Hi! This is Anabelle and I'm here to post about one of my favorite supplies, vintage images. There are so many different ones out there and they are all fun to use on projects. They add a touch of shabbiness and timelessness to any creation.
This first project is a card I made using a Crafty Secrets Cotton Scrap. I cut it out, frayed the edges and added crackle medium over the top of it. It really has an antique look to it!
This next card uses an image from Crafty Secrets' Holiday Booklet. I added some Melissa Frances paper to go along with the shabby theme. It can be seen in this month's Paper Crafts Magazine.
This next project uses another image from the Crafty Secrets booklet. I added some stitching to the edges and some pop dots to give it dimension and texture. The Pink Paislee paper also adds to the vintage effect.
This next card uses an image that I found online. If you do a search, you will find that there are many free images available for use. You do need to read the fine print, though, to see how you are allowed to use them. I found this one through a google search. (©2000 Denise Van Patten - Doll Collecting at About.com) I printed it out, added the glitter to the edges and used foam adhesive to mount it on the card front.
Vintage images aren't just for cards, though. They work really well on projects, too. Here is a gift card tin that I'd made using Crafty Secrets' Heartwarming Vintage Cuts. I layered lots of felt, flowers and the image onto the tin front.
And here is a little treat box for Halloween. I used a Melissa Frances label on the lid.
If you are interested in using some fun images, check out these resources. They are some of my favorites.
Free Vintage Images.Com
Crafty Secrets Booklets
Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps
Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Cuts
Melissa Frances Stickers
Melissa Frances Labels
Finally, I leave you with a little giveaway.
There are a few Melissa Frances labels, some vintage stickers, some B.Shackman images, a Craft Secrets stamp set and some trim.
Post a comment by Saturday, Nov 15 at midnight and I will enter your name into a drawing for these items. They will help you make your own fun, vintage projects. If you leave a link for another resource, I'll add your name to the hat twice!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!