Wednesday, April 4, 2018


April is here ,hopefully with a lovely spring to visit too, very soon.

This months Challenge called :" GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES "
made me think of so many possibilities, as where we look there
are circles in life . 

I chose a White Greyboard Panel ,to which I first did nothing !!
But started on a piece of normal copy paper, painting it with a mix of 
Multí Surface Paint in Green - Lime- and a little Mustard Yellow..
From the paper I tore a piece which was adhered to the panel.

I then stamped circles using stamps from :Textures Stamp-Set  2- and 3- and
also from Nature`s Faces -Set 1 by Melina .They were stamped
using Archival Ink ,Jet Black and Brilliance ,Moonlight White .

Pieces of handmade brown paper scratches were adhered to
the button and a piece of cotton lace also painted with a bit of the green mix, and brown,
was together with a handrolled rose adhered , too, forming more circles!!
The rose is made from a circle cut into a spiral ,and then ,from outside, turned around itself, and hold in place ,using a hot-Gluegun.
 A pair of Tim Holz paperdolls , and a stick from the garden  rolled 
with a green piece of fabric, and a string , were also adhered to the paper.

Making holes with my Crop A Dile and inserting sari silk ribbon , finished the project!!

This challenge will start at 11am on Wednesday 4th April.

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.

Hugs and love, Dorthe 

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froebelsternchen said...

Such a beautiful panel and such clever techniques and I adore this beautiful rose Dorthe!
Hugs, Susi

Roosterhead Designs said...

Such gorgeous work Dorthe!
Your texture-work is always awesome; and so unique and creative.
Great natural elements. The circle patterns add great texture too~
I like your hand-rolled rose; so beautifully done! and the laces
& fabric! Lovely little paper dolls too! Thanks For Sharing : ) kaaren o

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I think you must have been thinking the very same thing as me Dorthe, life is one big circle and it is hard to start let along finish in this big round world. I love the addition of both small and large circles within your background and the way your colours all combine with those paper dolls. Your hand rolled rose is a beautiful touch surrounded by circular lace. A very Happy Panel.
Wishing you well and a wonderful week ahead, Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Fliss said...

A really beautiful creation Dorthe. The stamping is lovely and love all those wonderful textured elements. The colours are gorgeous too and suit the sweet paper dolls so well.
Fliss xxx

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Dorthe, I love the rose and the organic colours, and where would we be now without these paper dolls xx

Dortesjs said...

Absolutely gorgeous, soon we will have spring in Denmark Dorthe, how about Bornholm ? Har i fået lidt forår?

Annie said...

Your challenge project design piece is fabulous the torn papers and wonderful circles. The lace doily looks great too with your fabulous hand rolled floral.

Sending my best wishes
Annie x

Annie said...

such a wonderful project for this months challenge Dorthe x Love the layered and torn paper and fabulous circles. The dolls look great and I love the coloured lace dolly with your wonderful rolled flower atop

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

butterfly said...

I love your circular motifs in different fabrics and papers, and the crocheted lace one is a wonderful addition. Delightful use of the Paper Dolls too.
Alison x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful piece Dorthe! I love the different elements and textures!
Alison xox

Let's Art Journal said...

Your panel is beautiful! I love all the layers that you have created and the distressed look and feel - wonderful 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊