Monday, 13 November 2017

The Dawn Awakens by Dorthe Hansen






Early morning - late autumn, sometimes you can be lucky to see the sun arise and throw glittery rays over the forest, maybe a deer jumps up, passing you and the ancient ruin. The birds start chatting and man and nature awakens. This is what I wanted with this creation.

I chose a MDF tag and covered it with gesso. After dried, the ruin was built using Hole in the Wall Dinky stencil (have you noticed I love it) and texture paste.

The different Bits and Pieces Greyboard - a deer, a snowflake, a beautiful leaf, were the next on my list.

The leaf went through an embossing folder to give it texture and then all of the greyboard was painted with Chestnut Brown, a little Green, Black and details were made with White –the deer got a layer of brown and white mixed to a lighter shade of brown and I painted the eye with black and white. I drew around the perimeter of the deer, with brown and black, to make it jump out of the background!!

After it had all dried, the beautiful Metallic Gold, gave the illusion of sun (snowflake) hitting the leaf and antlers.







I wanted a little bare tree and for that I used the Dinky Mask Tree on Kraft paper. It was after fussy-cut and Gel Medium smeared over the trunk and branches. Tree-texture was made with a tooth stick. When dried, I used Chestnut Brown mixed with white, to give the idea of a half dead tree.

After the brick wall had dried, I thinned Teal Paint with water and gave the tag a thin layer, only to get the illusion of air. The brick wall I painted with several layers of Walnut ink, until I was satisfied.







The beautiful birds from Lynne’s Affirmation Set 3 and half a sentence from Set 6, were both stamped – the birds directly onto the tag and the text onto a piece of old paper.

Everything was added with the Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive and a little found branch gave the birds a place to rest. I love splashes and added a little, dipping a brush into the rest of very thinned Chestnut Brown and tapping the brush, to deliver beautiful splashes.







A little found moss and tiny cones were put on the forest floor and a piece of brown seam binding to the top, were added and my tag is finished.

Materials used :


That’s Crafty! Surfaces Bits and Pieces Greyboard Sheets: Autumn/Winter, Swirly Reindeer, Snowflakes
That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils: Mask Tree TC085, Hole in the Wall  TC066
That’s Crafty! Multi Surface Paint: White, Black, Teal, Chestnut Brown, Metallic Gold
Embossing Folder: Sizzix - Paisley
Walnut Ink
From the stash: Moss, cones, seam binding 

24 comments:

  1. Dorthe's work is always eye candy and this is no exception. Love the tree and all she did to make it so realistic!

    Thanks for featuring her creation.
    xo
    SuZeQ

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    1. OH Sue, you are so kind to me, - thank you for always supporting me, and being so kind, dear .
      Hugs, Dorthe

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  2. Love how you have almost sculptured the ruin and how those sweet Birds are perched along the walls. I can vision that Deer startled by a passer or maybe dancing in the morning shine. Beautiful tale brought to life with your intricacy and detailed work of art.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Tracey, you write the most beautiful words, to me, thank you , dear. I`m so happy , you saw the tale , for your inner eye, and that you love my make. Creative hugs back to you, and a lovely evening , friend. - Dorthe xxx

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  3. Wonderful nature inspired piece of art 💕

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    1. Thank you Melina, and a lovely evening, to you, too.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xxx

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  4. Whhhooo hooo love this and your background is awsome, stunning. ;O))
    VILd med dette stykke kunst vild fed og lækker baggrund Dorthe,,,ihhh du er skøn kreativ

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    1. Mange tusind tak, Dorte, for dine skønne ord , dejligt du kan lide det :-)

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  5. So many beautiful additions to create a wonderful tag.
    Love
    Amanda x

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    1. Many thanks Amanda , happy you like it !!
      Hugs, Dorthe xx

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  6. A really beautiful tag Dorthe. Such a lovely feast for the eyes and love all that texture and the wonderful details you've added too.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Dear Fliss, thank you so much, I so appreciate your kind words.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  7. Your words fit so perfectly with this gorgeous Nature Tag you have created. I can almost see the vision you have described. Fabulous Dorthe Dear...<3

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    1. Dear Sherry,. many thanks, dear friend,- fore your kind words.
      Hugs, Dorthe ,xx

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  8. An absolute beauty of a creation Dorthe, so many details to be wowed by. I get a really magical vibe from this stunner :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thankyou Donna, your words makes me happy, lovely Lady, hugs Dorthe 💝 💝 💝

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  9. So beautiful Dorthe!! I just love the gold you have added- the sun bringing the new day to life!
    Jackie xo

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    1. Dear Jackie, thank you for your loving words, on my blog, too. Hugs to you, xx

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  10. Oh, my goodness, that's stunning, Dorthe! Such glorious textures and the leaping deer has such energy and movement.
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you so much Alison, your words make me proud, dear.
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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  11. OH Dorthe! You are amazing! Such texture and depth to this piece of art you have constructed! It totally has a deep woods in autumn feeling : )
    Hugs
    Terri

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  12. This is stunner Dorthe!! Love that amazing texture, colors and design!!

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  13. Absolutely wonderful with such amazing depth and texture Dorthe! Hugs, Autumn

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