Sunday, January 14, 2018

"Love Notes" Embellishments

The fortunate thing about having a lot of extra ready-to-use stock items in my files is that it can be much easier to make a few things than it might otherwise be.

My eyes need extensive rest at times since my optic nerve health to one eye became problematic this past Labor Day weekend. This will be my first truly New post (nothing like the most recent post that was found almost ready to upload) since summer 2017. I'm proud of it, even if it cost me in eye strength for the day. I've promised myself to refrain from taking further chances. Building things more gradually from now on might be one way to keep on creating - but gently.

All components are from older projects of times past, all of which have previously been seen either here or elsewhere online. What I did was to combine them for this new project. I think that everything fits together pretty well. Red + black + white is a color trio that's often used for Valentines Day creating.

The sheet music is from my own collection, scanned by me and then altered. The typewriter was in the Public Domain when I found it some while back. As for the phrases chosen, two of those are outtakes from the writings of William Shakespeare, while the third one is obviously universal. 


PPS™Embellishments: Love Notes

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
use any of the above items
shown here in artwork and/or crafting
that is to be either kept or given away freely.
You are not free to:
ever sell my designs 
for any reason whatsoever,
even if they have been altered first.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

In the Pink "Extras" for Card-making or Collage

It's simple, but it's sweet. An unexpected happy find for me in time for Valentine's Day creative projects.

This set I just happened to run across in my searches for another file entirely. It only required a little repositioning of the items involved to make it into something usable. Such a lucky find is really nice for me, as my eye health (a condition known as Optic Neuritis) hasn't been good for several months. In fact, this is my only new post here for quite a while.

There are copyrights to be considered for this little one page set of "Extras." Please see the Digital Brush credits and follow my red letter Guidelines for best use that are listed below. Thank you.

The original set to which this belongs may be found by following the link HERE. There you may see everything from tag blanks to ATC Backgrounds and many other collage elements for a number of creative purposes. Again, please follow the Guidelines and respect the design credits there.

A final note:
All digital art brushes used in the making of this pink patterned set are by www.obsidiandawn.com except for one  that may no longer be found at the source (brusheezy.com).


Happy Creativity!

PPS™In the Pink Extras
(Print version only)
Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)




You are free to:
use the above pink items
in art or craft
that is for fun or for profit
BUT
not without giving Credit to
www.obsidiandawn.com.
Please give credit where credit is due
to all artists online,
including their website.
(and me, too, please!)
Fair and LEGAL use is what it's all about.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things (legally) free!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Women's Shoes of 1900

This is a re-post of a prior offering at this blog, the links for which are no longer available. 
Aren't these fun to look at? Each one says something about women's shoes of the very late Victorian era as it was in the year 1900. I had to choose from dozens to make this Collage Set for you. I also improved and tidied up the looks of each shoe with background. This is actually an older post that I could not find a proper link for owing to technical difficulties. I found the image in my files, and have added it to storage for you via my Download link below.

Please see the red Guidelines at the foot of this post. Thank you.


PPS™Collage Set: Late Victorian Shoes

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Display version
(lower quality than the download)




You are free to:
Use these in your personal art, whether in artwork that is to be sold or for your personal use.
You are not free to:
 Repackage this set, either in whole or in part, 
for sale in any way.
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sapphire Blue September Book Arts Set

The second of 2 September Book Arts posts...

...before I go on a bit of a health hiatus for a while here at the Studio.

The month of September's gemstone is the Sapphire. I chose to use the differing tones in the average sapphire as the inspiration for this set.

Please respect my copyrights and follow the red letter Guidelines listed at the foot of this post. Thank you.

The set requires 2 circle punches, one in the 1 inch size, the other in the 1/2 inch size. For some examples of how I like to suggest that people might use my sets, please follow this link HERE and look for the Display.

Happy September Creativity!


PPS™Book Arts Set: Sapphire Blue September 

Download HERE
(No ideas display this time, as no time. 
Please see post above. Thank you)

Plain Display


You are free to:
use any of the above items
shown here in artwork and/or crafting
that is to be either kept or given away freely.
You are not free to:
ever sell my designs 
for any reason whatsoever,
even if they have been altered first.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

September Set: "Black-Eyed Susans"

The first of 2 September Book Arts posts...

...before I go on a bit of a health hiatus for a while here at the Studio.

The colors that the end of summer brings can be bright and promising. This set has been inspired by the flower known as the "black-eyed Susan." I love that pleasant blend of golden yellow with a deeper orange, don't you? Some "Susans" come in a variety of colors, but I prefer this orange-y yellow the best.

Please respect my copyrights and follow the red letter Guidelines listed at the foot of this post. Thank you.

The set requires 2 circle punches, one in the 1 inch size, the other in the 1/2 inch size. For some examples of how I like to suggest that people might use my sets, please follow this link HERE and look for the Display.

Happy September Creativity!


PPS™Book Arts Set: September "Black-Eyed Susans"

Download HERE
(No ideas display this time, as no time. 
Please see post above. Thank you)

Plain Display:



You are free to:
use any of the above items
shown here in artwork and/or crafting
that is to be either kept or given away freely.
You are not free to:
ever sell my designs 
for any reason whatsoever,
even if they have been altered first.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Acrylic Pour ATC Backgrounds in Violet

I've found a few spare moments for another Friday freebie ATC Background set.


This time, I'm offering my Backgrounds for you to build upon in the many varying hues and shades of that mysteriously moody color known as violet.

As already mentioned previously, this began with my second try at using the technique known as "Acrylic Pouring" or "Poured Acrylics." The "cells" that developed in this small pour are so very tiny that it is difficult to view them without a little help. So I took a few pictures and then played with those for a little bit using Photoshop. I had to zoom in an awful lot before the "cells" could be enjoyed.

This led to my musing as to how to play with those same photographs I had taken of this experiment using acrylic pouring. There have been other colors before, among them Aquatic and Fuchsia. These are fairly recent posts, so all you have to do is to scroll down just a little bit and you'll quickly see them in other posts. I've already offered a duo of envelopes with labels to match as well, which you will no doubt find on the way down as you scroll.

Happy weekend creativity!

PPSATC™Background Sixpack: 
Acrylic Pour "Varietous Violet"

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
only give, keep or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to


keep free things free!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Castle Coloring Page

This illustration is of a real castle in France.

I like medieval artwork and architecture. I also like to "geek out" on history now and then, so this illustration really pleased me when I ran across it online. 

While I've cleaned it up and resized it, it's still a Public Domain image. For more about the Ch√Ęteau de Coucy or the Coucy castle, you may visit this website HERE. I'm fascinated by it in that I used to reread a favorite medieval history book by Barbara Tuchman entitled, "A Distant Mirror," that traces the history of the Coucy family. (Please do not let anyone fool you - that book is not fictional. I revel in the footnotes and appendixes as well as the bibliography. See? I am a history nerd or "geek.")

Happy Coloring Creativity!

PPSColorMe™: Medieval French Castle

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


Free and in the Public Domain.
Please give me credit for the cleanup job 
supplied to make this picture more fun.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Friday, August 25, 2017

ATC Acrylic Pour Background Set: Hot Flash Lava Lamp

Today's freebie is another color way of the "Acrylic Pour" series of ATC Background Sets. This time, the theme is "Hot Flash Lava Lamp."

As I mentioned previously, this began with my second try at using the technique known as "Acrylic Pouring" or "Poured Acrylics." The "cells" that developed in this small pour are so very tiny that it is difficult to view them without a little help. So I took a few pictures and then played with it for a little bit using Photoshop. I had to zoom in an awful lot before the "cells" could be enjoyed.

This led to my musing as to how to play with some photographs I had taken of this experiment using acrylic pouring. There have been 2 other colors before, Aquatic and Fuchsia. More recently, I posted one entitled, "Peanut Butter and Hot Chili Peppers." These are fairly recent posts, so all you have to do is to scroll down just a little bit and you'll quickly see them in other posts. I've already offered a duo of envelopes with labels to match as well, which you will no doubt find on the way when you scroll.

Happy weekend creativity!

PPSATC™Background Sixpack: 


Acrylic Pour "Hot Flash Lava Lamp"

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)



You are free to:
only give, keep or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Friday, August 18, 2017

ATC Sixpack:Acrylic Pour Peanut Butter + Hot Chilis

For today's Friday freebie, I've gone a bit wild this time by choosing today's weird color way for my Acrylic Pour series.

After all, whoever heard of having hot chili peppers with peanut butter? Thai food often will contain a combination of peanuts and spicy flavors, so why can't I follow suit?
:)

As I mentioned previously, this began with my second try at using the technique known as "Acrylic Pouring" or "Poured Acrylics." The "cells" that developed in this small pour are so very tiny that it is difficult to view them without a little help. So I took a few pictures and then played with it for a little bit using Photoshop. I had to zoom in an awful lot before the "cells" could be enjoyed.

This led to my musing as to how to play with some photographs I had taken of this experiment using acrylic pouring. There have been 2 other colors before, Aquatic and Fuchsia. These are fairly recent posts, so all you have to do is to scroll down just a little bit and you'll quickly see them in other posts. I've already offered a duo of envelopes with labels to match as well, which you will no doubt find on the way when you scroll.

Happy weekend creativity!


PPSATC™Background Sixpack: 


Acrylic Pour "Peanut Butter + Hot Chili Peppers"

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
only give, keep or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Free Cinderella Coloring Page

Cinderella in one of her quieter moments, feeding the little birds who've come to pay her a visit.

This is a favorite story for many people. I love the old style hearth that's big enough to sit in. The whole setting is really wonderfully done. Though I've seen it in a number of spots online, I thought I'd offer my own version for coloring or tinting. I think this project would work best using colored pencils, but the choice is yours, of course. Don't you simply love her shoes?

Happy Coloring Creativity!

PPSColorMe™Cinderella Feeds the Birds

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


Free and in the Public Domain.
Please give me credit for the cleanup job I supplied,
along with my straightening and resizing of this picture.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!
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