Lost Again

I was supposed to be working on a special project soon to be announced, but I found myself lost again looking through ephemera. Originally, I was in search of vintage Valentine cards, but then I stumbled upon this blond beauty. I know very little about this piece, I found her in the public domain as a publishers proof.

She had some slight damage, mainly from age and sat on a plain background with printers marks. I love the soft lines and muted tones. Although I could not let her be as she was. I cleaned up the imperfections slightly, enhanced the color and brightened up the image. I then started to layer the image with words, lace, and of course botanicals. I used my own watercolor and vintage items. I merged different images of paper to place under the address that I put in the corner.

Rose will end up somewhere in my house although I am running out of room πŸ™‚ If you would like Rose for your home or craft project feel free to download here.

What is your favorite thing to get lost in?

Have a beautiful week!

Much love,



50 thoughts on “Lost Again

  1. Beautiful, just beautiful. She looks like the early 1920’s, or even the teens. Her hair color is striking, as well as her eyes. I could look at her all day. What a find. You cleaned her up nicely. You always stun me with your creative eye.

    I mainly get lost in the creative process of producing music & scripts. Hours get lost.

    Hugs to you and Rose.

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    1. Oh, thank you! She is so very striking and her eyes drew me right in. Dont you just love getting lost in the creative process. Producing music has to be incredible. Its definitely food for the soul. Big hugs and blessings back to you!

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  2. The rabbit hole of ephemera…I know it well. This lady reminds me a bit of the Gibson Girls. She doesn’t have the big hair, but still, there are similarities. The cabbage roses are a perfect compliment to her rosebud lips. Just beautiful! πŸ’•

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    1. That is a rabbit hole I would dive into every time! 😊 Isnt it wonderful! She does have the Gibson Girl look. Thank you! I really enjoyed working on this piece. I have one more brunette to work on. Big hugs my friend!

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  3. Your image is beautiful. Yesterday I got lost in Sylvia Plath’s poetry. I have been having a tidy of my book shelves, which has led to a few re-discoveries. I had forgotten how well I know these poems, and became completely absorbed.

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  4. Rose is exquisitely beautiful and your addings are just a perfect match for this lovely lady, Lisa! She reminds me a bit of a Jane Austen character, all big eyes and femininity. πŸ˜„πŸ’•

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