Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Designing with Vintage Digital Images / Stamps

Well after creating like a mad women, ignoring everything else, and posting everyday last week, I found myself feeling overwhelmed by emails and other real life stuff that had to be taken care of by Sunday.  I was in a funk for a couple of days, so I started blog hopping tonight, checking out challenges, searching for inspiration.  And then, there they were ...  these 2 sweet little girls.  I found them on Cora's "Digital Two for Tuesday" Blog and I immediately was inspired to print them and color. 

Isn't it funny what each of us are inspired by and right now, at this point, there is just something about those vintage images that is calling my name, teehee.  And they are free, that helps too!  I am on an extremely tight budget so I think that's why I creating more with digitals right now.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my rubber and clear stamps, and if I had the money would be loading up on them, but alas, real life doesn't always work out that way.  So for now the digi's are getting me through.  Thank you Cora!! 

You can find this image to copy and print HERE.

I love it when Cora tells us where the images are from too.  This one is from a book written in 1900's.  There is just something soooo cool about knowing that someone so long ago sat down and put their heart into their art,  that it was preserved until now, and that we can still enjoy what was their passion so many years ago, making it a part of what we love to do. 

Wanna see what other projects I have created with Cora's free digi's??   Click HERE.

have a great day!  Melisa


Project Details

DP : K&Company 6"x6" Paper pad
Flower : Prima
Ribbon : found in an antique store
Deckled scissors

Copic Markers : 
Green - G21, BG34
Blue - B41, B34, B29
Browns - Hat E31, E35, E59
Hair - E35, E37, E59
Skin - E50, E000, YR000


Cheryl said...

Hi Melisa!! This is just beautiful! I LOVE the papers you used, and that image is precious! You did a fantastic coloring job and way to rock this week's sketch! I also love your ribbon!

Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness, and we hope you'll join us again next week too! : )

MM February Guest Design Diva

Phyllis said...

A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so delighted that you have found us and elected to play along. Very lovely card and wonderful coloring!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for joining us this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Barb said...

They are so sweet, Melisa! Great job with the Copic coloring... looks fantastic :)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Welcome to Midnight Madness, so happy you liked the sketch this week. Sisters, friends? and they are still clean!! Love the vintage look also and the way you colored the image. Very sweet!


Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

A BIG Welcome to Midnight Madness, Melissa! I'm so glad you found us! Your Beautiful card using vintage image, has got us wanting more. Us, ladies here at Midnight Madness love vintage :) The pretty bow flower and ribbon matches the cardstock so well. I sure hope you feel better and happier. Thanks for joining us this week, hope to see more from you, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DesignTeam

Hearts Turned said...

The little girls are just adorable, Melisa! What a sweet image & so beautifully colored! Great card! So glad you could play along with us at The Cafe' this week!

Carol Hurlock said...

It's funny Mellisa when my browser opened to your blog...I recognized Cora's Digital Two for Tuesday images right away and was excited to see you create with them!!! I follow her blog and love her images too. Your card is splendid and attractive. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Melisa,it is great to see one of Cora's images mad einto a card - I have quite a few of then and have not coloured one yet - but you have inspired me! I am loving this - the colours, and the gorgeosu ribbon are amazing! It is great to have you playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week Melisa, you know we love to see your cards and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Priscilla said...

Hello Melisa, I see your work all over the place and Im truely honored that you joined in the fun at the Midnight Madness this week. Your work is outstanding and I am a hughe fan of anything vintage..so needless to say I love your card today. BIG WARM WELCOME and Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. Oh no, Valentines Day must coming…wait for it… I “LOVE” that you are around to share with us and your work fills my heart with joy. Be sure to check the sneak peek tomorrow and have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and of course crafting ;)
Sending LOVE your way <3 <3 <3
MMSC Hostess

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow, you definately are out of that slump! Love your coloring of this beautiful vintage image! What a lovely card. Your dp and embellishments go beautifully with your lovely image!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
Midnight Madness DT
I have blog candy available until March 15 if you are interested! There are lots of goodies and 2 winners!

Donna Moore said...

Oh Melisa, these girls are so adorable, you did such a beautiful job with them! I just love this look, love looking at the old story books, how wonderful that you found these girls to apply your art to!

Mona Pendleton said...

Melisa, this card is lovely! You did an amazing job coloring that image! The big blossom is fabulous! :) TFS

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous coloring here Melisa! What a great image and beautiful card!
blessings, maria

Cora said...

The girls look lovely. Thanks for taking the time to play.

Carolyn said...

What a very sweet image. Reminds me of me and my sister when we were little. I love that gorgeous flower too and the coordinating ribbon. We love having you join us at the MMSC and hope that you will continue to play with us!


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