Sunday, November 3, 2013

Finnabair Inspired Canvas

Happy Sunday!! I can't believe it's November already. Where did this year go?? I have a canvas to share with you today that was inspired by the amazing works of Finnabair. If you haven't seen her work, it's just stunning!! This is my first attempt of her techniques, but I will definitely be trying more in the future :)


I created this a couple of months ago and I'm sorry, but I don't remember all of the steps. So I apologize, but this won't be the most detailed description...plus, the pictures aren't the greatest (it looks purple but it's actually very pink). I adhered patterned paper to the background, along with drywall tape for texture using Multi-Medium by Claudine Hellmuth. Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste was adhered through Crafter's Workshop templates: Bricks on the left, Art Is on the bottom, and Harlequin on the top right.


Several different flowers, buttons, chipboard pieces, twisted wire and lace and elements were added. Finnabair uses lots of industrial items, but I wanted to keep this a bit softer with the sweet image of my niece. The awesome chipboard butterflies are from my sweet friend Sherrie of Sherrie Scraps With Passion!! Thanks again, Sherrie, I love them!! Once everything was glued down, it was completely covered with a couple of layers of Gesso.


Once all of the Gesso dried, it was sprayed with Tattered Angels mist in Valentine Pink and Bubblegum pink (although it looks purple in the pics, it's actually very pink!!) Perfect Pearls Mist in Biscotti was then spritzed over the canvas. Once all of the mist dried, Gesso was dry-brushed over several elements to highlight them, as was pink acrylic paint.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
  3. Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes
  4. Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
  5. Just B Creative Crazy - November Linky
  6. Crafting Musketeers - Pretty Pastels
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy November :)

56 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Amazing, it's so detailed...love it Lisa!

jessica said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! WOW WOW WOW!! I just love this!
Awesome project my friend! Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT rest of your Sunday!!!

Norma Gomez said...

Gorgeous project Lisa, you nailed the signature Finnabair style!!

Gerda said...

WOW, Lisa! What a wonderful project! I just love this! Have a great day.
Hugs Gerda

Susie Craft Happy! said...

What an amazing canvas project. You and your inks and paints are a triple threat! I love how you work with all types of mediums and really make your projects pop with all the color and texture. Super amazing as always!!

Susie

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow wonderful canvas Lisa so much detail, I love it!!
Kevin xx

snappy scrappy said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Donna K said...

Oh my goodness this is lovely, Lisa! I'm not familiar with Finnabair at all, but this piece is gorgeous and you have peaked my interest! Your work is always amazing....always look forward to seeing what's new in your world. I'm happy to see this piece linked up at Craftin Desert Diva's this week! Happy November...xx ~Donna K

Indy said...

Absolutely stunning! I am always amazed at your incredible talents!
Hugs,
Debbie

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful canvas, Lisa. Even though your picture looks purple, I love it, my fav color is purple. (like pink, too!) Hope you have a great week! Take care,
Mindy
http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Createology said...

Wow...all the layers and textures in mono color are gorgeous and yet the color photo really pops forth. Gorgeous!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - love it!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Lisa! Love the collage of blossoms and butterflies! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Gita said...

Wow, gorgeous Lisa!!! :-)

Jani Lewis said...

So beautiful. Love all the different shades and texture.

Sherrie K. said...

Holy stinken smokes girl...way to ROCK it again! WOW, WOW, WOWZERS....think I like this???? I LOVE tit-what a FABULOUS piece of art work-a true masterpiece! Lisa, this is STUNNING!!!!
Sherrie K

MiamiKel said...

Oh my stars, this is dazzling! What a rich and vibrant layout with a little cutie to boot!! I hadn't heard of a finnabair. But her work is fabulous!

VanessaB said...

that's amazing. I love the all the beautiful details and the texture!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a beautiful mixed media creation and a girl cant go wrong with pink.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Gorgeous art Lisa! Looks amazing!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, this is seriously majestic! What an exquisite canvas... I don't even know what to say. The vibrancy is stunning (and it looks super pink to me)! All of the texture, all of the details, all of the elements... it's just sensational. This is the type of project that you can just sit and enjoy, finding a new hidden (or not so hidden) detail every time. There is so much beauty to take in. Highlighting a favorite element or two is impossible, as there are just too many. This is a true masterpiece, my talented friend, and I look forward to seeing more of your work inspired by Finnabair! (And I'm excited to go check out her work!) You excel at every medium, Lisa. Your gift is a joy to behold! Have a twinkly Monday. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa love the colors, texture and the sheer amount of work you have put into this work of art
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Pam said...

Beautiful! I love all the detail, layers, and textures and oh that gorgeous color!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Karon said...

WOW, Lisa - this is stunning! I love all the depth and texture you have created! Fabulous. TFS

Maureen Morton said...

Are there no limits to your talents?! This is spectacular......such great texture and layers of colors. A real treasure, Lisa.

Gwen said...

Wow this is gorgeous! All those flowers and all the details are just amazing!

Davi said...

Fabulous Lisa, I love all the texture, details of buttons and pretty flowers :)

Cathy said...

wow, soo soo pretty, my favorite blend of colors!!
cathyplus5

Creative M said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS my friend!!!Love the beautiful butterflies and embellishments.
Have a wonderful day my friend,
M
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Nana said...

Oh Lisa this is one of your prettiest creations my friend. Love the colors. The buttons and flowers add that finishing touch,
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Līva Kalniņa said...

I've always admired Finnabair's works and your's is just as fabulous!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful canvas.

JB said...

Whow !!! This is gorgeous , love all the different details .

Hugs Jenny xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful canvas!! I love all the texture and different elements!! Amazing!!

yyam said...

Oh wow. Check out those textures! And that sweet picture of your niece! Gorgeous work Lisa!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

I have never heard of Finnabair before...this is so amazing. I really like it! Must look this up now! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day!

Ps- this could be entered in the Crafting Musketeers Challenge this month, if you are interested. :)

Missy said...

Oh my Lisa, this is just amazing! I love all of the pink, and the mixed elements---buttons, gems, etc....fabulous! Be sure to let me know how your shaped bokeh turns out!!

Tracey said...

I have seen Finnabair's work before.......Your canvas looks amazing! So much fabulous detail...love the pretty colour too. A work of Art Lisa, have a great week!

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh my Lisa... this is sooo beautiful my friend! I love all the different textures and shades of pink! Love this!
Hugs,
Jo
xoxo

Cindy said...

WOW Lisa, this is GORGEOUS my friend!!! LOVE all the great layers and details, Have a SUPER day!!! :)

Lisa Carroll said...

This is stunning! Such a fabulous work of art! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous canvas Lisa. Love all the beautiful detail and texture. Amazing work my friend.
Hugs
Jayne x

Diane said...

Wow...stunning piece of art...love all the elements you have used, was fun to see you also use dry wall tape...love the texture...beautiful work my friend!! Have a fun and creative week!!

Pat N. said...

It's beautiful, wonderful work of art!

Camille Short said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks for inspiring me!

Maalaimalar said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Local Tamil News

Fran said...

Fantastic, thank you for joining us over at The Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , Fran (DT) xx

Denise said...

I love Finnabair's work too. Looks like you've mastered a lot of her techniques :) The canvas looks fabulous.

Tracey Sabella said...

Lisa, what an amazing canvas. It's simply gorgeous and you totally rocked Finn's style!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Hazel said...

Love the colour. Thanks for sharing your beautiful canvas for Crafting Musketeers 'pretty pastels' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

Norma said...

WOW! this is Gorgeous and so vibrant. beautiful canvas my dear friend. I hope you are off to a great start for this week!!
Hugs,
Norma

DIANA L. said...

gorgeous layout lisa. Great design.

Kate said...

OMG This is WOW seriously Stunning, Love all the details the Texture everything about it screams AMAZING my friend. Love it.

Karen said...

Such a pretty canvas, Lisa! Love the bright colors and the flowers are beautiful! I really like how you added the buttons and bling too! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

Wow!!! Love this Lisa. What a gorgeous project!! I'm in love with the flowers and buttons!!
So beautiful my friend!!!
Shelly

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Stunning project, lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

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