Saturday, April 2, 2011


Seing Tracie Lyn Huskamp`s beautifull book : Nature inspired

I was very inspired to make some collages with lovely birds ,too-
Not to paint them myself-but the use of birds and lace looks so very beautifull,together, I think.

There is steady paper inside, and cloth in the backside,too.

A little rusted pieces holds the cord for hanging.

Also I made those little hangers, with roses from the sheets I bought last week.
The metal frames , hold holy pictures, and are some I bought for my shop ,some years ago.
The other day I found some left, and desited to alter them, and this is the results.

There migt come some in my Etsy

I think,they are quit beautiful

This last one is a present to a very sweet and dear friend, whom I happen to know- loves birds
and love watching them.It is not send yet, as there have to be a little bit more in the package  :)

I hope you are all happy and cosy in your doings, this saturday-
And wishes you all, dear friends- and followers a wonderfull week-end.
Love and hugs,

I`m linking this to Rebecca`s sunday studiotour as nature inspires me so very much-XXXOOO


mette laumann said...

Hejsa Dorthe
Jeg er da helt tosse pjattet med den med fuglen i metal.
Håber i har det godt vi begynder så småt at mærke forår det er skønt.
I morgen skal jeg hjælpe Marianne på et loppemarkede lad os nu se hvor meget der bliver hjælp og hvor meget der bliver købt ;O)
knus Mette

Unknown said...

Those are very beautiful! Dorthe, you always seem like such a bright and happy person and I always get such a lift reading your blog. Hugs!

Silke Powers said...

My dear Dorthe, I have MISSED you!! And your beautiful creations. I love those altered metal frames - and the bird theme. We have two bird pairs nesting in our front yard and I could sit all day and watch them coming and going... I hope you are doing well and that spring is coming to Bornholm... Much love, Silke

Suztats said...

How lovely, Dorthe, are your collages and hangers! I love the bird collage with the layers of lace. I feed the birds here all fall and winter, and love to watch their antics as they flit from tree to tree and dive-bomb each other to get the best seeds!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Beth Leintz said...

Dorthe- I've just been looking at Traci's Nature Inspired book, too- its full of fun ideas- I almost want to try and paint a bird.

Love your bird fabric collages- you do have a talent with lace!

Unknown said...

...dear Dorthe ~ when it comes to mixed media with pretty vintage laces, you are a shinning star:)
Such pretties you always create!
ox, Rosemary

Sandy said...


Your art work is always so stunning, the frames are so unique and beautiful. I hope you too have a wonderful day!

Sue K said...

I just love your work! The bird collage is just beautiful and it inspires me so!! I have been collecting bits of this and that for years and will have to try to make one myself. Thank you for showing us your wonderful work!
hugs, Sue K

Anonymous said...

You collage makes me think of a lovely dress to wear to a bird ball, surrounded by sweet bird song. So pretty Dorthe. xox Corrine

Jillayne said...

Beautiful collages Dorthe -I love the metal frame too! It adds such a unique look. Very clever!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend too Dorthe, full of happy-ness!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is perfection!!! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

These are so wonderfully beautiful Dorthe ~ you put so much of you into every one of your lovely creations!
I love these ~ so so inspiring! I always come here first on my weekend blog visits because I am sure to get a spark that sets my heart into creating! Love to you dear! Katie

Alba Linea said...

looks so romantic! have a nice weekend too! warm wishes! di

Sonya Badgley said...

Hello Dorthe~
Your creations are always so beautiful. I also love birds and lace too, of course! Thank you for sharing with us.

Diane said...

A perfect marriage with the vintage lace and the birds--I love this delicate look--beautiful!!

JoAnne said...

Everything you make is exquisite Dorthe!!!!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Dorthe, it is always a pleasure to visit you here and see so many beautiful creations. The items you received from Julia too are just gorgeous. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Lorraine said...

i just love vintage lace and cream it makes your lovely work so textural..glad you and your husband liked my video and Floyd..I am listening to lots of Pink Floyd at the moment as recently I went to see the tribute band Australian Pink Floyd who were superb

Anonymous said...

Ohh so beautiful Dorthe, i adore your le jardin collage and the beautiful bird piece ... your work always takes my breath away ... beautiful.
I just popped by to say thank you for your lovely words on my return to blogland ... its good to be back
hugs June xxxxxx

suziqu's thread works said...

Yes my dearest Dorothy you put a piece of your heart into everything you create and that is why they are so beautiful! The birds framed with lace and hanging so beautifully together is somehow quite special!Such a reminder of what is precious around us and in our environment. How clever to reinvent those frames for the prints - they are gorgeous too!
Big hugs Big love!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

If I see enough of these sweet creations I am going to try it one of these times...just do not know how to sew that well.
Thanks for sharing your talent.
BTW...You have mail.


Unknown said...

i think my heart just skipped a beat. sigh....

Vicki Boster said...

Hi sweet Dorthe-
You have certainly touched a favored theme in my heart here! Your bird collages are so beautiful! I love that you used the vintage laces! The special frames are gorgeous! They deserve to be in your etsy shop!

I hope you are having some lovely spring days there in your beautiful home by the sea--

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Dorthe, your bird collages are just beautiful..lace and birds are some of my favorite things. You have a great weekend as well.

sharon said...

Dorthe! My heart melts when I see your work and birds, lace, softness, prettiness, romanance...aaaahhhhh!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love your sweet bird and lace hangers and you have been busy.

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Deine Vogel Collage ist ein Traum, sweetie! Ganz toll finde ich unter anderem, dass Du den Vogel auch mit Spitze verziert hast. Ein wunderschönes Kunstwerk!
Die Metallrahmen passen sehr gut zu Deinen entzückenden Collagen. Es war eine prima Idee, sie dafür zu verwenden.
Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag und hoffe, bei Euch ist das Frühlingswetter auch angekommen.
Viele, allerliebste Grüße und mange kys og knus :-)
PS: Ich hatte heute morgen schon wieder Dein Buch in den Händen und habe jede Seite gestreichelt :-).

Anonymous said...

Dorthe, Wow! This is a beauty! So are the little famed pieces. I also have that book. Holly gave it to me for Christmas one year and I've always loved the way she uses lace on the birds' bodies. Your version is exquisite!
Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!
Hugs and love, Diane

Joanne Huffman said...

Such a lovely and delicate bird collage! And, the tiny frames are the perfectly altered.

Robin said...

Dorthe, your bird collage and small hangers are indeed beautiful! Love the details you added and the images you used.


Rebecca said...

So very beautiful, Dorthe
I love the bird theme, especially this time of year... makes my heart sing! Such a wonderful time of year.
Your work is so inspiring.
Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you Dorthe for linking up with me this Sunday.\

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dorthe,
I absolutely love the birdhanger!
WOW, just gorgeous.The framed pieses are so beautiful as well.
You have a wonderful way with paper and fabric.
Have a lovely Sunday.

Sherry said...

Your work is just beautiful. I am a lover of lace and love to use birds in my home. Thanks for sharing your inspiring work.

Jensters said...

So wonderful Dorthe and i agree birds and lace do go so well together.

Marlynn said...

Dorthe -absolutely beautiful! You are an inspiration and I really do admire your creative talent. Thank you for sharing! Hugs

Valerie said...

They're really beautiful!
And I really love birds, especially the one you used.
Can't wait to see what's next.

Have a nice week.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So creative and charming! Your art work reflects your joyful spirit! :)

Gaby Bee said...

It's easy to leave nice words here because everything you make is so very lovely. Your little hangers are enchanting, Dorthe and I LOVE the pieces with the metal frames!

Happy Spring!
Gaby xo

Anneke said...

this is a piece with a lot of creativity dorthe and beautiful layers.
love the fabric and all the details.

Lisa said...

Oh sweetie, this is so cool. Creative minds think alike, huh? I did not see this before I did my post. I love Traci's book so much I took it along with the LK book camping with me & was so inspired there in the woods. Your collage is absolutly beautiful. I love the laces you used and the bird. It is so clearly you! Have a great day my friend.

marie said...

Absolutely beautiful Dorthe ~ the bird piece is so wonderful and your little hanging pieces are so pretty. I think the last is my favorite ~ the little egg is such a perfect touch.

Lovey said...

Oh Dorthe...beautiful as always. I've been away for a while...sorry. I'm back now and so happy to see you! Big hugs...

Paula said...

Dearest sweetheart Dorthe, I love the gorgeous collage you made dear one! I agree, birds and lace look so beautiful together! I am certain if we put little scraps of lace out in the garden the birdies would use them to line their sweet nests! Your collages are so incredible! I love the one you gave to me and treasure it so much as I treasure your friendship sweetie! I love the bird and egg image and all the laces, buttons and fabrics you used to make such an amazing layered and textured piece of art! YOU are so inspiring! The little hangers you made are equally beautiful! The metal frames, images, laces, buttons are all so sweet and charming and yes, very beautiful sweetheart! You are such a gifted artist my dear friend! I love the gorgeous little metal hanger you made with the bird and the laces with the little hanging egg and heart! It is so sweet and your dear friend will love it! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful creations dear heart! I always enjoy visiting your beautiful blog, seeing beautiful you and all of your beautiful creations! I hope you are having a good week! I am sending you all my love, hugs and kisses to my sweetheart friend Dorthe! Love you dearly! Paula xoxoxo

Linda M. said...

Hello Dorthe, Your fabric pieces with the birds are gorgeous. I love all the details.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are soooo lovely! I adore the gorgeous birds and bits of lace. Wonderful accents to have in the home! Thank you for the kind words on my blog - still awaiting spring here, but at least the snow has melted! :)

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Dorthe.
Your creations are beautiful!
Wishing you a wonderful week dear friend.
Hugs, Sharon

Sherry said...

Your creations are beautiful Dorthe x

Terri Morse said...

Dorthe, you do such fabulous work! I love the way you nested the egg behind the lace. Your designs are just exquisite. You have such a flair for combining the romantic and the rustic. Beautiful work! Terri

June said...

Your artwork is just thrilling to me Dorthe. I love how beautifully you put things together. You are such an inspiration in my own creating of my collages. I just adore this white crochet one here.
sending hugs...

Alexandra said...

Traumhaft schön wie alles. Dein Hänger is so wonderful geworden.
Hugs Alexandra