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Showing posts with label Christmas cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas cards. Show all posts

Friday, December 6, 2013

Book Covers and Christmas Cards

Browsing thru Amazon's Kindle Regencys I came across this book, which I naturally purchased.  I thought I'd add another picture for the cover.  Can't review the book, as I haven't read it yet, but it looks promising.  I'm rather flattered that they used my image, but [tossing head]. I wish I'd got a little credit, maybe a link to my (long neglected because my daughter HOGS the scanner all the time! Also I'm writing.) Blog.

I always wanted the gorgeous fashion plates from Ackermann's, Costume Parisien, Ladies Magazine (and others) to be used as book covers, and its gratifying to see it finally being done, though sadly, not very well. At least, not as well as my efforts.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Regency Christmas Card- Slightly More Christmassy

Regency Christmas Card

And here I have an elegant Regency (actually "Empire" since its a Fashion Print from Costume Parisien) Gentleman.  I'm getting the knack.  Turning the print into "ice" works better if there is a bit less detail in the picture. I've skipped the "3-D" filter but used the "Emboss".  Then there are "Glass" filters and the "Transparency" layer option, along with "screen" and "color burn" layers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Costume Parisien, Ackermann's, Regency Christmas Cards

Adaptation of the best TOS cover. Orig cover was pretty damaged, but not hard to fix.  

Scan of Sprig Muslin cover, also "cleaned up"

Christmas Card

Just playing around

Friday, January 18, 2008

Christmas Cards

I belong to a Georgette Heyer 'List', where we chat about her books. Each year we have a Card exchange, and I like to make cards using fashion plates from the era (Regency). There were three or four magazines for ladies at the time, the best being Ackermann's Repository. The French Costume Parisien also has splendid plates, although their ladies look to be about 8-foot tall.

Here is this year's card.