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!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 151

Today's guest hostess is Joyce.  Joyce has shared with us a beautiful Distress Resist card that she has designed.  I love the red accent on the bird and the lovely soft tones of the background.

Here is Joyce's Bio in here own words.  "My name is Joyce Lofton (aka Joynana). I am the mother of 2 and the Nana to 4 lovely young ladies. I work every day and don't get to craft much during the week, but I do make up for it on the weekends. I have been blogging for 3 years and have done some kind of crafts since I was very young. But, I started scrapbooking in 2005 when I wanted to put something together for my daughter who was graduating from nursing school. About the time that I started blogging I was introduced to card making and copics and believe me I was not impressed by either. But, after checking out lots of blogs and seeing the things that were being made, I knew that I wanted to do this. I have been hooked every since. "

A description of her technique: "I love trying new techniques and always have several projects in the works. I love challenges and enter as many of them as I can each week.
 My technique this week is DISTRESS RESIST. In my search to find out how to do this. There are several different styles.  First I used versmark to stamp my tree branches/leaves and covered that area with clear embossing powder, then used the heat gun to emboss it. After that was done I used Tim Holtz distress inks wild honey and faded jeans with a sponge applicator to cover the embossed areas.  Using  a piece of paper towel I wiped off the excess ink and the emblossing comes through beautifully.
I colored this beautiful bird with my copics E31, G24, R22, Y13, Y11, Y17. the background stamp is from Studio G. the sentiment is from the $1 bin at Michaels and the card stock is from my scrap file. I used a Martha Stewart corner punch that I recently purchased and used the faded jeans ink around the edges of the image. I really like how this card turned out and can't wait to send it to a friend who lives out of town."

See more of Joyce's beautiful work at her blog.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Fun

We have been so lucky this last few months to have many talented artist share their artwork and skills with us.  Today several of those artists took a challenge and created some lovely projects with two Halloween images.  Thank you to Sherry, Joyce and Beverly for these great Halloween projects.

Beverly has done a tutorial on her blog on how to use Prismacolor pencils to color this image.

Here are the images.  Be sure to post a comment in the comments section if you use one of these fun images for a project.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunflower Cards

Here are two beautiful cards that Edwina has created using the sunflower image I posted on Sunday. I love the fall colors! Visit Edwina's blog to see more of her beautiful designs.

Take the challenge and make something today!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 150

Unfortunately, our guest designer is having some computer problems, so we do not have a project for you today.  Hopefully she will get her computer back and running so she can share her artwork with us.

The images from today are from a Buddy Magazine from the 1920's.  This magazine has the best line images and they make great stamps.  I love the asian feel of today's images.  They are great digital stamps.  You can use them whole or break them up into pieces and use the borders separate.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Today I have a image that always reminds me of late summer/ early fall.  It is a beautiful sunflower. 

 Maxine has created a lovely card using this fall image.  You may recognize Maxine as one of our guest hostesses from September.  She is an extremely talented designer.   In this card I love her fall color combination and the beautiful frames around the image.
Coming up next week....   Be sure to check back on Tuesday for another great guest hostess Emily and then on Saturday for some fun halloween images and projects.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 149

This week our guess designer is Patti LaBombard.  Patti is a talented designer that uses lots of colors in her designs.  Her use of papers adds a special dimension to her cards. Each week we have been so lucky to have talented designers bring us ideas for these digital images.  Sometimes going out of their comfort zone, as I surprise them with the images each time.  

Patti's Project Description:" I have always wanted to do a mosaic and this picture screamed for a mosaic for both the front and the background.  His little eyes are so full of expression.  I just love them.  The background of the picture is done in "Sand White" which is a brown tone in copics.  The tongue and ears are also done in a brown tone in copic, the flesh pink.  The eyes are the plain brown in copic color.  Then a blend on his coat and a blend on the doggy biscuit.  I wanted the matting behind the dog to be darker brown and then I used kraft paper for the card.  I had the dog papers already.  Making the cuts was easy b/c of the picture itself.  I used my 1" punch for the background papers.  I did use a little grey on his nose."

Patti's Bio in her own words....."I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandmother who started out scrapbooking in 2006 when my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The next year I did another 50th wedding anniversary for my in-laws.  The next year I did all of the pictures I had for my children for their Christmas presents.  Last year a friend introduced me to digital images when we were doing Christmas cards.  That was it for me.  I found my calling.  I jumped in with both feet.  My husband & I moved back to Texas a year & a half ago after living in Florida for 10 years because we felt like we should both be closer to our parents to take care of them.  It makes us closer to all of our family.  We now have a 1 year old Shih-poo named Jax and a 5 month old Shih Tzu named Neda, which is Choctaw for Bear."

You can see more of Patti's creative artwork at her blog ScrapClose2theHeart .

Here are this weeks images.  Both are from a John Martin's children's magazine from the 20's.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 148

This week I (Cora)am the guest designer.  I had off Monday and thought it would be fun to participate in the guest designer challenge.

This week I have two images from old Harley Davidson ads from the 20's.  I always love these images because both of my brothers are bike riders and these images make an easy cards.

First I stamped a large background image from Darcie's using Distress Ink Peacock Feathers on a kraft paper card.  I get these cards from Hobby Lobby and just love how they take the stamped image.  I then rubbed some Snow Cap color Adirondack dabber paint on top of the stamped image to tone it down a little.  I printed the motorcycle image in sepia 2x.  Then cut out the motorcycle and use foam tape to make it stick up from the background sepia image.  This gives the card a little feeling of motion.   Before glueing all the pieces I rub them with a small Versafine ink pad in Pinecone.  This one of my favorite tools.  I have an old versafine mini ink pad I have used for years and it adds just the right amount of distress to the edges.  I misted the whole card with pearl mists in several colors as a finishing touch.

 This tag was made using the same image as above.  The background is inked with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and then stamped with Paper Lace 2 by Fed B Mullet using Ranger Archival Ink in Olive. The metal tape strip in the background is embossed Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder.  You can get a whole roll of this tape from a hardware store.  I then treated the embossed image with several colors of Vintaj patina paints for metal.  I am not sure who manufactures the brads.  I applied the bike image and the Happy Birthday with foam tape.
Here are the two images for this week.  Make sure to share what you make with these cool images.

My Bio:
My name is Cora Harkins and I have been paper crafting for over 20 years.  I taught classes at a local scrapbooking store and had a stamp line for awhile.  My college education is in costume and set design.  I ended up going into another field but never lost my passion for vintage clothing, surfaces and history.  I started collecting magazines as sort of a living reference library for my costumes.

Several years ago I started to share my images online with all of you on my two blogs Clearly Vintage and Digital Two for Tuesday.  Every week in the summer and fall I scour flea markets looking for magazines, old photos and postcards to share.  It is a labor of love to post these images.  I save the magazines from being cut up by well meaning Ebay sellers who buy them to take apart and sell piece by piece.   Many of the vendors know me now and save things for me and you.  You can see my artwork at my blog Paper Flowers.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I love this old Bingo card I found at the flea market last week.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 147

Today our talented guest designer is Sherry Hickey.  Sherry's technique is paper piecing.   She has showcased this technique in two delightful cards.  I love how she has used papers to add color to the images.

Sherry's Bio in her own words:
"I was born in Washington, DC, and I have lived in nearby Arlington, Virginia, for many years. I have been drawing and painting all my life. I spent my career as a federal employee working for the U.S. Congress. When I retired I completed my bachelor's degree in visual arts. I wrote and illustrated a children's book ( which was published by a small company in Milwaukee. It's the story of a lady who makes cards for people, which grew from my love of sending cards, thank you notes, and all the years I wrote letters on Capitol Hill. I know how much a personal letter means to people! As I was looking for audiences that might like my book, I discovered the world of papercrafting and Operation Write Home, the organization that sends handcrafted cards to our troops for them to write home on. That was 2010 and I have made cards for OWH ever since. The beauty and variety of papers and tools available to crafters never ceases to amaze and delight! When I learned about paper piecing, I loved it; I think it goes back to my childhood love of paper dolls! I love experimenting with different patterned paper. All the new mini DP pads are great for paper piecing with their reduced-size patterns. I love vintage and retro styles.  It was a lucky day when I found Digital Two for Tuesday, a fantastic source for beautiful images! "

Be sure to check out Sherry's blog to see more of here beautiful work at

This image is from a 1917 children's book of Mother Goose Rhymes

and this one is from a textbook from the 20's