Saturday, 10 March 2012

Feeling Puzzled




 I used to love doing jigsaws as a child and there was always one in my Christmas stocking. I'm not sure how keen today's youngsters are, as their attention is taken up in so many other ways, however I decided to enter this one into Fashionable Stamping Challenge, 'Make it for a Child' and just maybe one of my nieces or nephews will enjoy it ! I bought the blank puzzles from the children's craft section in our local Wilkinsons shop. A bargain for £1 for a pack of  two. I coloured the backgrounds with alcohol inks and the stamping was done with Archival ink and clear embossed. The butterflies have been painted with metallic water colours and distress inks also applied with a brush. They are great fun to make. Below are some others I made using similar techniques.



I also made this one with the FSC in mind but after messing around for ages, I haven't been able to upload it to their site, Hey Ho such is the life of a computer novice. Now that's really got me puzzled ! LOL x





19 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea and I just love the stamps you have used on these, such a great job you have done. Thanks for linking to FSC this week.
    Hugs {brenda} xox

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    1. Thankyou Brenda so glad I found the FSC site
      I have really enjoyed taking part in the challenges x

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    2. Thankyou Brenda so glad I found the FSC site x

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  2. Great idea, they are all wonderful and so very different.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.
    Avril x

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    1. Thankyou avril They are great fun to make x

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  3. Hi Toni
    All so fabulous and I cannot imagine any child not wanting to play with them (although they are too good to play with!).
    Sorry you have been unable to link to FSC but please join us this fortnight with another wonderful challenge theme.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thankyou Lynne I'm so happy to be chosen as the winner this week thankyou for your words of encouragementx

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  4. These are spectacular! Oh my goodness! How beautiful! wow!

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    1. Thankyou for your lovely comment it's very encouraging

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  5. Wonderful idea and I absolutely love the colouring on your butterflies. These are all fantastic. Well done! Maddy x

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    1. Thankyou so much your comments are really appreciated

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  6. What a fabulous idea and you've made them look just gorgeous. So colourful and pretty.
    Thanks for sharing these with us at FSC.
    Fliss x

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  7. Congratulations on winning the fashionable stamping challenge. Your jigsaw is so beautiful stamped and painted, I just love it. XxX

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  8. Just popped by to congratulate you on your well deserved win Toni as those puzzles are just stunning.
    I shall be following you from now on too so I don't miss any more of your gorgeous creations.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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    1. Thankyou fliss Ihope I can keep up the good work x

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  9. Congratulations Toni and what a brilliant idea. I love the images you've used and I think adults would like to do these not just the kiddies.

    Sue

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    1. Thankyou sue they were fun to make x

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  10. This is just fantastic and what a great use of puzzle parts! Love them all, but those butterflies are stunning! Thank you so much for posting my Blog Candy! Have a wonderful evening!

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