Monday, November 20, 2017

COLOR YOUR MAGICAL WORLD !!


Another Monday post from me, showing the coming wintery feel, after a cold , cold night!


Most of you know, that you can see more over at That`s Blogging Crafty,

so I hope to see you there, as this is only a sneaky peek .

I wish you a lovely new week, all.

Hugs and Love 
Dorthe 

Monday, November 13, 2017

THE DAWN AWAKENS !!


Hello dear friends, have you ever wandered the woods an early morning, watching
it come to life ?
Here is the possibility , as that is just what I tried to create.

As you know, only a tiny piece, is revealed here, 
but you can see the rest over at 
That`s Blogging Crafty ,- here :



I hope you all had a lovely weekend , and wishes you a beautiful
week to come.

Thank you for your supporting me, here, and on the DT blog, 
I appreciate it so very much !!

Hugs and love 
Dorthe 

Friday, November 10, 2017

DANCE ON THE BREEZE OF LIFE

One of Lynne`s amazing Affirmations, which I used, to create for this weeks challenge
over at  :  http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.dk/  .

The CHALLENGE is STENCILS  , and wow, so many possibilities with all the stencils to choose from over at Laura`s shop :   http://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/



I started with a White Greyboard  tag 
sprayed with Sleight Blue , when dry I added Vintage photo to the perimeter, and highlighted also in between with the Salty Ocean, and Teal , then stenciled the beautiful Dinky stencils ,Bubbles, and Fossil, using different Oxide Inks.



The Hummingbird, and feather were both stenciled onto prepared cardstock 
fussy cut, and after details were painted with fingers, also using Oxide inks, and fine liners 
black and brown. 
Lynne`s wonderful Affirmation, was stamped onto old paper, cut up and adhered to tag, with bird and feather.- a piece of colored lace first added to the top tag !!
In the bottom tag,  a great new medium Texture Sand Paste was smeared out, and painted with diluted and mixed paints of Chestnut Brown and White . Also around the fossils , feather, and bird ,I painted this .


When all dried, I adhered remnants from the sea, picked up, on my walks from the beach,
here is cord and seaweed together with a straw .

You know you can take part in this challenge, yourself, with the possibility to win the price of this Voucher.


Just pay a visit there, to read the rules , and send in your wonderful creations !!

Hugs and love
Dorthe 


Materials used :
That`s Crafty White Greyboard Tag
Dinky Stencils : Bubbles TC005
Fossil TC081
Feather TC 098
Hummingbird TC0095
Lynne`s Affirmations , set 5
Multi Surface Paint : Teal, Chestnut Brown- White
Texture Sand Paste 
Distress Oxides, : Salty Ocean
Cracked Pistachio
Vintage Photo
Iced Spruce
Archival Ink : Jet Black
Infusions: Sleight Blue
Fine Liner : Black and Brown 

From the stash : dyed lace, seaweed, cord, straw , and dyed cord 

Monday, November 6, 2017

OUR STORIES ARE OUR JOURNEY

A lovely Monday , starting a new week , filled with new possibilities  :-)

And one of them, for me, is to be here showing you a tiny peek of this
Monday`s blog post over at That`s Crafty :


You can see the whole project, if  clicking the link , and also read
how I did !!

                                          I am thankful for your comments, and for 
your visits , over there, too  : 


Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Monday, October 30, 2017

SPRINKLE STARLIGHT


Good day to you all,
another Monday has approached , and I`m back with a little fairy ,throwing the light of the stars ,down from the sky, to us !



As you know there are many more pictures over here :


where I`m also explaining what I have used , and how !!

There are new lovely products from That`s Crafty, which you can see here :


---both Grey board pieces,  stencils , and not to forget Lynne`s  so beautiful new  stamp sets !

I hope  your week will be a good one.

Hugs and love
Dorthe



Friday, October 27, 2017

CHALLENGE : FLORAL FANCY- (EVERYTHING FLOWERY )


I`m here with my Friday challenge , to show you my idea of a FLORAL FANCY .

http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.dk/



I used a White Greyboard panel ,which I first sprayed with Infusions 
to male a airy background.
All the Bits and Pieces Grayboard pieces : 
Funky Flowers, Fairy, and Hummingbird , were painted with white acrylic, and the flowers and bird were run through the Big Shot inside a Sizzix embossing folder, and after I smeared
Distress Oxide over them, using my finger, and 3 different Oxides (see below)


The leaves were painted with the same paint and Oxides, and the tiniest fairy , and bird too.
Along the lower edge I added Texture paste , mixed with green paint , through the Dinky Stencil : Leaves , to add a feeling of fallen leaves . When dry I smeared a bit of Vintage photo onto them here and there.


Lynne`s new beautiful Affirmation , from Set 6 was stamped onto a piece of old book page.
Around the panel I gave the frame a little Vintage Photo, too, and then adhered some vintage lace died with Infusions, and Teal Multi Surface Paint, both on top and button to the panel, giving an idea of clouds and green filed. 


All the bits were adhered with All Purpose Craft Adhesive ,  I created details with a black Fin e Liner, and a white Posca pen .
With the Metallic Paint Pearl I also gave a little shine to the flowers , the bird and the fairy wings .
Looking at my work table, just in front of me were some Hot Glue Gun "pearls" from an earlier work, and they fitted as little decoration for the flowers after having been painted, too .
The last thing to do, was adding water to White paint, and by "hitting " the pen carefully ,over the panel, making  a little snowfall !!

This is my try - I really hope you also want to give this great challenge a try, as we all love flowers, Don`t we !!!!!!

The Challenge runs for two weeks, so plenty of time,-- and as many of you know , by now, there is a great premium of 20 Pound to use in Laura`s shop, for the winner 
 :


I wish you good luck, and a wonderful weekend !!

Hugs and love Dorthe 

 Materials used:
That`s Crafty White Greyboard Panel
Greyboard Bits and Pieces : Funky Flowers , big and small - Hummingbird and Fairy .
Multi Surface Paint : White- Teal- Green- Chestnut Brown
Metallic Paint : Pearl
All Purpose Craft Adhesive
Lynne`s Affirmation Set 6
Dinky Stencil- Leaves   TC086
Distress Oxides : Vintage Photo - Iced Spruce -Salty Ocean
Archival Ink - Hydrangea
Infusions : Sleight Blue
White Posca Pen  - Black Fine Liner 
From my stach :
Old lace dyes with Multi Surface Paint, Teal and Infusions , Sleight Blue
Sari Silk , and Hto Glue Gun " pearls , lol.




Monday, October 23, 2017

DREAM- BELIEVE- WISH

Hello , dear friends ,
I`m here with my Monday Post for That`s Crafty blog post ,
and as usual ,what you see , is only a sneaky peek, from the whole project !! :-)




Maybe you would like to see it all over here :


All the other DT members, are also ,showing their fantastic creations,
one of us , each day !!

We love having visiters  :-) 

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Monday, October 16, 2017

TREE`s ARE POEMS ......

A little detail from my Monday post over at That`s Blogging Crafty ,
this week rather autumnal , as you can see. 
I love the embellishments from Laura`s  web-shop , they are such good quality,and can take water and paints in big amounts. 
Here is the link to follow if you wants to see the whole panel !!



I hope to maybe see you over there , again.
Thank you dear friends,

and hugs and love
Dorthe 


Friday, October 13, 2017

GET YOUR SPOOK ON :-)

HELLO CHALLENGE !!!

We are going to get spooky ,lol habe a closer look here, on all the other DT`s spooky creatione : 


I used a little panel , painted it first with green and white paint, 
left to dry, and then mixed brown and white, to as very light brown/beige tone, which was painted 
all over the surface .
Onto that I smeared a thin layer of glace, left it to dry and then with the thinned brown paint, 
painted all over the surface, --- left do dry to create crackles !!

Then I stenciled first the Harlequin using brown Archival Ink,     Coffee  --and then
the 12 o`clock from the Cog Clock stencil.-- the craw background and 
Flight of the Bats  all with Archival Ink Jet Black  


I found a dry rose branch,  and still with two thorn `s- adhered it together  with
some dried nature straws, to the right side panel, making it look as if one craw just landed in the nest.



I had some tiny pumpkins , very mini , from a flower shop, which I adhered
together with 2 scratches of black fabric , and a piece of tulle swiped around the panel to give texture .  You could use tiny pinecones , or other nature finds , as substitute for the pumpkins !!! Two rhinestones were attached to the tulle on top, and to the "flower" . 
Jet Black ink was dabbed onto all edges !! 

I hope you like my not too spooky panel :-)

And I hope you will play ,and have the great chance to win 


Hugs and love Dorthe 

Materials used : 
That`s Crafty Greyboard Panel 2
Dinky stencils : Crows TC049 - Flight of the Bats  TC035 -Harlequin TC019 
Cog Clock TC8007
Multi Surface Paint : Chestnut Brown, Black, White, Green 
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Crackle   Glace
Archival Inks : Coffee- Jet Black 
From my stash : Black tulle, black scraps of fabric, and pumpkins !!

Monday, October 9, 2017

END OF SUMMER

Summer has ended for sure, and for this Monday`s post over at That`s Blogging Crafty,
my mood , made me create a late summer wreath , using lots of their wonderful 
embellishments in grey board , together with some lovely fabrics, and much more .
You can see more HERE : 


and read how I did it :-)

I hope you are all well, out in the world 

Hugs and love

Dorthe 

Monday, October 2, 2017

IMAGINE BEAUTY



Hello to you , dear friends,  can you tell what this is ??

Yes you are right,- the sneeky peak for my Monday 
Blog post over at That`s Crafty 

I hope you wants to have a look , and see my
"show and tell "  .


If you have , here is the link  : 


Thank you for now, and see you around,
I wish you of course a new wonderful week .

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Friday, September 29, 2017

FOREVER AUTUMN


Yes Autumn is really here , and this new challenge 
over at That`s Crafty Challenge Blog , asks for your creations
about  FOREVER AUTUMN , isen`t it a lovely titel !!

http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.dk/2017/09/forever-autumn-challenge.html



My own contribution started onto a Rounded  corners panel , which I 
first sprayed with a very thinned Infusion in Terracotta ,left to dry and oversprayed
with Sleigh Blue, also thinned a lot.

After dried I dabbed with Distress Oxides  : Vintage Photo with a little 
Iced Spruce on top here and there . The beautiful Dinky Stencil Spider Web was used in the
upper left corner , using Iced Spruce ,and in right corner I added a thin layer of 
Distress Crackle paint ,Clear Rock Candy , and left to dry .



Embellishments were painted with the lovely new Multi Surface Paint ,
in Green - Red- Chestnut Brown and yellow, to try capture the
wonderful autumn tones.



The tall flower also had a coat of the Crackle paint and so did the butterfly and one of the toadstools .



After it had all dried I smeared Distress Ink Walnut stain onto the crackled places, and wiped off the extra ink .

I felt something was missing in the lover part of the panel and used
another great Dinky Stencil : Harlequin , also with the Iced Spruce.
Not too easy to see here , sorry !!


Then all the Embellishments were adhered ,onto scraps of lace
some dyed with the Infusions , -- the Butterfly and toadstools got copper thread 
details ,to highlight a bit , and tiny cones from the wood were added too.
If you want to see details, just click the pictures :-)

Thank you if you followed me to here, dear friends ,

You know there is a gift waiting for you, if you take part in the
CHALLENGE  OVER AT http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.dk/2017/09/forever-autumn-challenge.html
 so go ahead and create something : FOREVER AUTUMN . - ,and read
the rules over there  :-)

And see all my teamies amazing samples, too !!

Have a wonderful weekend , all
Hugs and love
Dorthe

Materials used : Rounded Corners Greyboard panel 2
Embellishments, Bits and Pieces  : Autumn and Birds & Wings
Stencil Dinky : Harlequin TC020 and Spiderweb TC028
Multi Surface Paints  : Green-Chestnut Brown -Red - Yellow
Distress Oxide : Antique Linnen - Iced Spruce - Vintage Photo
Infusions : Sleigh Blue - Terracotta
Distress Crackle Paint , Clear Rock Candy
Black gesso
Distress Ink  . Walnut Stain
Multi Purpose Craft Adhessive
From my stash : dyed Lace, and mini cones


Monday, September 25, 2017

DARE TO DREAM , LIKE NO OTHER !!

This couple is a sneaky peek of the whole panel 
showed over at That`s Blogging Crafty  this week.

Yes it is Monday again , and romance crept into me , creating this :-)


I hope you want to see the rest of the panel, and read 
how I created it, and with what ,---

so maybe we will see each other over  HERE !!

Wishing you a good new week,

sending hugs and love

Dorthe 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A SIMPLE CARD , WITH A BEAUTIFUL QUOTE !!

A simple card, made with die-cut walpaper, leaves , --a cardstock flower, I was gifted from dear  Martina  thank you lovely friend--- and which got layers of both paper and lace die-cut flowers, plus an artificial one,- on top -dusted with tiny Art.stones, from That`s Crafty , http://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/ --from where is also the lovely harlequin stencil I used, and the wonderful quote from Alison Bomber 
http://alisonbomber.blogspot.dk/


I just received it from That`s Crafty ,together with the art stones, and had to make 
use of both right away.
I love your quotes Alison , and hope with time, to collect them all !!



Here the flower close up, with the different layers ,
and below, the leaf , from the wall paper , born with lovely texture


Have a wonderful Thursday, all.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Monday, September 18, 2017

FLY EVER UPWARDS !!



Hi friends, hopefully a happy Monday is awaiting you all , today !!

This little fellow, here, finds his surroundings very comfy and lovely, 
and if you wants to see more of them, please have a look HERE ,
as always there are more photos and text to read ,about  how I did !!


over at That`s Blogging Crafty.



Also you can see, the other team mates fantastic creations, in the same place, as we 
all have our own day , in the week, to show a creation :-) 

Have a beautiful week, all!!!

Hugs and love, Dorthe 





Friday, September 15, 2017

FLY AWAY !!!!!

A new challenge for you over at That`s Crafty Challenge Blog , http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.dk/     and this fortnight the challenge is : Fly Away ( wings and birds )  For me a very lovely  subject !


I started using one of my much loved Heart surfaces ,- gessoed it, and after painted with two new , beautiful colors from the Multi Surface Paints, Chestnut Brown and White, mixed together .
I wanted to create a frame with Tyvek and lace , so draw a pattern after the heart , and used it to cut, like a frame of the old lace , and another from Tyvek . Tyvek was sewed onto the lace, and after I burned it to create texture , made it roll together, and curl.  


You can see here how it looks after I painted it with the Chestnut Brown and Metallic Bronze. The texture inside is tea-leaves from when drying the tea bags , after drinking my tea….. they make great wonderful texture J


I found some af my favorite Embellishments , Bits and Pieces Greyboard , from the following sheets  : Feathers and Wings, Christmas Birds, and Autumn/Winter ( Acorn ) , they were also gessoed ,and then painted with the same tones as the background, -the bird had a coat of Ice Blue to the wings,-
the leaves, of the acorns ,a touch of the Green, and after dried, I added details with the beautiful Metallic Bronze



The wings had two coats of Chestnut Brown, and after dry I added Distress Crackle Paint ,to the top of them, and also to the top of the birds wings. Both were painted with Distress Ink :Walnut stain ,after totally  dry,-- and after worked well into the crackle with a brush , I took away the coat on top ,with a piece of,  cloth .



Everything was added with the Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive ,--the bird got a lace piece in the   beak, two hearts from my box of “trash” were also adhered . The last thing to do, was adding a piece of Sari Silk to the two holes I had made using my Crop A Dille , one in each bow, -to make it possible hanging.

So this is my go , on this wonderful Challenge , and I hope I have inspired you ,to create something for it too.  As you might know :
The winner of the Challenge will receive a £20 voucher to spend in the online store. http://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/

Wouldn`t it be exiting !!!!  I hope to see you there  .
Also there are so gorgeous creations from the other team members  !!!!

Hugs and love

Dorthe 

Materials I used :
That`s Crafty MDF Heart 
Embellishments Bits and Pieces Greyboard  ,Feathers and Wings- Christmas Birds, and Autumn/winter ( Acorns ) 
Multi Surface Paints : Chestnut Brown and Metallic Bronze, White, Green, and Iced Blue 
Tyvek
Distress Crackle Paint , Clear Rock Candy
Distress Ink , Walnut Stain
From my stash : dyed lace , dried nature material, two hearts and, brown  Sari Silk .


Monday, September 11, 2017

DON´T DOUBT THE STRENGTH OF MY DELICATE WINGS

Monday, Monday , the wonderful song with The Mamas & the Papas , --always great to start a new week ,listening to  , --or maybe something totally different . But here is my Monday post for
That`s Blogging Crafty, -as usual a tiny sneaky peek for you, and the rest waiting over here :

https://thatsbloggingcrafty.blogspot.com/2017/09/dont-doubt-strength-of-my-beautiful.html


Writing this I can`t let go of thinking of many dear friends, living in the areas where Irma rages,
and I wish all of them, and everyone else living there ,to be safe and to get out on the other side of the coming days, with their homes and lives intact !!!

Hugs and love
Dorthe  


Monday, September 4, 2017

LIFE IS WONDERFUL

The beauty of a week ,sunny and golden, inspired me to create this for my Monday Blogpost,
over at That`s Blogging Crafty , -here is the link below, if you want a closer look !!

https://thatsbloggingcrafty.blogspot.com/2017/09/life-is-wonderful-by-dorthe-hansen.html

As you know, there is only a tiny sneaky peek, here , but many more photos of the whole piece, and ,details too, if you click the link.



You can also see all my teamie `s  amazing creations, when we each share one ,every day,throughout the week . 

Now I`m exited to see whether, this new week, will offer as much beauty as the last one. 
Lets hope, for all of us, it will, in some way or the other ,--be a lovely and beautiful week.

Hugs and love
Dorthe 

Friday, September 1, 2017

CHALLENGE : RUSTICA
This week the Challenge over at http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.dk/  is  RUSTICA-
A very exiting technique to try out, with the help of different materials.
I`m sure many of you would love to create a great rustic creation, and as always , you know,
 The winner of the Challenge will receive a £20 voucher to spend in the online STORE   .     http://www.thatscrafty.co.uk/         .  Wouldn`t it be wonderful !!!!                                                                           Also  my team members will show amazing creations , which  I`m sure you would love to see.
But here is mine , I hope you like it .
Hugs from Dorthe, xx


Using one of the fantastic  white greyboards as background , I first covered the white side of the greyboard, with gesso, and when dry stenciled one of my favorite stencils : The big flower , using texture paste .



When totally dry I started adding colors and pastes to the whole surface, painting some of them onto both stenciled areas , and the flat areas I left like that to add an image and other pieces .
I played with the Pastes from Pentart , and the Decoart   Media fluid Acrylics, to try to achieve the look of Rusted areas, in different stages, all over the surface, and in few places adhered sand from the beach, to show texture in the rust ,--when dry it was painted too. You can easily see it above in the photo.
I stamped the wonderful face onto tissue paper, using the Archival Ink Coffee, and adhered her to the panel, with Matte Medium . I then cut off a piece of Tyvek and draw an oval circle in the middle of the paper, which I cut out. Using my heat gun I now tried to make a frame for the face,  attacked from tear and rust, and when satisfied I painted it over also with the different pastes, and paint .




The same treatment of paste and paint , I gave the embellishments : cogs and clocks , a clips ,and two pieces of old lace from my stasch.
It was adhered with the great Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive.
The last thing to do was make a hole with my Crop-A-Dile  and put through a lovely piece of brown Sari Silk.  



   
Materials used :


That`s Crafty  Surfaces white/grey board 6x6 Rounded Corners
       “     Surfaces bits and pieces Greyboard , Cogs and Clocks
       “     Stencil Big Floral TC8005
       “     Multi Purpose Craft adhesive
       “     Tyvek
          Pentart : Iron Paste ,  Red Brown- Grey – Glittering
          Stampset Eclectica :  Everything-Art.com EEA06
          DecoArt Media : Quinacridone Gold –
          DecoArt Media : Antiquing Cream  Patina Green
          White tissue paper 

From the stash and nature :   Lace – clips – Sari Silk –sand 

Monday, August 28, 2017

MAKE A WISH .......


HELLO FRIENDS

A new Monday , a new week , AND  a new sneak peek from me, :-)

Maybe you would like to hop over and have a look, at the


  
As you can see I have fallen in love with the beautiful  Shimmer Purple paint  ,from That`s Crafty ,
in the most lovely lavender tone , and also the Butterfly stamp   by Melina , is a favorite .

Thank you ,dear friends, for looking , and commenting, it always brings a smile to my face.

Hugs and love Dorthe 



Monday, August 21, 2017

THEY CARRY SECRETS ON THEIR WINGS !

 I hope you all had a lovely weekend
and am ready for a new week to start .  My creation today for
 That`s Blogging Crafty , https://thatsbloggingcrafty.blogspot.com/2017/08/unique-by-dorthe-hansen.html
is a card , featuring my love of birds and nature.
And I hope you will find time , to hop over and have a closer look .


Here is the sneaky peek , for you , lol -- a sweet  sparrow .

Have also fun exploring , my clever teammate `s creations , over there.
there is so much to study and admire .

Hugs and love Dorthe 



Beautiful gifts from a beautiful soul !!

 Last months I received a package of love and beauty , from a very dear friend
Wendy from   http://appleapricot.blogspot.dk/.


Wendy and I have know each other for many years, and she is a beautiful soul and friend.
Just look what was inside , waiting for me !!
The most lovely booklet , so beautifully crafted ! Look the embroidered -friend- on the 
front and the sari silk closure !!


Inside sweetness of pockets one with a tiny book and a handwritten sentiment , and outside 
the gorgeous butterfly, another with a pencil to add notes in the book 
And flowers , - tiny tag and the beautiful bone cross .


This is the back cover , with the embroidered foliage ,turning
all around the book. I so love it Wen, dear !!


And this lovely friend, also thought I should be gifted her very first macrame
art piece, which is this wonderful dream catcher, - now hanging so beautiful here in
my workroom ,between two shelves , dangling when I pass .


These two cute hand crochet flowers, are from Wen`s clever hands ,too, 
the little one made from the most thin yarn and tiny old crochet hook.
They are gorgeous !


Oh and if it was not all too much already, I also found this  adorable hand knitted ,-
Wen is calling it a pocket message booklet , and you see her so loving message
also embroidered here , -what a beautiful message to be gifted, and to hold maybe
in my pocket or maybe around my arm, - the biggest gift I can receive,  :" you are loved " .



Outside another hand crochet heart and an embroidered button .


Oh dearest Wen, how can I ever express my gratitude , and joy for all
these lovingly created and gifted beautiful things. 
Thank you from my heart ,to you dear friend. I treasure it all so very much,
as I also treasure our friendship. 
I`m also so happy to see you back blogging again.
Loving hugs to you, smiles and kisses.

-------------------------------

And hugs and love to all my dear visiter `s,  you are a very important
part of my life , thank you !!

Dorthe