Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Hello all, to the second round of our challenge over at : 

This time, again I used, one of the wonderful  White Greyboards
as background, and playing onto a piece of craft paper , I left the white
page up ,and only run around it with the Jet Black Archival ink.
The craft paper I tore in right side, and also went over the perimeter with ink .

The paper was given a gesso layer, and after I used a left over PDF piece ,from one of the sheets .
I dipped it into Black gesso, and used it as stamp, in 3 places--see the wonderful texture it gave .
On top of that, when dried, I stamped the beautiful butterfly from  Collection stamp set 3
in two places on the paper .

They were also stamped onto a piece of fabric, using the stamp platform ,
stamping over again ,to give enough effect. They were fussy cut, and adhered on top of the other butterflies.In right side a little diluted black paint was, added and allowed to run.
In left side I used the new Stitch stencil ,and in right I sewed a line on sewing machine ,
adding a torn piece of old lace under.Another piece was sewed to the paper in lower left side.
Onto a paper scrap I wrote, : A stitch in time, and adhered it to the lace piece.

Lastly I used the new Apricot Multi Surface paint , in a few places , to add 
a little color and to match the butterflies ., and of course I left the thread in long ends,
hanging from the panel , to which the finished creation, was adhered.

I hope you enjoy the challenges , where you know :

The winner  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.

A wonderful Pentecost week to you all. 
Hugs and love, Dorthe 

Materials used : 

From my stash :

Fabric, piece of MDF plate, lace, thread, and sewing machine 


froebelsternchen said...

This is so beautiful and so YOU! I adore it!
You always make me happy with your masterpieces. Every single detail speaks love and art!
Hugs, Susi

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Dorthe, what a brilliant idea to dip the MDF in gesso, it gives such a cool texture. I hope your sewing machine is behaving itself now! xx

Caterina Giglio said...

The tiny shreds of old lace stitched to the piece are such lovely metaphors for the tenuous life of the butterfly, so pretty, my dear!! xoxo

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh my goodness Dorthe, your work is beautifully detailed!
I enjoyed this post and will peek over to Thats Crafty to see more : )
<3 & Hugs, karen o

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is a beautiful display Dorthe, the apricot works very well with the black. The layered Butterflies are like dear friends catching a moment together. Your faux and real stitching is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, holding those strips of lace just where they lay. A wonderful take on this months theme and I adore it.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dorthe this looks asolutely amazing, I can see I am just going to love it, so will take a closer look now! xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oops, I am back as I noticed that of course all the details are actually here and I just wanted to say how I love this piece! Your neutral colours always make me happy and the details are amazing! Love those butterflies!

Fliss said...

An absolutely beautiful creation Dorthe. Love the subtle neutral tones and textures and the butterflies are gorgeous. Lovely to see a mix of real and faux stitching too.
Fliss xxx

Amanda said...

As always beautifully put together Dorthe
Amanda x

Createology said...

Dorthe Dear you are amazing with your weekly creative pursuits. You know I adore butterflies and that they are the bearers of 10,000 Happinesses. Lovely Day Dear...<3

butterfly said...

Your fluttering butterflies are beautiful, Dorthe. I love the wisps of material and lace which add to the sense of movement and the lighter-than-air feeling. Wonderful!
Alison x

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful project! This piece has such a lovely sense of movement with the stitched lace and pretty butterflies 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

Jackie PN said...

What a cool idea to obtain the texture Dorthe! How clever! I will try that dip in gesso trick sometime!
This is just beautifully and those butterflies... I just love them!
huge hugs my sweet friend! xo