1 Jun 2016

Country View Challenges - Crackle

How are you? Thanks so much for popping in.
Today I have something a little different to share with you.  It's a little trinket box.  
Back at the beginning of April I found out that my name had been picked out as the winner of Country View Crafts Challenge for the month of March. 
Well, if that wasn't good enough.... I was so excited and honoured to be given a guest designer slot with that challenge for this month. Fabulouso!

My item will be shown on the Country View Challenge blog on 19th June but I was asked to make this post coincide with the challenge going live.
 The theme that has been set is:

Normally, "crackle" makes me naturally head to the dark, grungy, muddy colours to show the crackle off. However, I set myself a challenge to make an inspiration piece that was light, pretty and feminine. I hope you like it. 
I made it by first painting the little box in white acrylic paint.
Once that was dried I randomly smooshed distress inks in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Tattered Rose all over the outside of the box and lid. 
Then I took a paintbrush and with some watered down Picked Raspberry distress ink I splattered spots over the box and lid.
 Then I added a layer of Ranger crackle medium and once that was dried I worked Mermaid Lagoon distress ink into the crackles to really show them up.
To finish the piece, I glued some pearly trim around the bottom of the box, around the box lid and added a diagonal piece across the top of the box and glued some flowers and leaves into place,
So - not really a complicated piece to make but it does look so pretty in real life.
I hope you will head over to the Country View Challenges blog to see what the actual design team have made - Wow! such inspirational pieces for you to drool over.
Thanks so much for looking
Sharon xx


Cara said...

Well, you certainly pulled off pretty and feminine! Lovely colours and fab little floral arrangement. Cara x

Craftyfield said...

The Ranger Crackle medium gives a totally different look to my medium! Gorgeous box and the flowers are awesome!

Hazel Agnew said...

Some serious crackle going on there Sharon. Just love your creation. X