It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Dorthe Hansen


Not even a week till Christmas Eve and the last Monday before!! 

My sample this week is showing some of the newest Bits and Pieces of stars and hearts. They are mounted onto a piece of white/greyboard, which was first painted with a mix of Green and White, to achieve a soft light green. 

When dry, I used two Dinky stencils to create interest to the background, one called Circles and one Harlequin, added with Archival Ink.On top of it on the left side of panel and top, I stamped the text stamp from the new Textures Collections Stamp Set 3. The stars and hearts were all painted with a little stronger mix of Green and White and on top I stenciled the beautiful Dinky stencil Snowflakes, using Texture Paste. While wet I sprinkled white glitter dust.

After it had dried, a little Sand Paste was smeared around the perimeter of both hearts and stars and lastly I painted all edges with Black.

On a piece of discarded paper, I stamped Donna’s wonderful text from her stamp set Christmas Collection Set 1, with Jet Black Archival Ink. The perimeter also painted with white and black paint. Torn pieces of gauze and lace were adhered to the background - half the gauze first painted with the rest of the paint mixture.

Everything was adhered to the canvas using Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive, a green painted string was also
tied around the panel and a Mother of Pearl button from my stash added. Lastly the perimeter of the panel was painted with Black.

I hope you are all happily busy preparing for the big day, I know I am. J
There will be 14 days now, without any blog posts from me and my dear friend Lynne is the last one to post from the team Sunday the 24th – I’m sure it will be another gorgeous creation from her.

Wishing you all the most  Merry and Happy Christmas time, with family and friends, and a blessed, healthy and wonderful New Year 2018.

Hugs and love


Materials used:

That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils: Snowflake Background 055, Background Circles 003, Distressed Harlequin 019
Archival Ink: Leaf Green, Jet Black
From my stash: Old lace, gauze, white glitter, mother of pearl button, string, discarded piece of paper

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  1. That shade of green you have mixed is a super colour with it's chalky finish Dorthe. Love your embellished hearts and stars, introducing the white really gives it chic! It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year..
    Hope yours is a Merry one. Warm Hugs and Wishes Tracey xx

  2. Wonderful detail and amazing texture Dorthe and love that beautiful sage green on there. Love the pretty embellishing too.
    Fliss xx

  3. This sage green and your wonderful loose style makes it so special! Utterly beautiful!

  4. Serenely beautiful in this soft green with Lace and Hearts and Stars. Merry Christmas Bliss...xo

  5. Gorgeous make again Dorthe, love thata green tone and the button really makes it all pop! Fabulous last make for this year and I look forwaard to seeing what you will make in 2018! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  6. Lovely soft coloured piece, the green is so calming.
    Amanda x

  7. I agree with Amanda, Dorthe the green is so calming especially for this most hectic time of year!! Stunning creation once more lovely lady
    Donna xx

  8. A gorgeous, Christmassy piece Dorthe! xox

  9. Such a darling make dear Dorthe!!

    Merry Christmas to all here at Blogging Crafty!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  10. It most definitely is the most wonderful time of the year and you displayed it perfectly.

    Christmas Merries to you and yours!

  11. I love those cute doodly shapes and such a pretty colour too - all dusted with the magic of sparkling snow - delightful!
    Alison x


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