Wednesday, June 6, 2018


YES , we have a new challenge , and one we can all relate to : 

A SUMMERS DAY  ( Summery images ) 

And here is my sample . One of my favorite White Greyboards
onto which I stamped, my favorite from Lynne`s new Wildflower Stamps,
using Archival Ink. Also the wonderful butterfly from Melina`s newest
stampsets was stamped with the same ink- and for both using the
Stamp Platform .

Onto the bottom I created crackle effect using the crackle glace - and brown and white
acrylic paint.  The butterfly was painted using watercolors, and Posca pens.
On the top panel I stenciled a word, from Lynne`s wonderful new stencil affirmations,
using Texture Paste.

I outlined the pattern on the butterfly with a sharpie , and added little dotted
details to the wildflowers.  Also the new Stitch stencil was used with the brown sharpie, 
and brown acrylic paint on the right side , top and buttom panel . 
The painted background in  Mint- was dabbed directly onto the panel , around the stamped images .

Last I added a tiny branch, from the garden onto which I wound pieces of
babies wipe, used to dry up  Flat Matte Spray , Basil ,--from an earlier  creation.
The butterfly got a body with a tiny piece of branch, too- and the Imagination 
was sprayed with diluted Chestnut Brown, and I draw around every letter with the brown
sharpie .

I hope your summer also gives lots of inspiration to take part in the challenge. 
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. We have had a few entries recently that do not link back to us and unfortunately, these entries will be deleted.

Hugs and love from Dorthe 

Materials used:

Other :
Watercolor paints- Sharpie- Posca pen - baby wipe- branch from the garden .


froebelsternchen said...

This is simply AMAZING - I love the colours and natural look and the lovely butterfly - and the garden branches fit so well - such thrilling effects!
Just so beautiful !
Have a happy rest of the week dear Dorthe!
Hugs, Susi

Sam & Poppy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dorthe, love it! xx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

This is very beautiful Dorthe. I love the soft colors and details! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far. HUGS!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, Dorthe, this looks amazing! So unique and beautiful and I love the fact that you added real twigs!! Such a gorgeous piece and that butterfly is indeed lovely!

Sue said...

This is such a beauty Dorthe, I always get so many ideas when I visit your blog, now I'm going twig gathering lol. Enjoy your week, Sue xx

Diana Taylor said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love the summery colours and the use of real twigs - and what a clever idea using the baby wipes that you had previously mopped up paint with, I would never have guessed! Beautiful!

Fliss said...

Absolutely beautiful Dorthe. Such lovely soft colours and pretty details and love the textures and added embellishing.
Fliss xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I see that wonderful use of pale hues of colour again Dorthe. Your painted butterfly dancing in the breeze above those graceful wildflowers with that stitched edge framing it all beautifully. A wonderful piece of mixed media.
Big hugs Tracey xx

Sue said...

This is so pretty Dorthe, I love how you've used the twigs on your nature piece, so effective. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello dear Dorthe~
I am enjoying looking in your blog today : ) and seeing your newest creations. I like this greyboard and that wonderful water color Bfly! and of course all your texture and 'signature' twig included : ) Have a blessed day~ hugs & love, karen o
(I am bakcin MT - as mom is somewhat stronger for now:)

suziqu's thread works said...

This is truly gorgeous dear Dorthe! I so love that softly coloured butterfly and Lynne's wildflower stamps over the beautiful mint background. So pretty embellishing with the garden sticks and basil coloured baby wipes. A wonderfully created piece all in all you clever girl! Soo beautiful!
Sending lots of love and hugs,
Suzy xox

Bev Hilton said...

Just beautiful Dorthe. Soft and pretty. x

Jackie PN said...

omgosh this is just charming Dorthe! How I love the wildflowers and butterfly! As usual you have picked a beautiful palette-it speaks of a warm summer's day! And your stitching brings everything together so lovely!
huge hugs my friend! xo

butterfly said...

Lovely use of that new stamp - I love the soft colour tones of this - beautiful work!
Alison x