Sunday, 9 November 2008

Jiggy's Galore!

I'm taking part in a Christmas Jigsaw Jam swap and another jigsaw jam on any theme. When each person receives all their swaps back the finished pieces are mounted on canvas to make a complete art piece. As our garage conversion is now under way I am hoping that my two jiggy jam canvases will be the first to be displayed in the new work room/office.

The jigsaw piece on the left is for Wendy's 'Oriental' theme made by using mulberry paper and stamping with gold embossing powder, adding some threaded beads and chinese lucky coin and the one on the right is for her Christmas theme of 'Angels'. This was done by stamping the Angel image, then inking over in varying shades, sprinkling some gold dust embossing powder over to give the sparkly effect, then I added the stars and chipboard words.

These two are for Sherry. Sherry asked for a 'Folk Art' Christmas piece and a red and gold piece which had to include a musical reference. These two pieces are both mixed media collages. I used some 'Shaker' embellishments for 'Happy Holidays' and as I didn't have a gold angel charm I improvised by using gold leaf over a silver one for the 'Angel of Joy'.

This piece is for Cindy. Cindy's theme was 'Things with Wings'. I had been sent this image by Anne and thought it was spot on for Cindy's challenge!
The background paper is from the 'Once Upon A Time' stack and I embossed the edges of the piece with gold embossing powder, after putting a tiny piece of torn vellum in the top left corner.
The words came with the image and I added a gem dragonfly and a gem 'buckle' to the dress!
Finally some gold and green fibres were fixed to the bottom for a 'dangly bit'!!
June is offering blog candy for the best altered jigsaw piece and has invited me to enter. Can't choose which one I like best so am just going to link them all!


  1. You have been a 'busy bunny' Viv, love these Jigsaw piecs, your cards are looking good too.

  2. Your altered puzzle pieces are all wonderful. The little winged boy really speaks to me = so precious!

  3. I clicked in for a closeup and silly me, it's a precious little girl fairy and YES, they are cool :)
    The tassel is such a great accent!

  4. Stunning jigsaw pieces Viv, they are fabulous

  5. Really lovely Viv - all of them

  6. What a fantastic idea! I have never seen this done before but can imagine that the finished canvas will be gorgeous. I so enjoyed viewing each of these puzzle pieces individually...little works of art!

  7. WOW!!!! gorgeous pieces. So nice!

  8. These are all fantastic, especially the red and gold one.

  9. Hi Viv, oooh these are beautiful I love the red and white one, wow they are all great.x

  10. Viv you have created some fab jigsaw pieces thank you for sharing them they are so gorgeous.
    Queen of Jigsaws!!

    Next month Dec..the papergirls have an altered jigsaw piece as their really should enter it.
    more info on the blog if you want to join us.
    chriss x

  11. they are really nice puzzle pieces....your blog is one of my faves to look at you usually always have something interesting to show us :)

  12. A fab collection Viv - what great varied techniques you use these days. When my Christmas work is finished I'll be asking for some tutorials! Connie.

  13. Viv, these are pretty awsome! I love the Christmas ones very nice!

  14. Great jiggy's that you have made !
    Rini - the Netherlands


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