Sunday, May 29, 2011

Spring is in the air .❀·:·º°:·❀¸..°º:·..❀

The snow has melted but it was an unusually harsh winter. The little gnomes in Inkaland were feeling a bit dreary.

So I took them shopping and bought them some new outfits and then we spent the day doing a bit of spring cleaning... we even gave our front doors a makeover.... yes... I think we are ready for spring.

I am so excited to see everything green and blooming! And once again happy little gnomes tidying things up.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Serving Up Silver Platter Paper Dolls

Did you know you can have yourself made into a paper doll? I have not had these listed for some time but just decided I would list them again. These are dolls I did of some of my friends sometime back but I just made some new sheets that you can steampunk any paper dolls with so I used them. This is such a fun idea... Just because I used my paper dolls you really can use any paper dolls.

I just love tarnished silver and I have been looking for ways to merge my art with my decor! Anyway... every time I see a piece of old silver plate in one of the local resale stores... I just have to buy it! Since I don't have a lot of storage in my little house, I have started to just put it on the walls.

Recently I discovered that magnets will stick to some of them. You do have to be careful though, not all silver plate platters will accept magnets. It depends on what base metal they were made with so test them before you buy them. Here are a few ideas I have come up with to give them a little more pizzazz. I have use the magnets to attach old photos and papers, I have added magnetic hooks to hold my jewelry

Or how about hanging scarfs on those hooks!

 and now of course... I am dressing them up with paper dolls.

I just added some magnetic strips to the back of my dolls and instant steampunk decor! These are kinda a grown up version however this would be such a fun way to decorate a little girls room too.

I colored them with watercolor crayons and then added some printed graphics from some of my other collage sheets to steampunk them out. I also added some real gears, feathers and chain to give them an additional layer of interest.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Change is in the air :D

Spring time always brings such wonderful changes... but change is not always fun :0

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