Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Free Autumn DigiScrap Leaves: 2 Sets 2 Ways

Update: 2 New Russet Autumn Leaf Cutout Duos for Scrapping + General Crafting

I adore autumn weather. I have been known to take a not-so-secret delight, even as a grown woman, in walking through piles of fallen leaves, just to hear them rustle about my ankles. The colors of autumn do please me the best. I actually find the best colors to fit my personal coloring in the Fall range, as well.

So here are the newest Leather cutout sets, now larger and in russet red, a favorite color of mine. These are both available in Digi and Print versions, so please read the Download choices below.

Also please notice our red guidelines below, along with any credits in each one of our posts here. Some things are in the Public Domain, while other things do have a few guidelines to follow out of fairness to the suppliers of the images being altered or used. Thanks for stopping by with your

Happy Creativity!


PPSDigiScrap™ Russet Leather Leaf Duo

Download Digi PNG version HERE

Download JPG For Print version HERE


Our Display Copy (lowered resolution)




Duo Number 2

Download Digi PNG version HERE

Download JPG For Print version HERE


Our Display Copy (lowered resolution)






These are now in the Public Domain,
although we'd enjoy credit for the work
being offered.
So please do not sell either of these leaves as part of a set.
Let's keep free things free!
Thank you.













Monday, August 31, 2015

Our New Button

The Studio's New Blog Button!

This button began with the artwork from the cover of some sheet music. It is much beloved by yours truly. You see, I love music and I also love art, so this was so much fun!

It's taken months to make the blog look better, including this new button. I hope that it's been well worth it.

Happy Creativity!



The New Button
(now also in our right column)


Saturday, August 29, 2015

More Frames in Retro Colors

Retro Color Frames for Scrapbooks (Digi + Print)

Our Devon Lee-inspired Retro Week continues this weekend with a new set, in a combo or trio, if you will. I simply love these fun colors, don't you?
:)

It's so funny that this project expanded, and with such ease. The big frame set from last time is shortly to be replaced by one with better placement. 

My thanks again to Devon Lee for her inspired color choices! This has been a very fun project.

Happy Creativity!




PPS™ Retro Trio Frame Set

Download 12 inch by 12 inch Digi PNG version HERE

Download JPG For Print version HERE

Display copy (lower resolution)




This one is free.
Please credit www.obsidiandawn.com
for the brushes used in this design
along with
for her inspired color choices.
Let's keep free things free!
Thank you.



Thursday, August 27, 2015

Free Frame Set in Retro Colors in 2 Sizes

Free New Frames to match our Retro Color Set

Every scrapbooker knows how a simple frame may enhance or detract from a page design, don't they?

We are adding 2 new frame sets (now upgraded slightly in the Digi 12 x 12 size) to our previous background and tag sets. The color choices come from scrapbooker and designer, Devon Lee. To find her, you can scroll down to find our Tag post, below. All of these things are intended to match, both in color and in style. Please pay attention to the size differences in this post. Most people do not have printers that can accommodate scrapbook page sizes, although we have included just such a possible choice here.

Digital brush credits belong to www.obsidiandawn.com. It's a good idea to visit there in order to find out about any copyrights connected with this design, which was actually quite simple to do once just the right brushes had been chosen.

One set is for Digi and one is for Print, both in 2 sizes. This, too, was fun. Thanks to Devon Lee for the inspirational ideas!

Have lots of Retro fun with your
Happy Creativity!



PPSDigiScrap™ Retro Color Frame Set

Download Digi PNG (now upgraded) version HERE

Download 12 by 12 inch For Print version HERE

Display Copy (at lower resolution)




PPSDigiScrap™ Retro Color Frame Set (Small)

Download Digi PNG version HERE

Download JPG For Print version HERE


Display Copy (lower resolution)



These were inspired by artist Devon Lee
The Digital Brushes are from www.obsidiandawn.com.
Other than that,
the entire set, from the tags to the backgrounds 
to this little frame set
is free.
Please check all copyrights
and
Let's keep free things free!





Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Free Backgrounds in Retro Colors

Retro Color Backgrounds to match our Tag Set

It's all about having enough time to put things together, isn't it?
Most busy moms just simply don't have enough time for starting from "scratch" in every creative "recipe," whether they're making a new scrapbook page or cooking supper for the family.

This entire series has been inspired in the first place by a scrapbook artist named Devon Lee. If you go to the previous tag post here, you can find a link in her name. She actually is one creative woman. I appreciate her inspired color choices. So here is a set of 12 x 12 inch sheets, for Digi or for print, along with some regular 8.5 x 11 inch sheets that match. The latter may be either printed or used digitally. If you're a Digi artist like I am, then you'll know what is possible using Photoshop.
:)

For the matching Retro Tag set, you can go HERE.

So here it is, and we can all thank www.obsidiandawn.com for the digital brushes which made it possible for me to make this design look the way that it does. I'll leave the rest to our creative guests!

Happy Retro Creativity!



The Example

(Lower resolution, please see Download HERE  links below)




Download Retro Pink 12 inch by 12 inch Digi version HERE

Download the same in 8.5 by 11 inch size HERE


Download Retro Orange 12 inch by 12 inch Digi version HERE

Download the same in 8.5 by 11 inch size HERE


Download Retro Gold 12 by 12inch Digi Version HERE

Download the same in 8.5 by 11 inch size HERE


Download Retro Green 12 by 12 inch Digi version HERE

Download the same in 8.5 by 11 inch size HERE


Download Retro Teal in 12 by 12 inch Digi version HERE

Download the same in 8.5 by 11 inch size HERE

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Free Tag Set in Retro Colors

Retro 1980's Tag Set

This was easy, as I myself had already begun the process of creating some new tags. I had already made the template from old ephemera, then simply added color using Photoshop. This was fun!
:)

This particular free set was actually inspired by a new scrapping buddy, Devon Lee.

I liked the colors she was showing at her G+ post, and simply finished the tag set I'd already begun using her color way.

Thanks, Devon, for the fun and the colorful inspiration!

Here's that set for you. You are under no obligation whatsoever to ever use anything produced here at PPS. I won't take offense if you can't use anything you see here. For the rest of the public, this is totally Free, and without any copyrights attached. In other words, it will now be in the Public Domain.

Let's keep free things free with our
Happy Creativity!



PPS™ Retro Style Tag Set

Download Digi PNG HERE

Download JPG For Print version HERE



Display Copy (Lowered resolution)


New Free Images to Harvest

Free Harvest Image for Digital or Print

This was in our archives, and it actually is more interesting to look at than I'd at first assumed. I love the mottled paper and the lovely artwork, don't you?
:)

This image was in the Public Domain when first found. It has been stretched only slightly to keep its resolution better, and then repaired a bit here and there, in order to make the colors appear more crisp and alive. This was done using Photoshop brushes along with some opacity settings and a few other techniques I won't bore our guests by mentioning (I probably cannot recall everything that was done to it anyway!). I see this image as a pleasant reflection on the harvests of the past.

For our guidelines, please see the red letters below the image. Thank you.

Have fun harvesting this free vegetable image with your 
Happy Creativity!
:)


PPS™ Fresh for the Harvest: French Vegetables

Download Digi PNG version HERE

Download JPG For Print version HERE


Display Copy Below (lower resolution)


We're leaving this in the 
Public Domain category, even though 
it's been repaired a bit.
Have a Happy Harvest time!
:)


Monday, August 24, 2015

Free Accessories for Book Artists #4

More Free Images for Book Artists!

This time, the Studio's blog will be offering our guests one more opportunity to use some of our previously found items for artwork, crafting, and so on. A number of the things you'll be seeing in months to come had been in the Studio's archives for years. 

Below, you'll see the first in a series of lace items, along with a new fan, some different buttons, and two examples of ways to use our little set. Our set is available in both Digi PNG format and in for print JPG format. Please read our red letters below the following images for our guidelines as to free use.

We're mixing eras in our (2) examples this time, so that you'll see just how much fun such a mixing technique this can be. Eighteenth, nineteenth and even twentieth century things will be shown. I suppose we can liken it to mixed media artwork, in a way, can't we?
:)

Some of the buttons are from an old nineteenth century French map, one that we've used before in other work. I think that they turned out fairly well, all things considered. The other style of button, an eighteenth century one, needed just a bit of touch-up prior to being used, as it was looking a bit untidy and even rumpled. Once its looks had been restored, it seemed to make a nice contrasting color look to the cravat lace "pocket," which we've also cleaned up and altered for you.

As for the fan, can I just say that it was a case for me of love at first sight? This required several different types of cleaning and refurbishing, initially. I'm so glad that it was available for use today.

Once again, please read our red guidelines below. Thank you so much for stopping by with your
Happy Creativity!



PPS™ Accessory Set for Book Artists #4:
Lace Cravat, Fan & Buttons

Example A
(a lower resolution picture, unfit for printing, 
and also copyrighted by us)



Example B



Download the following Set in Digi PNG version HERE

Download JPG For Print version HERE

Here is what our new set looks like:




You are free to:
use any of the images in this set in art for fun or for profit.
You are not free to:
sell any of these images as they are
in sets which you've made yourselves.
Please respect our gifts for the public's use.
Let's keep free things free!
Thank you.





Sunday, August 23, 2015

Free Accessories for Book Artists #3

Book Artist Accessory Set #3: Buckles, Trim, Buttons & Ribbon

I really love this new set! It's actually a combination of ideas, eras, and prior creations. The vintage trim was scanned in years ago; likewise our wee little buckle, now offered in more than one color way and more than one size. Both trim and buckle were found on various shopping trips here and there. I just can't resist a good flea market or antiques mall, can you?
:)

All of this is copyrighted, of course, so please read our red letter guidelines below.

The buckle is from the first part of the twentieth century. The embroidered buttons, as mentioned previously, are from the eighteenth century. The cloth is also from the eighteenth century. It's a favorite era of mine. The cloth buttons are all faux or fake, made using Photoshop processes. These were fun to make!

The pocket flap is actually the way most pockets did look at one point in the eighteenth century, when even shoulder seams were cut in a different way to today's sensible seam technology. I love the embroidery on the pocket flap, including all of the colors used. Such needle artistry may be seldom found today, I'm sure.

The lace in our Example (fist image below) is actually a digital brush. No credits may be added for that one, but it most likely came from the Brusheezy website. Simply go to Brusheezy.com and type into their search window the word, "lace." They have some lovely free things there. Obsidiandawn.com likewise has some refined lace brushes if you're into digital art making. That's a favorite place online for me personally, by the way.

We offer this accessory set for free. Guidelines are listed in red below the following images.

Let's keep free things free, America!
And Happy Creativity!
:)


PPS™ Accessory Set for Book Artists #3
Example Image
(lower resolution, not fit for print)


Download the following Set in Digi PNG version HERE

Download For JPG For Print version HERE


You are free to:
Use the images in this set for the purposes of art making
either for fun or for profit.
You are not free to:
sell any one component of this set
in any set of your own making, as we did the work.
Thank you for respecting this gift for the public's use.
Thank you for respecting all copyright laws.
Let's keep free things free!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

More Free Accessories for Book Artists

When can a fan be a pocket?

The answer for any artist would have to be, "Anytime we want it to become one!"

Our new set actually has a history of having been started years ago, prior to our rather lengthy hiatus. It has been on hold for all of this time, but was found in the Studio archives only lately. The buttons, however, are a recent addition. The style of embroidery is similar in tone, and so they seemed to go very well together for the set. We do hope that our guests will agree.

Once again, the first image may be looked at for an example as to how our image set could be used in Collage, Decoupage, Book Arts, Scrapbooking (digital or with glue), and general crafting. It is a lower resolution image, intended for display purposes only, and therefore would not print very well. It is also copyrighted, as a design, by the Studio, although we really do not mind it being used to suggest new ideas for our friends and guests online.
:)

Quite frankly, I see scrapbookers making very fine, artist quality work all of the time. Some of the things I keep finding online in the scrapbook world amaze me with their beauty, refinement, and sheer tour de force artistry. So all of you scrappers out there--I see you as artists. I want you to know that many of your books are just as artistic and refined as many of the fine art books I've seen in some galleries.

But my first love would have to be book design and book altering, along with art journals, collage, and general art making. I used to yearn for higher quality images to add to my supplies, and would hunt them down everywhere that I could think of.

Please note that this set began with online images that are within the Public Domain. However, any work involved makes this our baby, as it were. 

Please read the red letters below for our guidelines for use.
Happy Creativity!
:)

One Example of How to Use Our Set



Single Fan with Buttons Set
Download Digi PNG version HERE
Download For Print JPG version HERE





Download Set with 3 Sizes and Buttons in Digi PNG version HERE

Download Same Set in For Print JPG version HERE




You are free to:
use the included images in your own art making for fun or for profit.
You are not free to:
sell them in sets which you have made.
Please respect our gifts for the public's use.
We thank you for your cooperation.
Let's keep free things free!



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