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, July 31, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 139

I found this fun book at the flea market on Sunday.  It is called The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes from 1919.   I challenge you to make something amazing with one of these images and post it here in the comments section.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Two Geese

Both of these geese images are from a book called The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes by Padraic Colum and illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker dated 1919.  I cut out the branches from the 2nd image as a bonus.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

19th Century Images

Here are two very old images.  The magazines they came from are very frail and I had to do some repair work to the images.  Please take the challenge and make something amazing with these images.  Remember to post a link to your creations in the comments section so we can all be inspired.
This is from a 130 year old Peterson's magazine

From an 1862 Godey's magazine

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 138

Both of these images are from Peterson's Magazines that are over 130 years old. Won't you take the challenge and make something wonderful out of these images. Be sure to post a link to your projects here so we can all see what you create.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Romantic Card

While surfing the web yesterday I found this amazing card, on a blog called Handcrafted by Ellapu, using the image I posted a few days ago.  I was lucky enough to get Elaine's permission to share this with you.  I love her use of color and the distressing she has added to the image in order to create a feeling of romance.  She has also added beautiful frame to the image.

Please take a look at Elaine's blog for some close ups of this project and more of her of her inspiring artwork.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Border Art

Originally these designs were made printed as embroidery patterns in Peterson's Magazine.  Both of them are over 130 years old.  I have posted the JPEG and PNG version.  

Monday, July 16, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 137

Both of these gems are over 130 years old.  They are from a Peterson's Ladies Magazine from August of 1878.  I dare you to make a summer card using these images.



Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Beautiful Flowers

Both of these images are from the 1919 Park's magazine I have been posting from this week.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Digital Two for Tuesday 135

Today's images are from a March 1915 Park's Floral Magazine.  The magazine is 97 years old and made of a pulp paper which has turned extremely brown.  It is filled with helpful hints on how to grow dozen's of flowers.  The pictures below were two toned but I have made them monochomatic for these digital stamps.  The flower on the left is suppose to be faded, to make it look more in the background.  I'm not sure that translates in b&w.