Dragonflies and Snowdrops by Dorthe Hansen


Hello all, Monday again and time for a little walk in my garden!

This sweet girl is out on her tour, trying to catch a wonderful dragonfly in her netting.

She is stamped directly onto the wonderful That`s Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard Postcard after it had dried, from a coat of gesso and from sprays made with Infusions: Slime, Royal Blood and Sleight Blue. Her dress was then painted with Slime dissolved in water, using a cotton bud.

When all dry, I used the snow drop stencil with texture paste to form the snowdrop heads and above them, the dragonflies stencil too. Leaves and stems, were added with the stencil using Archival Ink in Leaf Green. Infusions Slime, dissolved in water, added details on the flower head, when painted onto the white heads.

After the dragonflies had dried, they got a coat of Crackle Paste  and left to dry again. I then dripped Walnut Ink into the crackles to make the wings look a little realistic J

The sky was created with Archival Ink Hydrangea also added with a cotton bud.

The beautiful border from That’s Crafty! Word Stencil: Imagine was added with Archival Ink Coffee on top and bottom of the Surface. Lynne’s lovely Affirmation, was stamped also with Archival Inks in Coffee, on a stained paper piece and added on top of a piece of tulle.

In the top right corner I also adhered a piece of tulle, in same green tones, and finished with a beautiful Abalone shell button.

Lastly, I added Archival Ink Coffee onto all four edges of the postcard.

Materials :

That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils: Snow Drops and Dragonfly Flight
Artistic Outpost Stamp Set: Flower Market
Archival Inks: Coffee, Hydrangea and Leaf Green
Distress Crackle Paint: Picket Fence
Other: Spray bottles, cotton bud, tulle and paper scraps


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  1. How wonderful that we both chose Dragonflies to feature this week Dorthe, it must be our love of all things Nature that brought out our thoughts. Reminds me of the cover of an old book, love how you have created a scene with the stencils. Beautiful.. Hugs Tracey xx

  2. This is just fabulous! I love this little girl stamp and the dragonflies, snowdrops,quote...I love everything about this make sweet Dorthe! xo

  3. Lovely piece Dorthe! So soft and beautiful 💕

  4. Oh how gorgeous is this. Can see the storey unfolding as she walks among the snowdrops. Simply beautiful and so you.
    Much love, Bev. x

  5. This is so beautiful Dorthe. The soft colours give such an ethereal look and the story you've created is wonderful.
    Fliss xx

  6. So enchanting Dorthe! And what a beautiful scalloped edging you've incorporated; lovely work : )

  7. Delightful, enchanting and exquisite! This is such a beautiful summer project, Dorthe. xxx

  8. Such a beautiful and delicate piece of art, lovely
    Donna xx

  9. Like a page from a childhood book, lovely
    Amanda x

  10. Beautiful! I love the snowdrops Dorthe!
    Alison x

  11. Just love this! Like an old book cover xxx

  12. So charming! I love the textured snowdrops, and the crackled dragonflies - though I have to hope the sweet little girl doesn't catch any of them. I agree with Nikki that it looks like a vintage book illustration or cover.
    Alison x

  13. Sweet and adorable fairy art! I love how you stencil in different ways, with texture and without. It is very vintage looking! The dragonfly wings are amazing with that texture!

  14. Thank you all so very much , for your kind words, would love to answer each of you, but really busy with Mathilde this week - :-) xx

  15. Just beautiful Dorthe, so glad I caaught up with it. This piece has such a wonderful mood, fabulous work!!


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