Monday, 23 July 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy : Featuring

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Hay you snazzy folks, So have you been enjoying the G45 offerings so far, I hope so.. There is still plenty more to come starting with my first project of the week


It started life as a plain 8x8 canvas board.
I pulled out some of the cream and black papers from the pad for this project.
I started with fancy side of 'Mercurial Masterpiece' then inlaid with a slightly smaller piece of the diamond side of 'Olde Curiosity Shoppe'

I used a scrap of the lined 'Optical Oddities' paper to line a tag, and a scrap of the dotty 'Mercurial Masterpiece' to cover some old chipboard letters I had in my stash.
I doubled up some of the Idea-ology Rose Trimmings, and finished with some G45 metal flowers and gold Perfect Pearl spritzed paper roses.
Now came the fun part.. I got 3 wooden mouse traps, removed the metal bits I didn't need and painted them with Studio Black Gesso


Then I cut some of the 'Optical Oddities' signs to fit the traps.
I embellished using the G45 matching Chipboard shapes.
To pretty it up a bit I used some lace from my stash to edge the bottom and to hang I used 2 of the Idea-ology Swivel Clasps connected together with a brass brad and one of the G45 Chipboard Shapes.
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And there you have it, A very handy clippy note hanging.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back on Wednesday with my next project.
Till then Stay Inky

17 comments:

butterfly said...

Absolutely love this... I'm a big G45 fan, and this is a wonderful piece using the neutrals from the OCS collection. Gorgeous!
Alison x

happyDiane said...

Great piece and very clever use of the traps!

craftimamma said...

What a brilliant idea Minxy and fabulous use of these papers and embellishments. I love how you kept the colour palette so simple. How much nicer is this to hang on your wall than a plain old cork board.

Fab first project.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

OOOOh this is soooo cool! What a brill idea to use the mouse traps like that, LOVE it! Very, very clever and I bet with these lovely cats you have you won't need those traps anyway.... this is a much better use for them! Fantastic use of the papers too! (Can you tell I love this project lol:o))

rachel said...

this is fab - love all the different bits and bobs - I think I could look at this for a long time then go back and see somethig different the next time - I like that! xx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Minxy, What a fabulous use of mice traps. I would never have thought of that. It's perfect mixed with the olde curiosity shoppe papers. It would be great for Halloween projects too. Thanks for the inspiration.

snazzyoriginal said...

Love everything about this, such a clever idea xx

Sandy Jones said...

Love it,
And it dont even need pink,,lol
Sandy xx

Craftychris said...

ooh wow amazing! I never thought I would need mouse traps for my crafting! An inspiring project xx

inkypinkycraft said...

an absolutely beautiful make, love it! trace x

Gillian .... said...

This is like OMG gorgeous, love love love the altered mousetraps, I could give this a loving home, I'm sure the bosses wouldn't mind lol. xx

Gabrielle said...

This is just truly gorgeous!What an fabulous idea and one I'd like to try myself. You are truly an inspiration my lovely xxx

Redanne said...

Wow, this is amazing, have some of those papers but would never have thought to do this - it's a mini masterpiece!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous! xox

Kathi said...

This is fantastic!

wendyportc1 said...

This is so beautiful!!

happybooker said...

Hello Minxy. I love the cleverness of your hanging note board! The Olde Curiosity Shoppe is one of my favorite G45 paper lines and you've shown a very artistic use of the colors. Thanks for the inspiration and the unique idea!