Saturday 19 October 2013

A Crackle of a Box

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today is the day to remind you of that 


themed challenge at the 

and here is my inspirational piece

but before I move on let me remind you of that prize 

you have until the

 30th October @ 5pm to enter
so do hope you will join us.

so here is my piece
originally an MDF creation from the Hobby House at a bargain of £4

I gave it a couple of coats of gesso, a layer of gold, a blast of white and then a good layer of crackle and voilà.  I then edged with my TH DI Walnut and then added all my gorgeous Hobby House embellishments, including those fabulous ROSES :)

here are some more photo's for you on close up
The Roses - now if you wonder how I get them all to sit so nicely, do visit my tutorial page where there is a link to the video :) enjoy
In this photo you can also see the little charm bird and the bird cage and part of the adventure tag.

Here is the full adventure tag a snippet of the cameo on it's pretty base and part of the pearl flourish.

Just so you can see I did paint and distress it all :)

The sentiment, this was created for a lovely lady who hit 50 and her partner is taking her to New York, so the congrats is for the 50 and the best for her is definitely to come!! the little bird and another travel related charm joins the decorative oval nestie.

and just to finish off those roses again after all they are the challenge theme :)

 Those Hobby House products for you

If you want to see more of the Hobby House products or be inspired by others hop and see us on 
A warm welcome to my new followers, and I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Crafty Catz - A Gift to Remember
Docerla - Use Embellishments
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Shabby chic or Vintage

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day


rachel said...

beautiful box Kate - fabulous x

Sue said...

absolutely stunning Kate. I love the colours and all your detailing looks wonderful.
hugs Sue xx

carol said...

OOH Wow what a gorgeous gift, thanks for sharing your wonderful gift idea with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Janine said...

Beautiful creation Kate! It's just so pretty and elegant. Love the crackle glaze finish and of course the lovely spray of roses.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Janine xx

Anonymous said...

Wowzers this is FANTASTIC ! Great make kate x

Unknown said...

Oh Kate, this is outstanding, how cool would that look on a Dressing Table...xxxx

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning, Kate and embellished so beautifully!
Hugs xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful! Love the finish and the flowers are just perfect!

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...and I hope you are having a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Unknown said...

Hi Kate, OMG what a stunning project! I can't believe how gorgeous that looks! Hugs Frea

KraftyKoolKat said...

A real stunner Kate.

Enjoy your weekend.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is fabulous, lucky friend

Sandra H said...

Hi Kate this is amazing you really are so talented xx

Unknown said...

What an amazing gift for your friend Kate. She can store all her NY mementos in it. Love the antiqued/crackled finish - looks stunning with the flowers and embellishments.


Karen xxx

Debs said...

WOWZERS Kate this is stunning!!! The floral arrangement is beautiful and the detailing is fabulous.
Debs xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful done and decorated Kate.

gr karin

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful box Kate, I like the crackle effect and the roses & pearls.
Kevin xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous Kate. Love all the detail and the crackle effect.

Darlene said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous ... thanks for the details! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Catherine said...

OMG ! Totally stunning Kate ! What a magnificent piece of art ! I've got a question for you : do you need to varnish after the crackle paint or is it OK to leave it as it is ? Thank you Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

coops said...

oh wow this is fabulous kate.beautiful details and i love the crackled effect ;D

xx coops xx

Craftdee said...

This is beautiful keepsake for your friend, so many lovely details, Donna x

Kellie 0:) said...

Juat gorgeous. TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kate, beautifully crafted and fabulous floral embellishment.

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning project Kate!! That crackle really adds a beautiful texture to it and your flowers always look amazing! HUGS

Pia S said...

You've transformed this MDF box into a wonderful shabby chic creation! The crackled paint and distressed details give this box such a great worn look, and you've decorated this box so beautifully. This will make a lovely and well appreciated gift, I'm sure!

America said...

Oh my GOODNESS is that ever soooo GORGEOUS!!! WOWZEE.. heres my address: 123 Hammerstone Circle.... heheh ( I wish)... :) BEAUTIFUL and inspiring work my friend. LOVE THIS!!

Unknown said...

Love it ! Congratulations!
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations
DT Member Sara

NickScrapShack said...

Wow this is a stunning gift. I love the crackled top and all the flowers with the little bird. So pretty and elegant.

Thank you for joining Crafty Catz challenge and good luck!

Docerela said...

Great project. Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations this week.


Ana Valéria said...

It's so beautiful...
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations
DT Member Ana

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