Feb 17, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside...

In the winter, I don't spend as much time outdoors taking pictures.  The landscape is beautiful, but I've never been crazy about the cold so I just don't have the desire to spend countless hours outside trying to capture the perfect shot while my hands are struggling to press the shutter button.  Instead, I prefer to focus my energy on other artistic projects in the comfort of my office.

While hibernating for these past few months, I've created several new mixed media designs for crafting/scrapbooking.  I've acquired a small collection of vintage ephemera such as old postcards, book pages, sheet music and such.  With the help of my scanner and Photoshop, I've created collage sheets, background pages and wall art.

These are excellent for all kinds of projects such as decoupage, scrapbook pages, gift tags, tile pendants, wall art, etc.  Here are a few of my designs:

   A Full Page Scripture and Sheet Music Background

Collage Background of Vintage Postcards

Set of 4 Full Page Background Sheets

Set No.2 From Blue and Pink Collection

Children's Illustrations Collage Sheets

Vintage Christmas Postcards Collage Sheet

8x10 Vintage Illustration Wall Art

Vintage 8x8 Children's Illustrations Set of 3 Wall Art

These items (and many more) are on sale in my Artfire store and on Etsy.  They are digital purchases so you don't pay any shipping because the jpeg and pdf files are emailed to you.  Crafters love these types of items because they are inexpensive and they can print them over and over again for use in multiple projects.  They also look great framed on the wall.

As much as I miss the opportunity to get out in nature with the camera, these projects are alot of fun and a great way to share and revive some amazing vintage art from the past.  I'm constantly adding new items, so check back often in my stores.

You may have noticed that I've cut my blog posts back to about one per month; like most people, time gets away from me and I have to make cuts in some areas in order to gain in others.  I do enjoy keeping you updated on the major happenings in my artsy little world, so I'll show up regularly to let you know what's new.  I appreciate you reading :)


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