Monday, 21 January 2013

DT Project #1 by Minxy: Featuring:

The MDF Man

Hay Snazzy Folks
Well here I am for my first Snazzy posting of 2013.. 
I know it's a bit late now but Happy New Year to you x
I hope you have been enjoying the inspiration so far this month from both Gillian and Lesley, If not do scroll back and take a peek.
So on to my project,

I have to admit that this was a fairly challenging kit as we literally had free range, Obviously my first instinct with cogs was to go grungy and brown but I stopped myself and had a little brain storm.. I have to confess I got my other half in on the brainstorming and it was his idea of making some of the pieces into a shelf that sparked my imagination and the piece you see before you.

I made a thin channel in the back cog the thickness of the mdf, and sawed off some of the cog teeth on the shelf so I had a snug fit, using the tiny cog underneath to make the shelf more stable. I glued and pinned the pieces together.

I painted the the whole piece with Studio 'black' gesso, I than stamped the very cool handwriting text from the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 'art from the heart' stamp set in StazOn opaque 'cotton white' ink all over the gears as I thought it looked like scribbles on a blackboard.

I backed the cog onto a piece of Kaisercraft 'timeless' paper {which I thought looked like school writing paper} and then stamped in 'desert sand' & 'london fog' Memento ink with some of the Kaisercraft acrylic clear stamps {I used Numbers, Graffiti and Grid}.
I also used some of the stamps from the My Minds Eye 'funday: happy days' clear stamp set and some distress inks. I added some grungeboard arrows all over that I coloured with distress inks and a couple of die-cut man/woman shapes to finish off the piece. {oops I almost forgot, the screws to hold the piece to the wall are hidden behind the grungeboard arrows, in case you were wondering}
I hope you have enjoyed today's offering, I am thinking it might go down quite well with Don {snazzy boss} as he has the nickname 'The Headmaster' so I had to make the apple as a little extra prop to keep in the good books as teachers pet LOL
I'll be back on Thursday with my next project.. 
Till then Stay Inky


Jenny Potter said...

Oh WOW Nicky! So out of the box with using those gears! You done good!

craftimamma said...

Ha! I knew you'd come up with something clever and quirky! Great idea and I love all the scribble notes. Reminds me of my school jotter all those years ago, lol!

Lesley Xx

PS I'm sure our Headmaster will love it.

Paula Whittaker said...

great use of the mdf piece.

Beryl said...

That's brilliant. Great use of the cogs.
Beryl xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Trust you to come up with something totally fab like this!!! The idea is fantastic (congrats to DH!!)Have to say, when I first saw the holes in some of the cogs, storage came to my mind too, but I couldn't figure out how, just as well:o) Love the finishing of it and yes, the headmaster will love it for sure!

snazzyoriginal said...

Well who's a clever girl then lol!What an inspired idea and very cleverly executed too. Love the white ink on the black xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Great project. The bribe to be teachers pet has been accepted LOL.

Maryann said...

What an awesome idea here. I had never thought of anything like this either, that´s for sure, but I just love it. You really did an outstanding job on this project and the result is amazing.

Laura said...

With built in brush holder too... sigh... perfect!!

Helen said...

What a great use of the kit, well done you - and OH too - there's a crafter in there somewhere you know. I love your apple, hope the Headmaster does too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's amazing, love it.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

that's so cool!

Gillian .... said...

Great project Nicky (teachers pet lol), love the paper apple, cool! xx

craftytrog said...

So cool! I love it Nicky! xxx

Craftychris said...

so quirky, love it! xx

Joanie said...

What a great idea! Fab project

Joan x