One of my favorite hang outs is Flickr. I'm always looking for copyright free images or pincushion patterns or whatever else I need help making. Recently my search lead me to these neat altered puzzle pieces. I had to try them. Problem was I did not realize what I was getting myself into. Firstly, I did not have any puzzle pieces to use. So... I found a template online that I printed and sized according to my needs. Then I cut out each puzzle piece and glued it to light weight cardboard. Then cut them out again. Not pleased with the rough edges, I used a fingernail file to 'sand' the edges. The blue one has about 3 layers on it because I struggled with a background that I liked. It is my first one. Well as trial and error always prevails, I ventured on. I sanded and inked and added some vintage text and images. Finally I embellished with some flowers and a dragonfly. Satisfied.
The second one, that says I do, was much easier. I drew the shape of the puzzle piece directly on to the image. Positioning it to show most of the ladies face and hand. Then I glued it to the cardboard. Sand, Ink,a dded some lace and a big rock and lastly ribbon and little metal key. Wow! This one was my favorite.