Sunday, 19 February 2012

Slushy Stuff part 2!

The second valentine's-related piece in 2 days. I confess, I'm a secret romantic. Don't tell anyone though, I've got a reputation to uphold!
The idea for this piece came from the great song, Erma Franklin's (Take another little) Piece of my Heart. Whilst listening to it, I started to mull over ideas for making a paper-pieced or patchwork
heart, which then evolved into the puzzle. Making the puzzle itself was much more complicated than it should have been: there was an awful lot of fiddly cutting. Next time, I might try picking up a cheap jigsaw puzzle from a charity shop and covering the pieces. A thousand-piece one should last a few projects!
I covered the puzzle pieces in various papers from the Tim Holtz lost and found paper stack, sprayed them with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in candy apple red and touched up the edges with a crimson promarker. I cut freehand a large and small tag from the lost and found paper, using the music sheet to reflect the song lyrics. I used linen distress ink on the tags then adhered the puzzle pieces to the large one, and stamped the lyrics on the small. The mini alpha stamps I used were from Studio G, a bargain £1.50, and so useful and quick. I found the organza ribbon and fibre thread in my stash, and looped them through punched holes to finish.
I'm entering this piece for the Studio L3 Grungy Monday valentine's theme challenge and the Simon Says Stamp & Show anything goes challenge
I love seeing other people's interpretations on a theme, and browsing through all the other entries is a great way to find new blogs to follow :)

14 comments:

  1. This is fabulous!What a brilliant idea to use jigsaw pieces!

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  2. Very cool tag. I love how you've used the puzzle pieces to work so perfectly with your sentiment! Very clever idea! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  3. This is so cool. It was a Janis Joplin song in my day!!

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  4. This is gorgeous! Love the jigsaw idea!

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  5. Great puzzle, a real labour of love! if you decide to do more puzzles I bought some blank ones from a Wilkinsons Shop, 2 for a pound in the childrens art & craft section. I've used them for stamping on and they work really well. Happy crafting x

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  6. Great idea and the tag is gorgeous.

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  7. This is gorgeous, what a fab project :)

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  8. Thank you for all the kind comments :)
    Toni, I'll definitely get looking for those blank puzzles. thanks for letting me know, I'd never think to look there!

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  9. Terrific project. At first sight, I thought those jigsaw pieces were diecut. Can't believe they are all hand cut - wow, well done! Maddy x

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  10. Gorgeous tag - love it - Hugs Sarah xx

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  11. Lovely tag and brilliant idea to use the puzzle.

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