Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Altered Puzzle.



A couple years ago my mom gave this puzzle to my sons. Then they outgrew it, and I was all ready to drop it into the garbage. Then I changed my mind. I didn't actually expect to like the finished results, it began as an experiment. The puzzle used to be bare wood, only the letters were painted. They were bright, primary colours. I wanted to see if I could change the whole look of it! I think it turned out kinda cute. Incase I decide to sell it at the coming bazaar, I made a matching gift tag.


I used die-cuts on the letters. I made a lamb for L...etc...

For these challenges -
The Shabby Tea Room. SCHOOL THEME.
Stampin' for the Weekend. TAG IT.
Stamptacular Sunday. USE A GRID. I'm a faithful player at those 3 challenges. This next one is new to me, I just discovered it while browsing around the last week...
Clearly i Stamp. USE AN OWL.
Thanks for looking,
Farrah

14 comments:

JanR said...

What a wonderfully creative (and green) idea!! Love the sentiment on the tag too.

Lisa said...

Adorable project! What a great way to bring new life to an old toy! So cute, thanks for playing in the Tea Room!

Pattie said...

This is so clever! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

Jill said...

That's a great idea to sell it at the Bazaar am sure someone will buy it. Such a good idea to alter it like that, looks better than the original by a long way! Jill x

june lanum said...

so clever

Debbie said...

Super CUTE and oh so clever!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful project with us in the Tea Room :)

Kim Dellow said...

So brilliant! What a wonderful altering job and a great idea! Kim

Leonie said...

O fabulous idea to re-invent this puzzle! Turned out fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in with us at SSC for our grid challenge.
Hugs Leonie

Juls said...

wow this is just brilliant! Hugs Juls

Romaine said...

This is so great! and I love the tag!!

Becky Jo said...

You clever girl! My children had a puzzle like that when they were young. Who would have thought it could have been turned into a sweet treasure like yours. The background color you chose certainly makes your letters and embellishments become the focal point. Great work!

PapierGirl said...

What a clever idea! The embellishments sure brought new life to it! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Heidi-Mari said...

Great idea!
I love all the animals and the tag
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend
Blessings
Heidi-Mari

Katie Renz said...

Wow... what a great project. Thanks for playing CIC this month.