Monday, 17 September 2012

Oriental Influences


Over at Out of a Hat Creations they have gone all oriental.  I decided to decorate another mousetrap.  After giving the base a coat of gesso I painted it with a bright red Steward Gill paint.  I stamped the background writing in black Stazon from a stamp on the Paperartsy Asian plate 3 set.  The images are from a mini book called ATC Oriental Paper Pad by Leisure Arts.  Oriental charms were added to finish.

19 comments:

Von said...

Love your use of the mouse trap :)
Von ♥

Paula Whittaker said...

oh how fab is this...super creation Sam

chrissies said...

Sam you are becoming the Queen of Mousetrap altering. I just love this one with the rich colours and the charms

Thanks for joining us again this week at Out of a Hat Creations
Love Chrissie xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Brillaint idea Sam. Love your take on this weeks challenge. Thank you so much for sharing this gem with the Hatters this week.
Regards Florence x

Marianne said...

I've never seen this before; a mouse trap for oriental mice. But I think they will like it as much as I do LOL.
Hugs,
Marianne

Deborah said...

Oriental and mousetrap really go well together for some bizarre reason.

JoZart said...

Hi Sam
I love your Asian mousetrap and just for fun I'm going to ask my friend to bring you one from China so you can alter it! He asked what I wanted so he's going to get a shock!
Wouldn't the mousetraps make great calendars with the date pages in the trap bar?
Love jo x

All mixed up maz said...

Hi
Great mousetrap
Love it. xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Sam, Just love that oriental mousetrap, great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a hat. Hugs Sandra x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

thats really cool!

Janet said...

Oh Sam your mouse trap is fantastic
Thanks for sharing with us at out of a Hat
Janet x

Carol Q said...

that's looks really good Sam!

Julia S-W said...

For some reason your oriental theme works really well on the mouse trap! I'm still intrigued by how you paint these without getting trapped. Am I being particularly dense??!!
Juliaxx

Buttons said...

It took a good couple of looks before I realised it was a mousetrap!! You have done a fab job of altering this. Love the intensity of that red background. Superb job Sam. Hugs, Buttons x

Minxy said...

another crackin trap xx love that u painted the spring and all xx

Neet said...

That is fab - you should do Asian more often.
Neet xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh I love this one, just absolutely fabulous and hope you were careful with your fingers love the image :) and the deep red and black
Hugs Kate xx

papercraftnut said...

Fantastic trap alteration. Love the colours and images you used.

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sam, (and that's from a non Oriental fan) x

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