Keep Warm by Dorthe Hansen

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This week of posting for That`s Crafty! we are to use some of 
the new wonderful stamps, just arrived in the shop, and as something
very special, all created by members of the DT .

So I chose to use: The Freddy and Friends Collection, designed by my sweet friend
 Donna Gray. 

If you don`t know Donna yet, I can tell you that it is her cute quirky cat we are seeing here.




I started with a big panel, painted it with Blue and White mixed acrylic paints 
darker on to top of panel and very soft tone on the lower half.
After dry I stenciled the wonderful winter tree, using Texture Paste and also the 
trunk stencil in lower left corner, plus a little snow  using Punchinella . Fred the cat, was stamped onto white tissue
paper and put aside.




The trees and trunk were all inked up, using the stencils again,
on top of the Texture Paste and I added the brown ink with a foam
applicator. Next, the lines were defined with a black fineliner.

On top I created a big wullen sky filled with snow, using left over papers,
crumpled together, adhered to panel and painted white and bluish.




Also the same was done in the bottom panel to give the trees a ground to rest on and
pieces of real bark from my stash were adhered under trees and stamen. 
The cat was then adhered to sit on top of the trunk and was painted blue eyes,
red ears and rusty top and chest. No wonder he looks angry with only a fishbone dangling in the wind! :-) 




Fishbone, Keep Warm and Snow were stamped onto an old piece
of book page and black was added to the perimeters. They were all 
adhered to cardstock, and then adhered to the panel. Snow falling created with the buttom of a pencil dipped into white acrylic paint , and  brown ribbon
from my stash makes a hanger for this wintery piece!!

Thank you for following me to the end of this post, I wish you
a great new week - here we hope for less snow, we have enough now :-)

Hugs and love, Dorthe 

Materials used:

Words stamps from : RubberDance Whimsical Winter Stamp Set by Donna Gray
From my stash: colour pencils in different tones, reused papers, bark and brown cotton ribbon

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27 comments

  1. Fabulous textures and colours on this project Dorthe and I just love that sweet little cat. His face is such a picture !!! Looks like he was all ready for a good night out and the snow has spoiled his spectacular grooming !!!

    Hope you are keeping cosy too...it has been cold here in Scotland but not as bad as friends in the east of the country.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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    1. Dear Annie , thank you so much for your lovely comment , on Fred and his outside adventure , I`m sure you are totally right, lol.

      Here it is still cold, and lots of snow, but oh we hope for better days , just like you ,.
      Thank you Annie , and keep warm and safe
      Hugs from Dorthe, x

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    1. Thank you so much Sylvia , so kind of you !!

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  3. Oh how I LOVE what you’ve created with Fred, Dorthe...he looks AMAZING in his snowy setting. I think he looks happy although you can never tell with his worried expression of course!! Thank you so much sweet lady for bringing him to life and making my day too ❤️❤️❤️
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. My dear Donna,
      I really enjoyed using your Fred, in this winter land, but maybe I think he is a little sad, for getting wet feet, and left alone with an eaten fish , oh I felt bad doing this to him , lol.
      Sweet lady , thank you, Donna - it was my pleasure , dear friend-
      Hugs and kisses- Dorthe

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  4. This is such a fantastic piece! The cat's facial expression is brilliant. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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    1. Thank you dear Tracey , he really has a wonderful expression !!
      Hugs from Dorthe, xx

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  5. I'm glad Fred has found what seems to be the driest spot in this snowy scene, he looks very happy about that. I'm glad there is a little fish for Fred to keep his hunger at bay!! You have depicted exactly as the forecast has been Dorthe, snow snow and more snow and grounded for the weekend here. Glad to say it is now beginning to thaw.
    Wishing you well.. Bug Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Dear Tracey, thankyou , friend- <3 - I agree Fred may find it cozy there on the dry spot, but still not too happy with it all, LOL. Here it did not snow for some days now, but we will get more :-( Hope you are warm and safe .
      Big hugs and kisses
      Dorthe, xx

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  6. This is terrific, it looks frosty and cold and also very beautiful I love all the blues and browns and textures.
    Maybe Fred ate the fish first? I do like the little fishbone tag.

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    1. Thank you Sheila, for your sweet visit. Yes maybe he did- and now awaits more ,lol. Thank you for liking my piece .
      Dorthe, xx

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  7. Such a fun piece with that quirky Fred the cat! Love how you did the background too nd those trees look amazing with the way you have treated their trunks!

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    1. Thank you dear Astrid, for your kind words,- and for your visit , hope your week is a great one.
      Hugs, Dorthe

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  8. How fabulous have you made Fred look in his snowy setting, what a super piece to showcase Donna’s latest release of stamps
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thank you so much Amanda, for your kindest words, I`m so happy you like it !!
      Love from me and hugs , x

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  9. Oh Dorthe, this is amazing! The creation you've made with all the textures (background, trees) is just awesome. And the creativity with your signature pieces of wood make your art so unique and interesting to look at. Beautiful work Dorthe~ Hugs & love, karen o

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    1. My dear Karen, thankyou dear friend- I`m so happy you like the panel, and the way I used the nature around sweet Fred .
      I hope your week is a good one, and send you love and hugs.
      Dorthe xx

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  10. This is amazing Dorthe, the snowy effects are so realistic and poor Fred looks rather cold too, probably due to the look on his face as he doesn't seem to like snow!
    Just gorgeous.
    Fliss xxx

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    1. I`m sure you are right, dear Fliss, Fred don`t like the snow,- and the eaten fishbone :-) .
      Thank you for liking my panel, and your kind words, dear friend.
      Hugs, Dorthe- xxx

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this. Everything about is so perfect, including Fred.

    Happy art-ing.
    xo
    SuZeQ

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    1. Thank you Sue, for having the energy to visit me in the middle of your own problems.
      I hope you soon also will have some happy ar-ting .
      Hugs
      Dorthe xx

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  12. Dorthe, Fred must love you! He looks perfectly precious in his frosty little setting. Your creative painting and texture-adding and layering techniques are beautiful! It feels like Freddy could jump right out of his wintry woods and leap into my arms. His eyes are so pretty and the fishbone tag is delightful! Wishing you warm thoughts!

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    1. Thank you so much Judy ,
      I so enjoy your comments, and I totally agree with you, about Fred :-) he is a dear one, even a little sour now and then!!
      Hope your day is wonderful .
      Warm thoughts back to you , dear,
      Dorthe xx

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  13. Stunning make as always dear Dorthe❣️

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  14. This is fantastic dear Dorthe! The texture of the snow is just amazing! Amazing!

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  15. This is wonderful and so full of texture. Fred is so quirky and cool, I love him! xxx

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