Monday, 14 May 2012

Mousing Around!

Hay peeps, Sorry for the lack of blogging,
I was frantically trying to get my mum's present finished and posted and then the past few days I needed a little break, I crafted myself out I think lol
But i'm back now and wanting to show you my creation for the
Compendium II Challenge
This week it's Technique 5: Shattered Stains Tim Holtz A Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 2, page 48 Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

 My inspiration for the project came from the very talented Shelly Hickox who altered some mouse traps back in April after being inspired herself by a pin on pin interest by Suzy.
As soon as I saw both creations I just knew I wanted to play too.
But when they came my mind went a blank till now when I decided to try the shattered stains on it.
I used a grunge heart, and some alpha parts, as well as die-cutting letters with the wordplate die.
I also coloured the metal with alcohol ink. I applied a small strong magnet to the back so it can sit on my fridge or metal noticeboard.
I'm quite pleased how it turned out, be prepared to see more over the upcoming weeks lol
Right I best be off, the sofa is calling me.
Catch ya in blogland x

Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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18 comments:

Helen said...

Fabulous shattered stains, it is such a great effect, isn't it - and your mouse trap looks amazing!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous, what a FAB idea.... hope you having a lovely lazy evenin x

sam21ski said...

Ooooh very cool indeed

Sam xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Looks great Minx...love the stained metal nits..and the choice of font. Great idea!

Bella said...

love your colour combo. Had not thought to try this technique with any colour other than clear...not out my box enough...

inkypinkycraft said...

a fab piece, love the mouse trap ides alongside the shattered stains..love this ! hugs trace x

craftimamma said...

What a brilliant idea Minxy! The shattered stains technique looks fab too. Might have to search out some mouse traps as these would make smashing little gifts.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Redanne said...

That shattered stains technique is brilliant and so is your creation - wonderful! Anne x

catherine said...

This is just fantastic and love the colour
x catherine

snazzyoriginal said...

Fab project, never thought I could get excited about shopping for mouse traps lol xx

Jingle said...

What a unique supply you chose! :-) I love it!!!

Sherry said...

Heheheh, whatever next, an altered mouse trap! Love the texture you've created Minxy x

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful!! Love the feminine look of it and the crackle on it and the heart is gorgeous.

Angelica said...

What a brilliant idea!!
Love your interpretation, coolest mousetrap ever!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh what a lovely idea - I bought 100s of mousetraps for a summer fayre game at my sons school last year - wonder if they will let me have one back??

france charles said...

i've seen quite some takes on those mousetraps-alterations, but yours are the first that got me drooling! sheer yumminess!

Rachel K said...

Fabulous. Totally ab fab honey!

cheers,
rachel

Linda Ledbetter said...

Nicky, this is sensational!!! The shattered stain technique looks amazing here-- wow, you got some SERIOUS shatters! A beautiful design and great colors. Has Shelly seen this?? She's be thrilled to know she inspired your work!