Friday, April 15, 2011


I can`t seem to let go of my spring-nature collages-and made one today-again-
this time using waxed french papers -again skeleton leave-and also a tea-bag -dryed after use..

The teabag is behind the bird ,and adds lovely texture-as does the piece of white barck-the little bird is resting on-together with a piece of old heavy lace.I also painted a mini wooden egg- and added some branches

This is the piece of barck-I found together with the skeleton leawes-and a few wild orchids- isen`t it a wonderful display from nature?

This is a knittet nest, made of one very dear friend- Vicki --and I just have to tell you, she is giving this little wonderful nest away-You just have to click on her link-or go to my side bar to click on her link, there.
I love Vicki`s nests , and owe two myself-- they are wonderful little adventures and fairitales- and so beautifully made with the most gorgeus yarns. If you don`t know this lovely, dear lady,you should go visit her blog-also to have a chance to win - or to even order one from Vicki-as I know she takes a certain amount of orders every year.

The week-end is here,- and I dare almost say, spring is here,too-we had such wonderful weather today.
I hope you will all -see beauty in nature where you live-- does not matter if it is spring-or autumn- that arriwes in your very own place-every season are wonderful-- but I have to admit, that after a very long-and cold full of snow-winter, I`m very happy, to see the sun again.

I wish you all from my heart a lovely week-end-and sends you
love and hugs,


Anne Bente said...

wawwww total lækker collage du har lavet, super flotte detaljer

Anonymous said...

So pretty Dorthe, I love this nature theme you are on, a soft natural look with that charming nest for your bird. xox Corrine

My Creative House said...

Your collage is really beautiful my dear, du fik lavet en ny og meget fin, natur collage, håber du har haft en hyggelig dag - det har vi, vi snakkes ved i morgen aften, jeg går i seng nu, sov godt søde.
Knus Anni

Lisa said...

Hey Sweetie,
Your collage is beautiful, how did you do the bird? I love the pop of color against the bark & skeleton leaves. Is it transferred on fabric?
Just wonderful.
I own a Vicki nest too, they are a true work of art. I just stare at mine wondering just how she does it. And such a sweet soul too.
Have a great weekend.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love your spring collage, the sweet bird, nest and eggs.
All so gorgeous and such a lovely idea putting the tea bag behind for some padding.
Have the happiest of weekends and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.


sjmcdowell said...

Hi Dear Dorthe,

I love Love Love your Spring Collage....I will never get tired of looking at the lovely things that you create!!
Spring rain will be coming our way this evening with some heavy showers and possible hail. It is that time of year here.

I wish you a wonderful weekend
dear friend.

Warm hugs,


Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Sweet Dorthe,
I just love your bird collage! I love that you used real nature things in it and the blue really makes it pop. How did you make the egg? Is that lace on the bird? It's look great.
I love the orchid, how pretty.
I have one of Vicki's nest too. It is so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

your nature collage is so lovely dorthe! of a kind. as for vicki,...well i am the proud owner of 1 of her nests as well. aren't they stunning?? i make some of my clay eggs for her nests as well and so very much enjoy working with her. she's such a sweetheart! TFS!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Dorthe your art is amazing...simply amazing! All the wonderful details!!! And your rustic/romantic necklace is beautiful!

Have a wonderful weekend...wish you were joining us @ Karla's Birdsong.

Createology said...

Your bird collage is just wonderful. All of the elements just bring it to life. I love the touch of blues with the natural colors of nature. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.
Happy weekend my dear...

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Good morning, dear Dorthe! That's another beautiful spring collage with lots of wonderful elements. Again I love that you have added a piece of lace to the bird image. The stamped little pillows are a great detail too. That white piece of bark is really pretty and so are the skelleton leaves.
Yesterday was a wonderful sunny day here too and it's supposed to stay that way for the whole next week with even a little bit higher temperatures.
Have a lovely weekend with lots of fun, sweetie!
Sending you mange kys og knus und ganz viele, allerliebste Grüße :-)

Rustique Gal said...

Dorthe Dear,
Your little collage is so sweet, and I love all your nature accents and the tea bag!
Goodness, I love Vicki's nests too. I want one! I have entered the required 4 times!
Have a lovely SPRING weekend!

inge said...

wonderful collage... I like the way you re-use some things...

Heavens2Betsy said...

A beautiful spring collage and I love your friends knitted nest too. Penny

Lululiz said...

Collecting nature's treasures and using them to make something beautiful is immensely satisfying, isn't it? Once again, your collage turned out so well, it is gorgeous and the blue accents make it sparkle.
Vicki's nests are amazing, I have tried to win giveaways of hers before, but failed miserably. Ah well, perhaps this time, eh?

Sugar Lump Studios said...

what a gorgeous spring collage! the colors, textures and composition are outstanding! I just adore that sweet little nest too! :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend dear Dorthe! :)

Joanne Huffman said...

A lovely gentle spring collage.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dorthe,
WOW, pure gorgeousess here!!! So, so beautiful, my friend. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Marlynn said...

Dorthe: beautiful spring in your creation, just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. Today it is dark and rainy and your spring nest brightened the day here in Virginia! Hugs,

Mosaic Magpie said...

Dorthe, The collage is beautiful so full of interest and materials. I love looking at it.
Vicki's nests are like your collage so interesting to look at.

Suztats said...

You have created a beautiful collage, Dorthe, with the lovely lace and tea bag earthy, yet delicate at the same time. Just lovely. Have a wonderful weekend. It is pouring rain here, but I hope you have lots of sunshine. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Hej Dorthe.
Tak for din hilsen på min blog. Du har sandelig også en rigtig dejlig blog. Tænk engang. Jeg har aldrig været inde i din butik. Det må jeg da se at rå rådet bod på.

JoAnne said...

Your collages are so beautiful Dorthe! I love the nature/spring theme. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Hi Dorthe, I love youe Spring collage. The blues are gorgeous and I like all the nature items you used, especially the skeleton leaves. My sis an I will be leaving for Kansas City May 2. Hope the weather has warmed by then. Thanks for your nice comments.


Diane said...

You know exactly what to do to make these collages perfect Dorthe!!
Enjoy your Spring weather--it's trying very hard here to be Spring, but Winter doesn't want to leave just yet.

alveen said...

What a lovely nature inspired piece of art you have created. Spring seems sooo far away here in Aus, sigh. I am not a lover of winter.

She Uses Her Words said...

Dear Dorothe ~ your spring collage is just beautiful! So soft and precious.
I am also a proud owner of one of Vicki's nest and am so happy to see she is having a giveaway. Thanks for sharing!
I received the tag I ordered from you and it is lovely!
xo, Karen

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Dorthe!! I just love your nature inspired artwork, don't stop making them!!! This piece is just beautiful and those skeleton leaves are so wonderful too...can you believe I won one of those gorgeous nests??? I just love mine ~ hoping you are wonderful precious friend,
hugs and love,

Paper Paradise said...

Love your blog, it has so many different things to look at. I adore the beautiful card you made for Diane, it is so pretty and feminine. As for using a tea bag!!! Impressive! Your collage work is amazing. Sue x

Suz said...

That is a gorgeous nature collage...and I will go visit your friend! I don't quite understand what you did with the tea bag but I am going back to see if I can enlarge it to get a better look. Love your bird/nature collages and your driftwood angels. Quite frankly, I just love all that you do.

Robin said...

Your collage is just so sweet Dorthe! That white bark really is a wonderful accent to your gorgeous collage.


Shane Pollard said...

Hello dear Dorthe
As I've meandered through a few blogs tonight, your name pops up everywhere!! It's just such a nice feeling to think we have this amazing network of like minded individuals all over the world!

It was so nice to read the comment from you this morning Dorthe.
I had been gone for so long I thought I might have been abandoned - but my faith has been restored as I seem to have a little core of wonderful followers who keep popping in to see me.

Have a very happy Easter

Paula said...

Hello sweetheart Dorthe! I love the gorgeous collage you made sweetie! You are such a talented artist dear one! Your collages are just amazing with all of your nature finds, textures and layers! The blue is a lovely shot of color and the bird image is beautiful with the bark, lace, branches and egg! Beautiful work dear friend! The bark, skeleton leaves and wild orchids are gorgeous nature finds! Love the photo too sweet one! The nests your friend Vicki makes are beautiful! So many details to look at!

I am glad to hear you had a bit of spring weather over the weekend and I hope it continues into the week! I wish you a most lovely week my precious friend and send you all my love and big hugs! Love you dearest! Paula

June said...

I am loving these bird collages you have been making Dorthe. This one is so beautiful!
I also love you new little clown fairi!!!
sending hugs...

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dorthe,
I just wanted to come over and say "hi." Thank you SO much for joining me at my tea party!!

Michelle Palmer said...

Sweetness :)
Love it! Makes spring that much nicer~

Lorraine said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog Dorthe! I always enjoy seeing what you are up to. I also have one of Vicki's nests and they are a delight.

Lorraine said...

wow fantastic collage


Charmingdesigns said...

Its just beautiful! I'm glad you and Diane "talked" I tried my flower in my Big Shot, with paper, works great!

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

Your Spring Collage Piece Turned Out Really Neat! Beautiful & Inspiring! Tee

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love your wonderful collage and the beautiful springtime nests!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dorthe,
Thanks so much for coming to visit, sweet friend! I still marvel at this exquisite collage! I hope you're having a beautiful day~

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe - Your collage is gorgeous! I just have to say - I don't know how you do it. My mind does not work that way - your inspirations from so many things - the textures - I am ALWAYS amazed when I see your collage collections and those of so many other talented bloggers that I enjoy visiting. Truly - this is a beautiful treasure - a tribute to nature and the beautiful spring.

Thank you my friend - truly - for sharing my nest on your fabulous and creative blog. It seems to look right at home there with your collections from nature. You are so very kind to me Dorthe - I appreciate your support of my creative endeavers - but most of all~~ I treasure the friendship that we have developed. Some things are priceless~~


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Dorthe,
oh, it is beautiful and I love all the materials you used!!
Have a wonderful day.
Big hugs,