Thursday, 5 September 2013

Finn weekend part two....

Hello dear visitors, so glad you are here, it is lovely to have you drop by.
Today I am sharing the remaining projects I created last weekend under the guidance of the wonderful Finnabair. And for UK visitors, I wanted to let you know that Finn is doing further workshops, the next one being in Glasgow at Damselfly Crafts, information on these classes can be found HERE
As far as I know there are still a few places available on the Sunday for sure, but maybe even on the Saturday also. These classes will be worth every penny!!

Anyway, onto my projects: The first class we did was a LO, using Finn's wonderful papers, her mechanicals line, some sprays and plain and ordinary tea!
I'll show you two photos, one before and one after the spraying and splatting process:

To be honest, this was probably my least favourite project, I am just not a scrapbooker, it was also a class that was similar to one I did last year, but hey ho, it's always good to be reminded of techniques.

The second project was the canvas I showed in the post below this one, the 3rd was a journal. In the morning Finn guided us in making the cover and in the afternoon we created two journal spreads in different styles, the first one more vintage, the second more free style. Even though that was totally out of my comfort zone, it was probably the one I enjoyed most. I loved the kind of free flowing artyness of it.
Here are the covers, full of Finnabair style embellies:
 We did the front and the back at the same time and were meant to have put less embellishments on the back, but me being me, I got totally carried away, so there is not much difference between the two.
 This is meant to be the front, - the beautiful Prima mixed media album was part of our kit, as was all the other stuff used. The only thing we had to provide ourselves was some glue!
The back cover
All right, now for the inside pages, again, we created them two at the time which I thought was a brilliant idea:

 I had stupidly forgotten to bring photos, so used a Crafty Individuals image for the page above and a vintage image which the generous Jools provided for the one below.
Finally the arty pages:
 This handsome gentleman was also provided by Jools, I just noticed she used the same one for her spread, - great minds lol.

The word on the page above came from an older Finnabair collection I still had in my stash. I added it when I got home.

I am really looking forward to creating some more pages for this journal, if and when I have time. I'll leave you with a final photo of the journal when I put it together with the bookrings we received.
Thanks for visiting like always and for all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated!!

Post Script: A face book friend just pointed out to me that the gentleman in the second journal spread is a youth photo of Joseph Stalin. I'm afraid I did not realize that, I just thought he was any odd handsome fellow. Had I known, I probably would not have honoured him with a journal spread.... Glad I added the word emotion rather than love lol. This man who killed thousands of innocents, must have had something wrong with his emotions that's for sure.....




49 comments:

May said...

WOW...Astrid these all are Beautiful & Fabulous designs & colours...The workshop sounded Fantastic...Love all the creations.... Hugs May x x x

Elaine said...

More beautiful work Astrid. I can see the Sunday workshop was brilliant, you have done a beautiful job. I feel very energised from my workshop, as I am sure you do too. Elaine x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW Astrid this is soooooooooooooo gorgeous. You are truly amazing lady and your work here is even more. I´m blown away with this beautiful cover for the album, it´s just so gorgeous.

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous work, Finnabair has worked a little of her magic and you've created some fabulous art, well done!! WOW :D x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Astrid, looks like you had a fantastic workshop - and such fabulous makes. Great photos.
Avril x

Heather Rogers said...

These are lovely Astrid particularly the first one.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Marianne said...

What a beautiful creations. I think your journal is stunning. Love the pages inside too!!
xxx Marianne

Redanne said...

More gorgeous creations Astrid, I love each and every one - perhaps you could make the scrapbook page into a wall hanging..... Gorgeous work, as ever! Hugs, Anne x

Dianne said...

I love your projects Astrid, they are beautiful, as are all the items you make and I enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

Dianne.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid
I would not have expected anything less from you than beautiful creations, I look at these and think Wow, great work my friend.
Smiles:)
Sue

Deborah said...

These are amazing, Astrid. I *really* love the spread with the handsome gent.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,
they are all faboloues,-from the beautiful cover, to the pages inside,- such amazing spread with the white background.. I love the coulertones used,-also the one with the gentleman...that is even more amazing.. with the lovely stamps, and the splasches !!
Totally inspirering all!!
Thank you for this wonderful look into your Finnabair workshop.
Hugs from Dorthe

Rita said...

Fabulous creations Astrid. I am now looking forward to the Finnabair class on the 5th October more than ever after seeing your beautiful creations. Hugs Rita xxxxx

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful work Astrid as always! I have admired Finnabair's work for a while, I love the subtle exuberance she achieves - keep meaning to have a try myself, a course would be amazing but Glasgow is a bit far!! Sorry I haven't been about much - working so many hours at the moment my crafty time takes precedence over commenting. When I do have a look round I'm usually so tired I can't think of anything constructive to say! Well, you know how it is - am feeling I'm not moving forward much at the moment because I'm always just snatching time for art. But I did want to say thanks for when you leave me a little note, it is much appreciated and it always brightens my day. Love n Hugs, Cindy xx

Shirley Chillman said...

You are a true inspiration Astrid such amazing colour combos a usual.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Meggymay said...

Stunningly beautiful. Thank you for showing us your wonderful creations from your super day.
Yvonne x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just absolutely fabulous Astrid. I love the journal and the pages are just amazing - colours and texture. What a wonderful weekend! x

marda said...

Wow, you created some truly beautiful things. I'm in awe of everything. I can't even think of the words I want to say...just wow!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wooow, Astrid , soooo beautifull I'm sitting here with my moth open, to look at all that amazing stuff, great ART work, I really love every detail of it!!! Congrats!!

Greetings
Maria

chrissies said...

Stunning! So much beauty to admire in all of the pieces you created. The arty pages stand out for me.

Love Chrissie x

Suzi B said...

Glorious! I am lost for words... so much to look at and admire.
Suzi B xx

Tracie Dean said...

I really love the journal! The cover you made is beautiful!
I want to have all the cool kids stuff so I can make pretty things too....lol

I like the first journal page you showed. The lady on the right bottom corner is so pretty.

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Peter Smith said...

You create such wonderful artsy pieces Astrid and I can confirm these look even better irl lol.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Von said...

Me too I found the first one the hardest so was a real but WOW your arty page is ace !
Von ♥

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Astrid, love the texture,, backs and all over the vibrant colors here,,,,, waht a great work..

Adriana B said...

fabulous work do love your journal cover :)

Nan G said...

The journal covers are so gorgeous! The LO is pretty...use it as wall hanging maybe? The journal pages show amazing form/construction...aaggghh... the right word escapes me...they look fab!

Sandie Edwards said...

Astrid I was in creative overload looking at all your wonderful creations in this post. Oh my giddy aunt, they are amazing .... how lucky you are to have Fin visit once more....

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, Astrid. These are so beautiful and love the colors you chose. I took Finnabair's classes to, and they were so informative and I learned a lot. You did an absolutely fantastic job on these pieces. TFS

butterfly said...

The layout and covers are, of course, stunning - but I think it's your journal pages that are really special. The first spread is so atmospheric and beautiful - I love the addition of the DD stamps!!

Do you know, I had a feeling it might be JS (I have the recent three volume biography, and I'm pretty sure there's a similar photo on the cover of the first volume) - but I didn't like to say... The page is, nonetheless, absolutely fantastic - I love the shaping of the stripes and splotches on the page, and the inclusion of those flowers from the journalling cards works brilliantly. Absolutely love it, Stalin or no Stalin.
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Oh, and wonderful Quarles quote at the top of the blog today too...
Alison x

Cynthia S. said...

So very gorgeous and touching. It may have been your least favorite project, but it is simply beautiful. Thank you, for sharing and inspiring. Cynthia

Fandhmum said...

What gorgeous projects
Rosie x

Helen said...

What a fantastic weekend - I have just read the first post about it too - and what gorgeous projects you all made! i followed a lot of it on twitter through Emma and Gillian, but it's so wonderful to read the blogs now! I would love to go to one of the classes one day.

Anita Houston said...

WOW...you all made a lot of projects! I love them all! Gorgeous!

Sarah said...

I love all of your projects especially the journal. You are a natural for Finn's style and I know that we will be seeing her influence in upcoming works.

Anonymous said...

These are all simply stunning Astrid!
I love the images & colours that you used.
Have a great weekend,
Alison xx

Marisa Job said...

Just stunning!! Your projects are so inspiring!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous projects Astrid!! Each and every one of these is divine!! I think my favourite is the journal cover, I would love to able to do something like that and have it look so amazing!!! You do it so well!!! Love, love, love!! oxox

inkypinkycraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous in every way! Hugs x tràce x

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! You've done an amazing job ... These are really REALLY fabulous!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such wonderful projects, Astrid. I just love all the layering and 3D aspects.

Anonymous said...

In awe once more, this is becoming a habit!
From romance to arty to freestyle and everything in-between, you execute it with such style.
As for Stalin, I am sure we can all forgive you for using his image, after all, dare I say, he was a handsome devil in his youth but so true, there was something seriously astray with this man's emotions.
Wishes
Lynne

Kerry-Jean Watson said...

The outcomes speak for themselves. You must have had a ball, lovely work Astrid.

Annie said...

What fab projects Astrid. Beautiful layouts and wonderful embellishments I am so looking forward to October and Novembers classes

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Buttons said...

So good to see these Astrid as they are really beautiful. It definitely looks like you were able to absorb the techniques used by Anna and interpret them in your way. Hugs, Jenny x

Jools Robertson said...

Astrid

These are beautiful, I can only apologise on the image. I was in a mad rush to get some for the class before I left on the Sunday morning and wasn't aware

Hugs

Jools x

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous projects Astrid! You really worked magic with all the inks and sprays!

Paper Profusion said...

I'm blown away by these Astrid! Exquisite work in all. Seriously impressive! Nicola x

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