Thursday, 24 February 2011

Hopeless Love by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers. Today I'm sharing an altered jigsaw piece with you. It was originally part of a Tweenies puzzle! I used the theme of Love to tie in with this month's Challenge. There's still a few days left if you want to join in!


I started by tearing off the puzzle image, then I painted it with Claudine Hellmuth dash of red studio paint. When this was dry, I painted a layer of pva glue over it. I left this to go tacky, then gently painted sky blue studio paint over the top, taking care not to mix it with the glue. I dried this with my heat gun, taking care not to bubble the paint. I love this background technique, and the way the base colour shows through the cracks. I edged the jigsaw piece with the red paint, then when it was dry, inked the piece with walnut stain distress ink. I set this with my heat gun, then stamped a few black flourishes.

Next, I took a black slide mount. I painted it with a few layers of the dash of red studio paint. When this was dry, I coated it with glossy accents. For some reason, the black of the slide mount has appeared again when the glossy accents dried, but I quite like this effect.


I stamped the mini Gibson Girl image on a piece of white card, & inked it with antique linen distress ink. I glued the image behind the slide mount, then punched a small hole at the bottom with a cropadile. I added a silver eyelet, and dangled a little friendly plastic heart charm from it. I added a torn, crumpled & inked piece of book page to the jigsaw piece, then glued the slide mount over the top.


I stamped 4 flowers on a book page, using the free Artistic Stamper flower stamp from the March Craft Stamper, cut them out, then crumpled them up. I layered the flowers together, added a red button, then glued them to the jigsaw piece. Finally I added a silver eyelet to the top, & threaded it with red ribbon.

Thanks for looking!
Alison xx

12 comments:

Yvonne said...

WOW Alison, that's a wonderful puzzle image! Great colour combination, which never should think of, but it looks great here! Great techniques you used.
Greetings, Yvon

Jennie said...

How pretty is this :)) love that you have used the free stamp too :))

Helen said...

What a wonderful piece of art. That flower is gorgeous.

Ann said...

Alison this is just soooo cool!! I really love it, especailly the ickle flower!! Hugs, Ann xxx

Sid said...

Fabulous piece of art Alison !!

Wanda H said...

Alison, your altered puzzle piece is Awesome!!! Love all the little details and the wonderful texture!!! Very interesting about the glossy accents and, yes, amazing effect!!!

Minxy said...

A beautiful job done, i love the colours x

1CardCreator said...

So pretty and so much lovely detail.

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Alison this is gorgeous! So creative xxoo

Piddawinkle said...

love this piece, must try that glue technique

hazel said...

It's gorgeous Alison, love your colour scheme.
xxx Hazel.

Artyjen said...

Great job with the flower...and the crackly effect is pretty cool too!
xoxo Sioux