much. thank you for sharing your talent. Hugs Marta xxxxx

valou29 said...

Thank you for this challenge!!! very inspirating!!

Babioles et Absolu said...

Hello I really enjoy to create my work to participate to this challenge and to try a new adventure wherever will be the final choice.
All that I know is that everybody here love your work and your creative design team : that's why we are all here !! We are the fan team ^^ ;) thanks, hope and kises. Isabelle

challenge-finnabair-cosy said...

Thank you for this challenge ! I have just added my link :-)
Clara_Croft

delphine said...

when will we have the results?

Elena Arts said...

Please, does somebody know if this challenge has already finished? I cannot find the results anywhere.

Miss Moth said...

Elena, the challenge ended quite a while ago. :) It was JaMajka who won and the results were announced here:
http://tworzysko.blogspot.com/2014/11/embracing-experiments.html
But don't worry, we are already planning the next one! :)

Elena Arts said...

Ooohh , sorry for my inattention, ;)