Wednesday, April 3, 2013


The first page I show, I used a photo I shot myself , and thereafter
painted on the photo ,to give it a totally other expression that it was 
"born" with. I also used Gesso around the text, and the most beautiful seaweed below!

This page is mostly black,white and with a touch of green and brown.
The envelope is made from handmade paper (with real leaves)and I
added a feather and a driftwood piece to it.
Inked the page .....and stamped the bird.

And as you can see better here, also used a piece of bark I found yesterday
on my tour to the beach. The laces are an old piece,and a new one at the bottom.

This is very simple with paper napkin glued to the left, inks 
on the right, and the beautiful embroidered leafe ...I 
wrincled , gathered ? the fabric to get a beautiful effect!

Here is the spread- with a stamped and painted flower, a piece
of the most beautiful old  collar and other old pices.
The threads are from a fishermans netting.

Well enough for today,- but I want to show you these most beautiful
earrings that dear Rhonda from 
have gifted me - I love the French charms and those beautiful crystals hanging below.
They came in sweet Rhonda`s lovely  :France packet.
Thankyou my dear, this was so very sweet of you- giving them to me
just because you knew I love them -Hugs and love and thanks from my heart,

I also recieved TWO postcards from  my mailman this week-
They both came from  sweet Tanya from
both send from Colorado where she spend some dayes , and also visiting
the grave of Buffalo Bill ! I would have loved being there ,studying a bit about those
proud people. 
The beautiful lady I don`t know her story , but will google her....isen`t it
fantastic we can just do that ,and ...learn!

My dearest Tanya, thankyou so much for your handwritten cards to me,
I love them and think it is wonderful recieving real mail, from the
postman ,just once in a while! and so special when arriving from the other side of the world!

This is a long post for me, but I also want to thankyou all my new followers and sweet commenters
to my blog, you all brightens my dayes !

Hugs and love


Caterina Giglio said...

Dorthe, I love the bark, what a lovely textural contrast.. just perfect...

Bente said...

Så nydelig, Dorthe.
Ønsker deg en fin torsdag.


The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Dorthe...your book is absolutely gorgeous!!! Each and every page such a beautiful treasure. I want to make one myself some day! I love you sharing each page you create. Your gifts are so beautiful too!! Sending you hugs and love dear friend, Dawn

suziqu's thread works said...

More beautiful pages to add to your nature book dear friend!
Love the gorgeous bird images, driftwood and feather sitting in your pocket and all the other natural elements like the fishermens' netting, laces and buttons with some of your own images from the sea too.

It has your special style and reflects the beauty that you are!
My love and big hugs goes with this!
Thinking of you sweetie,
Your friend, Suzy xox

JoAnne said...

Your book is beautiful Dorthe! Lovely gifts too. xoxo

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello Dorthe,
I'm absolutely in love with your beautiful book creation. You have added so much detail and have captured the charm of nature so sweetly.
Love your pretty earrings too. How nice that a friend sent them to you.


Terri said...

Ooooh, your pages are gorgeous! Such natural beauty! I love that bird you stamped, along with the feather and driftwood.....mmmmmm so nice! So many lovely little touches that make your work so elegant!

Yay for you receiving those French inspired earrings! They are very fashionable. How kind your friend is!
And your two cards too! That would be wonderful to receive post cards.
Hugs and happy creating : )

Maureen said...

How wonderful! I love all the layers of lace and various textures you've added... a treat to look at and touch, I'll bet! Driftwood, feather and seaweed... awesome Dorothe!

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear your pages are creative magic. I love your layers of lace and paper and paint and driftwood and such. Lovely earrings from Rhonda. How sweet of Tanya to send you mail from Buffalo Bill. Blissful...

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dorthe, each and everyone of your pages is more beautiful than the last, this whole book is going to be so special when it is finished! So many beautiful gifts from nature are included in it! I also adore the gifts you received from your friends, - those earrings look amazing!

marie said...

You have shared some lovely things the past few blog posts. Most beautiful is your wonderful fabric book. You have such a great way of putting just the right things together. I'm sure you must be enjoying the process of creating it...Nellie's DVD class sounds amazing!

Ephemera said...

AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL DORTHE, such love and skill has gone into creating these gorgeous pages. xx

Erika said...

Guten Morgen, liebe Dorthe!
Endlich schaffe ich Dich zu besuchen, I am so sorry, because I am a Little bitlate.
Your work is so fine how ever, sweet friend! Ich liebe Dein fabric book. It would be a great experience for you - and for me to see :) Muss gleich mal nachsehen, wegen der DVD. My plan was also to make a Little fabric book. But the painting time will be not end. So schwelge ich in Farben und Ideen und Gedanken ... sicher weit Du, was ich meine ?
The sun is shining a Little bit more, but outside it is cold how ever. A good time for making paintings a bad time for my garden.
Ich schicke Dir viele liebe Grüße und Küsse - zu Dir an die Baltic Sea. Habe es schön, liebe Freundin wünscht Dir Deine Erika with hugs

Sophie said...

Was für eine wundervolle Überraschung, liebe Dorthe.
Es ist wunderschön.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Bettina Breiding Hansen said...

Kære ven - hvor er det nogle fantastiske sider - de er så fortællende og fulde af vores skønne natur hver på deres måde!! Dit foto du har arbejdet med er helt fantastisk!! Smukt, smukt!! Knus Bettina

Lululiz said...

Oh my dear Dorthe, what a beautiful book you have created! Lovely images, beautiful laces, and above all, gorgeous treasures collected from Mother Nature.
Rhonda's earrings are so precious, I love everything she creates. And isn't it lovely to receive proper mail, a handwritten card?

Anonymous said...

Dorthe your use of natural elements always seems to make your pieces so much more developed and rich...lovely work. xox

Jillayne said...

Your book is beautiful Dorthe - the pages you are creating are so lovely - you know I love driftwood and seaweed too!
The page where you used your own photograph is so special - you should make more like that.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

You've created some more beautiful pages for your book, my dear Dorthe. All the nature elements are very lovely.
How sweet of Rhonda to send you those pretty earrings.
Have a wonderful evening :-)!
Mange kys und lots of hugs,

~*~Patty S said...

OH Dorthe!
each page is such a special creation of heART ... the addition of treasures from your sea and lovely linens make me want to reach out and touch the screen!

Love the painted photograph = magical!

You are inspiring me to get busy playing...

Thank you also for sharing the lovely gifts ... art mail is always a special treat!

Emilie said...

Yndige nye sider i bogen, kære Dorthe.
Du er virkelig produktiv!

Jayne said...

I love the way you have added lots of natural elements together with your papers and lace. How special it is to receive post from a friend, nothing can ever replace a handwritten note from a loved one. Jayne x

Yitte said...

Love how your book is " growing" under your hands. Fantastic pages with all those nature elements. Must be great now walking on the beach looking for other elements you can use in your book.

Love Yvonne

butterfly said...

What beautiful pages... the added elements from nature make them so special - wonderful creations. And more lovely happy mail - you must be so excited whenever you see the postman coming!
Alison xx

June said...

Dearest Dorthe, your pages are BEAUTIFUL! I love that you used your own photography. The ruffled page is gorgeous!
Your special postcards must have been a sweet surprise!
sending many hugs...

sharon said...

I have been having trouble commenting on your blog for some reason,, but this time I think it will work. I haven't been feeling the best either, but trying to keep busy.
I adore your pages you are creating, filled with laces and your nature images, layers upon luscious layers....they are extraordinary!
You you feel beautiful in your new earrings also my friend! Enjoy! I am sending big hugs to you!

Alexandra said...

Wow Dorthe dein Fabric book ist der Hammer. Wunderschön meine Liebe :)
Und die Ohrringe von Rhonda sind auch klasse.
Ich wünsche dir ein tolles Wochenende... mit viel Sonne

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello dear Dorthe,
hope your Easter was wonderful.I love how your book is turning out -so very beautiful.Enjoy your beautiful gifts.Have a wonderful weekend.
Sending big hugs ,

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Loving all of it Dorthe! Each page is a new delight! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

What beautiful creations can be seen here! Your fabric book is a feast for the eyes, dear Dorthe! But also the earrings from your friend are so pretty. I hope you have spent a good Easter and I wish you a nice weekend, my friend.

Minna Perälä said...

Dear Dorthe
Your fabric book pages look stunning!!! I can´t belive these are your first ones - you create those like a pro!! I wish I could one day learn to make them too :-))

Have a sunny Sunday!

Gaby Bee said...

What a gorgeous project! Your fabric book looks fantastic, Dorthe. I love all the lace, the nature images and various textures you've added. Stunning!

The earrings from Rhonda are really lovely.

Have a great Sunday!

Karina Beck said...

Hvor ser det flot ud.
God weekend.

the old white house said...

your book is gorgeous! I love how you always add something from nature to you artwork Dorthe. Really beautiful! love, t.xoxo

Laura B. said...

Hi Dorthe,
Your book is turning out so beautiful, I love the texture and the colors.

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Dorthe,
Your creation is so beautiful. I love the elements you use and the painting to accent the photo with natures treasures. Just stunning. Your talent is amazing my friend. Also such lovely gifts and cards from your friends. The earrings are gorgeous.
Have a happy Tuesday.
hugs, CM

Anonymous said...

Dear friend
What amazing textures you brought together on your pages and they all work in harmony. Of course we all associate the images of birds with yourself.
Glorious gifts from your friends. I say those ear-rings are very special, we would all wish to wear them!

Anonymous said...

I just adore your book you are doing through Nellie's workshop. I have that DVD and haven't looked at it. You are inspiring me. Keep up the beautiful work Dorthe.

AppleApricot Wen said...

Hello dear Dorthe, a big WOW to your new bookpages!! They're truly gorgeous. I love the handmade paper envelope with the driftwood and feather and the bark beneath the bird. I also love how the last two pages you showed fit so well together as if they were one. The effect of the crinkled/gathered/wrinkled (??? don't know either) lovely piece of fabric is gorgeous, it gives it a very soft look. Just wonderful!
Love the beautiful earrings Rhonda send you and the wonderful historic cards. Google is a dear friend, you can find so much with so little effort. But nothing beats a good old library full of delicious (old) books, don't you think?
Big hugs and happy day, Wendy

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe- I'm just in awe of your magical fabric book- these pages are amazing- I love the driftwood and the feather-/ it's simply magnificent. You must be having such a good time with this project--- and your beach walks lend more treasures to use on your pages!

How sweet of Tanya to send the postcards/ they are so vintage looking. She's a sweet lady!! Love her!

I'm sure you have another beautiful page for your book on your craft table right now!!