Category: Freebies and Downloadables

Great Leopard’s Bane George Baxter Botanical Print, Friday Freebie

“Great Leopard’s Bane” is a hand colored engraving by George Baxter from British Flowering Plants, published in 1840. Plate #157.

Great Leopards Bane George Baxter Botanical Print

Great Leopards Bane George Baxter Botanical Print

Above is a low-res version, about 1000 pixels high at 72 ppi. You can download a high res version here.

Freebie Friday: Pink Rosy Heart on Background

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I’ve decided to share a heart graphic for this week’s Freebie Friday.

Rosy Pink Heart On A Background of Squares

Rosy Pink Heart On A Background of Squares

It’s a rosy pink heart with a brush stroke outline backed by four squares in two shades of pink. The squares are set off kilter slightly and also have a brush stroke edging to give the entire graphic a casual feel.

You can download two versions of this graphic: the original Adobe Illustrator file or a pdf that can be opened with the free Adobe Reader software. Both files are high resolution (300 ppi) so should print out very well. The heart is large and takes off most of the page – you can reduce the size in any graphics program.

Happy hearts! If you use this please send me a pic so I can see what you’ve done!

Freebie Friday: Vintage Photo of a Seated Woman

Today I’m sharing a vintage photo of an unidentified woman from Cochranville, PA. I bought this online a few years ago. You can use it for scrapbooking, mixed media, or collage. Or just about anything you want!

Click on the link above to download a high resolution tiff file. Drop me a link if you use it – I’d love to see what you do with it!

Freebie Friday: Three Textured Panels in Blue and Brown

I decided that last week’s Friday Freebie canvas did not suit me so I gave it a wash of blue paint – awesome!!! Now I love it and I think it’s done. Here are the new panels. You can use them in collage or for any kind of scrapbook background. They are high resolution (300ppi) tiff files. Drop me a link if you use them – enjoy!

Freebie Friday: Three Textured Panels in Brown and Cream

These panels were created with leftover paint from another project. I am so cheap that I did not want to waste the paint so I slopped it onto three new canvas panels. I really like the way it came out. Here they are for your downloading pleasure.

You can print these out and use them for collaging or scrapbooking backgrounds. Or bring them into Photoshop and layer on your favorite graphics. Please use these for personal projects only. Do not redistribute or sell these images. If you find these helpful, please leave a comment below with a link to your project. I’d love to see what you do with them!

Freebie Friday: Colonial Money

This week I have two images of Colonial American currency for your downloading pleasure.


Colonial currency side 1


Colonial currency side 2

The front of the bill reads, “Twenty Shillings, According to the resolves of the Assembly of Pennsylvania, of the 6th day of April, in the 16th Year of the Reign of His Majesty GEO the Third. Dated at Philadelphia, the 25th Day of April, Anno Domini 1776.” The back of the bill has the printer’s name on it.

Click on the images to download pdf’s set at 300 ppi. You may use these for any personal artwork or project. Please do not sell the digital or printed image. If you do something fun with these, please leave me a comment with a link so I can see your work!

Freebie Friday: Fleur de Lys Etsy Banner and Listing Graphics

Fleur de Lys Listing Graphic Yay, it’s Freebie Friday again! This week I have for you another Etsy banner and other listing graphics. And it’s free. Yes, free! The files were created in Adobe Photoshop and you will get the layered files along with the appropriately sized jpegs. Download the Photoshop files here: Banner | Avatar | Reserved Listing. Download the jpegs by clicking on the graphic and saving to your hard drive.

Freebie Friday: Tombstone Silhouettes

Tombstone Silhouettes

Tombstone Silhouettes

Here are four tombstone silhouettes I made for a shadow box project. You can print them out, trace them onto cardstock, and then distress them. Use them for any Halloween project!

If you need help or ideas, please check out my tutorial called How To Make A Tombstone From Grunge Paper.

The file is a 200 ppi pdf. Download here.

If you use this in something cool, please take a pic and send it to me or let me know in the comments. I’d love to see your work!

Freebie Friday: Gold Flowers Background

Gold Flowers

This is a great background for an invitation or for a scrapbooking page. The word at upper left is l’ete which means summer in French. At the bottom right is les fleurs which means flowers.

The file is a 8.5″ x 11″ 200 ppi pdf. You may use it for personal or commercial work but you may NOT sell the file in digital form NOR may you sell it in a printed format. Download the file here.

If you use it in something cool, please take a pic and send it to me or let me know in the comments. I’d love to see your work!

Freebie Friday: Damask Gray Etsy Shop Banner & Avatar

Damask Gray Banner

A while ago, when I first signed up for Etsy, I thought it would be a great idea to sell Etsy shop banners and avatars. Other sellers were selling their graphics for $50 to $100, which I thought was okay so I set my prices to match. But then the prices started dropping, some to as low as $10! Well, I just couldn’t compete with that so I ditched the entire idea and went in a different direction. And, now, YOU get the benefit of my experiments in EtsyLand. Here is one of my designs. The files are Photoshop psd files set to 72 ppi screen resolution. You will need Adobe Photoshop to open these files.

Download the banner. Download the avatar.