Thursday, May 31, 2012
This is a beautiful vintage illustration of women's fashion, particularly collar fashion, from a 1915 clothes catalog. I love the simplicity of both the collar and hair style. I've given you both the .jpg and .png files of this image. Enjoy!
In decades past they really knew how to dress stylish, don't you agree? These two pieces of men's fashion clip art are from a 1915 clothes catalog. I hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This is a vintage advertisement from a book on creating advertisements. These advertising images make great backgrounds or hang tags. I hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Isn't this a beauty?! I love vintage cars, especially those from the 1940's and 1950's. This is an image from a 1950 Buick car catalog. I hope you enjoy!
Monday, May 28, 2012
Isn't this a beautiful vintage shoe?! This is from a vintage 1915 clothes catalog. The shoe graphics from the catalog are amazing, and I love using them. I've given you both the .jpg and .png files of this image. I hope you enjoy!
This is an adorable black and white illustration of birds from a Victorian storybook. This piece of bird clip art is so wonderful! I hope you enjoy!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wouldn't this be a lovely digital scrapbooking element for a baby's or child's big adventure at the beach?! I've given you another version you can use as a frame. This is such a pretty graphic. Enjoy!
This is a spectacular vintage postcard! I just love the graphics and colors of the pansies. Wouldn't this make the most beautiful greeting card?! I hope you enjoy!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Awww! This loyal little dog waits patiently for his master. I'm sure he's waiting to go hunting by the looks of it. This is a Victorian die cut from my 1879 scrapbook. Enjoy!
I just love the whole series of flower clip art I created from a little humorous book on flowers. They're so cute! This is a little flower looking very prim and proper. I hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
It's time to go on vacation! With Summer fast approaching, we're all making plans to travel and have fun somewhere. Here's some fun travel clip art of vintage travel trunks. These black and white illustrations are perfect for scrapbooking your latest vacation photos or printing out, coloring, and creating all sorts of paper projects. I hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This is a beautiful vintage graphic of Honeysuckle flowers from a vintage book on flowers. I love this series of flower clip art from this book because of the open spaces above most of the images, which make it a perfect placement for words or some other image. This would make a lovely greeting card or the base for fun collage art. I hope you enjoy!
Here's a wonderful black and white illustration of hands writing a letter. I love the little ink well in the graphic! I hope you enjoy!
Monday, May 21, 2012
This is a pretty vintage graphic from a Victorian storybook. I can just imagine these two girls are sisters. I just love the look on the older sister's face as she listens to her younger sister tell her something exciting. I hope you enjoy!
Here's another digital background created from a page from a vintage book on etiquette. It shows the proper way to write the letters of the alphabet. The uniformity of the image is what makes this such a good choice for a background. Enjoy!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
How appropriate is this sweet, romantic vintage postcard? And, it's just in time for the great weather! What a lovely hang tag design this piece of romantic clip would make. I hope you enjoy!
Friday, May 18, 2012
Here are two Victorian storybook back covers that are perfectly distressed. I love that look! Often I'll use these images for gift or hang tags, but I'll also use them for digital backgrounds or part of a collage. They are great for that. I hope you enjoy!
This is another lovely flower image from one of my favorite vintage books. This piece of flower clip art is of daffodils. It's so pretty with the puffy clouds in the background. Can't you just feel the breeze through your hair?! I hope you enjoy!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I've collected several vintage and antique baby books over the years, and I love using the images for all my baby-themed projects, especially scrapbooking. This is one of my favorites! I hope you enjoy!
Isn't this a pretty vintage graphic design? Wedding season is upon us, and this wonderful black and white illustration is perfect for any handmade wedding project. This comes from a Victorian book on etiquette. This would make a lovely design on a wedding invitation! I've given you four possible choices of colorized versions, but you could colorize it yourself according to the colors of the wedding. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Here is some very interesting religious clip art from a vintage Catholic bible showing a Theca, a Holy Water Font, and a Holy Water Sprinkler. The way the page was laid out originally makes for a perfect digital collage sheet. They're beautiful images that I think could be used in almost any project as a design element. I've given you one colorized version. I hope you enjoy!
I love the individual elements of this vintage postcard. There are so many possibilities with the heart image and the pansy clip art, and even the sentiment surrounded by the ivy would make a lovely digital design on its own. I hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Isn't this a stylish boot? This is a lovely piece of shoe clip art from a 1915 clothes catalog. I've give you both the .jpg and .png files of this image. Enjoy!
This is a scan from an old book showing handwriting lessons for the proper way to write. The uniformity makes this a wonderful background image for any project. Enjoy!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Summer's almost here! Are you getting ready to go on vacation?! Well, here's some vintage travel clip art that just might inspire a scrapbooking project for remembering all the wonderful memories you're sure to make. How lovely would these two images look hand-colored. I hope you enjoy!
This is a lovely Victorian scrap card from my 1879 scrapbook. And, the rose graphic is particularly beautiful. I've used this image a couple of times for decorating greeting cards. Actually, because of the winter background, I made Christmas cards one year with this image. I hope you enjoy!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
This is a beautiful Victorian scrap card from my 1879 scrapbook. This would make a lovely decoration on the front of a greeting card. The red and white flowers are so pretty. Enjoy!
This is the front cover of a book of sheet music. I just love the distressed surface and the color. When I saw this in the antique shop, I just had to have it! This would make a lovely hang or gift tag.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Here is the last of my Victorian note card die cuts from my 1879 scrapbook. I love this label design especially because of the contrast of the dark purple pansies and the white dove. This is so beautiful, and I hope you enjoy.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Black and White Illustration: Vintage Graphic of Curtain Design and Decoration in Celebratory Grand Hall
I recently purchased a vintage 1913 book on curtain design, and the illustrations and graphics are absolutely wonderful! This is one illustration from that book showing how a grand hall may be decorated for a celebration. I hope you enjoy!