July 30, 2013

Downtown Antique Paris

My dear friends & readers, here we are back on track sharing new projects & new images in our blogs Boulevard de L'antique:  Crafts & Decor and Retro Scrap Freebies.  We have been working on new ideas that we will be posting very soon.  

If you follow our blog you will know that we like to create “decoupage scenes” in many of my vintage boxes, scenes that might tell a story or picture a landscape.  This time my mind flew to the streets of Paris back in the 1800’s, and this is what I imagined "Beautiful ladies walking on Saturday evening on a street by a hill from which you can see in the distance the Eiffel Tower and even a zeppelin across the sky"

For this project I wanted to combine the techniques of Decoupage and Image Transfer, so the background buildings, the Eiffel Tower and zeppelin are done by transferring the images and the ladies with decoupage.

I kept the inside of the box very simple, just stamped some vintage graphics related to Paris in black ink.

April 6, 2013

Vintage Typography Dairy Sign

I love Vintage Typography and all the creative projects that can be done with it.  Angie from Knick of Time did a wonderful job by making this beautiful Mini Sign using my Dairy Business Card from our Retro Scraps blog.

I am so excited to share with you this project she has created.  The Dairy Business Card she used is one of two we have posted in november last year and you can find them HERE, and to check Angie's Post visit her blog: Knick of Time.  

Enjoy your weekend,


April 3, 2013

Retro Fashion Bookmarks

As we have mentioned before, in our workshop we also like to dabble with vintage graphics and create digital compositions and collages with different graphic elements that we have available in our collection.  Keep in mind is not on a professional level but just for fun.  We have designed some nice Retro Fashion Bookmarks.     To download the Digital Designs, visit our Retro Scraps Freebies blog or Click Here for the direct link.

Once you have saved the bookmarks in your computer, print them on thick paper or cardboard and protect the print a little bit with an ink fixative in spray.

Proceed to cut them with the scissors.

Then punch the top of the bookmark where you want the thread or lace to go and voilà! Easy work, you are done!! 

In few steps you get unique RetroFashion Bookmarks or Tags that you can use in your projects.

I hope you liked this project, thank you very much for following us and being part of our fans, we really appreciate it.

Have a wonderful week,