Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Altered Mousetrap

It was my turn to set the latest Bramford Crop challenge and I've recently seen a few people altering mousetraps so I thought we'd give it a go.  I think I initially stumped everyone with my choice but it is a challenge after all so I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has done.

I started by taking the mousetrap apart removing all of the metal and then spritzed the whole wooden base with Dylusions ink in melted chocolate.  Next I cut a piece of card stock just smaller than the front of the mousetrap and coloured it using the Tim Holtz fall seasonal distress inks and a script stamp.  I glued it to the mousetrap using Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium matte and then covered the front of the card stock in the same.  Next I covered the top half of the card stock with Ranger stickles, added Tim Holtz distress embossing powder on the bottom right hand corner and Ranger Adirondack gold paint dabber to the top right hand corner.  Once dry I replaced all of the metal parts. 

For the embellishments, I coloured 3 white flowers with Dylusions inks in melted chocolate, crushed grape and pure sunshine.  Then added a Tim Holtz ideology timepiece clock, game spinner and foliage metal flower plus some gems and glass beads.  Finally I wrote my sentiment on Kraft card stock and covered in Tim Holtz distress crackle paint clear rock candy.  I decided to hang my photo under the mousetrap and used a picture taken with my best friend a number of years ago, attaching it to Kraft card stock, white tissue paper and corrugated card then added Ranger Adirondack gold paint dabber to the edges.  Finally I added a swivel clasp to hang my piece.

Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. totally brilliant Tracey and lovely words too. It will be fun to see what the others come up with!


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