Friday, 23 January 2015

Sparkle & Shine Blog Hop & Challenge

Hi there my dear friends, how are you today?
Have you noticed recently that sparkle fever is taking over the world? ;)
Of course, there are people who prefer their creations to be glitz-free but I get the feeling that there are many of us here who just can't resist a little bit of glitter here and there...

(Supplies used: Prima Art Basics: Black Gesso, 3D Gloss Gel, Soft Gloss Gel, Art Ingredients: Ebony and Ivory Fine Glitter Set, Glass Beads - Zinc, Micro Beads - Black, Mechanicals - 3D Roses, Gears, Leaves, Trinkets, Caps, paper flower and some Primary Elements mixed with water: Stargazer, Evening Primrose, Mystique. Splashes of gold: Prima Color Bloom - Gold Foil.)



I have to admit it is almost impossible to take a photo of this project n a way to show how beautifully shiny it is - wonderful holographic glitter I used simply doesn't show all it's splendor on my photos. Sigh!



My wonderful Creative Team also decided to have some Sparkle and Shine fun... ;)
Together we've made this brand new challenge and Blog Hop for you - inspired by (of course!)
everything that sparkles and shines!


Ready to play? Here's how our 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 some really breathtaking artworks.
Make sure you visit each of the ladies to see in detail how they played with all kinds of sparkling materials. Don't forget to leave a kind comment! :)


Now it's your turn! We hope you'll feel inspired and ready to create some sparkle of your own!
The rules of the challenge are very simple indeed - you can create any kind of project (layout/art journal/altered art/ATCs etc) and our Creative Team will vote on their favorite one.
The only rule is: making it sparkle and shine! :)

Did I mention, there is a prize to win? here it goes! 

(Yes - all the products from Finnabair line you can see on the photo are waiting!)

Please add the link with your project to InLinkz on the bottom of the post! 
We can't wait to see your artworks!

The challenge's open 'till February 8th.
Good Luck!
xxx



78 comments:

Verushka said...

Absolutely brilliant and very inspiring. I have some of your glitters in my stash and I want to try %)

Ольга Елтышева said...

very pretty! I love glitter and increasingly use it at work)

Brigitte said...

All realisations of your team are brilliant and gorgeous !

IrinaR (Irina Rakovets) said...

Inspiring project and your canvas is amazing!

K.C. said...

Fin, nie wiem jak Ty to robisz, że nawet błyskotki wyglądają u Ciebie nieprzeciętnie i elegancko. Niezwykły sposób połączenia dodatków i jak zawsze fantastycznie wkomponowana fotka. Byłaś, jesteś i będziesz moją inspiracją :)

maryz said...

Great!!! Imagine how it glitters!

Sarah-R said...

So incredible! I always find such inspiration in your work!

Karita said...

I love love love your canvas! It´s pure magic!

Nina said...

It´s pure magic! Love your art :-)

Kathy Grigas said...

Your creativity never ceases to AMAZE me! Look at all the glittery goodness. I love this.

Jane said...

Oh wow that glitter is really amazing, such a rainbow of colours. Your piece is stunning, as always. I am off to get some inspiration from your talented team and then decide what to make. Thanks for an amazing prize on offer xx

paperkraftD said...

Love the depth of color on your project. Thanks for the fun challenge. I just finished making a Finn-inspired altered tin, so the timing is perfect!

massofhair said...

Stunning ArT, beautiful colours and textures and loving the revival of sparkle and shine everywhere, am sure you will get lots of people showing their sparkly side, looking forward to the inspiration :-) xxx

Lady_Libellule said...

What a beautiful layout. It's amazing!

Ruth L said...

I love those microbeads, can't wait to get some :-)

Yasmin said...

This is gorgeous!! Looove it soo much! Hopping along now! :)

Ilana Polakiewicz said...

Shiny and inspiring!

mayoori jain said...

Simply awesome. always motivating and inspiring ..
thanks for sharing

Sue Balawajder said...

Truly beautiful "never let anyone dull your sparkle".

Carol McCready said...

Such a beautiful canvas. Can't wait to check out the hop.

Lisa H said...

fabulous!! I will certainly go and check out the team's art too. I will think about a project of my own to participate. =)

Beatriz S B-arte said...

Precioso tema y preciosos diseños!!!, me encantan!!!...me gustaría participar...cuanta artista!!. Muchas gracias!!

sähköpää said...

This is just beautiful! Dark colors plus shine is a good combination. The last picture really shows the sparkle. I'm in and hope to create something as glowing :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Of course this is a stunning project! And what a great idea to have a blog hop!! Am working on a sparkly project right now, and this is the perfect deadline to work too.... such a great prize!! Thank you!

2amscrapper said...

always stunning work from you. wonderful, inspiring blog hop!

Lizzy Hill said...

What a fabulous idea! Looking forward to hopping around to your amazingly creative 'sparklers' & joining in......looks FUN:):)

Lizzy Hill said...

Ooops! I don't think my comment 'stuck'.....I was saying what a fabulous idea & how STUNNING the girls' projects are & that a bit of shimmer is totally YUM & this just makes you soooo want to join in! So thank you:):)

eVena said...

Beautiful! :)

Ula H. said...

Thank you for inspirations. This is beautiful.

Tunder Mitrea said...

I love love love your canvas! It´s pure magic!always stunning work from you. Unfortunately I do not have a product of yours at this point but I hope that in the future I might procure it to me for my collection. Can I participate with works that I have not used your own products? Hugs

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece of art, dark and mysterious I love it. Love the layers of colour you have achieved along with wonderful dimension and texture. Tracy x

finnabair said...

Tunder Mitrea - of course! Fun is fun, join us anyway!

Colleen said...

WOW what an amazing canvas, so may interesting elements shine and glitz. Thanks for the chance to join the challenge and such an amazing prize.

Athanasia said...

Wow amazing and endless inspiration here! Great challenge, I'll try to do my best!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oooh WOW - I do love that prize!! Beautiful layout & I can completely imagine that holographic glitter being splendid!!

suzieq23 said...

As always Finn your art pieces always make me smile and ooh and ahh over your brilliant creativity. Cant wait to see what the others have created.

teri reed said...

Wow and wonderful Finn, hopping along and enjoying it very much❤️❤️❤️

JackieP Neal said...

Oh yes, i am all about the glitz glimmer and shine!!
Ana, your piece is absolutely stunning! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

Lelishna said...

awesome!

famillemarleau said...

I really enjoyed the hop. I've seen wonderful projects. They're all talented ladies. Johanne Lacombe

Scrapanna said...

Amazing things done by you, Finnabair. I will try to join this competition even though I don't have any of your medias and paints.

Amante del Papel said...

I love your sparkle job!!! the colors are amazing!

LucianaW said...

Great challenge! So much inspire!

LucianaW said...

Great challenge! Thanks for share these inpsirations!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork. As with all of your products - the glitter is amazingly awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Tamikko said...

so gorgeous! I could get lost in the depth of colours and texture <3

Shona said...

so much inspiration and amazing products...YUMMY!

Corien said...

I realy love your artwork and i do love some glitter so i am gonna try!

Nathalie Lilouscrap said...

Your creation are always magic... and this canvas is so amazing !!!

Kripa Koushik said...

I'm always so inspired by your creations Finn. Off to visit d rest.

Ola (Ikemo) said...

I just LOVE your blog and so creative team. I feel do inspired!
Tell me pls can I make more that one projects? I've already made two and thinking of more :P

Catherine SIWCZAK said...

fabulous creation ! Great challenge !

PLUMO said...

I love love love your work !!!!

Patricia said...

I have always loved your inspiring work...now with your products and AMAZING DT I am in texture heaven...Thank you for all your inspiration and Art...!!!

Patricia said...

I am asking the same as Ola...may we enter more that one entry?

finnabair said...

Hi there friends, of course - there is no limit in the number of entries, good luck!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Wow! This is a masterpiece! Its a dream to learn from you Anna ...sigh!Someday maybe...
Just hopped over to all the blogs and i must say the DT are a pool of inspiration. Immensely talented ladies.Loved their work!
Would love to enter the challenge.. although I know i don't stand a chance but still would love to just for fun :)

LucianaW said...

I'm happy because I participate!!!!

lehtipollo said...

Love the background of your work! It reminds me of an armchair my grandmother used to have, made more beautiful and mysterious!

Milagros C Rivera said...

Amazingly beautiful and inspiring as always! Absolutely in love and thanks for the fab challenge, very hard to photograph the glitter though...

scraboulette said...

Inspiring works as always ! Thank you !

S@ndy Diller said...

I have admired your work for some time now and so happy to be able to participate in your challenge. Would love to have that fabulous prize as want to try all your new products. Really love that 3D Gel.

Mona Pendleton said...

Thanks for the beautiful inspiration sample and for the fun challenge!

Belinda Basson said...

I loved each and every one of your teams projects. So inspirational. I have finally managed to get my hands on 4 jars of your yummy products and gave them a whirl on my entry! Loved every minute of my make. Your products are awesome!

Stéphanie Leguevaques said...

Coucou et bravo pour les réas déjà postés. Voici ma réalisation: Un triptyque d'ATC:

http://www.hellofannyscrap.com/2015/01/tiptyque-d-atc-coeurs-brises.html

Tini A. said...

love your beautiful art works !

Magis said...

Замечательные, красочные работы!

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous textures and shine! Love the micro beads but they have a habit of getting everywhere!

Craftyfield said...

Fantastic set of projects by the DT. My projects are often flat for practical reasons but I love these dimensional creations!

latelierdeflorence said...

Sublime ta page! ma page est également faite pour le challenge :)

Debbie said...

Such a lovely photograph and the canvas is a real inspiration. A great prize. Good luck to all. Debbie xx

Naiara said...

Very beautiful work.
Amazing!

Kerstin F. said...

Many thanks for this great inspirations!! Kerstin

Sara Barker said...

Wow! What an amazingly beautiful layout! And I think the holographic glitter shows up wonderfully, unlike my project--camera phones just don't do the trick! Great prize you are offering and going to check out the real prize--those lovely projects up close!

EXTRAVAGANZA said...

Love it! Great inspiration!

Sonja said...

Wonderful inspiration source, stunning work!

aurore said...

I admire your work for such a long time! You inspire me all the time. Thanks for every things

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Your creation {all of them!} are so stunning Finn. I'm an inch step closer to loving sparkles, thanks to your inspirations and also to Marta for encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone :) I played along and had so much fun but my sincere apologies for not using your products because I don't have them yet. Hugs xx