My mom found some vintage, victorian wallpaper at a garage sale. They are in scraps and pieces and in a folder titled, "Doll House Paper". I was inspired to make some paper collages with children as the theme. This is the first one titled, "Shelby Found a Treasure". This is the back of the collage...
I had to put it in a frame to see how it looked...
Stands for Art Cards Editions & Originals. These are very popular at Etsy. Otherwise known as but not to be confused with ATC--Artist Trading Cards.
Basically, the ACEOs are artwork created on a medium about the size of a playing card. They are original and are for sale. The ATCs are the same--but are generally traded for other ATCs.
I made some and listed them for fun!
Usually I want to necklaces straight on and the earrings/other from a slight angle for the thumbnail photos.
Happy Monday, ALEL readers! It's been a while since we've featured a shop with plants, so I figured it was time to share a little green love and introduce everyone to The Little Succulent Shoppe. California-based Stacy makes the most beautiful wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, and more from beautiful succulent plants. Take a peek at a few of my picks from this exquisite shop!
This 13-inch Heart Wreath is perfect for the autumn season! It is adorned with live succulents in gorgeous fall green, yellow, orange, and brown shades. Purchase one for yourself, or give it as a breathtaking wedding, birthday, or housewarming gift. Prefer a different shape or different colors? You're in luck because Stacy takes custom orders too! She even includes an information sheet along with each wreath order so you'll know how to care for your wreath and enjoy it for years to come!
DIY Succulent Terrarium
This under-the-sea inspired terrarium would be great for your office, your coffee table, or even as a centerpiece for a beach wedding! The terrarium kit includes a glass bowl, succulents, sand, shells, driftwood, care instructions, and more, so that you can create your own beach-inspired escape!
Fall Succulent Centerpiece
I love the pop of color in this piece! The bright orange pumpkin with the pretty succulent greenery just makes me smile! Are you hosting a Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner at your home this year? If so, you just have to pick up one of these seasonal pumpkin centerpieces to spice up your celebration! Great news - once the autumn season is over, the succulents can easily be replanted into another container.
The above centerpiece is so sweet! I am drooling over the pairing of the lovely rustic wooden box with the beautiful arrangement of colorful succulent plants. I would love to have a piece like this; I would put it on the windowsill above my kitchen sink!
I have a huge love for natural feathers, crystals, stones and earth inspired adornments! Spirit Tribe is all of these combined along with so much genuine love and healing intentions inscribed in each and every hand designed piece!
I’ll let these beautiful earthy adornment masterpieces speak for themselves!
Gaia's Daughter Bohemian Headdress - Four Directions Turquoise Hoop Feather Earrings - Mitakuye Oyasin Feather Dreamcatcher Necklace - Crystaline Quartz African Coral Agate Hoop Earrings
Takoda Rain, the amazingly talented shop owner and designer, is inspired by nature, the elements and spirit. Living in northern New Mexico, she is able to share the magnificence of her surroundings by incorporating this inspiration into her work. Her shop is full of beautifully crafted jewelry, dream catchers, cuffs, and headdresses for the wild at heart! I personally own one of her pieces and I have to say, it is my favorite piece of jewelry I own! Takoda pours so much love, heart and soul into each work of art and I am blown away by it. You can really see it in her work. :)
Takoda uses only the finest quality materials that are sourced as locally as possible. I absolutely love how she states the healing qualities and benefits of each stone, crystal, feathers and the significance of the animal totems meanings and teachings in each listing! The healing properties of these natural elements are totally intriguing and wonderful to know!
Her shop is without a doubt one of my top favorites on Etsy… which says a lot! :)
Old Magic Deerskin Turquoise Onyx Coral Bone Necklace - Wild Child Tribal Feather Ear Cuff - Rainbow Warrior Silver Chakra Stone Feather Earrings - The Dream Catcher
How beautiful is her work?! Today you might just have a chance at winning the beautifully designed turquoise, rooster and peacock feather earrings pictured below, because Takoda is generously giving them away to one A Little Etsy Love reader! If you can’t wait to find out if you are going to be the winner ;) they are available in her shop and are even on sale at the moment!
An artist since hands could hold a crayon, instead of coloring, River specialized in drawing monsters on the pages of color books. Always inspired by surroundings, the seen and unseen, since then has progressed further into multiple fields of artistry. Inspired by all that was and what shall remain, Ghost has infused his eye with River's able creations Seeing what others have passed by, his ideas and imagination surpass any dreams. With two hearts lying upon the spiderwebs, all creations have been made with an energy lit by Ghosts, by ancestors, by Creator. Experience the artistry of Ghost River Art.
Hand-Carved Bocote Curves with Raw Turquoise Inlay
Tribal Wooden Dread Bead
Hand-Carved Bloodwood with Antler Inlay
Elk Hide Arm Band