Sunday, 16 November 2008

Yet another Jiggy......

This week has passed me by completely. I've been watching the builders get on with the garage conversion (the new workroom/office looks great and I can't wait to get in there), visiting the physio, attended a family funeral, went to a craft fair in Birmingham (spent lots!) and finally today sat down and did some crafting!

This is another jigsaw piece for the Christmas Jam. This is for Carol who had set the theme of 'Vintage' and the colours red and gold. I painted the piece with acrylic paint and blasted with the heat gun, adding some embossing powder in red, gold and my favourite 'enchanted gold' (which I confess to being completely addicted to because I love the 'fairy stardust' effect it gives) I used gold embossing powder on the chipboard embellishments and the vintage image inside the 'jolly holiday' frame is one of my favourites.

I secured the frame and the dangling star with gold star brads and added fabric stars, some sequins and beads on gold thread and threaded gold ribbon through the 'Christmas' chipboard to finish.
Over at Objet D'art this week the challenge is to make something altered and include a frame in your piece. Jennie (who has created some fab things) suggested I enter this for this week's challenge.....duly done Jennie!
I really enjoyed doing this piece. Have one more to do then I intend to sort out all the stash from Friday and sit down and play with it!
June is offering blog candy for the best altered jigsaw piece and has invited me to enter... problem is I don't know which one to put have just linked them all!


  1. Viv, your items are SOOOO beautiful but I absolutely LOVE this one. Did I tell you I bought an album just to house your beautiful cards? Now I get to look at them all the time... and I do!

    I have finally got your envelope addressed and I'm sending you out a little Christmas present. You are just too sweet :)


  2. Viv incredibly gorgeous. Love the embossing detail.

  3. another work of
    very oriental in colour.

    thanks for sharing.

    chriss x

  4. Another lovely piece Viv - looking forward to seeing the craft studio!
    ( and all the new crafty things you bought to go in it!) Connie.

  5. Wow the jigsaw pieces are fun. Glad you had a good time at the NEC. I usually go but it clashed with Cheltenham races this time. Maybe we can meet abd say hello at the March craft show?
    Will you take a photo of your new stash to make those of us who didn't go jealous?!

  6. Must take a lot of patience to do these vintage pieces - they are lovely. xx Judy

  7. These are so beautiful! I'm so impressed by your work!

  8. I got excited when I saw your jigsaw puzzle pieces. They are stunning...each so different and unique. I can see them hanging proudly on a Christmas tree.

  9. Absolutely adore this piece, you could enter it for my blog challenge... if you wanted?

  10. Simply Grogeous. Love this one its beautiful
    Hugs June x


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