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!
Monday, September 27, 2010
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Both of these beautiful images remind me of stories of when my grandmother was much a younger woman. How she loved to dresses stylish. I colored this image with Copics and I used the PTI bookmark die to cut it out. I dug through my button and found this lovely gold one that I thought went with this style very well. I used vintage seam binding ribbon in light brown.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Here are two more images from the Tick Tock book for you to enjoy. This book is a treasure full of beautiful line images. This weekend I picked up four new books at the flea market from the early 1900's chock full of images for us to play with in our art. I can't wait to share them. Also if you are looking for a certain type of image let me know and I will keep an eye out at the flea market. I love a good hunt. They need to be out of copyright or I can't share them on the blog, thus the vintage theme.
This week our guest hostess is Yolanda. She has created two beautiful cards for us today. I love her rich use of color and the words she has added to her cards. Her unique coloring has brought the images to life. I hope you are inspired to take the challenge and create something amazing with this week's images.Fairy card: The easel card base is a 4.5” x 12” piece of DCWV Autumn Splendor cardstock, purple and bright green Color Box Petal Point ink and colored with Prisma colored pencils, purple DriMark Metallic marker and Copic E50. It’s embellished with tiny Mark Richards crystal star stickers. My fairy card is much more spectacular in real life, alas. My photo didn’t capture the metallic in the purple fairy dresses or the shine of the stars on their wands and above the sentiment as nicely as I would have liked. I am craving some Stampin’ Up Crystal Effects, which would have been very nice for the wings.
Couple card: The card base is the same paper from DCBW Autumn Splendor inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and colored with Prisma colored pencils and Copic E50. I found an affordable set of Copics called Manga Skin Colors at Amazon.com and have been very pleased with it. I like my card people to be able to be multi-ethnic and this set offers a nice range of skin tones.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Here is her bio in her own words. "I am the Career Development Director for a small university in Iowa. I love working with young adults. I love their energy, their inquiries, their openness, acceptance, and their sense of adventure. The first weeks of any academic year are hectic to say the least so being asked by Cora to create a card or two was just the motivation I needed to carve out ‘me’ time.
I was so pumped to see the thistle image. I immediately thought of Flower Soft to give it the prickly look it deserved. The second image was just fun to play with!"
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Paper Flowers.Finally I got a chance to scan a few of my projects. In this one, I used the images from the last few weeks to create this set of ATC's. I combined them with rubber/clear stamps to add depth to the designs. The stamps are from Clearly Vintage and Cavallini. I colored them with Distress Inks and Stickles. You can see more of my work using my digital images at my blog
With Love, Cora
With Love, Cora