Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Greetings...

Dearest Friends of The Gossamer Tearoom,
Victorienne and I wish you the most wonderful Easter!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Digital Paper Doll...

As promised, here are the first two digital collage sheets, featuring Dear Little Victorienne!

In this sheet, she is dressed in rompers of pink, green and purple, in shades of blue bird, pink roses, freshly-bloomed violets...

...and in this sheet, ripe purples and reds, shades of cherries yellow and red, bucolic gardens and even more violets and pansies....

Please visit her at her second new home Velvet Revived!  She is waiting to say "Hello" and show you all of her favorite new clothes for spring and summer!


Dearest Friends of The Tearoom,
May I introduce to you the newest member of The Gossamer Tearoom Family?   This is Victorienne!  She is a magical little girl and sweeter than strawberries in July!  She is my most recent digital collage project, made from vintage postcards and a vintage paper doll.  But she will soon be making her debut in the material world as I am currently creating art dolls, silk art brooches, banners, as well as digital collage sheets with her image, wearing her extensive wardrobe of adorable rompers and soon, I will be debuting all of these items in two of my Etsy shops, The Gossamer Tearoom and Velvet Revived!  Please check back later today as I will be debuting the first two digital collage sheets of images of our new little girl!

Victorienne is such a friendly little soul and she can't wait to meet you in person!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Immediate Gratification...

In my Etsy shop Velvet Revived, I have super exciting news!  I have joined the Prototype Team for Instant Downloads of Digital Files!  Why is this so exciting?  It means that all of my digital collage sheets are now available for instant download!  As soon as your payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail from Etsy with the links to the sheets you have purchased, usually within just a few minutes!  So, with Easter only one week away, you still have plenty of time to order my Easter and Springtime sheets to make cards or decorations!

What could be better than finding what will work with your projects just perfectly and having it to use almost as soon as you order it?  Thank you, Etsy, for making this wonderful new service available for sellers to use!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Steampunk Spring...

Hello Dear Friends,
This is my collage for The Three Muses Collage Challenge.  The prompt this week is "Steampunk".  This is my Post-Winter Floral Initiation Machine.  Some places are seeing some signs of spring and even seeing some flowers blooming already.  I'm impatient!!  Here in Maine, we still have snow on the ground and I want flowers!!!  So, I built this machine to get the flowers started up!  I will put it in the garden and hope for the best!

(Sources of images for this collage:
Dials and watch parts from "Paper Doll Steampunk Digital Collage Sheet no 242"- Cemerony on Etsy
Decorations on the machine, including cream marble, corners and floral decoration from "Victorian Grunge 1 inch" - the House Across the Bay on Etsy (Thank you, Cheryl!)
All other tubes, lights, Victrola speaker and label I made into the machine from "Nitty Gritty" and "Nitty Gritty2" - Tumblefish Studios on Deviant Scrap
and flowers from "The Digital Valentine" from my shop Velvet Revived on Etsy.)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I Think The Sky Is Falling...

Hello Dear Friends,
This is my collage for the collage challenge on Collage Obsessions.  The subject this week is "Inspired by Fairy Tales and/or Children's Literature".    I have chosen to depict the moment after Chicken Little was hit by the acorn and is just about to announce "The sky is falling!!!".  What a silly!  Please check out all the other interpretations of favorite children's stories here.

(Sources of my images for this collage:
Chick from an image from friend Nigea's long-gone and sorely-missed free graphics blogs
Bucolic garden image from my collage sheet "The Rose Garden" from my shop Velvet Revived on Etsy.)