Thursday 10 January 2013


Following a New Year clear out and reorganisation of my craft room I decided that it was about time I used some of the wooden pieces I have lying around. This jigsaw pieces being one of them.
I began by adding texture paste to my jigsaw piece and once dry I painted with acrylic paints to give a rusty like appearance and fabulous texture to my background.
I used the fabulous Charles and Amelia plate from Artistic Outpost to decorate my aperture. I stamped the image with black archival ink, coloured with brushed corduroy and vintage photo Distress Inks and then spritzed with a little water. I added two small cogs coloured with ginger and rust alcohol inks. I also added the fabulous sentiment "Adventure is worthwhile in itself" to one side of my jigsaw piece.
More cogs/gears have been added to the bottom of my piece along with a game spinner and pen nib for added interest and dimension.
PIONEER has been added to the top of my jigsaw piece along with a small wing embellishment again coloured with ginger and rust alcohol inks.

Artistic Outpost has a fabulous referral theme running for January and the theme for the month is ANYTHING GOES using any of your fabulous Artistic Outpost images.  There is a fabulous prize on offer too. You can upload your projects HERE.

We also have some other fabulous news for 2013, we have more talented designers joining the team. Welcome Alison, Terry and Kate I look forward to working with you and continuing my journey with the long standing DT members too, what a thrill to be on such a talented team.

Gerrie Johnnic
Lisa Somerville - DT Coordinator
Suzanne Czosek
Tracy Evans
Linda Coughlin
Alison Bomber  
Terry Horrall
Kate Yetter

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Paula Whittaker said...

fab...loving the texture!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful creation.

Sonia said...

Wow Tracy...that's absolutly amazing. I love it very much. Great work.


Paper Profusion said...

Love the chunky male aspect to this. Wonderful texture and overall a gorgeous make! Nicola x

Inkypinkycraft said...

fantastic, I love the texture and just such a cool make..umm have some jigsaw pieces all I need is time! hugs trace x x

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the texture in the jigsaw piece, a wonderful project x

ria gall said...

Hi Tracy
What a fantastic make and the texture is great. I really like this.

Terry said...

Hey there Tracy, my goodness what a fabulous piece of the puzzle, where do you get all of your amazing ideas wowwzerss fabulous texture and the stamp is just great, hugs terry and thankss for sharing sweetie xxxx

Netty said...

fab piece and loving all the texture, had never thought about cutting a piece out of a jigsaw, thank you for the inspiration. xx

Alison said...

It looks amazing Tracy! I love the rusty looking texture!
Alison xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh my creative word..the texture on the puzzle piece and grungy color are amazing! Super super super awesome project!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is stunning.
Really cool piece.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear Tracy.

Barb Cady said...

Brilliant, and guess what, I unearthed a large jigsaw puzzle I had forgotten about and was wondering what to do with it! This is a lovely piece with depth and texture. Thanks for the inspiration.

Redanne said...

A fabulous piece Tracy, the way you have aged the picture makes it look like an old newspaper and I love the texture on the puzzle piece. Brilliant, inspired and very beautiful! Hugs, Anne x

lilygee said...

Hi Tracy and a Happy New Year to you - I love how you've repurposed the jigsaw. The texture and all the pieces you've added look amazing - I like it so much that I want to do something similar myself; hope you don't mind if I copy the idea at some point - really love this piece.
Jean xx

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous rusty texture... and what a great fit those stamps are with the jigsaw piece - it looks meant to be! Thank you again for your warm welcome to the team - I love it here already!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful texture and embellishing. I must get that plate, it is so versatile.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xox

Michelle Webb said...

I have loads of wooden bits and bobs to decorate. All I need is the time to do them. I've never seen these jigsaw pieces, what a great idea. Love the texture and the vintage feel is really terrific. Michelle x

hazel said...

This is a fabulous piece Tracy.
xxx Hazel.

Lynn Stevens said...

I have a box of those puzzle pieces that have never made it into my art! Your so inspiring. This is Fantastic!
Hugs Lynn

Carole Z said...

Wow this is a fab project Tracy, love it! Carole Z X