Thursday, 27 November 2008

The last but one jigsaw piece

This one is for Carol, who wanted a vintage Christmas in red and gold. As Carol is hanging hers individually, it meant that you could do what you wanted around the edges, as it wasn't fitting against another piece. The background is painted in gold, and edges embossed with Chinese red. The image is stamped and painted, with other ephemera added. There are bells and beads hanging from the bottom.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Altered jigsaw pieces

These two pieces are for Sherry, who wanted a vintage Christmas in red and gold, and a folk art one in red, green, and brown. The first one is a stamped and embossed angel,on a painted background. Other ephemera added, and beads hung from the bottom. The other piece has a embossed background. The Xmas tree is alcohol inked shrink plastic. The other bits are wooden buttons and objects

These two pictures are the back and front of Margaret's hanging piece. Margaret wanted white, gold and red. The front has my favourite stamped angel, which I embossed and painted with pearlescent paints. The top wings have a covering of a sort of shiny gold see through paper. I have added some gems and other bits. the back shows the paper up well, it's the piece to the right of the angel. There is a metal snow flake hanging from it, which I have embossed with snowflake powder.
The big blue bit is for John, who wanted Christmas afternoon in purples and blues, with red and orange for contrast. It had to be done, 'cos what do lots of men do in the afternoon, yes go to sleep, full of Chrismas dinner, usually listening to the Queens speech.
The background is painted and embossed, with an added piece of purple card. The stamped image has an embossed edge. The dark blue Christmas tree has wire and red beads wrapped around it.
The one with the green angel is for Cindy whose theme was Wings. The packground is painted with pearlescent liquid acrylics. the angel is stamped and embossed. The bottom butterfly is friendly plastic, and the other two collaged and coated with lacquer.
Whoops,put this one in twice, and can't get rid of it

These two are for Viv, whose themes were Vintage Christmas, and Time. I love doing time things, and used shrink plastic, and watch parts on a stamped and embossed background. There is also a small jigsaw piece there as well.

This one is Viv's Vintage Christmas. The background is painted and embossed, with the image and ephemera added afterwards. There are beads hanging from the bottom

This is for Jinny who wanted a floral theme. I have used shrink plastic, friendly plastic, and paper flowers on a painted background.

At the moment June is offering some vintage images for an altered jigsaw piece challenge, so have linked her to my blog, as there are loads of altered jigsaws on here.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Gothic arch challenge -- Buttons

This is my arch for this weeks challenge. It's mainly stamping, with buttons and lace added

Monday, 3 November 2008

My Round Robin pages for Sian and Nicks

This page is for Sian, whose subject is 'What colour are you' As I seem to use turquoise a lot, I decided that that was what I would use. It is a mixture of Paint, mesh, grunge board, friendly plastic, stamping, air dry clay, and wire. The surface to the left is a baby wipe, that I had used to clean a stamp after stamping with turquoise ink.
This is my page for Nicks in Astrids Round Robin. The colour I chose is Bronze, as I know Nicks likes that colour. Her subject is 'Lessons for life' I painted the mountboard, and then added tissue paper, plasterers mesh ( we are having an extension built, so I pinched some) metal, grunge board, stamping, and shrink plastic. The wording is stamped on metal with black Stazon. The back has other words and sayings on.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Gothic arch challenge Vintage children

The Gothic arch challenge this week is Vintage Children, which is one of my favourite subjects. I have made one, and put another one in that I made earlier.

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