Friday, 14 August 2009

8 x 8 jigsaw

Hello again. What with all the excitement of Miriam's engagement, I'm behind on my crafting. I just finished a jigsaw for UKS where thankfully the deadline was extended and you can see it here.The first theme was musicals. I used an image from Mary poppins and the children on the roof. I covered black mulberry paper with white chalk to convey soot, stuck on the image and covered the whole thing in crackle accents on top of which I wrote chim chimerney with liquid pearls. The secon one is mythical creatures. I alcohol inked some glossy card, added a photo of a dragon which I embellished with stickles and then painted a fire with acrylics. News headlines was my theme. I took a piece of newspaper and aged it with distress inks. I then wrote my date of birth an the slogan I was born with sticker alphas. Butterflies was the next theme. I covered the piece with bright mulberry paper and then coloured in some vellum butterflies and also used a wire butterfly which i stuck on just in the centre to give an illusion of flight. I also made it glittery with stickles. Theme number 5 is vintage love and I really enjoyed this one, I took some aged pink CS and inked some lace on top of which I put a sepia love picture. and some heart shaped brads. The line of christmas stockings is pretty obviously a christmas theme. I embellishe some diecut stockings with eyelets stickles and sequins and attached them with wire to the piece which I covered with flock paper. Theme number 7 is fairies. Floral paper adorned with sparkly gems and a topper of a fairy holding some berries and leaves. Women's fashion through the ages was a really hard theme. In the end I plumped for the 60's. A pair of flowery tights, some crackle paint a large sunflower and flower power alphas finally got this piece done. The celtic theme gave me loads of trouble. I tried to do a staine glass windoweffect and wasted a load of UTEE. Then I tried stamping which proved disastrous. In the end I inked the piece with distress ink and embossed a chipboard celtic knot with green and orange UTEE. Some bronze stickles dusted over everything finished it off nicely. Now all I need to do is get a pizza box and sent it off. Then I can sit back and wait for my very own jigsaw to arrive. Good bye for now and see you soon

So everyone, lots has happened since I last came on here. My DD2, Miriam has gotten engaged to Chaim Hartman from Israel, she's going off to visit him there in a couple of weeks and is over the moon. Some of you may know that she had ovarian cancer 2 years ago so this is an extra special celebration. Here is a photo of the happy twosome. The wedding is in just 18 weeks, so of course I'm panicking appropriately. So much to do and so little time in which to do it. It's going to be great though, everyone is just so happy and after a long period of mishaps this was just what we needed.