Friday, August 30, 2013

ATC / ACEO Display or Gifting Idea.

This is one of those times that carrying a playing card around with me, paid off. This paper-mache ornament is a great size for displaying or gifting an ATC/ACEO. I saw these in Michaels Craft Stores around Christmas time one year.

Paint, collage, or decorate the ornament anyway your heart desires. Add some 'bling' - maybe sparkling rhinestones around the edges. Then use photo corners to attach the card to the surface. Or you may find other creative ways - there are all manner of clips and other items to use - miniature clothes pegs, or butterfly clips, for instance.

Monday, August 12, 2013

French cards with etching from 1710

I love finding 'treasures'. Over the weekend I came across these wonderful cards (4) from Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris/Cologne. They have prints attached to the front of them that are hand colored, and the image dates from 1710. 

Attributed to Janvier Ianuarius Gennaio - from a series of allegorical representations of the months. The cards are obviously quite old, but in fabulous condition.

Available to you, on Etsy in the Dreamy Papers shop.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Creative use of Printable Images - Vintage Beach Bathing Belles

I was wonderfully surprised today when I found that Linda Coughlin of The Funkie Junkie had used some of Dreamy Papers OOAK printable image sheets from the Etsy store for her project on her inspirational blog: 
Check out this blog for some terrific ideas, and for details on how this project was constructed. It's definitely a great blog to subscribe to!