Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Some time ago,I bought a gum form, to use for making copies of old white charlotte dolls-they are only making a half  doll,-that means there are no back,only a front.
I used paper clay to form this head, and tucket her onto a card of laces, where she rests beautifully.

I love how she came out,-not much more than one cm  or half an inch. in size of head.

This other card is made for someone else---
I used papers laces, nature items, and handmade paper,and the image is copied on fabric.
I can`t tell the names ,as my friends have still not recieved them !

Sunday my husbond and I drove to the other side of the island,to take a walk on a very special beach,
when we after walking for some time left the beach, it looked like this! Isen`t it so very beautiful?

But also a bit schary...look what it looks like maybe 10 meters from the sea--all over, dead trees-

still there in the sand, as if the water had "eaten " itself longer and longer into the island !!
And left them in the salty water ,to dye!
Schary and facinating, a very special place!

It is late evening here now- and tomorrow it is already wednesday, and half the week has gone!!
Summer should be here, but most dayes are still very cold, and as we also have gotten no rain,everything looks bad in our gardens- I really hope it will soon rain! I know many of you have had enough rain, -alwayes difficult to be satisfied with the weather,lol.

Dear sweet friends, I wish you  a happy rest of the week- and hope you have some great hours creating wherever you are.

Hugs and love from Dorthe


Paula said...

Sweetheart Dorthe,

A blessed day to you dear friend! I love the beautiful cards you made for your dear friends! The lace and charlotte doll are so pretty, as are the birdies. You always make such beautiful collages, cards and dolls! You are so talented sweetie! I am so glad you and Henning took a drive and were able to enjoy the beach on the other side of the island. It is gorgeous dearest! You live in such a beautiful place! I do hope you will have some warmer weather soon, as I know your summers are very short there. I also hope you get rain for your garden! Thank you for your sweet comment! You are always so kind and loving. I love to visit you and your visits make me very happy too!
I am happy and blessed to be friends with you as well sweetheart! I love you dearly and send you lost of hugs and best wishes for a very happy week!
Your friend, Paula xo

Lululiz said...

Wow, Dorthe, those cards with the dolls heads are fabulous! They heads have come out really well, they look fantastic. You were lucky to find such a wonderful mould.
Thank you for sharing your walk on the beach of your beautiful island, it looks wonderful there, even with the dead trees, but they have a bleached beauty all of their own.

Hopemore Studio said...

Dorthe, I think your paper clay Charlotte doll is darling, what a smart idea!

The beach looks beautiful, easy to see where you come up with all those great pieces of driftwood. The place you live has a magical feel.

Rhonda said...

I am loving your beautiful cards. Lucky friends, who will receive them, Dorthe.

Your beach is beautiful, I adore water so much. xo Rhonda

The Feathered Nest said...

Your creations are just beautiful sweet Dorthe!!! I love that you made the small doll head, how wonderful! I know your friends will be so happy to receive their gifts....and the sea is so beautiful to me ~ I do pray for rain for you soon, I know how you love your garden to flourish....sending you hugs and love across the miles, Dawn

Mosaic Magpie said...

I thought of you dragging those dead trees back to your workshop. I can imagine all the beautiful large fairies you could make with them!

Vicki said...

I love the cards. Such beautiful layers and details. Looks like a great day at the beach too. Hope all is well!

Olga Bogoroditskaya said...

Beautiful cards and photos of nature!

Angela Richardson said...

Wonderful cards Dorthe, I'm sure your friends will love them.
I would be happy walking on that beach it looks so calm and picturesque.
Our weather is not summery at all, lots of rain and grey skies.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Smiles, Angela.x

Rustique Gal said...

Dorothe dear,
Very sweet cards for your lucky friends! Your beach looks very nice to me. I like to collect things like driftwood and seaweed and things. Oh, You do that too! I remember your driftwood angels. So adorable! Hope it rains for you. I am tired of rain and want sun! Hugs,

Sandy said...

Wow Sweetie, your work is phenomenal.
Wonderful fabric work.
Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing us. xoxo

JansArtyJunk said...

You have created such lush and stunning cards here Dorthe...pretty in every detail!
I ADORE charlotte dolls..so I particulary LOVE this one....Ooooh the Lucky friends recieving these :)
Lovely beach pics...Don't mention rain...its so wet here in the UK!! I wish I could send you some LOL!!
Jan x

*Pearls on a string** Dorthe said...

Endnu en skønhed er født af din hånd - den dukke er så smuk!
Kortet ligeså kreativt!
Åh, hvor jeg nyder at kigge ind her!
Dine billeder fra stranden er helt vidunderlige. Har aldrig været på Bornholm, men en dag må jeg gøre det.

Ønsker dig fine dage!
:-) Dorthe

Erika said...

Wie wunderschön Deine Karten sind, liebe Dorthe! A little like a nother time ... how so often I feel, when i look to your kind of art. The charming accesoires are so lovely in detail and making.
And what a wonderful landscape around you. I imagine it is amazing, ever day to go on the beach and spend time on it. Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day. Greetings Erika :)

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Viola said...

Guten Morgen,liebe Dorthe!
Deine Karten sind sooo zauberhaft!!
Tolle Idee mit dem Puppenkopf. Und deine Fotos sind ebenfalls wieder wunderschön. So ein klasse Strand!
Ganz viele kys,kys, Viola :)

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nelly said...

Страхотни колажи, много креативни! Много ми харесва идеята с кукленската главичка, сякаш излиза от плата. Поздрави и прегрътки от мен.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh such beauty in those cards Dorthe - both of them. The little charlotte nestled in the netting and those sweet birds printed on that fabric and the way you have collaged it all! Pure gorgeousness!
What an amazing view down that beach on the other side of the island. Had there been a storm there quite recently? All those dead trees piled up there!
I think we could send you some of our rain - we have had enough (LOL!) We are soaking here - seems so unfair doesn't it?
Your friends are going to love your cards as there is so much love gone into them.
My love and blessings are sent full speed!
Suzy xoxox

Lisa said...

I love the idea of using the mold that way. I have a package of 2part putty for molds that I never even tried.
Love the cards! I cherish every one of the cards you sent me.
Praying for sun and rain sweet friend.

JoAnne said...

Those cards with the charlottes are so beautiful Dorthe. Wishing you a happy week as well!

sharon said...

I love when you show your beautiful photos of where you live...it is always so gorgeous and I can see how you are so inspired to create such beautiful pieces!

Evi said...

dearest Dorthe,
love the little face. I bought a mold of heads years back in Germany, but it is metal and I have trouble getting them out. Wanted to use them in Christmas ornaments.
That beach is wonderful, and I love all the driftwood. I see furniture made from it sometimes at stores. You are right, it looks scary but also beautiful.
Weather is very rainy here, no gardening or any outside activity....
Lots of love and hugs to you,

Unknown said...

Such beautiful things and what a gorgeous place you live in my dear!!! That beach is just magical! :D


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Dorthe,
your cards are gorgeous!Love the idea with the paper clay and your Charlotte came out beautifully.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful beach with us.
Have a lovely evening my friend.

Alexandra said...

Hallo meine Liebe, ich glaube ich muss hier einiges nachholen an schauen. Deine Karten sind jedenfalls traumhaft schön alle Beide! Der Strand ist der Hammer, da will ich hin :) Ich glaube ich wäre mit Armen voll Treibholz nach Hause gekommen. Und die Bilder sind super geworden Dorthe.
Hugs und Kisses Alexandra

Alisa Noble said...

They are both lovely, Dorthe, but the little doll is really neat!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your creations are SO lovely, Dorthe...I know your friends will love them! The beach photos are beautiful!

Suztats said...

Beatiful cards you created Dorthe, and a fab pic of the beach. Hope you are well. Hugs

Createology said...

Dorthe your cards are so beautiful and special. It is so like you to make something for someone else. Your little Charlotte heads are precious. Blissful Creating to you Dear...

the old white house said...

I love the frozen charlotte tucked away in your card, very sweet Dorthe! WE have yet to go to the beach, but i am hoping that we can go soon! your photos are wonderful, t.xoxox

mette laumann said...

Hej søde Dorthe
Jeg har prøvet mange gange at sende denne besked , men nu håber jeg det virker.
Sikke smukke ting du nu har fået fra hånden du kan jo trylle ;)
Hold op jeg savner Bornholm især når du lægger sådan nogle stemnings fulde fotos ind , taaaaak for dejlig op frisker.
Her er desværre også stille ;(
Kæmpe krammer Mette

~*~Patty S said...

Your description of the beach with trees is wonderful Dorthe as are your photos of that magical place

Your cards are each so very lovely...I have been playing with air drying clay ... it dries so quickly

You inspire me again and again dear Lady!

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Dorothe,
Each time I visit your blog I am in awe of your amazing creations! Each one is so original and imaginative!
How I love walking along the water's edge and seeing all that is hidden when the tide is high. Thank you for sharing your lovely post, my sweet friend!
Carolynn x x x

Sonya Badgley said...

Dearest friend,
Your cards are gorgeous! I love that you made the charlotte head yourself. The birds are the sweetest too. You have such a big, giving heart, sweet girl. God will pour out many blessings over you.
The beach looks so beautiful and all the wonderful wood laying there.
I will pray that the rain comes your way.
Have a blessed weekend,
Love and hugs,

BECKY said...

Oh Dorthe! Your cards are simply divine!! I love how you pieced them...what a wonderful look! I know they will delight the souls of those friends that receive them!!

And that beach??? Soo incredibly lovely. Wish I could come and grab some of that wonderful weathered wood! Just love it!

Hope you get some summer, and some rain sweetie. We have been having rain every day for about 10 days! I'm ready for a little sunshine!!

Hugs and love,

Karina Beck said...

Smukke smukke kort og billeder.
Rigtig god weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dorthe,
I just wanted to pop by and say hello as i dont get enough chances to do so. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog too.

I adore your two beautiful cards, they are very special. Your photo's of the beach are beautiful too and i love the dead trees, so atmospheric
have a lovely weekend my friend
hugs June x

Laura B. said...

Hi Dorthe
Beautiful cards you made for your friends, I also love the pictures of the sea, it looks so calm and quiet.
Have a wonderful weekend
Laura :0)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love the sweet cards you have made for your friends and they will be happy.
I have never used paper clay and see a few things around made from it.
The beach looks so amazing and isn't it a special place to go.
I can see there will be a lot of driftwood to collect soon.

Happy weekend

My Creative House said...

Godmorgem søde, lige tid til en lille hilsen, both your cards are gorgeous, love the Charlotte doll,have a nice and creativ day dear.
Hugs Anni

Ephemera said...

Hi Dorthe, I adore your beautiful cards, they are real vintage treasures and the miniature charlotte doll is exquisite. The beach looks amazing, so calm and tranquil. Have a lovely weekend. xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dear Dorthe
You have the sweetest heart, always creating beautiful art to gift to your friends.
These are so much more than cards, they are pieces of art and truly gifts from your heart.
The beach is so beautiful (and I am not a beach lover!) with the clean sand but yes, the landscape is also slightly scary and sinister.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
P.S. You will see on my Blog very soon that I used another piece of your beautiful driftwood.

Unknown said...

Dear Dorthe, your cards are amazing and I love them!!
I envy you a bit for the fantastic beach. Such a great landscape!
Have a nice weekend my dear.
Wishes MARTINA oxo

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Svetlana P said...

very interesting, unusual cards..))
views of nature are beatiful..))