Monday, 1 February 2010

A bit different, and blog candy!

Just managing to scrape in again for this week's Tuesday Taggers, where the challenge is to use a jigsaw piece in your artwork. I puzzled over it for some time, and then decided for a change to make some earrings. Long time ago, before I started cardmaking (ie. about 20 years ago!!), I was into jewellery making, but haven't done any for ages, so this project has definitely used old stash! The two pieces I used to make the earrings are from a real old jigsaw which was destined never to be made up again as it had many pieces missing. I've no idea what the picture was, as the remaining pieces were given to me in a plastic bag, but I'd guess it was an old countryside scene. The colours were quite dark, so first of all I painted them with a white Ranger Acrylic Dabber. Next I coloured them with Brilliance inks and overstamped with my current favourite Hero Arts flourish stamp. The backs and edges were covered with a black Promarker. I gave them a top coat of clear embossing to protect them before making them up into earrings.

They are displayed on an ATC stamped with the same Hero Arts flourish. The words are by Inkadinkado and Papermania, and the tiny butterfly is also by Inkadinkado. The butterfly jigsaw piece was made with a clear peel-off sticker over an image from the latest Crafty Individuals Miniatures book: "Nature's Beauty".

I didn't have a recipient in mind when I made them, so I have decided to give them away as Blog Candy. (I hardly ever wear earrings!) If you'd like to win them, please leave me a comment, (or even better, become a follower if you are not already, though that is optional!) before next Monday, Feb 8th. Mr. will choose the winner. Please note, if the winner does not have pierced ears, I can change the fittings to suit.

Now I'm off on Brenda's blog hop (see my previous post for details).


Clarky J said...

Fabulous! What a neat idea! Thanks for joining in at TT this week x Janet

Michelle said...

Hi Lynne
A smashin entry this week with your ATC. Thanks so much for joining us this week, hope to see you again soon at TT

x Michelle

chris said...

Hi lynne your earings are a fabulous idea love them.
enjoy the rest of your evening love chris xx

Sally H said...

Stunningly gorgeous, Lynne! I love them. Please count me in as they are in my favourite colours!

Lisa Jane said...

The earrings are beautiful, what a great idea - any pair of ears will be proud to wear them lol
Lis ;)

brenda said...

How very clever Lynne and wonderful colours.

B x

craftimamma said...

These are great Lynne. What a smashing idea. I'd love to wear a unique pair of earings like that so I have my fingers and toes crossed.

Lesley Xx

Sanne said...

Hi Lynne
Thanks for your kind comment and welcome as a follower to my blog!
Greetings from Denmark

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