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, 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.


  1. Fabulous cards Cora - love the sense of movement you have achieved.
    Thanks for the great images.

  2. Great cards! Thank you for all the images!

  3. Love these! The horse in the background of the first one really gives a sense of the HP in the bike. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is a great image and I really enjoyed your card. Thank you so very much for sharing.

  5. Really fun images. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks. Great. TFS.

  7. Love these digis. Thanks so much. Josie

  8. Hi!! I case'd your card! Hope you don't mind :D.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing love the masculine images!

  10. Art Vosburgh( 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    I would like to use your image with the motorcycle and horse for a T shirt design. The shirt will be sold to members of a vintage motorcycle club in Canada. We are non profit and not very big. I anticipate about 50 shirts to be made and sold (at cost) to our members. May I have your permission to use the image?


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