Monday, 4 September 2017

Life is Wonderful by Dorthe Hansen


Hello all, I’m so happy to be back this Monday with my Life Is Wonderful, as nature and weather has behaved very beautifully this last week.


Inspired by that, I created another nature piece for my That`s Blogging Crafty sample.









Starting with one of my favorite white/greyboard panels with rounded corners, I adhered a lovely old piece of cotton velvet with the Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive, and left to dry. In between I coloured one of the new beautiful embellishment leaves, using first the gorgeous Metallic Gold paint and when dry I used the leaf stencil complementing the form of the embellishment leaf, to add Distress Oxide  Antique Linen.






I also added Antique Linen to a piece of ordinary copy paper and after stamping the gorgeous toadstool from PaperArtsy Scrapcosy ESC05, fussy cut it out.
Then I used the leaf stencil again but this time, directly onto the velvet background with white Texture Paste. When dry, I distress painted it with the Metallic gold and also added a little to the toadstool .






The toadstool was adhered to the velvet, standing on a piece of nature bark, from my stash of finding in nature. It also got a few strokes with the Gold paint. A little lovely embellishment bird was coloured with Metallic Silver and details were made with Brush Markers and a black Sharpie.

Life is wonderful was stamped onto the rest of the Antique Linen coloured copy paper with Archival Ink Coffee and torn out.






Bird was adhered on top of the toadstool, Walnut Ink dyed lace adhered to top and button of panel and the leaf adhered on top of lace in the bottom, the text adhered to the top lace piece.





Lastly I tore pieces from musical paper, adhered it to right side, added an artificial “bouquet” of berries, Sari Silk placed through two holes, made with the Crop-A-Dile and strokes of beautiful Gold paint added here and there on the velvet.


Thank you for following me to the end of my post, I really treasure your kind comments.

Hugs and love

Dorthe


Materials used:


Walnut Ink
Cotton velvet from my stash
And also from my stash: Musical Paper, Artificial Berries, Sari Silks, Nature Bark Piece

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this Dorthe, the velvet makes such a rich and beautiful background for the gorgeous stamping and stencilling. The embellishing is also really beautiful.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Fliss, for your much appreciated words
      Dorthe, xxoo

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  2. Such beautiful colors used on this wonderful project. That gold give it some special effects. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Sylvia, the gold paint is so gorgeous , and create magic , where ever used !!

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  3. Oh what a wonderful nature ispired Autumnal collage! The dark red velvet makes for such a beautiful background and the touches of gold add richness to the whole piece, - stunning work!

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    1. Thank you Astrid, so very much ,-- I am happy you like it, the velvet is really working beautifully with the Gold Metallic Paint ! xoxo

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  4. These colours are so sumptuous Dorthe, the richness of gold against red is opulent. It's always rewarding to have good weather as we can study all that is free within nature and your take on it all is so lovely. Thank you for a splendid piece. Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Thank you dear Tracey, I totally agree with you, about the study of nature, and the inspiration it gives. Thank you for your so kind words !!
      Hugs to you,
      Dorthe, xx

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  5. Oooh look at those stunning leaves - just beautiful Dorthe. Mine have just arrived so looking forward to playing xx

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    1. Nikki, thank you, much --you will have so much fun with the leaves, they are gorgeous, and the stencils, too .
      Dorthe, xx

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  6. He's definitely got a wonderful life, proudly standing on his toadstool admiring all that has been created around him. Lovely Dorthe.
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Thank you Amanda, ,I hope he likes it there :-) I often ends up with birds, and Laura`s new birds are so lovely and great to use .
      Hugs to you,
      Dorthe, xx

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  7. Oh wow. This is just lovely Dorthe. I love that velvet background and the gold looks striking against it. Beautiful place for that bird on his toadstool. Perfect.
    Bev. xxxh

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    1. Thank you Bev, it was fun to work directly onto the velvet , and I was aiming for a great watch post for the bird :-) Happy you like it. Hugs, xxx

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  8. Such a rich and beautiful Autumnal creation Dorthe, I can almost feel the nip in the air and the smell of bonfires
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thank you Donna, I love when able to create ,and in the same time give the viewer a connection to nature memories :-) Hugs to you, xx- Dorthe

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  9. Hello Dorthe, I love your "life is wonderful" art! The birdie is sweet adn the gold accents you have added in different places really gives this piece some magical depth. The deep autumn colors are perfect!

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  10. Dearest Terri , thank you , for liking my golden autumn creation, and thank you for your lovely visits !! Hugs, Dorthe

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  11. What a beautifully rich autumnal art piece Dorthe. I love the beautiful colour of the velvet under the gold tones, the sweet birdie sitting on the mushroom and those beautiful large oak leaves! You could leave it up hanging all the way to Christmas but not so here as we approach Summer LOL!
    Sending much love my dearest friend,
    Suzy

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  12. This is so gorgeous Dorthe and I just love the gold leaf...very clever to use the paint in this way x Your sweet bird on the toadstool is a favourite...Beautiful work
    Hugs Annie xx

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  13. How beautiful - the vivid autumn colours, and that adorable little bird, and those golden leaves are magical!
    Alison x

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