My challenge blog for Lunagirl Vintage Images, featuring fun creative challenges with prizes, projects, freebies, holiday and seasonal info, and more!
A place for mixed media artists, card makers, scrapbooking enthusiasts, fabric artists, creators of jewelry, altered art and crafts of all kinds.
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Monday, November 19, 2007

Free Thanksgiving Card!

Today's Monday free image: a charming Thanksgiving card with vintage illustration by Ellen Clapsaddle. Free for you to use in all your personal non-commercial projects!

For more holiday images perfect for your card making, paper crafts, altered art, scrapbooks... check out our Lunagirl Victorian Holidays & Occasions 2-CD set. Over 3,000 images for all major holidays, plus birthdays, romantic occasions, best wishes, etc. Over 1,000 Christmas pictures!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NEW! restored vintage posters

Two new image CDs: colorful, fun vintage posters now all 300 dpi and FULLY RESTORED.

We've seen some Victorian theatrical posters available elsewhere, but those sets seem all the same -- all 72 dpi, basically unorganized, and with all the original rips, tears and deep creases that make many of them unusable. In contrast, we've done many hours of careful restoration work to offer our theater posters in beautiful condition.

Over 750 posters of Victorian Edwardian era burlesque and vaudeville performers, showgirls, and posters for comedy plays and musicals

Over 400 posters for Victorian Edwardian magicians, illusionists, mind readers, hypnotists, novelty acts, circus performers, acrobats, aerialists, singers, marching bands, dancers & more

These are great fun to browse through (especially in our gorgeous image viewer format - it's so easy and pretty, and has slideshow, etc.). And I think they are truly an untapped image resource for altered art!
We also have most of these posters available as extra hi-res tiffs for use in media production, etc. Inquire at

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Resource: Fresh Flower Scans

We've just discovered a fun site that offers scans of fresh flowers. With cold weather coming on it's comforting to look at these beautiful colorful photos, and they are free for personal use in your art and crafts projects. You can check it out here:

He even offers a tutorial on scanning your own flowers! These would be lovely in collage, decoupage or scrapbooks, or as backgrounds or transparencies for altered art projects.

For Victorian flower art & illustration, visit here. Surround yourself with flower art to help get you through the winter!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Just in time for holiday crafts: we're pleased to annouce this new collection of Victorian & vintage holiday images from Lunagirl. This lovely collection includes over 250 images originally from antique French, German & Italian postcards sent to celebrate Christmas and New Years Day. We've scanned the cards as high-resolution tiffs, done some restoration work and embellishment, then finally saved them on CD as 300-dpi jpgs for you to browse and print.

Most of these are photos, although some are illustrations. Many of the cards have greetings in various languages, either original or added by us, but you can of course alter them and add your own messages as well. We have removed major creases and tears, and in some cases embellished or enhanced. Usually we have removed the stamps, but we left the original little French stamps on some, as many buyers like them. I've also included scans of the backs of a few cards, for the lovely old handwriting.

You'll find angels, children's portraits, children in the snow, ladies, romantic couples, happy new year & more. Enjoy them as printable digital ephemera for your altered art & scrapbooking, or create unique antique style tags and greeting cards for the winter holidays!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Collage Sheet for Thanksgiving

We've recently released a new downloadable digital collage sheet design featuring charming children and lovely ladies (and turkeys!) from vintage postcards, some by Ellen Clapsaddle and Frances Brundage.
Enjoy these for your harvest time and Thanksgiving crafts: card making, decorations, tags, candle labels, etc! Click the picture to find it on our website ready for download (you'll also find several beautiful collage sheet designs featuring Victorian Christmas cards and ephemera).

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