Sunday, 18 March 2012

Vintage Jigsaw Puzzle Piece


I made this for a one to one swap with Burn, through the PaperPlay forum.  They are large chipboard jigsaw shaped pieces approx 5" x 7".  Burn decided on a vintage theme.

Firstly I gesso'd the background then applied a few colours of pan pastel, added a napkin using mod podge and when dry stamped script over it. I found a lovely image and arranged hessian, jute scrim, fibres and lace.  I cut a flower from T!m's tattered floral dies in a cream fabric and added a vintage button, skeleton leaf and gem pearls. A strip of fabric was coloured with distressed stain and heated slightly so it singed, I tied it in a bow and attached a mini pin and a word charm faith.  I added beads to a long pin and placed it in the hessian, a cluster gem and a key.  The top looked a little bare, so I coloured a grungeboard flourish and added some small pearl gems.

The PanPastel challenge blog theme this week is 'add a flower', so I am entering my jigsaw piece. 


17 comments:

Ann said...

Looks fab Sam, I'm sure Burn will be delighted with it :D xxx

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sam. Love the neutral colours, the image and the embellies.

Burnice said...

Burnice does in deed love it. It's very very betterer in real life tho'. Thanks again Sam, this will take pride of place in the cabin. Yours won't be long! Burnice x

Femmy said...

fabulous piece Sam!!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, that's pretty, Sam. Beautifully done x

Gillian .... said...

Cool altered Jigsaw piece Sam, glad you are enjoying your PP, thanks for joining in this week over at PanPastel UK. x

Von said...

Gorgeous piece Sam and I think Bernice loves it lol
Von x♥x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow stunning work thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the shabby chic flower. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Eileen said...

Very clever work here! I love this. The flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel UK challenge this week.
Eileen xx

Lottie said...

This is so feminine - I bet you really enjoyed making this - it's gorgeous

Carol Q said...

love all your natural fibres Sam.

Sue said...

This is beautiful Sam, I love that hessian x

Minxy said...

How utterly beautiful xx

Angela Weimer said...

This is a wonderful piece of art. Love all the details in it. Have a great day. Angela

hazel said...

I love your vintage jigsaw piece Sam, it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

chrissie said...

Terrific piece with so many textures to see and touch.
xxx

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