Saturday, September 7, 2019

A FEW THINGS TO SHOW YOU !

Hello dear friends, 
I wonder how you are all ? 

Already first week of September has gone, and I wanted
to show you this heart created for a dear Danish friend ,
for her birthday . 


A little story told , of the love between the
two beautiful people , here taken from a 
paper napkin , and adhered to the fabric.


The rest is old embroideries, all hold together with slow stitching 
and buttons .


I was so lucky to find this old English piece for
almost nothing , I love it.


One of the last  hollyhock flowers this year ,



And a most adorable and beautiful tiny book 
I was gifted for my birthday , from a dear friend , in USA .


I hope you are all doing good, and wish you a lovely weekend.

Hugs and love 
Dorthe 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Hello dear friends

Thought I better post something before August is all gone ,
and have just finished this piece using  one of Tim Holz pressed leaf,
-the bird is from an old book , and it is all mounted on an
envelope I once was gifted from Anni , my dear Danish friend .


Also used eco-dyed papers , and gifts from dear Lynne ,
stamps and fabric. 


It is so hot here the last days, more than my head and body
likes to deal with , - but also lovely with a sunny end of August.

I hope you are all enjoying the last weeks of summer , or what period you are
in,  winter ,autumn , fall , all beautiful in each their way .

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Hello from a warm Friday


This card uses a page of my Eco-dyed leaf - added to a brown 
craft paper,  together with different papers,-


stamps , laces, and an image which I crumpled first to give it
wear and tear . 


I kind of like how it turned out .

Some of my roses are blooming again, for the second time, which is 
a beautiful gift , especially in this dry summer we have here where I live.


Today is another beautiful day, with blue sky and sun- not a cloud up there,
and around 27 Degrees C , so not too hot , but still very much enough for me  :-)

Sending you all wishes of a lovely weekend,

hugs and love
Dorthe 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

SO LONG AGO


I didn`t realize it was so long ago I posted last!!
I guess summer, FB and Instagram came in between , and sometimes
I wonder if to stop using my blog.... 

But here is a card made for a dear friends birthday .

I love the new leaf stampsets created by Lynne https://lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com/
and used one of them here- together with an old bird image ,an embossed leaf , laces 
and old papers- all the things I love creating with !!



We had a warm day today , and my husband and I had a lovely walk around a lake, near by 


A lovely place to move your body :-)


I hope your Sunday is or was a good one, and send you
love and hugs 

Dorthe 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A CARD AND ECO-DYING RESULTS


Hello dear friends , I thought I wanted to show you some of my 
Eco-dye results , and first a card ,where I used two leaves dyed onto
paper . Put together with laces, old book page, scraps and embossed papers.


This beautiful leaf is dyes onto a piece of cotton ,
I used vinegar, and rusty pieces in the boiling water ,
and also the rust was sitting maybe a week in the pot ,
before using it to dye, so there were a lot of rust dust !!


They comes up as little spots onto some of the pieces.


These leaves are also on cotton fabric .....


And these and the one below..... as you can see they comes out 
very differently, -surely because of the different leaves I have used
are giving different colors and strength of print !!


The two last pieces are both onto paper, and from the same bath 
as the ones above , I love this whitish leaf where the veins came
out a little yellow . If you click the photos, you can see more details.


I hope you are not bored , this new area is really giving
much excitement  and joy , even it can be difficult to keep
patient , and wait overnight , before opening the bunch up .


Here we celebrate Christ`s Ascension today, so
the world outside is quiet , --and I thought I better make 
a new blog posts. 

A lovely day to all of you ,-
Hugs and love

Dorthe 


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Collaged card , I think !!


Yes still not totally finished, so maybe it will be framed and
used as a card , along the way :-) 


I used the lovely image from  Nicie Ibarra : https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/shop/IbarraCreations4U
The stenciled detail is from a wonderful stencil from https://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/
and the rest lovely old and new fabrics and papers from my stash .


The paper was Eco-dyed , and stamped a tiny bit and the
butterfly is an old punch from Martha Steward .


Here we have a Holiday tomorrow , so the working people
mostly have a day off, making it a long weekend .

I hope you are all well, and feeling good, dear friends. 

Sending you 
hugs and love

Dorthe 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A SHORT HELLO

Dear friends , a short hello , and a card newly created 
now send off , after have been pressed more flat and 
straight  :-) . 
The rose is rolled from soft cotton, and I love the
That`s Crafty stencil, and their Sand texture paste .


Leaves and postage mark is from a new PaperArtsy stampset,
which I at once fell in love with , and also found at https://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/ .

I hope you are all well, and wishing you a lovely spring or autumn ,
where ever you are ,on this wonderful earth.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

ANOTHER CARD SEND , - DAHLIA

This is another make for a friend- trying to use pieces laying around, and adding it all in  layers.


I would like to add this one to Aprils Simply Neutrals #55 
which sweet Wendy has just blogged :

This lady ,as you see ,have long left this earth , but still she is looking out for
loved ones traveling it. 

Many of you know that I always add laces to my creations, and 
also here , a bit . 


I used stencil, stamps, papers , die cut and paper flowers
onto music paper , a little crackle , and my sewing machine . 



I hope you visit Wendy, as there is much more to see over there, both
from her, and from other artists , and maybe you would like to link
your own SIMPLY NEUTRALS to her blog . 

Here we had sun for 3 days now, and it always raise the spirit .
I hope your week is lovely!!

Hugs and love 
Dorthe 


Thursday, March 21, 2019

FREE - a collaged card !!


How are you all ? Since I was away last long weekend, I might have missed
some of your postings, but I hope to visit and see all your creations , soon.

For this card I used bits of a Tim Holz diecut , an old German train ticket ,


and the flower is also diecuts  mixed together.
The stamped heads I embossed with gold ,and
also wiped gold paint over the diecut fence .


There is dry embossed paper under the flower, and
I couldn`t resist to sew here and there on the mashine,
and leave hanging threads.


Tomorrow is already Friday again, so I wish you all dear friends,
a lovely weekend. 

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Le petit - bits of this and that !!

Paper scraps , Paper Artsy stencil , bird image ,
from old book : Bird Guide 1923-  
laces, acrylic paints and crackle medium .

I love how the heavy crackle paste have crumpled
the paper together , and have become fond of
the hanging threads , like many others !!


The wonderful find of the old book  : 
Bird Guide , Land Birds East of the Rockies, have been with
me for many years , and I have not made myself tear out pages,
until now. I desided to use it, and enjoy it , instead of
letting it stay on my shelf, and maybe have it thrown out later!! 


I`m adding this to , sweet Wen`s Simply Neutrals , and hope you
feel to go there and see her beautiful post , just click the link ! 


Have a lovely rest of your week, 
 and thank you
for your kind and loving comments, they mean so much to me, and
I treasure each and everyone , and you all dear friends.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

WINTER CARD


Hello dear friends, seems long ago I was here, so wanted to show
a card, I recently made. 
I was inspired of the sewing done by Diana https://velvetmothstudio.blogspot.com/ 
on this beautiful post , Thank you Diana !!
I used sprays , very diluted , and two stampsets from
That`s Crafty , : Lynne`s Affirmations set 6, and Set 7 ,
and also the script stamp from their Textures Collection Stamp Set 3.


No , I`m not back on the team, but Laura showed me much kindness,
so whenever I use from her products , I will mention the shop .
...........
I also used lovely sari ribbon , --and lace from sweet Jesse http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com/


After stamping the tree , I sewed here and there on machine to show some 
branches more off !!  If you click the photo , you can see it better !!
Also sewed a little flower stems , and added two winter white flower heads.
The circle is a remnant from New Years eve and the fireworks !!


Thank you for your visit, it is always a joy to see you here .

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WINTER WHITE


Even not much winter here, yet .... I have been inspired
to create this winter white piece , using an old doily .
Remnants of white lace, 

a woolen snowflake and a tiny embroidery.


At last a lovely image and beautiful , mother of pearl looking sequins


Even we have not had real winter, I dare not wish for snow, 
as then it could happen it suddenly was over us, with full power, lol.

Already soon weekend again, so dear friend- all the best for you for a
happy and lovely weekend.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 


Monday, January 28, 2019

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

A notebook cover / book made for dear Martina on her birthday .
As I know she loves her garden, it is the theme for it.
And yes , not my normal style , but I wanted to create with
more colors for her , and this is what came out.


There are many different fabrics, and laces, too , and I 
used paint to give a golden look ,in some places - 



Different laces , borders, and a little bling .


The first spread is decked with Tim Holz tissue ,and I made
a pocket of the beautiful embroidered fabric , which was holding 
a tag-card for Martina. Maybe you can see that the cover is made so
you can take out the book, and put inside a new one , or you could use it
for loose papers .
The velvet ribbon is tying it together when closed !! 


Here with the tag inside pocket . 


Thank you so much for looking and commenting, it means a lot to me !!
January is soon ending , and I hope your months has been a good one. 
Wishes for a lovely new week to you all.
Hugs and love
Dorthe 


Friday, January 11, 2019

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE !


This started with a under-paper  -used to spare my table for paint
and texture paste  -, to which I adhered music paper,
Danish poems papers and after sprayed with same tone as
already on the under-paper - 


The beautiful Catherine Moore stamp was fussy cut and adhered
on top , and teabag paper added underneath her . The sweet ,wonderful
apple stamp, which I received from my lovely friend Donna, thank you my sweetest friend-- , was also stamped and then fussy cut , and Lynne`s beautiful flower was stamped directly onto the 
paper . 


The woman , apple ,and flower ,all was treated with lovely 
Beeswax, -a gift from my dear friend Lynne , -I gave it several
layers, (sorry you cant see it ) and it stands so beautiful and
shiny after having been buffed a bit with a soft cloth .Thank you my dear Lynne.
Also she got a little extra hair from black threads :-) 


You can see the great effect from the spraying ! I also added 
both lace and rough rope band ,  sewn to the collage, on sewing machine ,
leaving long ends of black thread to hang ,--the lovely postmark and stamped a
line from Lynne`s Affirmations , onto corrugated cardboard , were adhered. 


The paper was adhered to craft card , and a knitting yarn
was added to hang the collage.

So we already have Friday again, and here it is still
very mild, -no snow, and only rain , but I saw the sun today,
and that was wonderful !!

Hugs and love to you all,
and a happy weekend
Dorthe