Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Traps of Art

It's that time again!  Time for another Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team blog hop!  Which means you have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate, how cool is that?!  And all you need to do is leave a comment on each blog on the hop.  The hop closes Fri. Mar. 29th at midnight.

So today the 'meeces' (if I had any, which thankfully I don't) get to play another day, since I just transformed their traps into works of art, LOL.

I started with the Delicate Asters Paper Collection and then added some pleated trim and pearls around the edges.  I used an embossing folder from Pat Catan's for the base.

 The springs were painted with gesso. 

A little bit of lace, seam binding, stickles and Dazzling Diamonds for the flower centers.

Heartfelt Products
HCDP1 226  Delicate Asters Paper Collection
HCPC 3502 Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCD 727  Vintage Floret Die
HCPC 3499 Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set
SKU: 253844 Les Papillions Die
HCPC 3494 Delicate Asters PreCut Set_leaf
HCPC 3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set_sm butterfly
HCD 723  Garden Romance Die_fence and sm butterfly

So now hop on over to the lovely Lisa's blog to see the awesome inspiration she has for you today.  And here is the complete blog hop list.  Be sure to comment on each blog for your chance to win the $25 gift certificate!  

Selma 
Dina Kowal 
Emilia van den Heuvel 
Alissa Well 
Sarah Miller (that's me!)
Lisa Allen

challenges
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  anything but a card
613 Avenue Create #12 anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody:  #16 anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow: #54 An Altered State
Clearly Inspired:  anything goes

I hope you enjoyed this fun creation, thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


53 comments:

  1. What a clever way to use a mouse trap. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  2. simply wonderful...love this...so happy to see your work at sch this week...lizzi

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  3. Wow! Amazing layout. I always love to see something a little different. Thanks

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  4. Wow Sarah, I have never seen anything like this before. Its wonderful and the colours so beautiful too. Hugs Rita xx

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  5. Oh Sarah this is AMAZING!!!!!! Talk about thinking outside the box err mouse trap. LOL

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  6. What a creative mind you have. It is nice to see the use of ordinary item so cute.

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  7. Wow! I had to take a double take because these do not look like traps!! They are perfect works of art!!! Beautiful! Oh, I just LOVE them!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  8. My favorite way to use a mouse trap! Hopefully the only way I will ever use one! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  9. Really pretty, would not have guessed they were mouse traps until I read that you painted the spring.....then I took a closer look.

    Thanks for sharing and for giving me an opportunity to learn and win.

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  10. I guess that is a real mouse trap that you used-great idea! I like the originality of your project!

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  11. Fantastic idea to use the mouse traps in the project. I shouldn't say it but I've also been lucky this winter and they've stayed outside. Fun project. Love it.

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  12. Wow, I finally found the comment section for this post. LOL Your card is so pretty. Lots of detail to enjoy.

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  13. This is so very creative and well done!!! Every time I look at it I see more detail. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love how you used the "meeces" traps for your project! So delightful! I love all the details and the colors you used are beautiful! Thanks for sharing our ingenious project with me!

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  15. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  16. Great talent! They look fabulous and I love your design.

    Thanks for joining our "Anything but a card" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hugs, DT Eemeli

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  17. Stunning project thanks for sharing .Melanie

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  18. Beautiful projects! Love the flowers and how you used them in this project.

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  19. Wow, Sarah! These are fabulous! So creative and gorgeous detail. Thank you for sharing with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.
    Tracey

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  20. Absolutely stunning! Love the colours and all the beautiful detail.
    Diane xx

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  21. Oh this is awesome! Really beautiful project.

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  22. very pretty..love your color combos

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  23. Beautiful dimension! I love all the details on each one and the gorgeous dangly beads! Hard to believe they're traps for meeces!

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  24. Very creative! I never would have considered using a mouse trap. Love it!

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  25. What a clever project, and you have done a brilliant job with it. Thanks for joining us this week for Anything but a card.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Caorner

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  26. Best looking traps I have ever seen!

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  27. Cute and clever use of this item...so glad you don't have to use it for the real thing. Love the details, colors and embellies. TFS

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  28. Very cool! How ingenious to use a mouse trap.

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  29. Wow, Sarah, this is awesome! How clever of you and it's so gorgeous! Blessings! Kathy

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  30. WOW...AmAzing work... stunning creations the colours & wonderful embelishments...simply beautiful.. Hugs May x x

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  31. You used mouse traps?! I'm having trouble understanding what you made. Is it a wall hanging or is it a functional piece? Would love to know more about what it is for. It's pretty!!

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  32. What a creative project! Love the colors!

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  33. Wow, I just simply Adore your Design.
    This week I am so seeing projects not like a card.
    I love your creativity.

    Thanks for visiting and entering this week's challenge.

    we hope to see you back next week.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

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  34. Really like the layout! Thanks for sharing such nice ideas!

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  35. Now it takes a lot of talent to turn a mouse trap into something this beautiful. My friend you have out done yourself here. Gorgeous! Hugs!

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  36. Just goes to show how anything can be made beautiful in the crafting world. Very lovely!

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  37. So clever! Amazing mouse traps!

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  38. Barb, to answer your question, I'm displaying them on a shelf. One could also add magnets to the back and use them as note holders. I often frame the cards I make and use them as art, also. Thank you , everyone, for your kind comments. I love reading your feedback and appreciate them so much!

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  39. Oh my gosh, this is GORGEOUS Sarah!! Wow!! Prettiest mouse traps I've ever seen, how clever!

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  40. Beautiful art work. I would never think of using a mouse trap. Very clever.

    Margie F.

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  41. How very creative. It is lovely. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks

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  42. Absolutely love this.. Every embellisment is super.. Thanks for joining us over at TSC.

    Pam DT
    alljazzed2creat.blogspot.com

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  43. Stunning, creative outside the box work!! Every thing is so very pretty and works so well together, such clever thinking!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration
    hugs
    Donna

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  44. It took me a minute or two to realize that you had upcycled the mouse trap. Very clever! I love the color combos also. All the designers on the hop have been doing a great job with that. That seems to be something I struggle with.

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  45. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Ave Create.

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  46. These are great! Love the use of the mouse traps! Very pretty!

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  47. very cool off the page project. love the color tone and the embellishments....

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  48. just loving your altered mouse trap lovely colour combo
    thanks for joining us at SCH
    hugs

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