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!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Still Experimenting

I am still looking for that perfect program to make stamps out of colored images. This is from an old valentine's card. I used Photosketcher and Pixelmator to make this digital stamp. Please let me know what you think about this little kilt boy.

 This is a Mother's Day card I made for my scottish mother-in-law.  She is going to love this card.


  1. Really i appreciate the effort you made to share the knowledge.The topic here i found was really effective
    colour correction

  2. Thanks for sharing this image... it is sweet. I like all the details that show up.

  3. I think it looks good for the details. I too have tried several programs to create some sketches for colored photos. I used Fotosketcher for several and found that some photos just come out better for various reasons. I used Photoshop to enhance some but they still were just not great. When there is little variations or a lot of variations in the colors there is trouble. I have some vintage black and white that were awful and then the occasional great one. I have not figured out what the parameters are for good ones. I tried several that were too monochromatic and they were awful. I will keep trying. I have added contrast to some in Photoshop after I converted them, that has helped a bit. I want to use the black and white prints to use as a transfer with the Citrasolv technique. I have family member who would love pillows with their loved ones in such a beautiful pen and ink drawing.

    Linda V

  4. Hi Cora! I love this image; and I also wanted to show you a card I just made with an image you posted a while ago. Thanks for all you do.

  5. I love all your images and this one is so cute also. Thanks so much!

  6. gorgeous , love the painting :)


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