Please feel free to use any of the vintage images on the website in your artwork. Be sure to share your artwork with us. This is a labor of love and I love to see what you create. Please do not post the original unaltered image on the web but post your artwork and link back to this site for the original image. Please do not sell or post the image alone or in a collection without my permission. Thank you. I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Two for Tuesday 7

We are seven weeks into the challenge and the site already has almost 2000 hits. Thanks everyone and I hope you are enjoying the digital stamps. Here are the two images for this week. Two lovely bathing beauties. Just a note that I have two more for next week if you are thinking of a large project. I hope that you will all take the challenge and create something amazing.

This week's guest host is one of my favorite paper artist Dana. Please stop by here blog for a wonderful adventure into Paper Arts. Here is her bio.

"My name is Dana Gustafson and I have been a paper crafter all of my life. I like crafts of all kinds but paper is definitely my medium of choice. I live in Northern California with my husband and two young daughters. When I am not caring for our girls or making our house a home, I can be found sneaking in some creative time in my craft room! You'll find what I am making these days on the blog I started in January 2009 called Paper Daydream. I love this thing called blogging! I have "met" so many lovely and giving people here and just can't get enough challenges, blog hopping and more! I currently am honored to be a part of the My Time to Create Challenge Design Team, the Kelleigh Ratzlaff Creative Team, and the Hybrid Chick Creative Team! I have been following Cora's creative endeavors at Clearly Vintage for months now and when Cora asked if I would be a Guest Designer for Digital Two for Tuesday, I jumped at the chance! Thank you Cora!"

Here is the card Dana created using this weeks images. I love all the sewing and little accents.

Supplies:Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Georgia PacificDigital Stamp (lady): Digital Two for TuesdayDigital Paper (vintage newsprint and frame) from Kelley Mickus at the DigiChick website, kit is called "Click, Click, Click"Stamp (Ain't life grand): Stampin Up!Ink: Stampin Up! and ColorboxFlower: PrimaOther: ribbon, lace, craft gem and artist chalk

Instructions:Set up the digital stamp and images in Word, layering as needed. I printed the bathing beauty seperately from the newsprint and then detail cut her out with fine tip scissors before adhering to the newsprint. She has been highlighted with a bit of artist chalk and embellsihed with a prima paper flower and craft gem. Adhere image to the newsprint and then tear away the bottom left corner. Ink ragged edge. Adhere ribbons with fabric tac to a seperate piece of cardstock and then stitch with sewing machine. Stamp the sentiment using Baroque Burgandy on a scrap of cream cardstock, ink edges and stitch on. Assemble all of the layers, ink the edges of the craft cardstock and then use foam tape to adhere the top layer to the card base.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Two For Tuesday 6

Today I have two more fun digital images. They are old motorcycle images from the 20's. I love what today's guest designer Sarah Hemphill has done with them. I hope you are inspired and take the challenge.

My name is Sarah and I live in Texas. I have been married to the same fellow for almost 40 years. We have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. I have been stamping for 3 years and love paper, inks, and experimenting with different techniques. Even though I am not versed in the digital world, actually don't have much of a clue about it, I do enjoy using Cora's wonderful digital stamps. Thanks, Cora, for having me as this week's guest hostess!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Digital Two For Tuesday 5

Well here we go another week of Digital Two For Tuesday. Thank you to all who have participated so far. I hope this week more people will take the challenge and create something amazing with these two images. All the rules for the challenges are in the side bar. If you do not plan to participate but are enjoying the images please let me know. I love encouragement. This week's guest hostess is Annabelle. She is a Mississippi girl currently living in Illinois with my wonderful husband & 4 kitties (Elvis, Rufus, Louis & Harry). She has been doing some sort of craft project ever since she can remember. In her words "I think I've probably tried almost everything! But paper has always been my first love. When I was little, nothing was more exciting than a new pad of paper & a pen, pencils or crayons. Playing with digital images in PaintShop is also something I love to do. Combining digital images & paper is just so wonderful...there's no limit to what can be created! Add my beloved Cricut & SCAL software to the mix and I am in heaven! Now if only I had more time to spend in my studio! (Oh, and PhotoShop...I'd love to have PhotoShop.)"

Annabelle's directions: Using PaintShop Pro, the white was removed from the digital stamps and then resized. Those images were pasted into the "R.A. Geoffroy" image. The image was then printed and colored with watercolor pencils...then distressed by tearing, folding & chalking it with medium brown. The letters & photo corners were painted with white acrylic paint, sanded & chalked. The papers were adhered to the notebook & then the edges were sanded. The image, letters & photo corners were adhered on top.

Material List:

Printed papers: K&Company
Digital stamps: Cora Harkin's Collection
Digital image: Cora Harkin's Collection
Composition book
Chipboard letters
Wooden photo corners
White acrylic paint
Medium brown chalk
Watercolor pencils
Sobo Craft Glue

You can see more of Annabelle's work on her blog Simple Pleasures.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Digital Two For Tuesday 4

So we are at are 4th of our Digital Two For Tuesday Challenges. Thank you all who have participated so far. I am just loving all the different interpretations of the stamps. Our guest designer for this week is Dru. Be sure to check out her blog to see more of her exciting projects. Here is a little info about our guest designer:

Hi, my name is Dru and I am so honored to be a guest designer for Digital Two for Tuesday. I am married to a wonderful man and live in the mountains of California along with a variety of animals. I love all things vintage and have been creating in one media or another since childhood. Thank you so much Cora for letting me be a part of your ventures.

Please remember to post your project or card in the comments section with a link to your blog so we all can see what you create. I now challenge you to create something amazing!!!