Friday, January 11, 2019


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


Jytte said...

Wauw... super lækkert.. sikke en masse smukke detaljer :-)

Rigtig god weekend.

Roosterhead Designs said...

What a stunning piece Dorthe! So creative and imaginative~ Many gorgeous layers of paper and fabric; beautifully adhered with some random stitching! The words are encouraging and thought-provoking~ Great neutrals too! Thank you for sharing~ hugs to you, karen o

Rhonda said...

Hello Dorthe! Glad that I stopped in, I love your mixed media art. I hope you are having a wonderful week. xxxx Rhonda

froebelsternchen said...

I can't believe how many fantastic details are on this collage - this is made with so much love and a masterhand!
Dorthe this is simply FANTASTIC!
Her extra hair and all the different elements! Mixed Media at its best!

I can offer you tons of snow from here in the north of Austria! A bit too much for my taste just now.

Happy weekend dear Dorthe!
Much love from Susi

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Another beautiful piece Dorthe, so much care and attention taken to add your favoured mediums to display those gifts. Beeswax adds that personal touch of nature bringing on a whole new dimension to anything it touches. The stamped words are a message to inspire us all. Delightful..
Wishing you a super weekend, i'm glad the weather is being kind to you.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

junemac2 said...

Absolutely stunning Dorthe the colours are so rich and the image is fabulous. Hugs June x

Astrid Maclean said...

Dorthe I think this is a new favourite!!! It is just such a fantastic piece!! The colours (and how clever to use underpaper)are stunning and I love, love, love the additional elements you have added! The extra thread hair is so clever, - the whole piece is just fabulous!!!
Happy Sunday!xx

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Dorthe, the way you combine your elements is just perfect. We haven't had any sunshine for a few day, just wind and rain but at least no snow. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Annie said...

Such a gorgeous project Dorthe. I adore all the details and each time I look my eye catches another gorgeous element. The Catherine Moore stamp is wonderful and Lynne's stamps work so well too

Best wishes
Annie x

butterfly said...

This is gorgeous, Dorthe - so many amazing layers in your textured collage. I adore the hanging threads, and the wonderful media and materials used throughout. So beautiful with the glowing face of the woman at the heart of it all.
Alison x

Lace Age Girl said...

Hello Dorthe, What an exquisitely detailed and interesting collage. I love the flower stamp, the dyed lace flowers and all the gorgeous layers of texture here. The stamps are divine, and your usual neutral palette looks amazing. I would like to try beeswax - I have some ready, but haven't taken courage yet.

I just want to say thank you for the beautiful card you sent me - I hope you receive yours soon, too. It's a sweet masterpiece. I love it!

Sending love and hugs,
Jesse XXX

Diana Taylor said...

Such a beautiful piece and an absolute delight - I love the layers and textures. I also love the postage stamp, and the little details like the loose threads and vintage lace. Just perfect.
Hugs to you my dear Dorthe,
Diana x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

your spread is just beautiful Dorthe! I love the images and tones. I hope you are having a happy 2019. I am trying to get back into blogging and cut back my Facebook time. Keep on creating! Hugs!

junemac2 said...

This shows such love of art and nature and colour I really adore this piece Dorthe its truly beautiful.

Hugs June x

Bente said...

Hei Dorthe. For et fantastisk kort. Med alle detaljen er det en fryd for øyet.
Ha en finfin dag kjære du.

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Jackie PN said...

Such an exquisite mixed media piece Dorthe! I truly love that you added the beeswax! Such a treasure!
And you know what? You sold me on the stamp from Catherine! I loved how you used it so much, I had to buy one of my own! heehee Now to make something with it,I must!
sending lots of love to you! Jackie

paperwishesbyamanda said...

So many beautiful layers, beeswax is so good for collaging. It is so full of lovely details and textures what a treat to come back to after my time away from crafting and blogging. x

SewPaperPaint said...

Dorthe, I absolutely love this amazing collage my friend! What an exquisite design and the rustic colorway is right up my alley. Big hugs to you, Autumn