Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Leafy New Autumn Collection

Autumn leaves! What could be better?

The sky seems to deepen in tone just enough to be noticeable this time of year, as the cooler temperatures paint every leaf a shining new color.

Please see the special new copyrights and Guidelines below this post's downloads. Thank you.

I have some thanking to do now. You see, I had lost some of my edge on creativity, and was really bored with everything that I'd just completed. I didn't realize just how in the doldrums I'd been until I happened across a new video by creative crafter par excellence, Shemi Dixon. (name is a link) That playful, lighthearted attitude of hers was just what I needed in order for me to snap out of my dull mood and into some more creative playfulness! This led me to playing around with a few favorite fall colors and using my Photoshop playfulness for a change. The result: an entirely new collage made from leafy patterns along with a contented me. 
THANKS Shemi!
:)

Included in this set will be a number of new items from which you may choose. Please be aware that certain copyrights had to apply in this case due to the materials and brushes used. (which see below)

Shown first is the new Pocket Set that is for book artists and crafters of all sorts. You'll notice the new badge style is made using an image of some antique leather along with a copyright free leaf. That particular item, along with the gemstone and antique glass buckle, are copyright free, with no strings attached. The same would apply towards the photo corners (4 in all to this set).

It's the collage which makes up the main body of each pocket and the trim at the top of the page that have certain copyright rules added. I am sorry for any confusion this could cause,and so will try to make things as clear as possible for everybody. Basically, it's OK to use everything here just for fun in your own personal world. It is NOT OK to sell the copyrighted things without permissions or licensing or attributing, depending upon the item. (Whew! -seems complicated! Please don't let it bother you, though. I promise it does get easier!)

The second, the simple Frames and cutouts Set, has copyrighted digital brush images throughout. A digital brush is not exactly easy to explain to the uninitiated. Each one is an image that is created for use with Photoshop programs. Some images look a lot like a natural brush stroke, while others have unique shapes, such as leaves or flowers or even buildings! 

The list is simply endless of the types of images to be had on the digital brush market anymore! I've collected and used only free brushes that do oftentimes have copyrights. I then follow the instructions as to crediting or attributing, and so on, so that I still get to give everything away free for you here at Plush Possum. Since this blog is all about Free images for creative use, this works well as long as the guests here will follow the example that I try to maintain for us all.

The third Set in this collection is just like the second, in that it is based upon that leafy collage design I mentioned above.

Once you've read my list, you will quickly see how simple it really can be to get the gist of copyrights and sharing where digital brushes are concerned.
:)

Happy Autumn Creativity!

PPS™ Leafy Autumn Collection Part One

Download Pocket Set HERE (1/4 inch margins)

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Download Frame Set HERE

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Download Leaf Decorations Set HERE

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Credits, Copyright Information
and Guidelines

Digital Brush Credits:
www.obsidiandawn.com
(where you can fins their Terms of Use)

http://www.dynamicbrushes.com/product/
grunge-2/braque-prime/

jsperry
(please click on the word "copyright" at that page)


Trim at top of Pocket Set:
http://www.melsbrushes.co.uk/free-fancy-edge-brushes/

Please visit each linked page
where you'll find each person's rules.

My Rules for This Particular Collection

You are free to:
use any of the above shown
downloads for fun and for gift giving.
You are not free to:
sell anything that you've made
using this collection's images other than the 
following:
The striped gem and glass buckle, 
the photo corners,
the leather and leaf badges.
Everything is free.
Let's keep it that way!
Thank you!






Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Harvest Party Decor: Bunting or Banner

This time of year is one of my favorites.

There are a number of others' copyrights to consider in this design, so please really do read the Guidelines below this post. Thank you.

There is only one each of the letters, "A," and "H" to the downloads below, so it is best to remember that printing 2 copies of each will be necessary in order for your banner(s) to look complete. 

There are, however, 2 different versions of the letter, "P." This is because the two have to sit alongside one another in the word, "Happy." They are listed below as "P1" and "P2" summarily.

10 downloads in all to this post, with 1/4" (or .25") margins. Please check your printer's settings prior to proceeding with this project.

Included is a flap to fit. Both flap and bunting triangle should never be cut apart unless you would like to tape the letters on the wall rather than stringing them.

As for stringing, I'd like to suggest flat, smooth and perhaps fairly narrow ribbon. Gluing each letter to the ribbon prior to folding over the flap and then gluing it down is best for this project. Positioning of the ribbon should be done with care. I'd create a measurement template for this process first.

Happy Harvest Time Creativity!


PPS™ Harvest Bunting or Banner
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Download "H" HERE 

Download "A" HERE 

Download "P1" HERE

Download "P2" HERE

Download "Y" HERE

Download "R" HERE

Download "V" HERE

Download "E" HERE

Download "S" HERE

Download "T" HERE


CREDITS:
(Note: please follow the links provided
for each of the credits in order to see 
each artist's sharing and/or copyright rules.
Thank you)

www.obsidiandawn.com

http://www.dynamicbrushes.com/product/
grunge-2/braque-prime/

(please click on the word "copyright" at that page)


You are free to:
use the various parts for this Harvest Banner
for fun, not profit.
I am the sole copyright holder
of the final product.
The digital brushes I chose to use
for its leafy design
are not mine.
I am forbidden to sell all but one
of those brushes in my artwork.
The same rule applies to
the guests who choose to download
any part of this set.

Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!



Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumn View on Old Philadelphia

I'd never read anything about this tree during my school days. I mainly chose this picture for its autumnal beauty.

Any landscape painting needs to be interesting to our minds even after it has been looked at several different times, wouldn't you agree? I found this one in a file while searching for something else recently. I've decided to give it a bit of a "face lift," so to speak, as well as giving it  a new format to fit 8.5" by 11" sheets of paper. I think that it might be nice to use in a collage or perhaps on a greeting card (reduced in size, of course).

To learn more about the city of Philadelphia, you may click on the following link HERE. At the same webpage, if you scroll down for a bit, you will see the very same tree in a different painting.

Half inch margins on this one. Please check your printer's settings before printing.

Happy Autumn Creativity!

Historic Landscape with Famous Tree

Download HERE

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Another free
Public Domain image
for your use.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!



New Dragon Adventure Coloring Page

And such a fierce looking dragon, too!

The knight is bravely battling the hideous creature as it breathes its hot breath on one of his two valiantly faithful dogs. His rapidly fleeing horse is obviously leaving the scene out of sheer terror.

In spite of this, I see victory at hand in this old illustration. The knight's sword is now buried in the roaring beast's body, almost up to the hilt. The dragon has been using its long, scaly tail as a weapon. See how it has that powerful tail coiled about the knight!

There are two other Dragon coloring pages here at this blog, both listed under the category of PPSColorMe™. Two out of the now total of three are fairly scary, while the remaining one shows the dragon as already having been killed and a sister being rescued and given a victorious hug by her brave brother.

Happy Coloring Creativity!

PPSColorMe™: Dragonslayer!

Download HERE

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You are free to:
use this image as you wish.
Despite the cleanup job I've done 
on this illustration,
I've chosen to leave it 
in the Public Domain.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Faith Graphic: Psalms 28:7

A second offering for today.

The artwork upon which this graphic has been built is already in the Public Domain. That being said, I'd prefer if if it would only be given or shared and never sold. This applies to any of my Faith graphics here at this blog. Thank you.


PPSFaithGraphic™: Psalms 28:7

Download HERE

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You are free to:
display, give and/or share
the above shown graphic.
Please do not sell any of my Faith Graphics.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

A New Version of My Matthew 11:29-30 Faith Graphic

Sometimes, all it takes is a different font.

A blessed good Sunday to one and all! 
I was feeling called to make a former graphic a little easier on the eyes. I tried the font known as "Chalkboard" this morning using Photoshop, and found it to be the best choice for me.

I hope that you will agree.

As I may have already mentioned in a previous post, this particular graphic is built upon my own photographic work along with some Photoshop processes.

These graphics were made to be shared. They are entirely free and are meant to be kept free. Please feel free to share, give or to keep any one of my Faith Graphics, but never to sell any of them. Most have no copyrighted materials used in the making of them. However, it really is best to check all of my red letter Guidelines and copyrights so as to be certain of the proper and legal handling for each one. 
Thank you!

PPSFaithGraphic™: Matthew 11:29-30 (new font)

Download HERE

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You are free to:
keep, share or give
this faith graphic.
Your credit to me (at this blog post)
is appreciated.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of the Faith Graphics 
I've created for this blog
for any reason.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!




Saturday, September 24, 2016

Victoria's Very First Costume Ball !

A special charity event, all in costumes of bygone eras!

This will be a night for our Victoria to recall for many years to come. She and her cousin, Mercy had both admired the very same costume in the same London shop, and so it was decided that Victoria would wear a pink one while Mercy would wear the one in blue.

Please honor my copyrights and do follow the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of each post. Thank you.

Tom is looking very dapper and dandy in his brand new evening suit, isn't he? I always have liked the look of most top hats, so this was a special treat for me to work on. Please notice how his outfit has its own background. [NOTE: Please never cut away any of his backgrounds - these are necessary to ensure a proper look and fit.]

The Benefit Ball is just starting. All of the guests are continuing to filter in from their carriages outside. The first to arrive had been a gathering of members of The Crinoline Guild, with their partners. They cut a dash on the dance floor in their old fashioned outfits and hair styles, don't they? Some are twirling with their partners quite daringly, for the first dance is now playing the very first waltz of the evening. I will post a very lively Waltz Music video below. The album's links are listed at the home page of the video.

Victoria is very pleased to have been asked to join the partygoers of the Crinoline guild, two of whom are good friends of Tom and Mercy's. This was a very spur of the moment invitation, and so they all had to make haste in order to be ready on time. - And the three had only been home a week! 

The Benefit Ball is intended to raise money for a very worthy charitable cause, that of the education of orphans as well as the support of widowed mothers. While tickets were very costly, and even somewhat scarce by the time that the three latecomers had returned from their travels abroad, every effort was made to secure them a place at the supper table where a banquet is to be served directly following the dancing.

Other guests are wearing clothing styles that are even older than the ones which Mercy and Victoria are wearing for this event. There is a lady dressed as a shepherdess, carrying a slender crook and wearing a fetching straw hat. Near to her is a fellow who is dressed in medieval fashion, as a troubadour or musician, all in red velvet. Just beyond them there is a charming couple wearing costumes from the early 1600's. I especially like the lady's satin gown, don't you? Opposite them and at the back of this gigantic room (of which we may see only a fraction) is yet another couple, this one dressed in early Regency, a time when some 18th century influences still could be found in certain clothing items for men.

Shown below first, of course, is the Scene, with 4 separate downloads, as per usual. (Complete instructions and hopefully helpful hints may be found at the first Room or Scene post, HERE.) 

Following that set of downloads are the two pretty gowns, and lastly, Tom's new evening attire.

I do hope that this new set will offer many hours of playtime fun for young and old alike.

Happy 3/4 time waltzing fun!
:)


PPSPlaytime™: Benefit Costume Ball Scene

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Download UL section HERE
Download UR section HERE
Download LR section HERE
Download LL section HERE


Waltz Music by both Strauss and Tchaikovsky!
(my personal favorites are the ones that are by Strauss)

[LINKS to use for the purchasing of any of this album's 
tracks may be found at the home page for this video.]



PPSPlaytime™: Victoria's Pink Costume
Download HERE

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PPSPlaytime™: Mercy's Blue Costume
Download HERE

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PPSPlaytime™: Tom's New Evening Attire
Download HERE

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You are free to:
play with or give or trade 
the outfits or scene shown in this post.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of the items shown here
for any purpose.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Harvest Faith Graphic Luke 10:2

This will be my second verse from Luke thus far this month.

A blessed good Sunday to all my guests here at PPS. 

Please share freely but never sell any of my free Faith Graphics, no matter how you might choose to use any of them.

There are two copyrights to be considered this time. The design is within my copyrights, while the fading edge was made using a digital brush by hilla29 over at www.brusheezy.com. Please respect the red letter Guidelines and copyrights I've listed both with this paragraph and at the foot of this post. Thank you.

The margin settings for this new graphic are exactly 1/4 inch. Please check your printer's settings and options.

Thank you for sharing the graphics I've been making. Sharing God's word is such a joy for me. Your help is very much appreciated.


PPSFaithGraphic™: Harvest, Luke 10:2

Download HERE

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You are free to:
give, share, or keep 
for your own private use
this Faith Graphic.
You are not free to:
ever sell
this Faith Graphic 
for any reason.
Please see the copyrights 
mentioned in this post.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Faith Graphic of Luke 8:11

This is a valuable lesson that Christ taught the disciples.

The beauty of it for me is in the simplicity of the passage. A parable states something a little deeper and richer in outlook. It gives us a brief glimpse into God's way of thinking, even though it would appear to be just a simple saying or story. I love that about Christ's word.

This new graphic has a number of copyrights and credits attached to its use. Please abide by all of them. 

Credits and Copyrights for this Graphic: seed ephemera is from an antique Public Domain book on farming techniques in America (my own collection); Digital Brushes used are as follows - leaves brush set from www.obsidiandawn.com where there are copyrights (see my Page, "About Us" for further details and a link); a Mask brush set that I have often incorporated in with my work here at the Studio - that fun and very useful set is by hilla29 over at Brusheezy. (Hilla's name in that sentence is a link to that person's Brusheezy page. That artist's copyrights are listed at the page for the actual Mask Brush set which you can find easily once you are at their main Brusheezy profile page)

Please abide by all copyrights and always direct others to this post so that they may have easy access to all copyright holders. Thank you.

Wishing one and all a peaceful, blessed weekend. Please read my Guidelines below. Thank you.
~Rose

PPSFaithGraphic™: Luke 8:11

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You are free to:
use and give away or share the 
above graphic.
Please follow all copyrights
and give credit as required.
You are not free to:
ever sell any copies of this
Faith Graphic
for any reason.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!




Friday, September 16, 2016

Shopping with Victoria and Mercy!

Une boutique très chic !

While out shopping, the two cousins have come upon a very fancy dress shop. Mercy and Victoria, being first cousins, share a grandmother. They are determined to share costs and to lavish some nice gift or other on their Grandmother Lacey whom they both admire and love very much. Mercy's husband, Tom, is at a shop nearby having himself fitted for a new suit of clothes for his work. He might even treat himself to a dashing new opera cape over an evening suit. We shall see.

Please respect my copyrights for this post and any others within this blog, including any red letter Guidelines, beneath most posts. Thank you.

This pretty shop was designed in the Art Nouveau style, a style that began as a sort of artistic movement in many cities during the late Victorian and even Edwardian periods of history. Its basis I have altered, for it was a poor quality old print taken from a book on design. Notice the very frilly stained glass above the door and along one wall, as well as the blue and clear glass fancy work of the two front doors along with the special window. The rug was a later addition of my own, still art nouveau in tone. I later chose a very pretty cabinet of the same style on which to display some of the shop's wares. 

Next came the same design of hat in 4 different color ways, along with stands for three of these, a few band boxes and some pretty shoes. The dress form displays the green day dress near the doors.

Included with this post is Victoria's color way version of her dear cousin's striped dress with parasol. She can wear almost any color, can't she? This was fun for me to do!  The two do enjoy dressing alike without being completely identical. After all, they are best friends, cousins, and as close as fond sisters.

Soon, their travel time will be nearing its conclusion. All too soon, it will be time once again for Victoria to attend to her studies so that she can complete her education and begin teaching. Blessed with good fortune, she hopes to become a very fine teacher and to inspire every young pupil to value every fresh opportunity to see the world, visit new places, and (most of all) to have a passion for learning. She herself has learned much during her travels about foreign customs, languages and places. She has met many different people and seen a variety of new landscapes. From now on, a number of the places shown on the maps of her atlas at home will bring back memories of times of enjoyment and adventure.


Happy Travel Playtime!


PPSPlaytime™: Shopping with 
Mercy and Victoria

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boutique with dolls.



Download Upper Left HERE
Download Upper Right HERE
Download Lower Right HERE
Download Lower Left HERE

PPSPlaytime™: Victoria's Striped Visiting Dress
Download HERE
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You are free to:
play with or give or trade
either the striped dress doll outfit
or
the Paper Doll Boutique.
You are not free to:
ever sell anything that is
in this post.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

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