Friday, December 22, 2017


The last challenge this year, and as the titel say you can do anything you want ,this time.
Isen`t that fantastic !!

I desided to use one of the shrines - and prepared it by adding gesso all over inside and out .
When dry, I sprayed with Infusions Sleight Blue, on the background , and also painted the top wall with Chestnut Brown.
In the bottom, I added crumpled tissue paper, to form a hill, and painted it with white.
I added dry moss ,and larch branches to the hill top, and painted the branches with a little white ,to look as if snow landed there.

Two sizes of Christmas trees, were painted first with gesso, and then added texture paste. Also 4 little snowflakes were painted white. A bigger one with the Metallic Antique Gold ,and the same for the 
Happy Christmas, words. Both snowflake and the words, had two coats .

A  greyboard deer was painted with Chestnut brown mixed with a little white , -gold details were added to its bag, and ears.... and also around the Christmas tree`s shapes. 

I newly was very inspired by a post somewhere, (cant find it now, and therefore can`t give credit to the one showing it) but she created icicles using a hot glue gun, and I had to try it on this , I managed to make some hanging from the ceiling , they were also painted white.

The last things to do, was adhere trees, dear and snowflakes to the shrine. The words were adhered on top of white painted lace , and tiny cones from nature to the hill . 

Now if you want to have a chance winning this wonderful voucher .

you please go to the page : read the rules, and create from your hearth .
Wishing you all a merry Christmas 

Hugs and love 

Materials used :

That`s Crafty :
Shrine   Rounded top 4.84ins x 6.44ins x 1.52ins 
Bits and pieces greyboard  Reindeer,  Christmas Sentiments,  Pine Trees, small and large Snowflakes 
Texture Paste 
Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive
Multi Surface Paint : Chestnut Brown, Metallic Antique Gold, White 
Infusions Sleight Blue
Diamond Dust
Other :
Larch branches , moss , cones from the wood,. 
Tissue paper , Lace 


froebelsternchen said...

This is just AMAZING DOrthe! Very Merry Christmas to you!

Dortesjs said...

woww super flot Dorthe ;O))

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Your snowy Christmas scene is very beautiful, dear Dorthe. It looks rustic and festive at the same time. I always love your use of nature elements. They fit perfectly here.
Mange kys og knus,

Diana Taylor said...

I love your little Christmas shrine - you have put it together beautifully and I love your textures and gentle colours. I must have a go at making icicles with hot glue, what a good idea and they look fabulous on your project.
I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy, creative New Year,
Diana xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh Dorthe! This is so incredibly beautiful!!! Perhaps you are inspired by my recent post:
I adore the earthy whites here and gorgeous depth and textures. Merry Christmas! Autumn

Robin said...

It's beautiful

Paper Profusion said...

This looks magical Dorthe and I love how you have kept to nature's colours! Absolutely gorgeous! I'm sorry to have been absent so much - its been a difficult year. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and wonderful 2018. Nicola x
ps Your little angel is sat by my crib and looks gorgeous x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Amazing piece of artwork Dorthe, I’m instantly transported to a walk in the snowy countryside. I love your shrines and I’m in awe by how many details you manage to add to them
Donna xx

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear you have captured the spirit of Christmas and Winter in your beautiful Shrine creation. Truly lovely! Merry Christmas Sweet Friend...xo

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A stunning way to display all that frosted magic Dorthe, it's like Winter in miniature. Love those hot glue icicles adding intrigue and depth to your Christmas Wonderland.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Looking forward to sharing more That's Crafty Creativity together in the coming year.
Warmest of Hugs Tracey xx

Jackie PN said...

An amazingly beautiful and magical Christmas shrine dear friend!
Sending wishes for a magical and beautiful Christmas time for you and your family sweet Dorthe!
and special wishes for all good things for you in 2018!
huge hugs &lots of love,

Heather said...

Such a calm and serene winter scene, fills me with peace. Happy Christmas, dear. xox

Jo said...

What a gorgeous Christmas shrine! I love all of the texture and dimensio

Fliss said...

This is such a stunning shrine Dorthe. So much amazing texture and attention to detail.
Fliss xx

Ruth said...

Wow, what a beauty, LOVE this, gorgeous texture, colours and use of found elements. Glad you’re playing with infusions...the icicles are cute too. Wonderful treat for a Christmas morning. Merry Christmas dear Dorthe! Love and hugs Ruth xxx

Draffin Bears said...

dear Dorthe,

Such a beautiful Christmas winter wonderland piece you have made.
Hope you had a happy Christmas and wishing you all the very best for 2018.
Happy holidays.
Warm hugs

Dortesjs said...

Rigtig godt nytår og tak for det gamle år, dine besøg og kommentar på min blog.Glæder mig til at besøge din blog igen i det nye år. xx Dorte fasters korthus

Dorthe said...
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My Creative House said...

Meget meget smukt lavet kære Dorthe.

Karen Larko said...

Love this!!!