I love working with the images that I post here! I guess that's the reason I post them! I truly enjoy each individual image, as they are. Yes, it' fun to collage them, alter them and abuse 'em, but it's also nice to enjoy them.
Print them out! On photograph paper, at the highest quality! or save them to a disk adn drag it down to your local Wamart or photo place and ask them to do it) Most (not all) are larger enough that the prints come out great, and once behind glass, they look high end, expensive. Botanical and nature prints are everywhere right now. If you buy them framed, they are ridiculously priced. Take this set of four from Ballard Designs for example... almost $500 for the set!! Good gracious! Do people actually pay that much?? They aren't even the original thing!
The two frames above I purchased at Walmart, on clearance for $3 each. Depending on the season, I swap out images (vintage Christmas cards, crows for Halloween, you get the idea). The robin image was from Dawn at The Feathered Nest, the other three you can find here on The Vintage Moth. I printed the two botanicals on 4x6 photo paper, if I had printed them much larger I would have lost quality. For a larger picture frame, mat the smaller images for big impact.
***Please remember, some of the images posted before Oct 16, 2009 won't enlarge here, visit the old moth blog at www.thevintagemoth.blogspot.com for the larger format!!***
Grab some frames from your local thrift shop, garage sale, or Walmart and fill them with your own prints!
Give them as a Mother's Day gift! (or mother's'.. I have a momma, stepmom, and mother in law) You know what your mom(s) would love, find it! Peek around here or on any of the other great sites that offer free images. Run off some small prints of the same image and use it to make a card for her, or a gift tag!
Your gifts can get as complicated as you'd like, but this one is easy peasy. In this crazy, busy world we live in easy peasy, handmade and cheap.. well that's just about darn perfect!
Speaking of darn perfect, I have to send out some love to Amanda, a professional photographer located in Charlotte, NC. She is having a Grand Opening Sale at her Etsy shop, Circus Stories. Buy one of her photographs and get one free! (of equal of lesser value) Her photography is simply gorgeous. Gorgeous! Each print is printed on art linen.. so elegant, and perfectly priced!
Please stop by her blog and say 'hi'. she has been posting some great, easy to do ideas for living a little more 'green'.
(and if you have't visited the last post about our newest sponsor and very special offer for Vintage Moth guests, well.. go do it!) :)