Quiet Strength by Dorthe Hansen


I`m back to my Monday again - so hi from me, I hope your weekend 
has been wonderful and that you all had time to relax maybe with a little creative time.
This week I made my sample on one of the white/greyboard tags.
To start, I stenciled around the perimeter using Distress Ink. Next I painted paper hand towel and old lace, with a very diluted Lime Multi Surface Paint and when dry, stamped the flower
from Donna`s new stamp set Claire - I also used the leaf shaped stamp as leaves

and the doodle from the other stamp set Amelie, as the flower
stem, all with black Archival Ink. Both flower and leaves were hand painted with Lime and White  paint and a piece of silver thread from Christmas, adhered with an old jewel flower to the center.
( you could easily use a button ) 

On the bottom of the tag, I stamped the text from Textures Collection set 3 
I love this stamp, so lovely with the tiny script.
Around the perimeter, I dipped my finger in the beautiful Lime and dapped/smeared it on.
The lace was adhered under the leaves and on the bottom of the tag, 
from Lynne`s Affirmations set 4, I stamped Quiet Strength, also on handpaper towel
and adhered in between the two strips of lace. Finally more silver thread  and another old jewel scratch was added to the stem to give a little glitter and on top, I tied a sari silk ribbon !!

I hope you like this very early spring tag,
and thank you for following me till here. 
Happy new week to you all.

Hugs and love

Materials used:

From my stash :
Old laces - old jewelry - silvery thread - Sari silk

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  1. Oh Dorthe! This is delightful!
    I saw the peak of the green on your blog and was intrigued right away! I love that green and that flower is wonderful- resembles retro to me! Beautiful tag my friend!
    Jackie xo

    1. Jackie, thank you , dear, yes Donna`s flower is wonderful , and love the new green Lime, from the paint collection -
      Dorthe xox

  2. Absolutely love this Dorthe. The colours are very serene and calming and the textures and little details as always are beautiful.
    Fliss xx

    1. Dear Fliss, thank you so much, I enjoyed using the new Lime- giving different tones, on different materials . You are so kind !!
      Dorthe, XXOO

  3. Beautiful tag Dorthe! Love the colours 💕

    1. Thank you very much Melina,- love the new greens, too- XXOO

  4. Such a goreous tag with lots of textures. Love the soft green tones you used! Very calming and just right for the quiet strength sentiment I feel.

    1. Thank you, dear Astrid, very much. Green is here in DK connected with the color of hope, and quiet strength gives possibility of hope. Your words are beautiful !!
      Hugs, Dorthe

  5. Hello Dorthe Dear. This tag is lovely in Spring Green and the “Quiet Strength” reminds me of my daffodil bulbs that are working hard to sprout through cold hard ground. I look forward to their cheery yellow flowers that welcome Spring. <3

  6. A beautiful shade of green and a delightful way to embrace your endearing words by matching the colour with your traditions. Spring really is on its way Dorthe.
    Warmest of hugs Tracey xx

  7. Beautiful work, Dorthe...and Quiet Strength is exactly the right term for how I see you! xox

  8. As usual, your art is amazing. Strikes my heart!

  9. This is amazing Dorthe, I love what you’ve created with your magical hands dear lady
    Donna xx

  10. Dear Dorthe,

    Beautiful work and I love the tag Quiet strength with the beautiful shades of green and speaks gently of Spring.
    Always great to see your wonderful creations.
    Love and hugs

  11. Dear Dorthe, I always look forward to your next creation with excitement wondering,"what will she think of next?!" I'm never disappointed! Green (all shades) is my favorite color, so your lovely tag caught my eye right away. Green gives me a feeling of serenity and tranqility; how perfect that your new tag for Spring, featuring the words "Quiet Strength" is green. The delicate lace, flower with a sparkle and muted, watery shades of green capture the essence of Spring and Quiet Strength exactly! Thank you for sharing your surprise.

  12. What a creative and original tag with a lovely message. Strength lies in all things green. There is a quiet power in those little shoots I can see pushing their way out in my garden and this tag captures that feeling of hope perfectly, Dorthe. xx

  13. Love the idea of quiet strength.

  14. I love the texture from the fabric scraps, and the soft, subtle colour tones are perfect for the idea of quiet strength - beautiful, Dorthe!
    Alison x


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