Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Have you visited the  lately, to see all 
the CHALLENGE pieces , from both the DT , and all the ones taking part !!
So many fantastic creations, to be inspired by, and  : 

this challenge will run until 10am, Wednesday 2nd May. Our next challenge will start at 11am on Wednesday 2nd May.

The winner of this challenge will receive a £30 voucher to spend in our online shop and our Top 3 will receive a stencil/s of their choice from our own That's Crafty! brand.

Please make sure to read our challenge rules before entering.

My inspiration creation for this second Challenge is made on mostly 
a piece of crumpled copy paper, after adhered to a White Greyboard Panel ,
I used Multi Surface Paints in Teal and Chestnut Brown , first dabbing over the paper 
with very diluted colors. After dry I stamped the script , from Textures Collection  Stamp  Set 3 
.The big circle with a smaller inside, is actually the roll from a finished taperoll-
as I wanted a big circle . Also used is the smaller circle from .
Textures Stamp Set - 2 

Onto tissue paper, I stamped Donna Gray`s beautiful tree,from her 
Carved Whimsy Wood stamp set. I tore around the perimeter
and adhered it to the paper with Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive.
Another few circles were stamped on top of it . 
From Lynne`s Affirmations set 3 -the line of birds was stamped onto a rest of the painted copy paper,
with Sky Blue, Brilliance ink , torn out and also adhered to the paper.
The tree trunk was extended a bit, by stamping the end of the trunk , between the line of birds. and sewed and adhered to the paper, too. 

With my sewing machine I sewed around one of the big circles , with teal thread, and
cut the thread to hang ,dangling.  4 teal buttons from my stash was also sewed onto the paper .
Paper was adhered to the panel, and also a piece of canvas,netting, teal fabric ,below the
birds. Lynne`s Affirmation ,from set 1 was stamped and adhered to the teal fabric,and another
button carefully sewed on.  Around the perimeter of the panel I painted with diluted Chestnut Brown ,and stamped a few buttons, from Textures Collection Stamp Set -3.

I think this ends my rather long story, and am thanking you so very much if you followed
me all the way to here :-) 

Love and hugs 


Roosterhead Designs said...

100% wonderful Dorthe! <3 Love this great collage~ There are great textures for interest, but also noticing some subtle sweet birds stamped on, and the text is great too! I'll take a peek at "That's Crafty" : ) Hugs to you, karen o

Anonymous said...

Beautiful neutrals and a hit of blues. xox

Melina Dahl Minas kreativa said...

You are amazing sweet Dorthe❣❣❣ Lovely piece of art!

froebelsternchen said...

You always make such complex compositions. Here again so much fantastic detail dear Dorthe! And I love the colours and the sewing with the teal thread ! You made such good and artistic use of Donna's tree!
GORGEOUS! Have a good rest of the week!
Hugs, Susi

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It's that winning colour combination again Dorthe and it warms my heart. Donna's tree is fabulous surrounded by all those circles. Your buttons make a great addition along with the stitching, i'm always so nervous when i'm stitching in circles. A beautiful take on the challenge. Thank you for sharing.
Wishing you well and plenty of sunshine Big Hugs Tracey xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

This is another favourite of mine sweetest Dorthe, I’m so happy every time I see you work your magic on my tree, truly beautiful creation once again
Donna xx

Sue said...

This is one of my favourites too Dorthe, and I have loved seeing how it came together - full of brilliant ideas xx

Carol said...

Stunning I love your project Have a lovely day x