This week’s paper pack was put together while I worked on my contribution to the August Pixel Scrapper blog train (Kids Ahead!). They’re super fun patterns to work with, so I hope you enjoy them!
I’m on a bit of a vintage kick at the moment. I’ve been doing some heritage craft projects and I just find myself collecting gorgeous old fashioned ephemera and patterns and postcards.
The papers in this week’s pack are inspired by a book of vintage kitchen wallpaper samples. Soft, sweet and flowery in subtle colours.
I’ll be the first to admit that a large portion of my downtime lately has been browsing Facebook and playing one of those games that ask you to pay for diamonds and gems and crowns, I think, to raise your village to great heights! (Mine is a flourishing medieval town right now, for those who are wondering.) Call me Mama Lazy and you wouldn’t be too far off.
But I have been somewhat productive. Seems that my designing mojo is returning (slowly) and I’ve been whipping out some of my favourite tools to create lovely patterns. Basic perhaps, but after the slump I’ve been experiencing, it’s definitely something!
Today’s offering is a dazzling collection of fine gold filigree patterns on luscious dark backgrounds. The papers look much prettier at their full size.
Click on the preview to download.
You know, I thought that having my kids at preschool and kindy would make my life easier and allow me to get things done. Boy, was I deluded. I’ve been wildly off my feet with all sorts of exciting activities; I don’t even know which was is up anymore, or what day it is or what the heck I’m supposed to be doing right now. (Shopping maybe? Shopping sounds fun.)
So I chilled out in that spare five seconds I’ve had this month and made some vintage-y flower journal cards. Hope you like them and find them useful. Click on the image below to start your download.
You can check out the Pixel Scrapper forums for some gorgeous and amazing flowery goodness.
I had these gorgeous images that I was using for another project, and I thought they’d make lovely journal cards. I love vintage ephmera. I probably have more than I should – I definitely have more than I’ll ever need! Might as well make use of it and share it.
There are four cards of sweet little vintage illustrations, in both colour and black and white.
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It’s not quite April but here’s my contribution anyway!
Despite my ridiculously obsessive love of books, I feel that this month’s offering is a bit underwhelming, and I am sorry! But I’ve been feeling a bit funky lately.
Maybe it’s the weather? (Is it summer? Is it autumn? Will it rain today or will we have another heatwave – or both? Who knows?!)
Anyway, click on the image to download this teensy little kit.
I believe I’ve had this one sitting about for a while, waiting for some final touches. Finally it’s finished! Just a simple and cute little paper cut-out vintage alpha.
It’s quite versatile. Use it shadowed or as is, blend it into your papers (invert the colours before playing with layer styles for a burnt paper look). But most of all, enjoy it!
It’s spring cleaning time! Well, autumn cleaning. The weather is cooling and the clutter has been building, both physical and digital, so this week I’m throwing together all the mixed up whatsits papers that I’ve got left straggling around my hard drive. The scraps, if you will.
Hopefully they can be of some use to somebody.
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(There are 28 papers in total so it’s a pretty large file but I’m happy to break it up if anyone needs smaller, more manageable files.)