Thursday, April 7, 2011

New nature inspired collage- and... I made a necklace

Walking my tour the other morning I found ceveral skeleton leaves, on the ground near the beach,and home again, I just had to try using one in a collage.

As it was naturally very fragile, I added it with two coats of Goldens matte medium-that left it soft and non breackable.I formed paper leaves from different papers, and a bird image printet on fabric--I believe the image is from , sweet Dawn whom alwayes generously shares lots of lovely images.

Here you see the leave- so beautiful.

and here the nature and man made leaves together--also added a piece of barck-
Last year I got some wonderfull resin pieces from a dear friend  Angie    Hopemore Studio
One of them I made this necklace with- using a piece of driftwood from my beach-  little flowers,
and 2 buttons from France

I like it is both rustic and romantic ,in one time.
If you don`t know Angie- click on her shop name, and pay her a visit,
she has a wonderfull Etsy shop- and a very beautiful blog.

I love my Tour Eiffel jewelry piece- thankyou for the beautifull resin piece again, Angie.
Already friday tomorrow--again-- well dear friends and followers,- I wish you all a beautiful week-end.
Hugs and love ,Dorthe


Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Dear Dorthe,
your necklace creation is just wonderful. I love the idea of the wood piece included. Beautiful nature at it's best! Have a wonderful weekend!

Paula said...

Hello sweetheart Dorthe! Your collage is beautiful! You are such a talented artist dear friend! The leaves you found are so delicate and lovely. I also love the little bird image! The necklace you made is beautiful sweetheart! I love how you used some driftwood from your beach and gifts from friends. It turned out so pretty and charming! I agree, it is both rustic and romantic! I hope you have a beautiful weekend! Love you sweetie! Paula

Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Dorthe,
Your nature collage and necklace are just beautiful. I love how you used real leaves and bark. There's nothing like the beauty of the real thing. You are so talented. I visited Angie's blog and shop and she IS very talented too. Thank you for the heads up. I ordered something from her shop!:)
And the images from Dawn are always wonderful, aren't they?
Have a great day and thank you for sharing with us.

Barbara Jean said...

Your nature collage is ownderful!!
Love all the subtle tones, and the lace as the little birdies wing is so cute!!
Beautifully done.

barbara jean

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Hi Dorthe, I just love both pieces. I love the Eiffel Tower. I have never seen it in person but it is grand. The collage is beautiful. I like all the different textures, they all work well together and nature is one of my favorite things.

Hugs, Jackie

Robin said...

What a beautiful collage Dorthe! I just keep going back and looking at the details...truly an amazing piece!! Have a great weekend.


Lisa said...

I am speechless! This is amazing! My gosh girl, your nature is beautiful. I am so inspired by nature right now too! Lisa said...

That bird piece is so pretty, it reminds me of a walk in the woods.

Createology said...

Hi Dorthe. Your art is always so beautiful and full of nature inspiration. Love your driftwood and resin Paris necklace. Happy weekend to you...

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Dorthe,
You amaze me! Just walking along and finding such inspirational pieces from nature is an art in itself. This piece is beautiful!

I love your necklace too.


Anonymous said...

So different this nature collage Dorthe, so rich in elements and the driftwood necklace is divine. xox corrine

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my goodness dear Dorthe....this piece is so beautiful to me!!! I just love the wonderful elements and the skeleton leaves ~ thank you so much for the inspiration!!! Sending you hugs and love dear friend, Dawn

sharon said...

Your find magic in every little piece of earth Dorthe...just an incredible collage! AND, I adoooorre the French necklace, oh my, it is so beautiful! I love the combination of elements!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Your collage is fantastic, dear Dorthe! I love the nature elements as well as the fabrics and laces. It's a wonderful combination. Covering the the leafs with gel medium to make them sturdier was a great idea.
The necklace turned out very beautiful! Angie will love to see what you've done with her pretty charm.
Have a wonderful spring weekend, sweetie :-)!
Mange kys og knus and warm wishes to you,

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Dorthe,
Pure gorgeousness!!! I love these exquisite pieces!!

My Creative House said...

Goodmorning dear, love your nature collage, what a fantastic idea to use skeleton leaves, meget meget smuk og naturlig, elsker de brune farver, kan du have en god dag søde, vi snakkes ved senere.
Kærligt knus Anni

Esther said...

all i see here is fabulous Dorthe!! fa-bu-louuuuuuuuuuus!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dorthe,
you are just amazing!Love your nature collage and your necklace.
Both pieces are amazing.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Minna Perälä said...

Beautiful collage, Dorthe! I love the structure of those leaves!
It´s amazing how you find those nature materials and give them a new life in your art!
And quess what: I went straight to Angies Etsy shop and bought couple of polymer faux tiles from her - so beautiful:-)) Thank you for sharing. I wrote also to Angie that I found her shop via your blog ;-))

Hugs, Minnamarika

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Sweet Dorthe,
Your collage has the feel that when you are in tune with what is around you that it all comes together so easily and naturally. What a beautiful blend of that which is God made with that which is man made. Such a harmonious and soft creation so beautifully. As too is your pendant incorporating the driftwood.
It's all gorgeous!
Much love,

Joanne Huffman said...

Lovely collage, beautiful necklace!

Jillayne said...

Very pretty Dorthe - really, just beautiful! I love the necklace - it's perfect to think of the Eiffel Tower and driftwood together.
And how special to go for your morning jaunt and find pieces that are perfect for your next idea!
It is Friday morning here and the sun is shining brightly and all is right with the world - I hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs, jillayne

IngersATELIER said...

Hei igjen Dorthe... Takk for sist! jeg ha så om litt startet med blogg ijen... Efter lang tids sykdom... prøver nå å komme litt inn i denne bloggverdenen igje, men helsen bestemmer:/ Håper du har det godt! Du er bare så flink og kreativ, helt vidunderlig å se rundt om her hos deg!
Ønsker deg en nydelig weekend, med smak av forår!
Klem fra Inger Bente!

Hopemore Studio said...

Dorthe, I love what you did with the Eiffel Tower slide, it's amazing. I get so excited to see how the pieces get used. Thank you for everything!!

Your collage is beautiful, I love the idea of using skeleton leaves, how delicate.


Anonymous said...

Dorthe, this is beautifully textured. That's really the charm of it. Like you, I really like to find the skeleton leaves. I save them whenever I find them. Have you ever seen the ones that are gold plated? I wonder how they do that!
Have a very nice weekend, my friend.
Hugs, Diane

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Dorthe,

How wonderful your creations are!!

I love that you have incoporated the elements from the Sea Shore.
I love all of your work so much!

Enjoy a wonderful weekend my friend,

Hugs and Smiles,


Vicki Boster said...

Oh Dorthe- is this your first necklace? It is gorgeous! So delicate and unique! I know you made it to be worn- but I also think it would be beautiful framed. You have the most wonderful ideas - such creative ways to use the beauties of nature.

marie said...

I love the necklace you made with Angie's charm. Everything about it is perfect. She makes beautiful charms and pendants I think.
Your nature collage is so amazing Dorthe ~ a true work of art!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful natural piece of art Dorthe, and I love your driftwood necklace too! xx

Terri Morse said...

Your collage should be in a museum! You have an uncanny ability to compose a harmonious wonderfully textured piece from many different elements. This is such a beautiful representation of the natural world. Your work is an inspiration. Terri