Please feel free to use any of the vintage images on the website in your artwork. Be sure to share your artwork with us. This is a labor of love and I love to see what you create. Please do not post the original unaltered image on the web but post your artwork and link back to this site for the original image. Please do not sell or post the image alone or in a collection without my permission. Thank you. I can't wait to see what you create!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
firstname.lastname@example.org. You have until Friday to send me your artwork.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Here are two images from a Delineator magazine from the late 1800's. This week's guest designer has not let us down. Pauline has created for us two beautiful and colorful cards to celebrate all things vintage.Here is her bio in her own words. "I'm Pauline, from Stawell, a small country town in the south east of Australia. I am married with a special needs foster child who has multiple disabilities, and I am an addicted papercrafter! I love cardmaking, scrapbooking and making jewellery.
For several years I loved rubber stamping, paper folding and piecing, then I discovered card embroidery.... I now design my own stitching patterns when commercially available ones don’t suit my need (mostly I design them for the fun of it all!). Last year I discovered digital stamps....and I love them! I have even been playing with my own designs there too! I also started playing with vintage photo images.... and I love them too! My 'style' could be called 'eclectic' ... as I don't quite seem to fit into any category. My favourite colouring mediums are markers, H20s, and chalks. My favourite embellishments are lace, ribbons, paper and silk flowers, buttons, beads and bling!
Thank you Cora for having me back again as a guest host, and for the opportunity to play with your beautiful images! If you would like to more details of the creations I have made with Cora’s images, I invite you to visit my blog.
I have coloured both the beautiful lady images with chalks, and accented with Glaze and Stardust pens. "
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Early this year at the flea market I found two fun old books. The Roosevelt Bears 1906 and More About Teddy B and Teddy G and the Roosevelt Bears dated 1907. Both were written by Seymour Eaton and illustrated by V. Floyd Campbell and RK Culver. These bears have a lot of adventures. If these books were in perfect condition they would sell for hundreds of dollars but these were all unbound. Perfect for scanning. Lucky us!
This week our guest host is Rheannon. Rheannon has hosted for us before and created a beautiful bright colored recipe book from our old cookbook images. She told me the images for this week's Digital Two for Tuesday were perfect for her as her family loves to fish. Rheannon has created a beautiful inspiring card for us today. I love all the details and how she has colored the image.
Here is her bio in her own words.
"My name is Rheannon. I live in North Idaho, married to a wonderful man, and have an incredible 6 year old son. I love all types of crafts but have a particular love for paper. I work at a private school during the day, play with my son in the afternoon, and craft till midnight!"
You can see more of Rheannon's beautiful artwork at her blog.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
So I am quite new to this world. I like scrapbooking, cardmaking, ATC, mixed media and altered art and I also like to try something new. As for styles, now I feel that I prefer vintage and shabby chic. I’ m glad that my hobby let me meet a lot of interesting and talented people.
On the tags I outlined watercolored pictures with 3D glitter, added wording, ribbons and bead."
You can see more of Julia's beautiful and inspirational artwork work on her blog Astra-Scrap.
Monday, July 12, 2010
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
One of the greatest thing about having a blog is all the great people you get to meet from all over the country and the world. Today I have a special group of images from Melisa Waldorf, who has been one of our guest host's several times. She was generous enough in the midst of a move to a new home to send me a snip of paper in the mail with beautiful graphics from an old The Etude magazine from 1920. So with a little scanning and a lot of digital manipulation I was able to make us 3 digital stamps out of the paper. Thank you Melisa. They are adorable!