Friday, January 23, 2015

Finnabair Creative Team Sparkle and Shine Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for another Blog Hop from the Finnabair Creative Team!!!
  

 We've put together a wonderful group of projects for you to drool over. So get ready to be amazed! 


 I wanted something for around the house. I keep bath salts over the tub area in my bath, and I was in need of some updating of those jars.

I found 2 clear glass jars with metal lids at Hobby Lobby.


I've shown this technique before using a layer of Soft Gloss Gel, then Clear Crackle, Inks, and another layer of Gloss Gel with Art Sugar sprinkled on top. 



Here I used a blue inks on one jar and a blue/green inks on the other with Charcoal and Antique Silver Art Sugars.

I added alcohol inks with an applicator to the lids until I liked the colors. I used Butterscotch, Stream, Rust, and Black Soot. 


I changed the color of the Rose Mechanical with Tarnished Brass Distress paint. Then I added Ebony and Ivory Glitter and White Art Sugar over Soft Gloss Gel.

The large, flat, Flower Mechanical is polished with a Detail block.  Then a hole was punched in the lid of the jar to add it, and the Rose, with a brad.


A Silver Rose is painted with Heavy White Gesso.  Then I prayed with various colors of inks, then a bit of Perfect Pearls, and the last layer is White Art Sugar over Gloss Gel. Rather pretty.


Here you can see the sparkle of the glitter on the Roses and edges of the jars.


I found 2 great pieces of vintage pewter embellishments in my stash. They are very soft and pliable for bending. I added Soft Gloss Gel with the Precision Tip Applicator Bottle. It's really great for tiny spaces. Then I sprinkled on some gorgeous antique gold Luminous Glitter.

When dry they were easy to add to the front of the jars with some glittered ribbon and fancy trim. A row of clear rhinestones added a bit more glitz to the edge of the jars.

When I filled the jars with blue bath powder it added a whole different color to the background of the glass. 


Here they are on the ledge and ready to use. 

And did someone say PRIZE???


 YES, this is the collection of products from Finnabair for the Prize!!!

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 & Shine!

The challenge is open until February 8th.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Enter your project for the chance to win on 
Finnabair's Blog.

 Jump to the other gals blogs in the Hop and find more scrumptious ideas to keep you busy in your craft rooms and studios, and don't forget to leave them some love!

97 comments:

Наталья Марчук said...

Необычно!

Brigitte said...

Magical jars !!!!

Ольга Елтышева said...

very beautiful and unusual!

Verushka said...

Real magic!!

IrinaR (Irina Rakovets) said...


Miraculous transformation !!!

Scrapthat said...

Gorgeous Linda!! TFS

Helena Xurio Arburua said...

Ze lana! Great!!

Sarah-R said...

Wow - these are awesome! :-O so cool!

maryz said...

Incredibly beautiful!!!

Cindy Porter said...

fabulous Linda

Karita said...

WOW! These are awesome jars! Thank you for the inspiration!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Ohhhh these are fantabulous! My Best Friend wants to decorate her craft room with altered jars and bottles and she would just flip for some like this. Thank you for the inspiration and Tutorial!!!

Nataly Kulyk said...

It's fabulous and I'm speechless! LOVE this!

jolande said...

OMG what a great projects!!! love them all!!

Nina said...

Gorgeous :-)

Georgie C said...

These are beautiful and very gorgeous. There's almost a touch magic with the lotions and potions sense of them being used for salts... very nice indeed!! x

Jane said...

Stunning jars, they have such a vintage feel and must be much admired in your bathroom. Thanks for sharing your process x

Lady_Libellule said...

Wow, this is so cute. Love it!

Ilana Polakiewicz said...

Fairy tale jars! Love it!!!

mayoori jain said...

This seems to be so much fun . Thanks for sharing. Just love the colors used here.

Ruth L said...

What a lovely jars, they look like coming from a fairy tale!

2amscrapper said...

amazing work, Linda! Thanks for all the detailed steps, including the products you used. Such stunning results!

Yasmin said...

Amazing!! LOOOVE the idea! :)

Francine Perri said...

as always Linda your work astonishes me

Chana said...

This is so beautiful and so inspioring!

Carol McCready said...

Your jars are fabulous. Such wonderful inspiration. Thank you.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous jars, the co,our is so opulent and I love how,you added texture , a wonderful transformation , showing how versatile the products are. Tracy x

Beatriz S B-arte said...

Que precioso trabajo!!, maravilloso!!, original, los colores, el brillo...muchas gracias!!!

Lena Holmström said...

Beautiful jars. Love it

Helen said...

Fantastic!! what a very stylish bathroom you must have

Linda M. Cain said...

Ha! You made me snort my coffee! Too funny. 😘

paperkraftD said...

Your altered jars are perfect in your space. I love the way the soft gloss gel seeps out the nooks & crannies of your vintage metal embellies and you glittered them!! Inspired. Lovely (and useful) work.

sähköpää said...

Love those jars! This was interestin because I like to use alcohol inks..the lids look beautiful! I got plenty of isnpiration from your post, thanks for that!

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally stunning Linda, love your altered jars, I bet they will look amazing in your bathroom!! Very inspirational and you have just convinced me I need some of those art sugars!!

Sue Balawajder said...

Stunning,love the colours.

Lizzy Hill said...

Gobsmackingly GORGEOUS! I LOOOVED the step by step.....I'd probably never have the patience to actually DO this...but man, the results are AWESOME....thanks so much for this hop. LOVING the projects on the way around!!!

Вилена Гришина said...

They are so pretty!

Win Dinn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!

Jamie Lynn said...

your jars are great! thanks for sharing your secret

Anita's blog said...

This is amazing. Gorgeous!

Kathy Grigas said...

From plain glass jars to this? Incredible! You did such a fantastic job in transforming these to works of art. What fantastic inspiration this is. Thank you.

teri reed said...

Fantastic work Linda, you always amaze me !!! Lovin every minute of it ❤️

Jacqueline Moore said...

Amazing!! love what you have done with these jars.... Super creative and Unique!!

selena said...

ces pots sontmagnifiques

Nupur said...

Wow...truly sensational...love it...xx

Nupur said...

Wow...truly sensational...love it...xx

Nupur said...

Wow...truly sensational...love it...xx

JackieP Neal said...

Gorgeous jars Linda! I love the subtleness of all of the glitter and sparkle you added!

Lelishna said...

Beautiful and lovely

Vandana Senthil said...

Roses are my favorite and they look so magical with all the shimmers and colors.Totally an Elixir of creativity.....

famillemarleau said...

This is a great idea and I love the final result. It's very beautiful. Johanne Lacombe

Scrapanna said...

The jars are looking gorgeous.

paralelka said...

Perfect idea! It's amazing!!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE all the sparkle and shne on your project!!

Ola (Ikemo) said...

Simply magical!

HelenM said...

sooooooo beautiful!!!

aurore said...

Really cute!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow! They are beautiful!

Amante del Papel said...

Awesome and so elegant work, this jars looks so beautiful!

LucianaW said...

Amazing project!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh my gosh, I can't even express the right words to tell you how much I love the gorgeous jars. Thank you so much for sharing the details - so very helpful to us newbies.

Tamikko said...

Love the rose and the frosty antique look of the jar. beautiful!

Shona said...

these are so creative and just gorgeous!

Corien said...

Ohhhh!!! These are gorgious, so beautiful! To bad i ain't got a bath but i find an other reason to make myself a beautiful jar aswell!

Nathalie Lilouscrap said...

Really amazing ! It's so so so so beautiful ! Thanks for sharing your work

nanou49 said...

fabulous bottles! real jewels!

Ola (Ikemo) said...

I felt so inspired that I made my own jar :) thank you!

Belinda Basson said...

These look fabulous in your bathroom, so elegant and glitzy all at once!

Catherine SIWCZAK said...

lovely ! so shiny !

PLUMO said...

C'est magnifique !

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Stunning - you've inspired me to attempt to alter a few bottles on my own! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

Linda,
Your jars turned out stunning and so useful.

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Wow! Totally love these altered jars <3 So sparkly and gorgeous!

Barbara Rankin said...

Your jars are simply gorgeous, and I love the bits of sparkle you added with the sugar dust. TFS the how to!

Joi@RR said...

Totally speechless... in awe... completely in awe.

lehtipollo said...

How awesome is this?! Love.

Milagros C Rivera said...

Shiny, adorable, fabulous!!!

Elena Arts said...

It's amazing. Love it!

Evgenia Kovtun said...

Fabulous addition to home decor!

S@ndy Diller said...

So beautiful Linda. I always enjoy seeing your projects and this one is certainly one of your best. Love it.

scraboulette said...

Love the jars !

Tini A. said...

Very beautiful jars! And a great technique...i think, i must try it!

Craftyfield said...

What a transformation! The jars have acquired an expensive and vintage look as well as fantastic shine!

Seija Loisa said...

Love those jars! Wonderful shine in it.

Naiara said...

Love your work!
This is fantastic!

Kerstin F. said...

Wow, great inspiration!!

...tiktakro... said...

Amazed ? too less to say ;). Altered jars will always be so attractive ...especially yours.

Tettiz said...

Well, I'm amazed. I'm in AWE!! My gosh - you've created such gorgeous stuff here!! :D

Sara Barker said...

What an amazing transformation of those jars! So beautiful!

Taniko said...

gorgeous project!

latelierdeflorence said...

original c'est pot! beau travail:)

EXTRAVAGANZA said...

Linda you are incredibly creative! It`s cool!

Kripa Koushik said...

What a transformation. Unreal!

Aditu said...

It is simply beautiful !!! <3 <3 !!!!
I have at home so much unnecessary jars,I have to try your idea.
:D

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

The jars are incredibly unique and beautiful. Thank you for sharing how to do it. Hugs xx

SJ Fox said...

Они чудесные!

❀ ElenA ZerrA ❀ said...

С удовольствием прогулялась по вашему блогу.
Спасибо за Хоппинг!)