VINTAGE VALENTINE FREEBIES !!

About 12 years ago I began organizing my massive collection of vintage images so that they could be scanned and made into collections for collagists, mixed media people and scrapbookers to use in their art.  It was a huge job but when it was all done, the collections (sold in simple JPG format and put on CDs) were very popular and it was rewarding to be able to share these wonderful old Victorian/Edwardian images with others.

I thought you might enjoy having a few of these images on a regular basis to use in your art today.  So the plan is, at least once a month, I will post several images at a time for you to have.  All you'll need to do is right-click on each image with your mouse and save it to your own computer.  You can resize the images, crop them, alter them in Photoshop or another program or anything else you'd like to do with them.  They are public domain images so you can use them even for items you sell.

Please note that the images do look a bit grainy.  That is true to the original hardcopy they were scanned from.  It was either the look that was popular in its day or perhaps it was the limit of the quality of their reproduction capabilities. Who knows.  In any case, I love how they look and they truly do have an old style and feel to them.

I would love to see what you create with them, if you'd care to share. 

Enjoy!
Joanna































9 comments:

Lin Collette said...

thank you so much!

lin

Aimeslee said...

These images are gorgeous, thank you! xoxo

Annette said...

Thank you will play with these beautiful images. xo

BuzzyBee said...

What beautiful images...this is so generous of you.

Jane said...

Thank you Joanna Banana!

Creatique Candy said...

Be Still My Heart Joanna, you are such a doll! I plan on using these images in making a chipboard card for CU Sisters this year. So I appreciate it very very much. Love your Hybrid Graphic. Very touching to know how long you have collected them & offered these to us during my Favorite Holiday!
HUGS xx

Creatique Candy said...

Be Still My Heart Joanna, you are such a doll! I plan on using these images in making a chipboard card for CU Sisters this year. So I appreciate it very very much. Love your Hybrid Graphic. Very touching to know how long you have collected them & offered these to us during my Favorite Holiday!
HUGS xx

Creatique Candy said...

Be Still My Heart Joanna, you are such a doll! I plan on using these images in making a chipboard card for CU Sisters this year. So I appreciate it very very much. Love your Hybrid Graphic. Very touching to know how long you have collected them & offered these to us during my Favorite Holiday!
HUGS xx

Joanna Grant said...

You are all so very welcome and I hope you have a lot of fun creating wonderful treasures with these images. Feel free to share what you make, if you are so inclined. Namaste, my friends! Joanna