Occasionally I find myself "collecting" pretty pictures. I am basically a visual person. If I had to choose between chocolate and eye-candy . . . well, I think I'd be in trouble!!
So I'm always on the lookout for clipart and sources of free pictures. Sometimes I use pictures in my artwork - and sometimes I just think about it! Most often, though, I use pretty pictures as inspiration.
Like this bright tag, for instance. Isn't that a pleasing pose? I could use this as inspiration for a doll, posing her to cuddle her wrapper - or a pet or child, or any number of options.
OR . . . I could just use the tag image. Many crafters use images like this as a centerpiece for embroidery or crazy quilting.
The shape to the right can be used as a tag - or as the starting point for a paper doll. That swirling pattern could be inspiration for embroidery - or even a quilting pattern.
OK, so where did I get these pretties? These two are part of Lisa Vollrath's Holiday Giveaway from December. Lisa very generously provided one piece of artwork/collage image each day as a countdown to Christmas. These images are just a teaser to a vast amount of images, collage sets, image CDs, books, ephemera, and so on available from Ten Two Studios. If you are a paper artist of any sort, there's sure to be something you need there!
Well, I'm not a major paper artist - fiber is more my thing. But I do dabble occasionally and I love, love, love to look! And the Ten Two site is worth looking at - and buying, too!
And -- once again, Lisa is holding a Holiday Countdown. To Valentine's day this time. This was part of today's download . . . isn't she sweet? All one needs to do to "purchase" these pre-Valentines images is to post about Lisa's giveaway on your blog. Hey! I just did that!!
(Alright, so there was an ulterior motive. I think these are cute enough to warrant a blatant bit of advertising, though. Right?)