We are a papercraft challenge blog offering a monthly Main Challenge based on a Word and a Creative Challenge,

open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages. PLUS we host a word-based Mini Challenge

on the last week of each month for cards, tags and ATCs. There is definitely something for everyone!

16 June, 2016

Special Guest Spotlight on
FINNABAIR


We have the cream of the crop this month in terms of our GDT!

This extremely talented and innovative lady needs no introduction
as she has revolutionized the art of mixed media throughout the world.
Her outstanding reputation as a true artist spans the continents and her many
products no doubt grace your scrapbooking table and shelves.
In short, we all love her and we all want to be her!!


Yes, we are thrilled to have the one and only Finnabair 
join us as our June Special Guest!
She has agreed to play along with our June Main Challenge 
which seemed to have been designed especially for her, as she is by far 
the best at creating beautiful artsy messes!



Here is what Anna had to say about herself and her art:

"My name is Anna Dabrowska, also known as Finnabair.  I'm a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, art journaler and designer who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills.  My projects are texture and art medium-based. I make paper and canvas layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages and many more.  I believe in the power of recycling and upcycling and just adore texture, paints of any kind and flea market supplies.  Freedom, embracing creativity and being true to your inner voice is my main 
source of inspiration and creative energy.  

I'm a full time designer and artist and as an experienced travelling teacher I offer a range of my own mixed media-based classes in collage, artistic scrapbooking, art journaling and more.  I truly enjoy teaching and during my classes I focus not only on showing techniques, ideas and tricks but also I try to spread my love and enthusiasm for arts and crafts as I believe in the therapeutic and liberating power of creativity.  

I work with such international brands as Prima Marketing (product designer since 2013) and 7 Dots Studio (product designer since 2011).  I run my own Creative Team who supports my creative Blog and I design for international mixed-media and scrapbooking magazines.  My biggest pride and adventure of the last years is my own mixed media line of products released with Prima Marketing which happen to be source of inspiration for a large group of creative people."

Visit Finnabair here:

If you haven't already done so, we strongly encourage you to visit any of Finnabair's links and get ready to be amazed by true creative genius!

Let's take a look at this month's IMAGINE & GET MESSY Main Challenge followed by Finnabair's amazing interpretation:




Finnabair shares this about her gorgeous layout:
"My projects are usually messy, so getting on the higher level of 'messiness' is not easy!  I decided to start with the 'Homegrown' papers from 7 Dots Studio and let it go with a bit with splatters of gesso, Indian ink, Brushos and finally my Alcohol Inks which were sitting in my drawer for far too long.  I put it all together, added some wire and Mini Art Stones for good measure, and in combination with my crazy photo I got very vivid and bright.  This full of expression project is as crazy as my imagination sometimes is! I hope you will enjoy!"

Here are a few close-ups:




We have no doubt that you are speechless, as we are, over this masterpiece!
We absolutely love all the attention to details that Finnabair puts in every one of her creations.  This layout is so full of color and texture that it is a perfect 
take on our challenge.

Thank you so much Anna for joining us this month as our Special Guest!

If you haven't joined in on our June IMAGINE & GET MESSY Main Challenge yet, 
you still have 2 weeks to do so!  Get your mixed media on 
and show us how messy you can be!


16 comments:

  1. Welcome to More Than Words Finn & I truly adore your interpretation of the challenge. Love what you have created here. :)

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  2. Absolutely stunning creating, always inspiring!

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  3. Gorgeous composition! Your work is always such an inspiration for me!! All the best and thank-you so much for joining us this month!

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  4. Like mostly every one else in the scrapbooking community, I am such a huge fan of everything Finnabair!! She never ceases to amaze me with her outstanding talent!! Thank you so much Anna for joining us as our Special Guest!

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  5. One word - AMAZING! So thrilled you were able to join us!

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  6. I love what you've done with the plastic sheet! I love when scrapbooking become a piece of art :)

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  7. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE page Anna...
    Thank you so much for been our Special Guest this month!

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  8. Wow!! This is gorgeous, great work!! I love everything: the background, details and photo! Thank you so much for joining us this month!!

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  9. So beautiful and positive layout!!Thank you so much Anna for joining us as our Special Guest!

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  10. I am SO happy to have you with us this month Anna!! You are pure inspiration to all of us !! Thank you so much for creating this awesome page for our challenge !!

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  11. Oh wow! Thank you for the inspiration. This layout is so fabulous !

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  12. Fabulous and so inspiring Anna, love your work! How amazing that you would be a guuest designer here, such an honour for MTW!

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  13. Wow! Words cannot explain how amazing Finnabair's work is!

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