Saturday, March 15, 2014

Because I Can !

Hi there, friends!
Have you ever come across people asking you about your creative outlet (whatever it is): WHY you're doing it?
My answer couldn't be more simple: Because I can! :)
And today I'd like to show you a layout expressing exactly this idea.


Pure joy of having my hands dirty with paints and a desk drowning in paper. ;)
And this is why I'd like to invite you to join in as this piece is a sneak peak of my brand new class called Colorogy.



This class will premiere in Oslo, Norway in April and then I'll be teaching it in the Netherlands in May.
You can find all the necessary info right here. And I must say that I have lots of exciting new classes coming soon! Including my Life Book 2014 debut in two days! :)



The main idea in this piece is to play with colors, stamps and some nice rich layering with scraps of paper. Here I had a blast with new Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks in nice warm colors, LuminArte pigments that I turned into sprays, a bit of Sizzix magic, my beloved black pencil, Indian ink and some metal embellishments with a subtle cover of paint.



Here are some of the products that I used to create this layout:


Wishing you a creative weekend!
Hugs,

27 comments:

Bipasha K. said...

simply gorgeous !!!!

whyducks said...

AND don't you do it well!

Helen said...

This is gorgeous!! "Because I can" is the best reason for creating anything, or trying new things, in my view.

Panna Totti said...

Uwielbiam Twoje prace w ceglastych kolorach...tak samo jak w turkusach:D

Annie said...

Beautiful layout Finnabair in your fabulous style. Love the layers you have created ........have a great time at your classes. Enjoy your weekend too

Hugs Annie x

Rita said...

Another beautiful page Finn. I never get tired of seeing your fabulous artistry, it is always so interesting with lots to see. Thankyou again for giving me so much inspiration. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxx

Lynne J said...

I think that's a great reason! I admire your style and creativity so much, and this piece is fabulous!!

butterfly said...

What a fantastic layout - full of fiery colour and joy! So excited to hear about the new classes - and all those photos in the slide show just make me want to play!!
Alison x

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

Love that saying! It reminds me of my daughter who always said so when she was a little girl, exploring the world... and things didn´t always go so well and I asked her... Why are you doing like that? And she always answered... " Because I can". So we use that saying in many ways here at home ;). And by the way... love that layout.. but I love everything you do =D. Hope you have a great weekend in Stockholm. Hugs Maja

Leigh Pogue said...

I can't wait for Monday's class with you !!! So excited!

Debi said...

gorgeous!

Debbie L Gregory said...

I so love how you get so much colors, layers, textiles, metals, and textures on your art and it always looks so splashed, and dripped yet it always works and goes together beautifully. And YAY!!!! Only one more day to actually get to see you in action and take your class.

Paula said...

Stunning, as always! So love your backgrounds & use of colour.

Lys Scrap said...

I love the rich composition and the warm colours so much!

HelenM said...

beautiful!!

Karen Conner said...

I know your classes will do well. You have incredible talent! I love seeing your work.
Hugs from Virginia, USA

Andrene said...

As if your projects aren't beautiful enough - add in these colors and WOW! Its just stunning! Maybe one day I will be lucky enough to attend one of your workshops!

isisimaginings.com said...

Stunning page, the colours are gorgeous.

Helen Wallace said...

Stunning colours and layering. Thanks for the inspiration :D

Jonna said...

That's a good answer. I hear a lot of peaple asking when to do something better with my life, get a "real" job and so on. That's frustrating too.

I love your work!

Thuria said...

Beautiful LO! I love all this red!

Michelle said...

I love your work! So rich and textural (is that a word?) :) I'm also very much enjoying your life book class! Thank you for your inspiration!

Becky said...

Beautiful I love what you do.
Becky

Janene said...

Yes you can!!!!!! Awesome as always

BLUEBELL said...

ciepłe energetyczne kolory i świetna kompozycja :-) Pięknie...!

ps. Do pytań "Dlaczego' ,dorzucam jeszcze ' A po co? ' , " Dla kogo...?
' A nie szkoda ...' - scraperka musi mieć grubą skórę i wrażlwe serce-
pewnie każdy musi sam przez to przejść...

Buttons said...

Just lovin' the drips! Such a great design as ever. Jenny x

Romain B said...

Love your style