Thursday, June 1, 2017

Altered puzzle piece..Vintage Style

I happened to come across a child's floor puzzle in a charity shop..the pieces are quite large and just perfect for altering...
As usual the 1st of each month sees the new challenge start over at Rhedd's Creative for my project I altered one of the puzzle pieces to make a pretty wall hanging.

I started by sanding the image off of the puzzle piece and then gave it a coat of gesso. When that was dry I then covered the piece with a napkin, when that was dry I punched 2 holes and added a cord for hanging.
Next I added a couple pieces of lace and some applique. I found a vintage image in my stash, so I distressed the edges of that and added that to a scrap piece of script backing paper, distressing the edges of that as well.

I added the topper to the altered puzzle piece and then added a couple of roses and pearl trim.
I felt it was still lacking something so I added a silver effect corner pieces and a blingy butterfly.
I am really happy with how this piece turned now has pride of place hanging on the handle of my pine wardrobe.
Do pop over to the blog for a look...check out the designers projects this may be inspired to join in with the challenge...
You can find it here at........Rhedd's Creative Spirit


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I love your puzzle piece - will have to keep an eye out in the charity shops here but I bet I won't find any lol. Just stunning sweetie xx

Julie Short said...

How different our styles and colours are Sandie! I think environment plays a big part. My giant jigsaw pieces were Bright...Did I say BRIGHT!

Your vintage piece is charming - the open space really enhances the embellishments.

Rupa S said...

Such a lovely altered piece of puzzle! I need to go look for some now. Thanks for he inspiration. Hugs.

Sammy said...

Oh wow Sandie! This is just gorgeous! Beautifully vintage, and using a napkin for the background was inspired. Love it. x

Team Clark said...

It has been ages since I altered a puzzle piece. Yours is a true work of art! I adore the colors and gorgeous elements. Hugs, Autumn