This third and final Victorian Note Card is my favorite. The deep purples and blues of the pansies and the dove are wonderful together.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
I wish I had more of these pretty little Victorian note cards. I've only found a few in my antique scrapbook from 1879. Isn't this one gorgeous?! This would make a lovely business card or place card.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I love Harrison Fisher's work! Well, who doesn't? It's absolutely beautiful, as are the women he created. I found this vintage image of hat fashion in an antique magazine. I've given you both the .jpg and the .png with drop shadow.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I bought a tiny 1883 almanack, measuring 3" x 4", years ago full of adorable illustrations by Kate Greenaway, but I haven't seen it in a while. I was cleaning up the back bedroom the other day and rediscovered this little treasure. I have a habit of misplacing things, but I've thankfully found where I previously hid this book. This is a pretty illustration of the Old Year.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Aren't these beautiful flowers?! This is a shrub called, Weigelas, and the flowers bloom in June and July. So if you've got them in your garden, I hope you're enjoying them ;-) But, if you don't, I hope you enjoy this piece of flower clip art from an antique seed catalog instead.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Here's another beauty from one of my antique seed catalogs of Honeysuckles! Now, I love my antique seed catalogs, but I do have one issue with them; the illustrations run right up to the edges of the pages, sometimes getting cut off. Therefore, I have to cut off some of the image when I clean them up on my computer! Thankfully, the images are still worth sharing :-)
Monday, July 5, 2010
This is one of my favorite backgrounds. I found this antique decorative paper inside the cover of an antique bible. I'm currently using this as a background for the .png images I sell on Etsy, showing off what the images look like on a background.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Do you love creating ATC's? I do. A friend of mine got me into them, and she's a real artist. They're little works of art and lots of fun to decorate.
So, here's a real treat for you! I've created a collage sheet of ATC backgrounds using antique, Victorian wallpaper samples. Each of the 6 images prints at 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I hope you have lots of fun using these. I recently bought a HUGE antique wallpaper book, and I'm in the process of scanning the pages. Phew! But, it's great fun :-)
I also came across a wonderful blog, Shadowhouse Creations, and what a find! Have you discovered it yet? If not, go check it out. The blog's author, Jerry Jones, is a talented graphic artist, as well as very generous with his free textures. I love them! I used several of his textures in creating this collage sheet.