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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Altered Jigsaw

OK....Own Up....Who nicked the last week and took my MoJo with them???

Sorry bloggers for being AWOL but stuff has been going on and then I went to bed, woke up and hey, another week was here, lol
 My Mojo seems to have gone AWOL too but at least I had a fabby workshop on Monday to get some of those creative juices flowing again. I wanted to share my completed ... yes COMPLETED.... project that I did at Samuel Taylor run by the inspirational, and very lovely Kay Halliwell-Sutton.

We started off with a blank MDF jigsaw and gessoed the base and pieces before applying 3 toning colours of acrylic paints. Then it was onto good old fashioned Victorian decoupage with serviettes before stamping background images and text.
Probably the hardest part was lining up the photo and disguising  the exposed edges and of course attaching the hinges which were made from grunge board. As you can see from the photo above and below, the design lends itself to have 3 'doors' adding a bit of interest.
So as not to upset any grandchildren I chose a black and white piccie of my hubby's favourite blonde bombshell.

Hope you like it and I'll try and be back to regular blogging asap, x