Sunday, 11 August 2013

Decorated Jigsaw

A swap for the lovely Secret Swapper group on UKScrappers, a very select group of loony ladies :o) This is an altered jigsaw, a Bo Bunny jigsaw that is now very hard to get hold of but I picked one up ages ago at a craft fayre and didn't know what to do with it except stroke it every now and then and put it back in the drawer I had at the time labelled, "Super Beautiful Things".

Thankfully the lovely Karen had other ideas... 9 of us to a group (there's 9 pieces per jigsaw) and we each pick a theme... we decorate each piece according to the themes and end up with 9 pieces on our theme... sound complicated? It is but fortunately Karen knows what she's doing :oD

Unfortunately someone dropped out of my group so there's only 8 pieces decorated. Here they are:

Theme Wild African Animals esp Tigers
Top Right for Helen
(Main image from Etsy shop Tornadocap)

Theme Heraldry
Top Middle for Frances 
(background from DCWV Immortal Love paper stack; 
Shield idea from

Theme Day of the Dead
Top Right for Rebecca
(hand painted background)

Theme Weirdly Wonderful
Middle Left for Karen 
(Main image from Jem's Designs Midnight CD; Black roses from Halloween 2011 free digikit; Red roses and blood drops from Jem's Design's Eternal Matrimony paper kit; Background hand painted and covered in black spiderweb)

Theme Purple Punk Princess
Middle Middle for me 
(Main image, star and bottle tops from Jem's Design's Punk CD, stars from Planet Pop digikit; Background hand painted and covered in purple spider web)

Theme Fairies
Middle Right for Yolanda 
Background and stamps from Lavinia Stamps; Believe stamped in Dusty Concord distress ink and embossed with Purple Glitz WOW embossing glitter; Fairy stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento direct on the background then stamped again in Versamark and embossed with Metallic Silver WOW powder; Edged with Aubergine Promarker)

Theme Books
Bottom Middle for Leanne
(Background Tim Holtz Terminology tissue paper scrunched and coloured with Vintage Photo distress ink then torn and attached with Mod Podge; Mini book was pre-made from Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper; Tags are #3 bought from Paperartsy at Happy Stampers craft show inked with Vintage Photo)

(samples from inside)

 Theme Trees/Woods
Bottom Right for Jane
Main tree images Suzi Blu Tree of Love stamp coloured with 
Forest, Holly, Berry Red and Walnut Promarkers; )

So this will officially complete all my swaps with Secret Swappers which I think must be a record ladies and means I'm on the prowl for more swap ideas :o)
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  1. Sian these are just stunning, everyone will love them

  2. They are gorgeous Sian, love my one it's beautiful!

  3. What an unusual idea - I love it.