Today I have a collection of floral graphics for you. Let’s explore!
A pair of pink blooms on a pink lined background, and a cheery birdbath with small bunches of pink and red flowers. That background in the first image is very interesting. It’s not the paper texture. Someone sat down and decided they wanted their image to look like that. Even with a ruler, imagine how long that must have taken!
I can spot at least three elements in the bird bath scene that could be separated from the main image and used on their own: the bird bath itself, the branches at the top of the picture, and the right-side bunches of grass and flowers. What do you think?
The images along the left here are all from different mid-century greeting cards. Some were from birthday greetings, some from Easter cards, others from bridal shower gifts. One or two are from old postcards that were in such terrible shape that nothing else could be used.
Just click on each one to open it at full size in a new tab, depending on how your browser does things.
Use these smaller images when making digital papers. Play with the blending modes, erase bits and pieces, mess around with the adjustment layers, make patterns out of them—elements like these can add interest without using up a lot of hard drive space.
You can even change their colours with those mentioned adjustment layers. 😉 Experiment! That’s the best way to learn.
I like this little bunch of flowers simply because it’s pretty.
The roses above could be separated from their background or the entire rectangular piece could make up the border of a new file. Put it through a program like Vector Magic and see what happens.
The original of these two graphics, the red version, came from a general greeting postcard, and I thought the little bridge scene was striking on its own. It translates well to monochrome grey, and with masking may have an interesting look when other colour combinations are applied to it.
I hope you enjoyed these files. What have you made this week? Share it with me in the comments!