Sunday, July 19, 2009

Its a game of two halves...

This is my contribution to a forum swap hosted by Sid in which we are given a two piece jigsaw to transform.
I just HAD to use the gorgeous image of a little girl given for this weeks Art Creations Friday (thankyou Hermine). The background was inspired by a continuation of the games theme which is "Bingo" over on Crazy Amigos, "Games We Play" over on Saturday Suprise and "Sports" over on One Powerful Hour and last but not least "Fun and Games" over on Gingersnap Creations. So thats a five in one plus a swap! :0)))







EDIT** Its just occurred to me that instead of being a tennis racket as I'd thought, this maywell be a butterfly net ....lol....oooops... what do you reckon? Maybe fishing? In which case I'm still ok on the sports front as Fishing is still a sport lol (*grasps at straws lol*)

37 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is truly amazing.
Really delightful. Love them.

Greensleeves said...

Butterfly catching is a national sport of Madagascar. :)
She's one determined young lady, I bet she won whatever it was.
Great crackled background.

joanne wardle said...

I'd definitely say tennis racket. and it's gorgeous!!

Chris said...

Racket, net - it doesn't really matter as your jogsaw piece is brill. Love the crackled effect and the dangly bit.

lorhen82 said...

I still think it's a tennis racquet! This is a wonderful creation...can't believe you knocked out five in one!!! ~Lori

NormaJean said...

wow that is so cool, I just wish i had your kind of talent, truley amazing piece!!

Louise said...

wow great work, love the crackle effect!!

alcoholinky said...

the crackle effect is ace Jo. the picture doesn't look like it's meant to come apart. you must have cut it really carefully. lovely piece!

Paula said...

I definately like that crackle background the close up pics show it well. Fab image!

Audrey said...

Hard to tell which it is - i just assumed a tennis racket til you mentioned the net!

Gorgeous piece - love the muted colours.

Sid said...

Definately a butterfly net Jo !! Love what you have done with the pieces and the texture and layers are to die for !! Gorgeous !

Julia Dunnit said...

5 in 1? genius. Lovely result. I think in its time, butterfly chasing was probably a game/sport! It's art..by definition it doesn't have to be literal!!

Piddawinkle said...

5 in one no wonder you are smiling, and its defn a vintage racket of some sorts, LOL

lottie said...

She is perfect and it truly looks vintage.

Ed said...

She is gorgeous, love how you put it all together.

me again said...

This is just FABULOUS!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Jo this is just so beautiful!
Your image is just too cute and your design amazing!
Love your paint and that colour is scrummy!
Stunning!
hugs
kim x

Ali Manning said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the crackled paint background especially. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

Shar said...

Completely fantastic and totally impressive!

I just love how it all comes together...and then apart!

Thanks so much for playing our challenge at Gingersnap Creations!

Sue McGettigan said...

It's lovely, I really like the crumbly crackled paint edges, very cool. Even butterfly hunting could be a sport, right? Not being an athlete I even think walking is 'sporty' :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Tennis anyone? :) I, too, think this is a tennis racket. But; through our artistic eyes - it can be whatever we want it to be! I ADORE this piece. The image is just precious and love the crackling in the background - wonderful story it tells! Your art really speaks to me.

Joanne said...

Tennis or something else, the whole thing is, once again, gorgeous.

vintage wil said...

Ohh its gorgeous ! great image!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous!
Sylvia x

herminesplace said...

Fantastic!!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

This is totally yummy Jo ... I must get started on mine!

lisa said...

Wow, just beautiful. I love the crackle and the way it comes apart as 2 jigsaw pieces is just fab.

Lisax

Flippinpest said...

Truly wonderful and inspirational piece. I love the crackled background, it reminds me of the lovely texture of old paint

Amy said...

I'd love this..so cute and would be a sweet gift for a friend.

Heather Robinson said...

Hi Jo! As always I am inspired by your artwork and kicking myself that I don't visit more often. I need all the inspiration that I can get!! Love the crackled aged look you've created. Brilliant entry for all of the various challenges this week.

cmoh said...

She is wonderful...and I am officially making Bugtterfly catching a sport :) After all you have to run and have good aim.

I love the old feel you gave the piece and the colors are perfect.

Thanks for taking the challenge.

Rein said...

Gorgeous piece!

Lynn said...

This is a wonderful art piece, I love everything about it :) I have yet to even try altering a puzzle piece but I like this idea of two together.

penny4thoughts said...

Great piece! I love the background with the crackle paint - and I assumed tennis racket also.

craftytrog said...

Brilliant piece, love the background colour and effect!

Femmy said...

it's fantastic!!!

Karin said...

Love the crackle background, a gorgeous piece of artwork