Kraft+ It’s A Puzzle Challenge

Hi there and welcome to my blog today!

I am sharing my take on this month’s fun challenge over at Kraft+ – “It’s a puzzle” – include puzzle pieces on your kraft project!

I umm’ed and ahhh’d for quiet a while over this and then decided to use a cut file paired with the gorgeous Amy Tan “Better Together” 6×6 paper pad and this is what I came up with!

I knew which photo I wanted to use so went with the blues, greens and and a few pops of yellow from the collection knowing that I had that pop of red from the umbrella in our photo šŸ™‚

A little bit of white gesso in the background so that my mixed media colours were seeable and off I went with the very trusty packaging technique. I used the butter and peacock Heidi Swapp colour shines mixed with some water for all of the colour in the background.

You can also see in the above picture that I sewed all around that heart – even through all the pieces in the middle – that was tricky!! – but I am super happy how it turned out!

After googling “puzzle quotes” I came up with my title “It’s always the small pieces that make the big picture” and love how it came out! Even though I did have to cheat a tiny bit to get a 3rd “E” šŸ˜€ I ended up sewing down those little black alphas using yellow thread.

I also pulled in some clear stickers my MAMBI in both black and white – there are the 2 arrows here and that little sentiment on the flowers in the bottom corner in white.

I used some light blue thread in a few places around the layout for some fun added texture. You can see 2 spots above, behind the 2 little flower clusters. Which I fussy cut from the 6×6 paper pad.

And a close up of those little flowers with that thread behind the heart and photo. You can also see here that there is a couple of layers behind the photo – again I used the paper pad and also some vellum.

Another little cluster and for some reason I really, really love how this part of the page came together. Some more blue thread, fussy cut flowers and also a couple of cut aparts from Flutterby Designs that I have had in my stash for way too long. Oh, and another clear white MAMBI sticker.

And last but not least, the little cluster on the left of the heart šŸ™‚ More thread, another clear sticker and also some tiny talk word strips by Tim Holtz. There are also a couple of those tiny talk stickers up on the photo šŸ™‚

Well, that’s it for me, I hope you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and take a peek at my layout!

Happy scrapping, till next time

5 replies on “Kraft+ It’s A Puzzle Challenge”

I love it! Every single itsy bitsy bit!!! The threads, the puzzle heart, the TITLE…. It's really fabulous! Thanks for joining in with us at K+ this month:):)!!!!


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