Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Hello friends, I`m back, with  a new  CHALLENGE for the months, of July ,

This time I used an MDF panel, over which I smeared thinned gesso, and after dry , 
using the Dinky tree stencil , stenciled 3 trees onto the background, using Leaf green and Coffee  Archival inks.
After I stamped the text stamp here and there, on panel also in brown .

And beneath the trees , I stamped flowers from Lynne`s  Wildflower
set, and painted them with white , several times, adding lots of paint to 
create a 3-d look.

 A greyboard tree was painted in green brown tones - using the inks again ,
and the trunk also stenciled
with a Dinky stencil to add a bark, look,  to it. 

White and green tulle, were heated with the heat-gun to create flower heads, 
Tiny greyboard leaves were painted,
and words from Lynne`s stampset , stamped onto white paper.
Tree , flowers , leaves, and text were adhered,- the flowers with a faux rhinestone in the centers.
With my Crop A Dile I made holes on top panel, and added a piece of old rusty 
metal thread, as hanger.  Around the perimeter I smeared brown ink- and under the stenciled trees green , to act a bit mossy :-) 

This  challenge will start at 11am today !!!

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 will unfortunately have to delete entries that do not follow the rules.

For this Challenge, we'd like your entries to feature Summery images on them please.


Hugs and love

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Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful work Dorthe, I love your trees - what a beautiful stencil that is -and the flowers are creating such gorgeous texture - the heated tulle is a brilliant idea and just adds that extra special touch. It's always such a pleasure seeing your beautiful work.
Thank you for your visit to mine earlier, I so appreciate your kind comments,
Diana x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous artwork Dorthe. The trees look fabulous and the textures in the foreground are amazing. Love your secret garden.
Fliss xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This theme is so you Dorthe, I could not wait to see what you would create. Such a clever use of the small tree stencil creating depth to your hanging panel. Your trio of tulle flowers are so delightful.
A happy place i'd love to sit and whisper a secret or two..
Big Hugs Tracey xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful project Dorthe! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Sweet secrets I hope, like your piece. xox

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Dorthe, I really love the script in your background - this is always one of my favourites. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Dortesjs said...

supe smukke træer, lidt vild med de stemplede blomster i bunden skøn 3d effekt. ja man ser du osse har travlt..

Sugar Lump Studios said...

So pretty with the greenery! I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Jackie PN said...

Oh Dorthe! You certainly have a way with the nature themed projects!
Your colors and design meld so beautifully!
sending love & hugs my sweet friend! xx

Carol said...

Beautiful project - love all the layers. Enjoy family time this week xx

froebelsternchen said...

I love your amazing secret garden. Such gorgeous artwork Dorthe. The trees look fantatsic and the textures in the foreground are simply amazing. oxo Susi