Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Table Games
















The "Trouble" with Puzzles for me is that there is always a missing piece. So, I took puzzle pieces, a end flap of the game "TROUBLE" and made a tag that illustrates my frustration! (I am also frustrated because I have "Lost " my post twice now! ARRG! (to both puzzles and technology!)

Wishing you all a creative week!
xo, Mary Ann

I FOUND ONE OF MY "LOST" DRAFTS!  Here it is explaining my process...
I am a very competitive person. Even my kids make fun of the way I hate to lose which is why I don't play games very often. (If I don't play, I can't lose!) But one of the things I did with my kids when they were little were puzzles. But it always seemed as though we were missing the last piece. So, for my tag, I took an old puzzle and glued it together with one piece missing. Then I look the end of our "Trouble" game box, beat it up just a bit more and  aged it with Tim Holtz's old paper and vintage photo distressed ink. I used rub on letters to make the box piece read, "The TROUBLE with puzzles is there's always a missing piece. I took a photo of the puzzle and printed it out with "ARRG! Why does this always happen? Where is that missing piece?" over it. I glued this to the back of part of the puzzle. Then I hole punched each piece, including the missing piece and tied them together with doodle twine.



15 comments:

  1. Oh frustrating to have lost your first post!! Great tag anyway mind you - very creative idea :0)

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  2. Lovely tag, glad you found the draft again! Valerie

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  3. Glad you found your draft ... what happened? Anything I can help with?
    Great tag. Carolyn

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  4. Love it! Great idea! So you hate to lose? Are you a Leo??

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  5. What a lovely clever tag. Well done.
    Lynn x

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  6. What a great fun tag Mary Ann! I love how it tells a tale. You have invented the best way to keep hold of that pesky vanishing last piece. Open the box and then tie it up with the pretty thread!!

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  7. I love this tag ( and many others already posted) because it has such a great story behind it. Very clever

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  8. Very clever tag. I also get frustrated with lost puzzle pieces, especially in my classroom, where my students often loose a piece. Blessings!

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  9. Terrific tag, it's always the last little piece that completes the picture!

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  10. What a great tag. I, too am a victim of the missing piece in every puzzle...

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  11. What a brilliant and unique tag Maryann...very clever :)

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  12. Love this tag! Really fun, and encapsulates the frustration of jigsaws. When I was teaching 4 year olds there was one puzzle they could never do, do if anyone started it, I knew I would have to finish it!

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  13. this is such a fun tag - what an ingenious idea, love it!

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  14. A wonderful & clever idea ;0) fab tag xx

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  15. A great idea Maryann. I love the way you put the picture on the back of the puzzle pieces and the way you joined them togetger with twine, Jane xx

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