Monday, 11 September 2017

Don't Doubt the Strength of my Beautiful Wings by Dorthe Hansen


A new Monday and a new blog post from me, here at That's Blogging Crafty. I hope you all had a safe and good weekend. Writing this, it is raining and surely looks a lot like autumn already. 




So what better than a little fairy tale from the warmer countries J
The wonderful white/greyboard panel with rounded corners, is once more what I started with for my creation. It was painted with gesso and when dry, I sprayed with water, added Infusions to it - some just painted onto the panel and in some places, sprinkled on to create more colour splashes, then left to dry again.

In between I also coated the gorgeous Toadstools with gesso, the  butterflies and wings, for the fairy. The butterflies were run through my Big Shot inside an embossing folder, to give the butterflies more texture.
After I painted them with a little Gold paint, (I love that paint ) used the Iced Spruce on top, a little Walnut Ink here and there and finally draw around all of them with a fine liner, in a red brown colour - to make the form stand out, it was smeared out while still wet. The same was done with the fairy wings !!






The panel, now dry, was stenciled with the Dinky stencil Moc Croc on both sides, I thought it could look like the log of a tree, growing far away from Europe, in the warm countries and butterflies on the left side. I let it dry over night and after I sprayed the top panel and right side of the Moc Croc stenciled pattern with Walnut Ink, while wet let it run over the page and then sprinkled the Infusion Olive Tree, here and there and left to dry. The left side panel, Moc Croc was hand painted also with Walnut Ink, not letting it get out of control and drip all over, as I wanted to keep the stenciled butterflies clean. 






Time to finish the Toadstools. First I mixed a bit of Yellow and Orange Shimmer paint, added Charcoal to it till I achieved a soft yellow brownish tone and painted it on. On top while still wet, I added Gold paint but only on the upper side of the hats (I could not get a good photo of the beautiful shimmer) and I could have tried drawing details by hand but I found the beautiful Eclectica Stamp Set ESC05 and used the two Toadstool stamps, to stamp over the greyboard ones. They don`t fit but with a little redrawing with a fine liner, after the stamping had dried, it looks fine, I think. Lastly the stenciled butterflies were also hand painted with the Gold Paint and the fine liner, run around them and adding details.






Time to adhere it all to panel. First I used a found piece of bark, on the bottom, then some of my very loved dyed laces - here I used the Walnut ink and also a piece of found grey moss was adhered. On top of the panel, the Toadstools, the fairy girl with her wings, the Butterflies and yet another piece of lace. I drew details on the rest of the butterflies and adhered one of Lynne's Affirmations stamped onto plain copy paper I found in my  stash, also given a light brush of Walnut Ink.


Materials used


That's Crafty! Surfaces Bits & Pieces Greyboard Sheets - Toadstools, Small Butterflies, Small Wings
That's Crafty! Shimmer Paint - Yellow, Orange, Charcoal
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Walnut Ink
And from my own stash - bark, dried moss, dyed lace 


Dorthe

37 comments:

  1. Lovely Dorthe, I love the toadstools and textures. Hugs. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy, for your visit , Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  2. What a lovely project with a magical, autumn feel to it. I do love Lynne's Affirmations, perfect for the finishing touch! Great textures, Dorthe and a wonderful composition. xx

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    2. Julie, thank you, v ery much for your kind words, I know you feel the magic of autumn, too , and speak with the fairies :-)
      xx, Dorthe

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  3. The delicacy AND strength of your work is shown to perfection, here. Thank you for this vision of loveliness, Dorthe. xox

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    1. My dear Heather, thank you sweet lady , for your lovely words - XOxoxo

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  4. What a wonderful story board Dorthe, I had to read then read again to take in every element you described. The Moc Croc stencil was the very first stencil I brought from That's Crafty and it has to be one of my all time favourites. Your created bark looks almost like Abalone with it's delicate reflections. In true style you have created another unique master piece. I so love my Monday read. Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Dear Tracey, thank you so very much, sweet lady, for your loving words , they make me blush.
      Yes the Moc Croc is a wonderful stencil, and can be used for so many things . Hugs to you , Dorthe, xxx

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  5. What a beautiful art piece Dorthe!! love that textur and dimension and quote.

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  6. This is quite astonishing and so enchanting Dorthe! I love your work: )
    The Moc Croc is amazing, and all the butterflies look as if they are covered in 'mother-of-pearl" Simply gorgeous friend~ Hugs, Karen

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    1. Dear Karen, thank you for your visit, and for your kind words, to me.
      Big hugs to you, Dorthe

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  7. So beautifully created as always Dorthe. Had to read it couple times lol. I love that moc crock effect, looks super. A great make as always.
    Bev. x

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    1. Thank you , Bev , maybe I write too much , I have been thinking, :-) but happy you are reading through - Dorthe, xx

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  8. So many details and textures added to your lovely scene, lovely make Dorthe
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thank you Amanda, so very much !
      Hugs from Dorthe , x

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  9. A really stunning make Dorthe, so much wonderful detail and texture and just love the scene you've created for the little winged girl.
    Fliss xxx

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    1. Thank you Fliss, I`m happy you like it -
      Hugs, Dorthe, xxx

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  10. Oh I just love this Dorthe, I think it's now one of my favourites from you, such beautiful details to drink in
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. My dear Donna, thank you so much , sweet lady!!
      Hugs, Dorthe
      xxx

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  11. Ah texture heaven... Wonderful Dorthe, love how you have altered all the embellishments xx

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  12. Thank you Nikki, so much , for your kind words -
    Hugs, Dorthe
    xx

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  13. So much detail! I love it! And thank you for the step by step! You do amazing work, my friend! xo

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    1. My dear Sonya , thank you so much , for visiting and for your lovely words to me.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xoxo

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  14. What a magical visit to the autumn undergrowth - I love what you've done with the ESC fungi, and the beautiful textures. And the touches of gold and altered embellishments are really lovely!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so much Alison, I treasure your words , very much,-- and am happy you like it , and see the magic !!!
      Dorthe, xoxo

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  15. me again...I love the toadstools/svampen og resten ofcause ;O))

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  16. Mange tak, kære Dorte :-) thank you :-)

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  17. Dorthe Dear this saying has got to be my very most favorite! Lovely Mushrooms and lots of texture on this collage. Creative Monday Bliss...<3

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    1. Dear Sheryl, thank you so much , hope you also have a creative Monday bliss - :-) <3

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  18. This is simply beautiful Dorthe x I just love the wonderful details you have incorporated...so much to look at..I love it !!

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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    1. Thank you Annie very much, it is so kind of you, to visit me here ,

      Best wishes and hugs,
      Dorthe x

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  19. Oh Dorthe! You amaze me with the way you combine your elements,textures,and colors- what a beautiful piece!
    Jackie xo

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    1. Jackie , thank you very much for your loving comment and for visiting me here, it means a lot to me, dear friend !
      Dorthe xo

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  20. Dorthe, Always, your projects make me pause, to linger and study all the textures and details and absorb the story that you are sharing with us.
    A stunning combination of textures and use of That's Crafty products yet still with that Dorthe touch of the elements that you favour in your creations and the paper doll die-cut is a lovely addition also to the story.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. My dear Lynne, thank you for your treasured visit here, and for your loving words, --I `m so glad you like my creation, and that you can see me there .
      Dorthe, xxx

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