Friday, 6 September 2019

Box It Up ......

.... that's our new challenge over at A Vintage Journey!


Hello and welcome to another Friday and another post with creative work for A Vintage Journey. The lovely Julia is our host this month and our theme is BOXES.

Perhaps you will make a trunk or suitcase, some kind of package to hold a gift, or maybe make a card or journal page showing presents. Just remember to ensure that you create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.


The latter part of Shetland summertime is full of the local agricultural shows where locals also showcase their produce, arts and crafts. The SWI (Scottish Women's Institute) show was last weekend and the Institute competition was themed Black and White. Basically as a group (that's us in Tingwall) we must display five different crafts in the named theme. So I made this mixed media box which I thought I would share for our new challenge.

There are no photographs of the "doing" but I will share some details with you.


I used a Calico Craft Parts Box Kit and painted it Chalk White and added some text around the outside with texture paste.


The lid was covered with Tim Holtz Botanical Tissue Wrap and fixed with multi medium before being crackled with DecoArt Crackle Glaze.


It is not very easy to see the crackle although I did rub a little Black Soot Distress Ink over the top, but I didn't want to overdo it and make it look "dirty"!

I kept the decoration simple just a flower and roman numeral as I didn't want to lose the lovely botanical drawings.


And here is our entry on the day - five members, five individual crafts. And they all have to be displayed in an area 18" x 18" x 18".  We won first prize and the 90th Anniversary Trophy (again .... we were defending winning last year!).

I also did amazingly well at the show winning five trophies! I got many lst awards in arts, craft, knitting and photography and ended up winning the most points in the show! I still can't believe it happened. My favourite win was the Fair Isle Pincushion - my busty big backside Shetland wifie! She won the huge rose bowl !!!


Do hop on over to A Vintage Journey where my fabulous fellow Creative Guides have created some amazing box projects. There is so much to inspire you! so I do hope you will join us in our challenge.

As always thank you for joining me and have a lovely weekend.

Jennie x


12 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely box in white and black Jennie! So pretty with the Botanical tissue and subtle cracking! Your flower is perfect perched on top in all it's glory! Congrats on the win for your group and thanks for joining in on my challenge with this beauty! Julia xx

Margaret said...

Well done Jennie for doing so well at the local SWI show! What a great community entry too.

Annie said...

Your box is fabulous Jennie and I love the wonderful details/crackle etc x Well done on all your amazing wins x Absolutely stunning makes by your friends and of course I just love your Shetland wifie pin cushion xx

Have a great weekend
Annie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful box! I love the black and white colour palette, it's so elegant 😁. Many congratulations on your wins, so many amazing makes and I can see why your Shetland Wifie won so many awards, she's stunning! Happy September! Hugs, Jo x

Nikki Acton said...

Wow Jennie - saw your successes on FB - you are one talented lady! Master of so many crafts. Your box is gorgeous - love the simplicity of it - that's not a negative - it's a compliment - I have a tendency to overwork things but you seem to get it just right!

Caty said...

OOOhh What a so Wonderful box Jennie !! Absolutely gorgeous. Amazing. Congratulations.
Wish you a very nice weekend,
Big hugs, Caty

Astrid Maclean said...

Those Calico boxes certainly come in handy for a challenge like this and yours looks super! And of course HUGE congrats for all your wins, you certainlyt are an all round creative lady!! xx

sarascloset said...

Jennie, what a wonderful post, full of good news! I love the photo with you and your trophies and entries! Way to go! Your box is lovely and just perfectly and simply embellished. Hugs!

butterfly said...

Your box is delicate and delightful - showcasing those lovely berries on the tissue wrap perfectly. It's great to see you with your well-deserved trophies all lined up. Watch out... the competition will be trying to nobble you next year!!
Alison x

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

What a beautiful box Jennie! Many congratulations on your wins.
Ann xx

Barbara said...

This almost monochrome work is gorgeous, absolutely classy! I love the tone-on-tone stencil! gorgeous piece! Congrats for your wins! Barbara

A Pink said...

I'm a big fan of B&W so of course I love your box , Jennie . Love how you have treated the B& W with respect and kept the tones and crackle subtle to give the box a lovely vintagey feel .
Big Congratulations on all your amazing success at the show . You are so incredibly multitalented and deserve all the accolades you received .

Such a lovely finishing photo . Tfs
HUgs x