9.28.2017

Of mice & men

The Male Room Challenge Blog currently is hosting a challenge and DT call, and the theme is Anything Goes with the optional Technology element thrown in. This is right up my alley since hubby is a tech geek & we're 'wired for sound' around here.

It all started with a mouse - not the furry kind but the computer kind. It's been sitting in a drawer for almost 6 years so it was time to do something with it.


Since I was going for the steampunk, grungy, vintage look, I covered it in copper crackle. Then I spritzed with water, then dribbled black spray, letting it get into the cracks a little. 


Then I added some more color with Fire Ruby wax from Art Alchemy. 


I had this small little palette in my stash & picked out some paper from 7 Dots & cut it to fit inside the square. But that will come later. 


I first need to embellish around the frame & add a little texture. Just enough for interest. 


Then, let's paint it black. It's the perfect base for those Art Alchemy waxes! 


After that was done, it was time to put it all together! 


I added an embossed mustache to the mouse & Sari silk ribbon around the whole thing. 

A quote, some washi tape, & a textured Architextures piece behind the gentleman adds interest as well as the outlining. And don't forget my gentleman friend! 



It's got height and texture and technology - perfect for a man! 


Hope you enjoyed it! Drop me a line - I'd love to hear from you! 

      

9 comments:

  1. This is very cool! I love that you did something with the mouse! Very creative! :)

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    1. Thank you, Katy! That silly thing was driving me nuts in the drawer! 😃

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  2. Wonderful project and good luck with the DT call.

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  3. I'm incredibly late commenting on this wonderful project. I think the way you've used the computer mouse and altered it for your picture is brilliant. Great work. Deborah, DT.

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    1. Better late than never - thanks so much! 💕

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  4. It's so good to see something other than a card, this is fab. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.

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    1. I'm all about the mixed media & being different! 💜

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  5. Hi Cathy! Please could you contact me - Jane - about the Male Room's DT call. themaleroomcraftchallenge@gmail.com

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