Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop


Hello fellow steampunk lovers, and welcome back to another fun blog hop, hosted by the wonderfully talented Leslierahye, and including some fantastically creative designers who want to share their holiday steampunk creations with you.  So grab a cuppa and a snack,  sit back and relax, and enjoy the magic of the holidays with a steampunk theme.  But first, I want to keep you on track, so you should have arrived here from Michelle Frae Cummings'  blog.  A complete list of each blog participant is also listed at the bottom of this post, in case you get lost.  You can start the hop at Leslierahye's blog here.  

I also want  to remind you that some of us are giving away some blog candy, and all you need to do to enter to win is leave a really nice comment, and please become a follower of each of our blogs.  It really makes us happy!!!

Now, for my piece, I created this cute little steampunky snowman.  Tim Holtz would be proud to see that I used practically all of his ideology parts for this piece... well, almost all.



I first painted a wooden snowflake with a silver paint dabber, producing as much texture as I could with a dabbing motion.  I used three different sized clock faces for his body, a fancy keyhole escutcheon and mini jingle bell on the bottom clock face, a plastic snowflake and mini jingle bell on his belly, and for his face, I used a small length of ball chain (mouth), a spinner painted orange (nose) and two mini jingle bells (eyes).  Keys were used for his arms.   


For his hat, I drew a simple top hat shape on a piece of chipboard, covered with a piece of black metal, and cut it out.  Covered the hat piece with another keyhole escutcheon attached with two brads.  Doesn't he have a cute face?


For the hanger, I used a piece of ball chain that I thread through each end of an enamel plaque (25) and glued the plaque to the snowflake.


I really love how this cute guy turned out.  And now, I have a little blog candy to give away to one lucky winner, chosen at random, if you leave me a comment and become a follower.  Also, be sure to leave me your e-mail address or some way to contact you.  Here is what you could win:


I will announce the winner right here next Friday, December 14th, so check back then.

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, and please be sure to visit each blog for lots of fun and tons of steampunky holiday inspiration.  You next stop is Regena Florenti's blog, and I am positive she has something fantastic to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck to all.  Have a very happy holiday, and a very Merry Christmas!!!

Barbara



22 comments:

  1. What an imagination you have, I love your ornament! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I totally need that for my snowman collection!!!;) It's great!

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  3. Love, love, love that snowman, great use of clock faces also. hee, hee, hee Beautiful project

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  4. 'Snow kiddin! I love that snowman!!!

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  5. LOVE your snowflake and the snowman with keys for arms... so darn cute!!!!

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  6. Your use of all those pieces made an adorable project! So cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. awesome sauce! and very creative...he's lovely

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  8. Barbara, I loved your snowflake!!! It was so impressive in person.

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  9. I so tried to walk away with it this morning guess I''ll make my own. I do love it!!

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  10. Too stinkin cute! Love it completely! TFS

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  11. This has got to be the cutest snowman iv seen x

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  12. very very clever! Tim would be proud LOL. I want to hang your snowman inside a wreath on my front door!

    Great job - congratulations!

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  13. He's a cutie! He has a very expressive face too! Lloooovvveeee him. :) froggydesigns3 at yahoo dot com

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  14. He is so cute! Great job on your snowman :)

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  15. Wow great creation, that snowman is really cute. X Fab

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  16. The steampunkiest of all snowmen. Great job!

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    1. I am in love with this Snowman! Steampunk is such an unusual (and very cool) style - oftentimes bordering on the bizarre - who would have thought you could make such a cool holiday decoration like this! Love it!

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