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, March 30, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 42

Welcome to Digital Two for Tuesday.  The digital challenge site.  Each week we post two images for you to play with and hopefully share your projects with the group.  There are almost 300 followers of this site now and I am amazed at how much we have grown in such a short time. 
The images this week are from The Designer magazine August 1901.  It is one of my favorite magazine's I own.  The Designer was put out by Standard Fashion Company in NYC.

This week's guest designer is Petra.  She has given us two beautiful project to inspire us to take the challenge.  I love the vintage feel of her work.  Here is a bio and description of her projects in her own words. "Hi, I am Petra and being a bit of a craft addict I immensely enjoy anything to do with crafting. But only about two years ago almost by accident I discovered vintage images and the art of altering images digitally ... and I love it! Thank you so much to Cora for giving me the chance to be this week's guest designer. Cora's images are always truly amazing and this week is no exception but I must admit that they proved to be a real challenge for me.

The Sailing Lady turned into a Travel Tag: I stripped the image of the Sailing Lady leaving just the woman, the rail and life belt, and layered it digitally with a boat scenery and lots of suitcases.

To make sure that everybody knows that she has gone fishing, I made a door or wall hanger 'I am fishing'. This time the image has been left unchanged. I coloured it with chalks, colour pencils and Copics and gave it a frame. If you would like to know all details of this projects, you are very welcome to visit my blog post at // "

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Digital Two For Tuesday 41

Well this week's hostess Peggy is an amazing digital and paper artist.  She takes digital images and works them on the computer into beautiful digital pieces of art.  I feel very fortunate to have her talent add a different dimension to these vintage digital images.  Peggy is one of the regulars here on Digital Two for Tuesday.  I often am amazed by how she has manipulated the images on the computer.  Believe it or not I am not extremely computer literate.  Like most of you I print the images and use them just like I would a stamp.  I hope her work inspires you to try something different.  Won't you take the challenge.  Make sure to share your creation with all of us in the comments section of this post.  Here is Peggy's take on her artwork.  "Art has become for me "therapy". I can celebrate happy occasions or work through sad or difficult times by creating art. I love creating special art for others. I often use old family pictures in my pieces and feel good about giving them birth again. I love to laugh,am very sentimental, and cry more happy tears than sad ones. Loyality, honesty, and sharing good things with others is important to me. I enjoy seeing all the new art of artists friends and am learning something new every day! Laughing makes better wrinkles on your face! I love to try new techniques!"  You can see more of her work on her blog .

For those of you who would like to see different images this is the last set from the new baby book.  Next week we will have some beautiful vintage women.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Little Friday Bonus

Here is a little bonus for this week in case you were looking for something besides children's images.   This sailing image is from a children's book from the 1920's.  Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 40

Wow! I can't believe we are up to challenge number 40.  Who would have thought in such a short time I would have 276 followers and 44,000 hits.  Thank you all for your enthusiasm that inspires me to keep posting.  Even though I have been traveling a lot for business with the help of my amazing guest designers I am able to post a fresh new look each week.  I couldn't do it with out them. 
This week's digital images are from the same baby book from last week. The instructions for taking care of your child would get you arrested now a days.  My favorite is leaving your child outside by themselves for a little sun.  You can get your chores done while they nap in the sun. I guess they weren't as worried about predetors back then. 
This week's guest designer is Shelly.  She has designed two beautiful cards.  She did not color the images but added red accents to make her cards pop.  They are truly inspirations.  I hope you will be inspired to take the challenge this week and show us what you can do with the images.  Remember to post your project in the comments section of this post.  You can see more of Shelly's beautiful designs at her blog .

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday Challenge 39

This weeks images are from a book called Your Baby's Care from 1936.  It is a book the hospital gave to new parents.  It is loaded with information on how to take care of your baby.  Pearls like this "Give the infant 1/2 a teaspoon of cod liver oil 2x a day starting at 2-3 weeks".  I'm glad my mom did not believe in this one.  Yuk!  This week we are lucky to have as guest hostess is Fany.  Besides making beautiful cards she is an amazing illustrator who shares who illustrations on her blog.  She has created for us two lovely cards.  You can see more of Fany's work on her blog .  I hope you are inspired by Fany and take the challenge this week and use these images to create something wonderful!
Here are descriptions of the cards by Fany.  "I did give the Spring one, kind of retro 1950 vibe. I used copic for coloring, the paper and some of the trinkets where making memories, plus bits and pieces I have in my surprise box.

The blue one is more vintage.  I used paper from Fancy pant and October afternoon, coloring with copic. And again trinket from my surprise box, like old jewelry bits and pieces. I used the technique paper piecing, on the stroller."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Bonus for You

Here is a bonus.  Another image from this week's set.  I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday 38

This week we have two more images from the John Martin The Child's Magazine from Feb 1929. I am just loving these images. They are so much fun to use. This week our guest hostess is Melisa. Melisa has created two beautiful cards. She has an incredible eye for detail and she uses color to add dimension to her work. I love the word art she has added to bring the images to life. Here is her bio in her own words "Hello Everyone! I’m Melisa (Me - Lisa) and I’m thrilled to be a guest designer this week for Digital Two For Tuesday! I started scrapbooking approximately 12 yrs ago. Through scrapbooking I was introduced to stamping. I enjoyed using them soooo much I started venturing into card making. I started stamping and card making regularly approximately 2 ½ years ago. I am blessed with 6 girlfriends who are crazy about stamping as well and we meet-up frequently to get crafty. I enjoy trying different styles and types of projects, beyond card making. I love using my stamps for scrapbooking, home d├ęcor, ATC’s, inchies, and other types of altered pieces. I have several blogs to organize my art, but my primary is I would love to have you stop by for a visit sometime!

I was so delighted when Cora sent me these adorable images in the mail. While I have found a love for vintage over the past year, I haven't spent alot of time creating with children. So it was wonderful to create something that was definitely different for me. I hope you enjoy these and are inspired to use Cora's wonderful vintage images!"

When your wagon is full.

Patterned Paper : 7 Gypsies Barcelona
Emphemera : Jenny Bowlin Red Memo Book
Colorization : Copics

Life is short.

Patterned Paper : My Minds Eye from 2008
Colorization : Copics
Won't you take the challenge and make something amazing with one of this week's images? Please post your project in the comments section of this post so we can all be inspired.