Friday, September 29, 2017


Yes Autumn is really here , and this new challenge 
over at That`s Crafty Challenge Blog , asks for your creations
about  FOREVER AUTUMN , isen`t it a lovely titel !!

My own contribution started onto a Rounded  corners panel , which I 
first sprayed with a very thinned Infusion in Terracotta ,left to dry and oversprayed
with Sleigh Blue, also thinned a lot.

After dried I dabbed with Distress Oxides  : Vintage Photo with a little 
Iced Spruce on top here and there . The beautiful Dinky Stencil Spider Web was used in the
upper left corner , using Iced Spruce ,and in right corner I added a thin layer of 
Distress Crackle paint ,Clear Rock Candy , and left to dry .

Embellishments were painted with the lovely new Multi Surface Paint ,
in Green - Red- Chestnut Brown and yellow, to try capture the
wonderful autumn tones.

The tall flower also had a coat of the Crackle paint and so did the butterfly and one of the toadstools .

After it had all dried I smeared Distress Ink Walnut stain onto the crackled places, and wiped off the extra ink .

I felt something was missing in the lover part of the panel and used
another great Dinky Stencil : Harlequin , also with the Iced Spruce.
Not too easy to see here , sorry !!

Then all the Embellishments were adhered ,onto scraps of lace
some dyed with the Infusions , -- the Butterfly and toadstools got copper thread 
details ,to highlight a bit , and tiny cones from the wood were added too.
If you want to see details, just click the pictures :-)

Thank you if you followed me to here, dear friends ,

You know there is a gift waiting for you, if you take part in the
 so go ahead and create something : FOREVER AUTUMN . - ,and read
the rules over there  :-)

And see all my teamies amazing samples, too !!

Have a wonderful weekend , all
Hugs and love

Materials used : Rounded Corners Greyboard panel 2
Embellishments, Bits and Pieces  : Autumn and Birds & Wings
Stencil Dinky : Harlequin TC020 and Spiderweb TC028
Multi Surface Paints  : Green-Chestnut Brown -Red - Yellow
Distress Oxide : Antique Linnen - Iced Spruce - Vintage Photo
Infusions : Sleigh Blue - Terracotta
Distress Crackle Paint , Clear Rock Candy
Black gesso
Distress Ink  . Walnut Stain
Multi Purpose Craft Adhessive
From my stash : dyed Lace, and mini cones

Monday, September 25, 2017


This couple is a sneaky peek of the whole panel 
showed over at That`s Blogging Crafty  this week.

Yes it is Monday again , and romance crept into me , creating this :-)

I hope you want to see the rest of the panel, and read 
how I created it, and with what ,---

so maybe we will see each other over  HERE !!

Wishing you a good new week,

sending hugs and love


Thursday, September 21, 2017


A simple card, made with die-cut walpaper, leaves , --a cardstock flower, I was gifted from dear  Martina  thank you lovely friend--- and which got layers of both paper and lace die-cut flowers, plus an artificial one,- on top -dusted with tiny Art.stones, from That`s Crafty , --from where is also the lovely harlequin stencil I used, and the wonderful quote from Alison Bomber

I just received it from That`s Crafty ,together with the art stones, and had to make 
use of both right away.
I love your quotes Alison , and hope with time, to collect them all !!

Here the flower close up, with the different layers ,
and below, the leaf , from the wall paper , born with lovely texture

Have a wonderful Thursday, all.

Hugs and love

Monday, September 18, 2017


Hi friends, hopefully a happy Monday is awaiting you all , today !!

This little fellow, here, finds his surroundings very comfy and lovely, 
and if you wants to see more of them, please have a look HERE ,
as always there are more photos and text to read ,about  how I did !!

over at That`s Blogging Crafty.

Also you can see, the other team mates fantastic creations, in the same place, as we 
all have our own day , in the week, to show a creation :-) 

Have a beautiful week, all!!!

Hugs and love, Dorthe 

Friday, September 15, 2017

FLY AWAY !!!!!

A new challenge for you over at That`s Crafty Challenge Blog ,     and this fortnight the challenge is : Fly Away ( wings and birds )  For me a very lovely  subject !

I started using one of my much loved Heart surfaces ,- gessoed it, and after painted with two new , beautiful colors from the Multi Surface Paints, Chestnut Brown and White, mixed together .
I wanted to create a frame with Tyvek and lace , so draw a pattern after the heart , and used it to cut, like a frame of the old lace , and another from Tyvek . Tyvek was sewed onto the lace, and after I burned it to create texture , made it roll together, and curl.  

You can see here how it looks after I painted it with the Chestnut Brown and Metallic Bronze. The texture inside is tea-leaves from when drying the tea bags , after drinking my tea….. they make great wonderful texture J

I found some af my favorite Embellishments , Bits and Pieces Greyboard , from the following sheets  : Feathers and Wings, Christmas Birds, and Autumn/Winter ( Acorn ) , they were also gessoed ,and then painted with the same tones as the background, -the bird had a coat of Ice Blue to the wings,-
the leaves, of the acorns ,a touch of the Green, and after dried, I added details with the beautiful Metallic Bronze

The wings had two coats of Chestnut Brown, and after dry I added Distress Crackle Paint ,to the top of them, and also to the top of the birds wings. Both were painted with Distress Ink :Walnut stain ,after totally  dry,-- and after worked well into the crackle with a brush , I took away the coat on top ,with a piece of,  cloth .

Everything was added with the Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive ,--the bird got a lace piece in the   beak, two hearts from my box of “trash” were also adhered . The last thing to do, was adding a piece of Sari Silk to the two holes I had made using my Crop A Dille , one in each bow, -to make it possible hanging.

So this is my go , on this wonderful Challenge , and I hope I have inspired you ,to create something for it too.  As you might know :
The winner of the Challenge will receive a £20 voucher to spend in the online store.

Wouldn`t it be exiting !!!!  I hope to see you there  .
Also there are so gorgeous creations from the other team members  !!!!

Hugs and love


Materials I used :
That`s Crafty MDF Heart 
Embellishments Bits and Pieces Greyboard  ,Feathers and Wings- Christmas Birds, and Autumn/winter ( Acorns ) 
Multi Surface Paints : Chestnut Brown and Metallic Bronze, White, Green, and Iced Blue 
Distress Crackle Paint , Clear Rock Candy
Distress Ink , Walnut Stain
From my stash : dyed lace , dried nature material, two hearts and, brown  Sari Silk .

Monday, September 11, 2017


Monday, Monday , the wonderful song with The Mamas & the Papas , --always great to start a new week ,listening to  , --or maybe something totally different . But here is my Monday post for
That`s Blogging Crafty, -as usual a tiny sneaky peek for you, and the rest waiting over here :

Writing this I can`t let go of thinking of many dear friends, living in the areas where Irma rages,
and I wish all of them, and everyone else living there ,to be safe and to get out on the other side of the coming days, with their homes and lives intact !!!

Hugs and love

Monday, September 4, 2017


The beauty of a week ,sunny and golden, inspired me to create this for my Monday Blogpost,
over at That`s Blogging Crafty , -here is the link below, if you want a closer look !!

As you know, there is only a tiny sneaky peek, here , but many more photos of the whole piece, and ,details too, if you click the link.

You can also see all my teamie `s  amazing creations, when we each share one ,every day,throughout the week . 

Now I`m exited to see whether, this new week, will offer as much beauty as the last one. 
Lets hope, for all of us, it will, in some way or the other ,--be a lovely and beautiful week.

Hugs and love

Friday, September 1, 2017

This week the Challenge over at  is  RUSTICA-
A very exiting technique to try out, with the help of different materials.
I`m sure many of you would love to create a great rustic creation, and as always , you know,
 The winner of the Challenge will receive a £20 voucher to spend in the online STORE   .         .  Wouldn`t it be wonderful !!!!                                                                           Also  my team members will show amazing creations , which  I`m sure you would love to see.
But here is mine , I hope you like it .
Hugs from Dorthe, xx

Using one of the fantastic  white greyboards as background , I first covered the white side of the greyboard, with gesso, and when dry stenciled one of my favorite stencils : The big flower , using texture paste .

When totally dry I started adding colors and pastes to the whole surface, painting some of them onto both stenciled areas , and the flat areas I left like that to add an image and other pieces .
I played with the Pastes from Pentart , and the Decoart   Media fluid Acrylics, to try to achieve the look of Rusted areas, in different stages, all over the surface, and in few places adhered sand from the beach, to show texture in the rust ,--when dry it was painted too. You can easily see it above in the photo.
I stamped the wonderful face onto tissue paper, using the Archival Ink Coffee, and adhered her to the panel, with Matte Medium . I then cut off a piece of Tyvek and draw an oval circle in the middle of the paper, which I cut out. Using my heat gun I now tried to make a frame for the face,  attacked from tear and rust, and when satisfied I painted it over also with the different pastes, and paint .

The same treatment of paste and paint , I gave the embellishments : cogs and clocks , a clips ,and two pieces of old lace from my stasch.
It was adhered with the great Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive.
The last thing to do was make a hole with my Crop-A-Dile  and put through a lovely piece of brown Sari Silk.  

Materials used :

That`s Crafty  Surfaces white/grey board 6x6 Rounded Corners
       “     Surfaces bits and pieces Greyboard , Cogs and Clocks
       “     Stencil Big Floral TC8005
       “     Multi Purpose Craft adhesive
       “     Tyvek
          Pentart : Iron Paste ,  Red Brown- Grey – Glittering
          Stampset Eclectica : EEA06
          DecoArt Media : Quinacridone Gold –
          DecoArt Media : Antiquing Cream  Patina Green
          White tissue paper 

From the stash and nature :   Lace – clips – Sari Silk –sand