Beautiful Life by Dorthe Hansen


Again all around me, it is decked with snow, 10 cm high it is laying again !!
But then it is a joy, to stay inside and play once more with Fliss`s lovely flower sheet.

One of my most loved white/greyboard tags was the start.
I used a Distress Oxide all around the perimeter and laid it aside.
A piece of copy paper was crumbled in my hands, painted with Teal Multi Surface Paint 
very watery and after dried I took my Jet Black Archival ink and lightly smeared it
over the crumpled paper to highlight some of the edges which occur.

I chose two stamps from Fliss`s Set 1 and the white/greyboard Bits and Pieces, form, suiting the stamps - painted them with Teal too and then dry
quickly, put them in a waterbath, (yes you can do that but only for a few seconds) 
then bended and formed the petals, to give both a 3-D form.
From the crumpled paper, I used two stamps from Lynne`s Affirmations to form the Beautiful Life,
adhered them to cardstock and cut out.

Then I stamped both the flower and the leaf onto tissue,using the black Archival.
Fussy cut and adhered to the greyboard forms and left to dry.
In between I rolled a paper flower, cutting a circle into a spiral and then from the outside, 
rolling the spiral around it self to form a flower.

The crumpled background paper was adhered to the tag and circle and the number stamp was
used in different places to create interest. A piece of rusted cotton placed on the long 
side, added a uniform background for the greyboard pieces. The rolled flower and a artificial one, were adhered to the cotton too, as well as the two words.
A white Posca pen was used to details onto the greyboard pieces.
Lastly a piece of died lace was adhered under the background paper and a piece of Sari Silk was added to be able to hang the tag.

If you followed me all the way, thank you so much, I`m always grateful, for your visits.

Hugs and love,

Material used:
In my stash: copy paper, rusted cotton, dyed lace, sari silk, wallpaper, artificial flower 

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous as always. Loving all the dimension and soft colour tones. x

  2. What a lovely display Dorthe, love how greyboard can be shaped it gives so much more movement to our designs. Fliss's flowers look wonderful with your teal hues, accompanied with your rolled flower. As the tag recalls just Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative hugs and wishes Tracey xx

    1. My dear Tracey,
      you are such a lovely friend, thank you for your kind comment , it is great to be able to form the flat greyboard, sometimes , like here.
      Thank you dear.
      Hugs Dorthe, xoxo

  3. Stunning tag you have created from such basic materials. Your use of colors is subtle and yet so dramatic with how you have put them all together. Flowers for Spring which surely can’t be far away now. No more Snow! <3

    1. No Sherry , no more snow, that we ask :-) Thank you so much for your kind words, it was fun to mix with the black, making it a bit dramatic - Hugs, Dorthe xoxo

  4. You have really shown off Fliss’s stamps with this one and love the colour palette you have chosen
    Amanda x

    1. Thank you Amanda, for your lovely words,
      Hugs , Dorthe, xx

  5. This is so beautiful Dorthe, the colours and textures are wonderful and love the white highlights on the embellishments which make them really pop out. Didn't know you could shape the white/greyboard pieces like that so thanks so much for the tip.
    I'm really loving seeing my stamps in your style too.
    Hugs, Fliss xxx

    1. Thank you Fliss, very much , makes me glad, you like what I do with your beautiful stamps- I was surprised too, that it would bend so much , but no problems !!
      Hope your weekend will be lovely ,my friend. Hugs , Dorthe, xx

  6. OMGoodness. I love it all. Thanks for the reminder of crinkling/inking papers. Used to do that a lot but that technique was forgotten. Must try again. Thanks for such beautiful eye candy this morning, Easter Monday.

    Happy day to you!

    1. Lol, Sue , it also only came to me, after wanting to throw out the piece of paper, and therefore crinkled it in my hand .... suddenly , thinking ... Dorthe this is usable , lol- Thank you SO much for yout loving words, and a happy weekend, to you !! Hugs, Dorthe

  7. Oh Dorthe this is beautiful! I love olve your use of textures; anf the highlights from the inking~ karen o

    1. Thank you my dear Karen,
      So happy you love it, and for your words to me.
      Hugs, Dorthe ,xx

  8. I love your beautiful creation using Fliss’s beautiful flowers sweet Dorthe, it’s so restful to the eyes
    Donna xx

    1. Thank you dearest Donna, so happy for your words , my friend.
      Hugs to you ,
      Dorthe, XX

  9. WOW WOW WOW! What an incredible tag! Hugs, Autumn

    1. Autumn , you are so sweet , THANK YOU and hugs from me-
      Dorthe XX

  10. Dorthe, I always love to see what your creative juices produce! Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Carol, for your visit , I appreciate it very much !!
      Dorthe xx

  11. This is so beautiful Dorthe, your tag shows off the stamps so well xx

    1. Thank you Sue , very much , so kind of you to visit -
      Hugs, Dorthe, xx

  12. This is so adorable and utterly beautiful dear Dorthe! YOu never cease to amaze us with your unique style!

    1. And dear Susi, you are so very sweet always, thank you much !!
      Hugs, Dorthe


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