Sunday, 16 November 2008

Wings of Joy


Double dose today! Don't post for a week then put two on together..(not really together as it's now quite late and the other post today was this afternoon!)

Anyway, this is the final altered jigsaw for the Christmas swap. Margaret had set the theme as 'Wings' and had indicated she wanted to use the piece as a hanging decoation and not mount on the usual piece of canvas with the other pieces. Her colours were white, gold and red.

I used this parchment pattern for some Christmas cards last year and thought the huge oversized wings would suit Margaret's theme.

I triple embossed the jiggy background before assembling the angel. The body and the wings are done separately, and the wings are in 3 separate pieces. The angel is then assembled using silicone glue to give a 3d effect.

I have also decorated the back of the piece in a simple manner just by using a white embossed background as a base and stamping some script over and finally adding a small paper dove in an attempt to complement the 'Wings' theme.

The parchment angel is very delicate and I don't suppose it'll stand up to a lot of bashing about - so it'll be lashings of bubble wrap tomorrow before I post it., then I shall just keep everything crossed and hope that it arrives at Margaret's undamaged.
Now this is done, I can look forward to the postman bringing my completed pieces from the others in the jamand get on with ding my own pieces and my canvas background
June is offering blog candy for the best altered jigsaw piece and has invited me to enter. As I don't know which one to link, I have just linked them all!

21 comments:

Trudy said...

wow .this is great

Sian said...

This is beautiful!

Faye said...

Wow, Viv, this angel is awesome! What a beautiful work of art.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a kind comment.

Janet said...

this is the prettiest of them all! great job!

Anonymous said...

Very lovely..so delicate!

Dawne said...

all your jigsaws are lovely viv xxx

MARGARET FIELD said...

OH MY GOD.

This is soooooooo beautiful and it made my cry

AND ITS ALL MINE ALL MINE ALL MINE.

Biiig thankyou Viv, i can't tell you how much i love this.
I promise not to bash it, honestly. lol
xxxx margaret xxxx

joey said...

oh viv this isfantastic and looks so pretty!.x

Deby said...

Unbelievable! So lovely and beautiful!

joey said...

theres something on my blog for you.x

Sherry said...

Totally gorgeous!

Maureen said...

Another lovely piece Viv!

June said...

Oh I love your altered jigsaws, I have just been doing them and not seen any others until now ... woohoo !!! Love yours and i have a competition on my blog for them so do pop by if you get chance. Oh and we also have the Gemini sign in common :)
Hugs J x

Anne said...

Wow Viv this is stunning, And what an interesting idea to hang it to display too.

Iowa Sunshine said...

This is truly gorgeous! I love what you do with puzzle pieces. I can see them as pins. I love pins. =) Your angel is just so neat. Great work. HUGS

June said...

Viv thanks for joining in the jigsaw competition. I am really pleased to see your entry and come back and see your work
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.
Hugs Vanja

THE PAPER HANDMAIDEN said...

Stunning! A jig we Irish call that dancing. (couldn't help myself on that one). You outdid yourself.

artisbliss said...

I love your altered puzzle pieces. Just great.

MARGARET FIELD said...

Hey Mad Lady, there's something waiting for you on my blog.

Dawne said...

something for u on my blog xxxxxxx