Friday, December 8, 2017


We have a wonderful Challenge over at :

called : This the Season ( Everything Christmas Related )

And as you can see I went all in with a Golden Christmas !

For me Christmas is all about the message of love, 

And I started this with a MDF Panel, -painted it white, then used the most beautiful tree Stencil , Bare Tree. I used a mix of brown and white paint and carefully painted through the stencil. After I used Texture Paste , and one bubble from the Bubbles stencil, to create Christmas baubles hanging in the tree.

While left to dry I painted the greyboard snowflake, dove, and text, with 
the gorgeous Metallic Bronze. On top of the snowflake I used another Dinky Stencil :Bubbles,
to create texture, and on the one wing of the Dove yet another : Feather.
They were both used with Texture paste, and left to dry.

The tree now dry ,was in some places given Crackle paint, and again left to dry.The baubles painted with the bronze, and the dove and snowflake, as well. I mixed green and black to add to the bough of peace, and to inside line the love-text .Snowflake had little dabs on the tips, and the whole perimeter of the panel was dabbed ,too. To the dove it was painted into the wing pattern.
After the tree had dried it was overpainted with thebronze, again, showing lovelt crackles. I added torn lace -one of my favorite materials - to the lover left part of the panel, adhered it, together with a piece of dried moss from nature and a piece of fur, making a warm nest for the dove. 

All bits were then adhered , to panel and a sari silk ribbon attached after making two holes, with my Crop A Dille.

I hope this gave you appetite to create a Christmas piece for the challenge, also, 
 the  voucher , would be a lovely gain , to use in January .

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends.

Hugs and Love Dorthe 

Materials used : 
That`s Crafty : MDF Panels 6x6
Bits and Pieces Grayboard sheets : Christmas Sentiments and Snowflakes - Christmas Birds 
Dinky Stencils : Bubbles TC 005 -  Circles TC003 - Feather TC 098 
Stencil : Bare Tree TC 7006
Multi Surface Paint : Chestnut Brown- White - Black - Metallic Bronze - Green
Texture Paste  - Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive- 
Distress Crackle Paint: Rock Candy -  and Distress Ink : Weathered Wood
Other :
From my stash , piece of fur- dried moss- old lace - sari ribbon 


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love your golden Christmas Dorthe, it's the season to celebrate and deserves to be adorned with this invaluable colour. It brings both warmth and elegance to your project perfectly.
Warm Hugs Tracey xx

Dortesjs said...

wow awsome love it
vildt flot Dorthe, jeg er bare vild med guldet fjeren ja det hele...

Jackie PN said...

WOW! Dorthe!! How marvelously fabulous this piece is! What a glorious nest for that sweet dove! I love that you used all gold- it really shines and sings of elegance!!
Love,Jackie xx

froebelsternchen said...

This is utterly BEAUTIFUL Dorthe!
Happy weekend!

SewPaperPaint said...

A gorgeous design. I'm partial to the crackle on the snowflake, incredible! Merry Christmas, Autumn

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Oh my word another one of your enthralling creations that just takes my breath away Dorthe, loving the rich gold palette too
Donna xx

Terri said...

Hello Dorthe, your art work here today is amazing! Wow! What a truly gorgeous piece of nature art! I love all the gold so boldly mixed with neutrals. The moss and twigs make quite a comfy nest!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh this looks fantastic Dorthe, the gold and all the textures are just stunning!! Love the little dove and it wonderful next! So original!

Fliss said...

Absolutely love this Dorthe. The gold gives such a rich effect to your creation and just love all those textures. The fur nest for the beautiful dove is inspired.
Fliss xx

craftytrog said...

I love your beautiful TC inspiration Dorthe!
Have a lovely weekend!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

This is beautiful, Dorthe - I love the twisty gnarly tree and the dove of peace and all of it with that golden glow - it's magical.
Alison x

Bente said...

Så nydelig, Dorthe. Alle de vakre detaljene er bare helt fantstisk.
Ha ei flott ny adventsuke