Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fun with Vintage Images

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
Vintage Resources

About.Com

Crafty Secrets Booklets
Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Cuts

Melissa Frances Stickers
Melissa Frances Labels
B.Shackman

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!
~Anabelle

51 comments:

kimosabescraps said...

wow, are those cards ever gorgeous... I just remembered I have some vintage postcards with holiday santa's etc... love love the look of them... off to create something!
thanks for the inspiration!

Kim

kimosabescraps said...

oooo I found another of my favorite online image sources... I don't think you can re sell these but fine to print for personal projects..

http://www.oldtimeclipart.com/clipart/frame_cat__web.html

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I love working with vintaged images. Please enter me into this fantastic giveaway. Here is a link to more vintaged images: http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/

Leigh said...

Okay, each and everyone one of these cards and projects is absolutely stunning!!
Amazing work, Anabelle!

Anita said...

These are all so cute!! I especially like yhe Halloween box - thanks for the tip for finding images on line.

Sharon in NE said...

I love these! I wish I had another resource for you and me! Love that nostalgic look! Thank you for sharing.

Deb L said...

your cards are beautiful! I love the vintage look and struggle with getting it just right, like you've done! thanks for sharing... I have found a lot of vintage images on etsy.com!

Anonymous said...

I love vintage anything - thanks for the About.com and hope I win these goodies!

franmcclintock@cox.net

almadr said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration and links - i heart vintage so they'll come very handy for sure.

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

Rosemary

Mel said...

You've got to check out

http://karenswhimsy.com/public-domain-images/

She has awesome vintage images and items that are just fun fun fun.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen from PA said...

I love vintage and I love your cards!! My vintage cards never seem to turn out the way I picture them in my head. Yours are absolutely beautiful!

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

LOVE vintage stuff! and Melissa Frances are some of my favorites!! :)

Linda Beeson said...

Anabelle!! Every single one of your creations are just amazing! How wonderful do those vintage images look! I love to buy packages of images from The Vintage Workshop. You get the images in sets and once you buy a set, you can print them out all you want and you can print them on the papers you want.

Leslie Ashe said...

I LOVE all the vintage'y goodness here Anabelle!!! WOW!! :D

Danielle said...

These are all lovely! I adore the vintage look! Going to check out your links now...thank you!
Dani

dannisdoodles said...

your cards, like all you do, are BEYOND wow Anabelle! absolutely gorgeous my friend, have a wonderful weekend!!!
hugs & love!
danni

Amber said...

Love these creations, they are so vintage and beautiful:)

jeneaevan said...

I love your work! Thank you for the resources.

Jingle said...

These are fantastic projects! I love vintage images! They just add so much charm!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, Anabelle! Your cards and projects are gorgeous! I so love the vintage images, and you have done such cute stuff with them. I am definitely going to check out some of your links. I've searched online before, but usually just use Google Images.

DeeDee said...

WOW Anabelle!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for posting the links...I've been wanting to try these for a while now!!! Also, thanks for the chance to WIN!!!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

What a great idea - here's one of my favorit links for adding music to my Christmas cards - you can print Christmas sheet music in a variety of ways. Very cool! Blessings, Becky G.

http://www.christmas-carol-music.org/

Happay said...

I go to Design Freebies,they have some modern and some vintage
http://designfreebies.blogspot.com/ and most work with Illustrator so you can easily work with them (if you have that program) to change the size. I especially love the monograms that were recently posted.

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

I love all these projects!!! There is something so sweet about the vintage images especially those with children in them. I am doihg a vintage ATC swap and have been searching for just the right images so thanks for the site info. Have a great weekend and thanks for the chance to win some candy. TFS.

Becca said...

Beautiful cards! I love vintage images! Here is another link where you can find more:

http://www.thelittlepinkstudio.com/

resmith said...

I just love vintage things. These are beautiful images.

Julia said...

Beautiful projects Annabelle! I LOVE that Santa card and the Halloween box is to die for! Beautiful work! :-)

krista said...

I would be so happy to take those off your hands Anabelle!!!! Thanks for your constant inspiration!!!

Tina said...

These cards are just beautiful! I also love to work in vintage images when I am crafting cards-etc. I especially love Dover's clip art collections-- there are a ton of different ones to choose from.
You can find a bunch of vintage images to download @ karenwhimsy.com/public-domain-images/

Jessica Larsen said...

Love, love, love all things vintage. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, I have just had a whole new world opened up to me. I never knew there were such beautiful images online for free! Who knew? You cards are beautiful, thanks for the inspiration, I, for one, am off to play!

Suzanne
danielsville@hotmail.com

AimeeInOhio said...

Oh WOW!! beautiful!!

My friend Mike puts vinatge collage images on his blog... www.jackandcatcurio.blogspot.com

Julie Masse said...

Annabelle your projects are so wonderful!! I LOVE vintage - mostly in my home but it often scares me in crafting - lol! You've inspired me to try it though . . . I have some wonderful old children's books that are too tattered and torn to be read, I might just start with those! :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

Rachel Greig said...

Great projects!! Love vintage images.

Here's a link to some photobooth images (these aren't freebies though, sorry!) But great fun to use!

http://shop.darkroomdoor.com/catalogue/c10

rae said...

Absolutely stunning projects Anabelle... gorgeous each & every one. And thank you so much for sharing those links, I'm off to check them out ;)

Lisa said...

I love the fun vintage images and your ideas are great! So sparkly and beautiful...thanks for sharing! Lisa K in tx

Katherine said...

Love Melissa Frances and Crafty Secrets what great products.

bumblesnbees said...

LOVELOVELOVE these designs! I will HAVE to check this out! I was rememnded that I have Victorian themed Christmas book w/ pictures and postcards to punch out that would be awesome to use for these. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!
Romaine

cathygalloway89 said...

Your cards are wonderful!! I love all the vintage goodies in your give away!

Island Moments said...

Awesome cards...love the vintage look & Melissa papers.
TFS

Heres a link to some vintage that I use: http://flickr.com/groups/vintagepostcards/pool/

perezmom said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I love the vintage look and love all of projects. I have no link to share but now I am off to hunt the internet!

suzeq4500 said...

Vintage has always been my favorite. I love these cards, very inspiring. Thank you.

fran h said...

The cards are adorable. Makes me want to get a head start on making something Chrismas related. Thanks for posting this wonderful giveaway.

Shawninaz said...

I have some of these images and now I'm completely inspired to use them on some cards. Thanks!!!

Melanie said...

I just love your projects, Anabelle! What a great little giveaway (although I don't think I'm eligible).

Teresa said...

What beautiful creations!

Becky said...

Love, love, love the vintage cards!What a great give away. Thanks!

Staci said...

I love the vintage look of your projects. Very beautiful...

Staci

Donna said...

Love, love, love these cards and your blog is one of my favorites!

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