Art in neutrals


fabric lace collage by Dorthe of DenLilleLade


Hello hello friends,

A little while ago I shared with you the beautiful nature inspired book that I received, created by dear Dorthe of Den Lille Lade. I said she had sent some other beautiful handmade goodness. Here is one of them: a gorgeous fabric and lace collage.


fabric lace collage by Dorthe of DenLilleLade


I love how she makes her collages hanging from a piece of driftwood, which she found on her local beach. And I also love the little snippets of embroidery in yellow, complementing the beautiful honey coloured piece on the left. Her way with texture and colour is just sublime.

Thank you so much sweet Dorthe for this gorgeous piece of art!
Another time I'll share the card she made in a coastal theme.

This time I wanted to keep this blog post in neutral colours. Apart from the Book Of Bloom that I'm making (and which is almost finished), I had some fun making my own stencils for my art journal. I used them on a art journal spread in neutral colours that I'm currently working on.




Although rather delicate to work with, my favourite one is the one with the branches with little leaves. It's so much fun to create your own stencils, I'm sure I will make many more!

Did you try making your own stencils and/or stamps?

In my previous post I forgot to mention that for the background work of my woods journal I was inspired by this lovely tutorial by Sandy Babb of Quill Cottage.

Wishing you a beautiful day,

xx Wen


12 comments:

  1. Sweet dear Wen,
    thank you from my heart, for posting such beautiful photos of my little collage, it was a joy , creating it for you.
    Your stencils, looks so beautiful, must have been a very time consuming job, to cut them out, -they really are special, and gorgeous on your page, with the sweet angel .
    Dear friend, I have so much on my table, but you will hear from me very soon .
    Have a beautiful evening, I send you hugs and kisses.
    Love, Dorthe

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    1. You are so welcome sweetie! And thank you so much for your gorgeous and precious gifts! Thank you also for your sweet words about my stencils :) Take care my friend, don't overwork yourself. Big hugs xx

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  2. What a beautiful collage. I admire those that can put ideas like that together with so much texture and different pieces. I used to make my own stencils out of mylar in the 80's. I loved it and still have them. I recently cheated though, using wall stencils to make signs!

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    1. Nothing wrong with cheating, right? ;) I never heard of mylar, looked it up and it sounds like a good sturdy material for making stencils. I'll have to remember that, thank you AnnMarie! xx

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  3. Your friends creates beautiful art. I love the use of driftwood and the wonderful little accents of embroidery.

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  4. Dorthe's collages are always masterpieces, they make my heart beat faster and I can spend ages looking at all the wonderful little details.
    You are so creative, those stencils turned out really well. It will be exciting to see them in use.
    I have so much catching up to do, haven't been on blogger for such a long time.
    xxx

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    1. Hi Liz! So happy to hear from you again, hope things are going well for you! Thank you so much for your sweet comment :) And yes I totally agree with you, Dorthe's creations are truly masterpieces. Big hugs and will visit you soon! xx

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  5. Such a lovely hanging creation, lucky girl you are! I have made stencils using my dies before but should do it more often, I do like your branch stencil, makes for a great background!

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    1. Thank you Connie :) Yes do give it another go, it's so much fun to make your own stencils! xx

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  6. Oh that is such an adorable collage from dear Dorthe. It is so peaceful and serene just what we all are needing in this world today!
    Your stencils, Wen, are just amazing! I really love what you have created here!
    Love and hugs to you and I will contact you soon!
    xoxox Suzy

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  7. I knew this was Dorthe;s work the moment I saw it! Dorthe has such a beautiful style.Her pieces always look so delicate and romantic !
    Jackie xx

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Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen