Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Marble in Colorful Frames!

The earlier set of frames comes in two styles, with drop shadow and without. These are all about the drop shadow look, which I found distinctive.
They also come in 2 formats, Digi (no background) and Print. Hands-On artists will find our "JPG Print Version" links of use, while our Digital style artists may want to go for the "Digi PNG Version" links. 
Today's post features our drop shadow variety only, and in color ways not featured with this pattern before.
Made from an antique book's leather cover plus a second antique book's marble front cover, we've combined the two and then played with color, shadow, and so on.
There are 6 colors being offered in both the Digi and the print formats.
Hope you have fun working with our various colorways! And you know what I'll be trying next--the purple. ;)
For more of our leather and marble frames, you can go HERE.
Happy Creativity!
Rose


More Marble and Leather Page Frames

"Tangelo"

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE




"Green"

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE




"Grape"

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE




"Turquoise"

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE




"Chambray"

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE




"Cherry"

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE





Marble and Leather primary images courtesy WIki Commons 
and New York Public Library (nypl.org)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

More Primary Color Fun!

Once again, we find ourselves taking our inspiration from the Gingersnap Creations design team. And what a great idea! It's such a great idea, I couldn't stop playing around with the theme myself!
This time, we feature 4 different ways you can pattern those backgrounds. Come to think of it, these might do well as fabrics for paper doll type dressing, both in collage and in paper dolling it up.
Hope you'll enjoy playing with our newest addition to this fun and vibrant theme of the primary colors of yellow, red and blue.
For more of our stock in their theme, go HERE. All elements we're including for this theme are matching, so you hopefully won't find one blue item, let's say, not matching another item of the same color. 
In other words, they all match and mate just like a good line of kids' clothing! ;)
And do check out all the doings at Gingersnap--they've really got more fun than you can shake a paintbrush at! ;)
Oh--one more thing. We've grayed the margin area of our last offering in order to allow the white checks to stand out. Hope you won't mind using a little extra black ink in the print.
Happy Creativity!
Rose


PPSDigiScrapAccessoryPak™ Primary Fun Collage Pages

Page 1: "Cheery Cherry"

Downloadable Version HERE




Page 2: "Picnic Blanket"

Downloadable Version HERE





Page 3: "Sunny Day"

Downloadable Version HERE






Page 4: "Royal Star"

Downloadable Version HERE




You are free to:
Use the above images in crafts or art for fun.
Please do not copy these in any way to sell.
Let's keep free things free!
Thank you.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Our First Wallpapers--Steampunk Style!


Steampunk Wallpapers for your computer desktop!

Yesterday was a good day for me to hunker down, stay out of the sun (97 degrees!), and play around with a new idea: wallpaper!
Our stats show a number of you like Steampunk so well, you want to use it in new ways, including in wallpaper, stationary (we posted some a while ago HERE), photo frames--the list seems endless!
So here we have our first offering of wallpapers for your computer's screen, all credited to yours truly.  
All were done in a scaled down way, at 72 dpi rather than our for-print and Digi 300-720 dpi offerings. If these had been made for your use with digital means or to be print-worthy, I'd have given them the same treatment, but trust me, they would only end up looking messy or grainy on your monitor otherwise (there are only 72 pixels per square inch to most monitors, not including medical and other industrial style new tech advances which most people will never see, let alone handle).
I had a lot of fun playing with this one, so I hope you won't mind how many versions of the same theme, colorway, and so on, are posted here! Just call me wallpaper crazy!--and Steampunk theme crazy too! :)
To see the entirety of our currently posted Steampunk stock, go HERE, where you'll find even a background or two, along with clip art, including some Digi style items for you to use--all free of course! That's the PPS way.
Happy Creativity!
Rose

P.S. Please note I have copyrighted each of these. Which means, though they are available to be used by others, you may not sell them or repackage them in any way, much less claim them to be your own work. 
Furthermore, the artists of the digital brushes used for these items have their own rights to consider. They were the ones who offered free use of their brush packs, but only after much work by them.
The rights to use their brushes freely, and for any purpose, is for a price.
As we intend our studio to remain a free graphics site, we ask that you obey copyright or intellectual property rights laws, when consider how to use our items.
This is the right of any artist, no matter their position in the arts.
We respect the rights of others, and hope you'll do the same.
Thank You

Steampunk Wallpapers for Computer Desktops
(for monitors displaying at 1280 by 1024 pixels per inch)
Click to Enlarge

"French Steam"





"Airship Graffito"





"Paris Street Scene"





"Old Brick Wall"





"Paris View Deluxe"




"Old Plaster"





CREDITS
Digital Stamps Used in this Project by:
nadinepauhilla29Obsidian Dawnlatebreaking.


Credits: Original Antique imagery (prior to our fiddling) from
the New york Public Library at nypl.org
Also, Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Primary Color Fun!

Our friends at Gingersnap Creations are always coming up with new ideas for using color, materials, themes, and good products. We're following them again this week with their salute to children via the three primary colors of red, yellow and blue. Last month, we were all about Steampunking it up online, with lots of somber tones with aged metallics, so this truly is a nice way of working in full blown color again.
Below, you'll find we really stretched ourselves this month with a larger than ever offering to fit our theme. It's taken 3 days to prepare this one, but it was sheer pleasure all the way around.
There are two background collage pages, along with our first ever homemade clipart alphabet in red "Dotted Swiss."
Digi artists will find more than one way to go, while our Hands-On or Print crowd can easily utilize all but our 3D style alphabet. We're sorry about that last bit. One of the digital processes used produces a strong shadow effect which did not reproduce well enough to make it print-worthy. In the final analysis, we decided to offer that 3D alphabet in Digi format only. But all the rest of our designs print well enough that you should have very little, if any, difficulty there.
All designs were executed from the ground up, from the patterned works they were based on. We had a little help, of course, from Digi Brush Artist, missgmoore. Also, our alphabet is based on a Digi font called Carbono, which the fine people over at dafont.com offer for free, along with lots of other choices. Hope you'll visit all 3 links we've listed here when you get the chance.
Happy Creativity!
Rose


PPSDigiScrapPak™ Primary Fun Sets



Digi 3D Alphabet 

Downloadable Digi PNG Version HERE



Primary Fun Accessories 
Set 1

Downloadable Digi PNG Version HERE

Downloadable JPG Print Version HERE



Set 2

Downloadable Digi PNG Version HERE

Downloadable JPG Print Version HERE



Background 1: "Daisy Chain"

Downloadable Version (not available in PNG, sorry) HERE





Background 2: "Blue Dotted Swiss"

Downloadable Version (not available in PNG format, sorry) HERE





Red Dotted Swiss Clip Art Alphabet

Downloadable Version HERE 



You are free to:
use these to teach and make art or crafts with for fun.
You are not free to:
Sell anything here as part of a set or an image.
Let's keep free things free!
Thank you.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Leather Cutouts & Frames

These leather cutouts remind me very much of the crafts projects we kids used to run across when still in grade school. When I wasn't on the playground, or running through a sprinkler, I generally had a mind to get crafty, and I'll bet most of you felt the same way. 
Our sets today include both Digi and Hands-On varieties to choose from. In them, I think you may find there's more to play with than usual. This leather just begged to be played around with, and using the "cookie cutter" features in PSE8 became the fun way to go. 
I love doodads, don't you? ;)
Lots of 'em here, along with a few frames, a background or two, and so on.
Digi artists, please make certain you click on the link marked "Digi PNG", and Hands-On artists may want to look for the label, "JPG Print."
Hope you'll enjoy playing around with our autumn cutouts, frames, &c, right on into our upcoming season.
Happy Creativity!
Rose


PPSDigiScrap™ Pak: Digital Leather Doodads & Frames

12" by 12"

Downloadable Digi PNG Version HERE

Downloadable JPG Print version (for those with print capabilities in that format) HERE



Accessory Pak 1: Autumn Handwork

Downloadable Digi PNG Version HERE

Downloadable JPG Print Version HERE



Accessory Pak 2: Leather Treasures

Downloadable Digi PNG Version HERE

Downloadable JPG Print Version HERE




Credits: Original Antique imagery (prior to our fiddling) from
the New york Public Library at nypl.org
Also, Wikimedia Commons


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Leather Look Frames with Marble Detailing

Good morning! What a fine summer morning it is here, too! Hope it's a lovely day wherever you happen to be as well.
This time, we offer a new set of frames from our PPS Originals lineup for use free online or elsewhere. 
You may print, alter, etc., any one or all of these frames. What we ask is that you never repackage them for sale. In the spirit of fairness, we ask that you also remember always to please give credit where it is due whenever using any of our original clipart or ephemera items. You might want to consider encouraging others to find us here online at PPS as well- we love our new visitors! And Thank You for taking these few easy steps to ensure fairness in our blogosphere.
Below, you'll see we've thought of both our Digi and Hands-On style artists, making it possible to use every choice two ways. If you're into using digital means for your artwork, make sure to click on the "Digi PNG" heading's link for items without any backgrounds for you to get rid of. And, if you like the Hands-on approach best, be sure to click on the "JPG Print Version" heading's link for your printable choice(s).
We offer this one in 2 styles (2D and 3D Looks) and 4 colorways, with other colorways planned for a future post or posts.
Hope you enjoy our new way to frame out your artwork, and, as usual, we wish you---
Happy Creativity!
Rose


Plush Page Frame Originals: Leather & Marble Paper
3D Look

Sepia

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE



Antique Rose

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE



Olive

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE



Pearl Gray

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE 



2D Look

Sepia
Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE



Antique Rose

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE



Olive

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE



Pearl Gray

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE





Credits: Original Antique imagery (prior to our fiddling) from
the New york Public Library at nypl.org
Also, Wikimedia Commons




Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scattered Leaf Design 3 Ways!


Well, all's back to as normal as it ever gets here at our Studio. I've got one funeral behind me, and one wedding ahead of me. This is an eventful summer, to say the every least! From grieving to rejoicing, all in one short season. Let's hope the rest of our year lets me catch my breath better.
As promised, the flawed item from 5 posts ago is now up and ready for use. You can look for it to be posted within minutes of this post going up.
This time, we've added more color choices in 3 new "flavors."
Also, for those of you who took my word for it that all's well with the originals in this particular post, please note I found 4 more errors and have fixed them for you. 
Guess I've been overly distracted of late, including today, when I was rushed off my feet with the comings and goings of 5 separate visitors. Glad I caught the error margin before I would have misled any future visitors here.
Hope you'll enjoy all of our scattered leaf design versions!
As for this blog's hostess, I'm ready for some down time in preparation for tomorrow's wedding. *whew!*
Happy Creativity!
Rose

Scattered Leaf Collage Backgrounds

"Toasty Warm"

Downloadable 300dpi Version HERE



"Playground Pavement"

Downloadable 300dpi Version HERE



"Chalkboard Assignment"

Downloadable 300dpi Version HERE




Scanned Imagery Courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use
And it's a gift, not to be resold.
Thanks so much!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Antique Birthday Greetings: For the Musically Inclined

Good Morning, all! It is heading for 8:00 Studio time, and it's a bright day out. The sun was hidden behind a few clouds on and off over the past 24 hours, now showing its bold self on a new school day. I had a chance to watch a whole parade of young people head up the hill with their new attire and books yesterday morning. Guess our new fall season is well on its way in now! And it's a great time of year to have a birthday as well.
Tucked away in the archives here at the Studio is a miniature treasure trove of fun ways to send our best to those we love at birthday time.
Today's is dedicated to my oldest and closest friend of many years, whose birthday was celebrated earlier this month, and who just happens to be musically gifted. Happiest of Birthdays, my friend! May you have many, many more to come! :)
And Happy Creativity!
Rose


Birthday Greetings Post Card

Updated Look
Downloadable 600dpi Version HERE




Old Look
Downloadable 600dpi Version HERE





Scanned imagery Courtesy PPS Archives

You are free to:
use the above images in artwork for fun or profit.
You are not free to:
repackage our images for sale in any way.

Monday, August 15, 2011

3 NEW Collage Backgrounds in Fall Colors

Here we have 3 new colors in our latest series of collage backgrounds for your use. Just looking at that Candy Apple Red, I feel like I'm back to school again myself, smelling that new shoe smell, mixed with the odor only a fresh box of crayons gives off. Naturally, they're the ones with the sharpener at the back in  a set of 64, just like when we were kids.  :)
I flip my desk lid up, and lo and behold!--a new binder awaits, along with all the trimmings. 
Don't you just love the turn of the seasons?
Happy Back to School Creativity, everyone!
Rose


More Collage Backgrounds for Fall

Candy Apple

Downloadable Version HERE



Cinnamon Brown

Downloadable Version HERE



Black Pepper

Downloadable Version HERE




Primary Scanned Imagery Used
Courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer Holidays Collage Printable

Today's post is all about the many ways we humans might have recreated our summers away in past centuries.
Selected images in the collage set below include camping (shown two ways), sports such as swimming, and a bit of fashionable apparel, among other things.
And what have you done with your summer fun time? Did you find a great read for your enjoyment? Or did you, perhaps, add to your art skills? Were you able to get out more often? And when you were, where did you stay?
My favorite images below would have to be the woman in her corseted "bathing costume" descending the steps to her "bathing engine," and the deluxe camper car--altho' sleeping outdoors would be preferable to breathing oil and gas fumes all night long! ;)
Hope you're enjoying what's left of the summertime fun!
Rose


Summertime Collage Printable


Downloadable Version HERE



Credits: Original Antique imagery (prior to our fiddling) from
the New york Public Library at nypl.org
Also, Wikimedia Commons

Apologies + UPDATE

In our last post was included one image which has not yet met our standards, and which needs reviewing. This might take a few days to attend to, but will eventually be returned to its position here once refined to its intended look.
We hope that you'll bear with us during this time of grief, as things have yet to come full circle into normal mode. Our friend's funeral having occurred only recently, there are still things to be attended to which may interfere with the process of keeping track of all who visit here and leave their kind thoughts for us to read. I have really missed our fun interaction, but have found I am still not quite ready to renew the usual habit of visiting you all.
With a few new posts pre-readied, more new images, sets, etc., will continue to be posted here, never fear, including our newest one, set for later on today.
For now, please forgive the omission.
It is hoped we haven't inconvenienced anyone.
Rose


Update: With the busy time I mentioned about over, there was time for a complete overhaul to the image mentioned. it is back up and ready for downloading.
Also, check out the latest--it's got a whole different colorway!
Thanks for your patience
Rose



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