Monday, April 30, 2012
Over the weekend I saw this fabulous idea posted on Shelly Hickox's blog and couldn't wait to make one (or two) for myself. SUCH FUN!! Yes they are made from mouse traps and rat traps. As disgusting as that sounds, I think you will agree that they are pretty cute. I thought it would be fun to enter this one in the Simon Says Stamp And Show for the theme of Anything Goes.
Since I had so much fun with the first one I decided to try a bigger one. This time I used a rat trap. I painted the trap with Wild Honey Distress Stain and then used some Steampunk Debutant Paper from Graphic 45. I added some Tim Holtz Pen Nibs, a Book Plate, some corners and a Word Stick. I printed my Grandmothers name "Emma" and added a couple pictures of her when she was a young girl. When it was finished I added a stand on the back cut from the Tim Holt Small Easel Die. Hope you have enjoyed my journey to "Build A Better Mouse Trap".