Thursday, October 27, 2011

Plush Circular Embossed Frames + news from our Studio


Due to problems with the Studio's mouse, I'm having some difficulty with flexibility. It's pretty painful at times. Don't worry. This may soon get resolved. However, I am going to need to rest this hand and arm more frequently than normal, and therefore will be unlikely to get back with you right away.
Please understand it may be a few days before we can get it together enough for a new post or posts.
All's well otherwise, and we hope to be able to bring you the same service as usual shortly.
Thank you for your patience.
Rose



Salmon

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print Version HERE




Goldenrod

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print Version HERE




Jade

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print Version HERE




Turquoise

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print version HERE




Prussian Blue

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print version HERE




Lilac
Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print Version HERE







Credits: Original 1800's image (prior to our fiddling) from

the New york Public Library at nypl.org








  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Steampunk Decor for Cake Stands & More!

This has got to be a favorite of mine at the Studio. I do enjoy mixing old design ideas with some new ones, don't you? Better yet, when it has an Art Nouveau platform on which to build its look for our readers, it makes it all the more fun for yours truly.
Offerer here are 3 style widths of this new edging, each ready for your clever snips with scissors and/or artful punching with edger punches. 
These may print well on card stock--but remember: the Sample Sheet below may be an 8.5" by 11" snippet, but the actual size of our finished product will print at 11" by 17"--or U.S. Ledger Document Sized. 
This will provide you with a print-worthy version of two 15.25" long strips per each style.
Please note how this pattern has a slight irregularity, and no amount of tinkering with its look has yielded our idea of matching end to end with the same  even ended results a professional wallpaper printer may be able to give you. 
That being said, there's a way around any problem of this kind, one being to hide the blemish spot with a cover-up of some sort. Included are little spacers, in two sizes, large and small, as decorative cover-ups.
Have no fear!
I'd never expect you to have to blindly "fussy cut" each little pinked edge!!!!
Instead, the set has been left this way for more creative fun.

I could see the middle two styles, in particular,  being cut with decorative edged scissors/edger punch a bit below their bottom pinking and in the white, uncolored areas of your final print-out. 
At which point, with a few strokes of a little Distress Ink in an appropriate shade to match your printer and/or copy center's output, you'd have a customized version all your own.
Lace may be an option for some, particularly if it's creamy in tone and/or tea/coffee stained for that antiqued look we all crave when it comes to Steampunk crafting.
Anyway, I hope that you'll enjoy this latest outing in the Steampunk genre, a favorite here for some while. 
For more PPS Steampunk freebies, you can go HERE.
And, for more free Party supplies, you can check out the goodies by going HERE.
Have fun all year long with that--
Happy Steampunked Creativity!
Rose


NOTE:
These party sets are never to be repackaged for sale. You may use them, for free, but you may never sell them. We have exclusive copyrights to their final design. However, their design includes certain elements and Digital Brushes (not owned by us) that we have pledged never to sell in any form, no matter how updated, re-made or altered our design team may make them.
It's simply the LAW (that is a link).
In other words, some parts of our work, our Steampunk party accessories included, are not completely ours.
While parts of them come from copyright free sources, some come with Licenses to copy and use, but never to sell for any reason, in any way, shape or form.
We are free to use them, but would not abuse that privilege.
We at Plush Possum Studio will uphold the copyrights of others to the best of our ability.
Thank you for joining us in doing so.

Steampunked Art Nouveau Decorative Edging 
for Parties & More

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print version HERE


SAMPLER





Digital Brush Credits: Obsidian DawnMel's Brushes.



Credits: Original 1890's image (prior to MUCH fiddling) from

the New york Public Library at nypl.org

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Plush Page Frames: Art Nouveau Nature Motif Four Ways

Today we're featuring our first set of page frames in quite a while. This time, we began with a public domain item found online, then converted it four ways for you.
And aren't they lovely? I have to tell you I nearly swooned when we first found it could be converted into new colorways which look fresh enough. As not everything will convert, this was a pleasing trial and error process which yielded the four tones you see below. I'm especially fond of nature themes, having grown up near woods and wilderness, so this one really plays my heart strings.
We hope our friends online will find plenty of uses for these lovely, old style art nouveau frames.
enjoy your weekend with your--
Happy Creativity!
Rose


Plush Page Frames: Art Nouveau Nature Motif

Earth & Stone

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print Version HERE




Maroon

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print Version HERE




Royal Purple

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print Version HERE




Hunter Green

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download For Print Version HERE







Credits: Original 1890's image (prior to our fiddling) from

the New York Public Library at nypl.org

You are free to:
use these frames within the context of your own art, whether sold or kept.
You are not free to:
repackage them to be sold.
They are a free gift for the public's use.
Please respect the public.
Thank you.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

NEW Party Mask Blanks for Fancy Dress Style & Decor

Grab your stash, and add what you will, for this fun project!

The fun thing about these masks is how versatile some may turn out to be. I love them all. Quite frankly, I'm thinking of creating my own wall display of 4 of these designs right here in the Studio's main headquarters.

As before, you'll note these are in the 11" by 17" Ledger Size (in U.S. terms) format. For those of you without any image manipulation software to use, this might be a tricky thing to print. I'd like to suggest trying your local office print shop, where a variety of formats can be had.

The Digi crowd will find I am including their favorite PNG downloads, while the Hands-On crowd may choose to go with the JPG Print ones.

There are two sets here, both utilizing old textiles, marquetry inlay patterning, a bas relief design, and a few other dainties for sophisticated mask designing.

And, as printer styles vary, and paper qualities do differ, I'm recommending your smoothest papers and/or card stocks. Please refer to the suggested construction techniques listed in my first Mask Blank post, or perhaps the special post on how Dezinaworld 15's June created hers

Happy Creativity!


NOTE:
These masks are never to be repackaged for sale. You may use them, for free, but you may never sell them. I have exclusive copyrights to their final design. 
It's simply the LAW (that is a link).
In other words, some parts of my work, my Steampunk party accessories included, are not completely mine.
While parts of them come from copyright free sources, some come with Licenses to copy and use, but never to sell for any reason, in any way, shape or form.
I am free to use them, but would not abuse that privilege.
In this particular case, nobody would be offended but Plush Possum Studio. That's because it took many, many long hours of work to get this set just right so that others would find it of use.

Plush Possum Studio will ever strive to uphold the 
copyrights of others. 
Thank you for joining me in 
keeping free things free!




PPSPartyGear™: Further Fun With Mask Blanks

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG PRint Version HERE




Set Two

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE







Credits: Antique basis for these images (prior to our fiddling) from

the New york Public Library at nypl.org
Also from Wiki Commons



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Fashions in Color: Early 20th Century

I love these styles. They were so feminine, so impractical and fun to look at. Since then, most clothing has receded into being hardly about the cloth, and more about the big reveal. ;)
But we were just beginning to hurry then, to take trips faster, to make everything about rapidity. An interesting time in the history of the world. Technology has taken us so far so quickly, I think we've let it take us on a ride without gentility and calmness. Not everything that may be quickly done is necessarily better, in this possum's humble opinion. And our fashions reflect this.
Then and again, I do enjoy relaxing in my blue jeans and knit tops! LOL ;)
Thanks for looking in on our little weekend-long mini marathon today.
You may expect another post here shortly.
Happy Creativity!
Rose

You are free to:
use the below images in artwork for fun only.
They actually were shared by nypl.org in the first place.
nypl.org has had some new ideas about their image collection.
This has occurred since the making of this set.
Please check their website for their rules 
and please respect them.
Thank you.


Early Twentieth Century Autumn Fashions

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG Print Version HERE





Credits: Original antique images (prior to our fiddling) from

the New york Public Library at nypl.org


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Autumn's Finest Hour--On Wheels!

Isn't this a lovely time of year? Every color seems remarkable against the sky, whether the weather might be clear where you are, or stormy. Many of us love to head for the hills, mountain passes, or valleys of their youth during autumn weather for glimpses of colorful foliage. There's a nostalgia about such places I find quite touching.
The two pictures we've uploaded for you this morning are all about traveling through countryside when nature is at her showiest.
I'm loving that old automobile. Isn't it charming? The bonnets of the ladies are tied down with scarves, and their vantage point over a valley is simply divine! But those cyclists--how serious they look! I would imagine it takes great skill, balance, and confident handling to ride those high-wheeled bikes over such a bumpy dirt road!
We hope you'll find plenty of uses for this duo and that you'll enjoy our weather with those thoughts of more of your--
Happy Creativity!
Rose


Autumn's Antique Wheelers

Download Full Resolution HERE


Friday, October 14, 2011

Lovely Autumn Leaves + News of A Special Giveaway!!

This is my favorite time of year for color in the natural world. I love all the russets, the golden tones, the pretty, bright, vivid red golds lighting up the sky on cloudy days. Well, today's post brings to the fore a mood which I can't get enough of, as I'm always sad to see Autumn's color palette fade.
Let's enjoy it to the fullest, then, with our art skills, and by adding leaf color to our designs we might just capture Autumn's tone before it's gone. I might have a few ideas for cards addressed to friends and family at Christmas, usually, yet these evoke a kind of calm reverence for all things fall which might do well for Thanksgiving or Harvest time cards.
The four designs below are soft and yet so brilliant, they really add to all things autumnal.
While you're here, you may want to head over to the Rusty Rooster where Vickie is about to give away some wonderful artwork along with lots of goodies!!! You can follow her blog's link over in our left column, or you can go directly to the post that applies by going HERE. Really an unusually nice set of prizes.
Hope you'll enjoy your visit there as much as I did with your--
Happy Creativity!
Rose


Autumn Leaf Four-Pack Collage Printable

Download Full Resolution HERE






Credits: Original Antique imagery (prior to our fixing) from

the New York Public Library at nypl.org

You are free to:
use these 4 items in your artwork, whether for sale or for personal use.
You are not free to:
Repackage them for sale.
Our work matters.
The public's rights to such material matters.
Please respect both our team and the public's rights.
Thank you.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Look at June's Marvelous Mask!!!!!


I feel so proud and pleased to be giving you all the latest news.
Our friend June, over at Dezinaworld, has today posted the most lovely gift for PPS.
She has taken something we posted and made it into something truly special.
And then blogged about it---with bells on!!!! 
Check this out:


Wow!!!!!

This just knocks my socks off!

Imagine if you will, me, knocked sockless at my computer--a sockless, blogging possum!!!! :)
I just love everything she did with that Mask Blank. Her version of it far out-classes everything we'd hoped for!!!! Don't you just love the added bling around the eye area? Just the perfect touch, if you ask this possum. And her color sense is divine!!!
When polled, our good friend June's response was for the go-ahead on our featuring her lovely mask in a separate post here at PPS. In her email responses, she wrote:

"I used good strong plain card with no other backing and it's good and sturdy. I used a hot glue gun to attach the lace and just added bling and some ribbon. It was really easy and I did plan to do something more elaborate but sadly I didn't have the time. Happily though, I was very pleased with the result.......I adore the masks and immediately could see their potential, they are cleverly designed and perfectly sized (and you may quote me on that)."

Isn't it a blessing to have such a good friend?
Her featuring this design has given us possums a real boost in our numbers, along with some new Followers.
This woman really is a gem (yes--and you may quote PPS on that!). ;)
BTW, her latest sale on Halloween merchandise is awesome wonderfulness through and through! Be sure and pop over to see all the other goodies that Dezinaworld has to offer as well! It's a great place to find collage elements of all kinds.
Take care, all, and have a massively marvelous good time shopping over at June's. Her DT's made up of spectacular artisans with much real creative flair. Every week, it's something different over there! 
Don't know where she finds the time to keep it all going so smoothly--she must be one dynamic woman.
In future, we'll be keeping parts of this article in our Feature Gallery Page. You can look for it here in about another week.
Happy Creativity!
Rose

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Steampunk Mask Blanks

Well, you can never have too much Steampunk--not if you're this possum, anyway! Our thoughts have turned to travel lately, from a standpoint of our favorite theme. To add to our selection of masks for your use this time (or anytime) of year, the obvious conclusion was to think in terms of travels abroad, especially by air. 
For what Steampunker would be without her or his own flash airship? One certainly must be able to gauge where one is headed if aloft, then. And to add to the experience, we began to explore antique maps online for more inspiration.
Not only that, but one of our marble paper colors, sepia to be exact, looked so right in with these two sets, it was almost a given it belonged.
You'll note how, once again, we are relying on a large scale sheet as printing surface, that of 11" by 17", or standard Ledger Size in U.S. terms. Most U.S. printers may handle almost any format no broader than 11", so most of our visitors will find it easily printable, given the correct sheets of paper.
We also recommend that these be backed by either a stronger paper such as a semi flexible card stock, or with fabric of a smooth texture and fine grain prior to threading string/ribbons/yarn/what have you through the holes at either temple.
The possibilities here strike me. One might add, perhaps,  paper cogs or rusty metal machine parts , watch parts, little bits of ephemera or music box parts, then maybe add a few details from our cogged gems set, all to make a unique display of one's own.
Anyway, you get the intent with your--
Happy Creativity!
Rose


NOTE:
These masks are never to be repackaged for sale
You may use them, for free, but you must never sell 
any of them for any reason. 
I have exclusive copyrights to their final design. 
The same applies to all of my party accessories.
It's simply the LAW (that is a link).
In other words, my pre-packaged work, my Steampunk party accessories included, is not for sale, and is never meant to be, and this carries over into the choices which you, 
my guests here at PPS, are allowed to make by law.
All of the party accessories took many, many hours of painstaking work, so I would like it if you would only share and attribute 
(with links, please, back to the source, which is right here), 
and never repackage for sale, any of my work.
While parts of my work still come from copyright free sources, some do come with Licenses to copy and use, 
but never to sell for any reason, in any way, shape or form. 
I may be free to use them, but would never abuse that privilege.
Plush Possum Studio will continue 
to uphold the copyrights of others.
Thank you for joining me in doing so.



Steampunk Mask Blanks
Set One


Download JPG Print Version HERE





Set Two


Download JPG Print Version HERE






Credits: Original Antique imagery from
the New York Public Library digiatl collections
at nypl.org
Also, Wiki commons


Friday, October 7, 2011

Steampunk Party Invitations

This evening's post is all about your Steampunk party and how to start it. We have your ideal invitation set below, including a special insertion designed to please prospective guests.
Meanwhile, I've been hard at work creating a new set of simpler party masks for you in this same design mode which anyone might enjoy wearing but which say "Steampunk" through and through, so you can hopefully look for those to appear here within the next few days.
Our Insert printable below is a simple bi-foldable once cut away from its margin. It's pretty self-explanatory, so I won't go into it here, but if there are any questions, just leave me a comment, and I'll email you in response. Once folded, you have only to swipe a glue stick in a few places and/or to pierce and sew (like you would a simple booklet) for the desired effect. I myself like the finished look hand stitching brings, but we don't always have the time for such tedious processes, now do we? ;)
The whole affair was designed to fit with your standard A2 sized envelope, which you may find online or at your local copy center.
I recommend pre-printing for best results, as a test of your printer's response to this design.
Also, it's naturally best to print your cover onto white card stock, and your Insert on standard white print or copy paper. Just a hint.
For the rest of our party wear in this theme, you can explore our Steampunk category HERE.
We hope to have you stop by again shortly for more party fun here at PPS, as we intend growing our collection all through this party season.
Happy Creativity!
Rose



NOTE:
This invitation was not pre-packaged when we found it. In fact, it took weeks of searching and then processing and cleaning up to make it into a finished product for your personal or private use.

We would never sell anything which you, our guests, had not given us permission to sell, and we ask that that same courtesy be given to us in return.
Otherwise, a theft would occur, or friends part ways. This may not seem all that valuable an item, but it does belong to our Studio, in that it was processed for months before being offered for your use.
Free of charge.
Please be mindful of others' copyrights.
Thank you.

Steampunk Invitation + Insert

Download 300ppi Version HERE





Insert
Download 300ppi Version HERE




Digital Brush Credits: Obsidian Dawnnadine pau.
Font  Credit: Dieter Steffmann.


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

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Collage Printable Freebie: Teatime in Good Company

Today's post is all about the loveliness of teatime in the presence of friends. This month, over at Gingersnap Creations, there are two challenges for which we thought we'd offer a few images. One of these, "Gal Pals," ends at midnight, tonight. The second one, entitled "Shared Moments," we think also might fit with today's ephemera set, so even if you haven't the time to join the fun on the first one, you still will have plenty of time to use our set for the second, which closes October 16th.
There is nothing like the pleasure derived from treasured moments among those special friends one might call "kindred spirits" (to coin a phrase used by Ann of Green Gables' Ann Shirley and her "bosom friend" Diana Berry). I have often thought of teatime as one of the best ways of relaxing with my closer associates. Tea, finger sandwiches, delicate goodies made to look pretty, all set in a warm, inviting environment, can bring out the very best in one's guests, don't you agree? :)
Our ephemera includes some antique images of tea parties, along with various related bits for Digi and/or Hands-On collage. Among them, we are including several images for our Digi visitors without backgrounds, for easier use with their digital editing software.
Our Digi crowd will want to go for the choice marked as "Digi PNG" while our Hands-On friends will want to choose the one marked as "JPG Print." Please note the distinction when choosing.
Hope you'll find lots of fun ways to express the joys of friendship using this set.
Happy Creativity!
Rose


PPSDigiScrap™Ephemera Set: Tea & Company

Download Digi PNG Version HERE

Download JPG print Version HERE






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

You are free to:
use any of the items from our Ephemera Set above in your artwork for sale or for personal use, provided you credit our site.
You are not free to:
Repackage our set nor use any of the parts of this set in sets which you put together for sale.
Please respect the service we provide.
Please respect the public, to whom we are giving this set freely.
Thank you.





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