Welcome to Artzee Chris' Cool Clipart & Graphics

Howdy and thanks for taking time to visit my little corner of the web. If you are looking for lots of fun graphics and clipart to use for FREE, then this is the place you are looking for. As a freelance illustrator for many years I used to make clipart and graphics for software programs like PrintShop and for companies like Mattel Interactive. Now as a stay at home mom for my two beautiful special needs boys, I decided to create a blog where I could share my art. So please bookmark me and come back often to see what cool stuff I'll be offering.

Monday, January 31, 2011

How about some Fun with Fairies?


Well I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while.   I've had the boys home from school 5 days in a row!  I have to say I'm very happy school's opened back up today on time!  I'm really hoping the Groundhog will not see his shadow on Feb. 2nd so we will have an early spring!  Now I'm wondering is Groundhog day just a US tradition or is it celebrated by other countries? Give me a shout out on that one in the comments posts.   I'm really curious about it!  but I digress,

For Monday's offering I've put together some really fun Fairies for you to enjoy.  I've always loved Fairies and on some level I still am a child who wants to believe they are really hanging out in the forest fluttering about.  My cousin who lives in another state, has a park near her where people have built little fairy houses throughout the park.  My aunt  took  pictures of them and I thought they were the cutest things ever.  The houses were all made of materials you find in the woods and some of them were so elaborate.  Maybe I can get my aunt to share a few of her photos so you can see for yourselves, but once again I digress, LOL

I hope you enjoy using these little fairies for some fun projects!  Happy Monday and have a great week!

If you are enjoying today's Fairy theme, I also have included in my Etsy shop a 1x1 inch squares with Fairy images that you can use for making scrabble pendants or whatever else you can think of to do a 1 inch Fairy.

Click here to see this in my Etsy Shop!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Various Victorian Vintage Images

Today has been an off day, we got a unexpected amount of snow from a crazy snow storm that included lightning and thunder, which is so bizarre to see during blizzard strength snowfall.   Ofcourse school was closed today and I'm sure it's going to be closed tomorrow so I have another day figuring out how to keep the kiddos happy and content.   I really had a kink put in my but I have finally another clipart sheet for you.  It's just a bunch of random Victorian images but they are interesting and can be used in alot of different projects.
So I guess that's about it for now and I hopefully will be back in the next day for some more cool clipart and graphics.

Various Images copy

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cool Postage Stamps and Handwriting on Postcard

Well I hope it's warmer where you are today because the temp this morning here was a balmy 9 degrees F or (-8 c), and I heard there's talk of a snowstorm  on Wednesday.  Well at least it's sunny!  Summer just seems so long and far away right now.
Sorry it's been a few days since I posted some fun freebies but I've been working hard on some other projects, and got behind.  So for today I have some really cool postage stamps with cancel markings and some handwriting too.  Just think of all the really fun stuff you can do with these so enjoy and have a wonderful week.


Friday, January 21, 2011

I Just Put an Item in my Etsy Shop

I started a new endeavor tonight so I guess we will see how it gos. I posted a digital download valentine card and matching envelope in my Etsy shop. I've tried a few things here and there in and there but have never really jumped in. The nice thing is that it's only 20 cents a listing for 3 month so it really is reasonable. I've included a link below the images so if you have a chance go over and take a look.  I only have one item in the shop now, but I'm gonna be adding some more stuff.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend

Etsy Shop Valentine Notecard with Matching Envelope Digital Download

I'm feeling Blue today...

Actually I'm feeling just fine, but I was in the mood for designing a blue set of papers.  So here they are.  I also included frames, and a paper of different blue images to match.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!





Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Heart Valentine 12x12 Pattern Papers to Print!

Howdy I hope everyone is well and enjoying their week.  We have been iced in from a storm that hit us last night but the temp has risen, and we have thawed out some so I do believe the kids will be back in school tomorrow, after a long 4 day weekend.  Since I was house bound I designed some more 12x12 Valentine papers, and I also did a ballerina illustration for a card for my Cafepress Shop.  I was going for a Degas painterly feel to make my ballerina look like one of his paintings.  I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out.

Ballerina Dancer Greeting Card

Just click on image below to take you to the original image and right click to download them





Monday, January 17, 2011

Kitty Valentines for you today!

Well after a really rough weekend battling the stomach flu, I'm back to the blog with a few cute Kitty Valentines for you to print out.  I need to get to working on some more things to post so this will be short.  I'll also including a link to my latest addition to my CafePress shop.  I made a kitchn magnet with different vintage Absinthe advertising images including the Green Absinthe  Fairy.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

More Vintage Valentines for you to have fun with and some cards I made for my Shop.

Here is a new vintage clip art sheet of some cute children's valentines.  I hope you will find some cool ways to use them.  I've also included below my design I came up with using the images for a Valentine Card and another card I did using vintage images.  They are both in my Cafepress shop.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

My New Valentine Card at CafePress

About 4-5 years ago I opened a little CafePress shop called "The Perfect Gift".  Since then I have been putting my designs and Illustrations on their products and it's been a fun ongoing project.  I haven't created anything new in my shop for a while so I decided to make a Valentine Card.  I sat down with my .05 ink pen and came up with a fun little drawing that I decided to scan and colorize in Illustrator and this card is my finished product.  I'm pretty pleased and I also used a color palette that is different from my normal choices, so it was fun to go out of my comfort zone and try something new.

You can find this in  my CafePress shop:Whimsical Hearts Card at The Perfect Gift

I'll be back soon with more art freebies but I just wanted to post this and share my other work as well.
Happy Thursday Everyone!

Monday, January 10, 2011

An Inspired Tribute to Paris

Today I was inspired by a postcard that I found on a new Friend's blog called French Kissed by Trishia Jacobs. She has an amazing collection of vintage postcards and she has a Esty shop where you can buy downloads of these amazing one of a kind images at: French Kissed Etsy Shop
This past week in Trishia's Blog she offered a freebie of a vintage photograph of the Eiffel Tower Circa 1908.  I just fell in love with the image and was inspired to make another set of scrapbook papers.  I also need to acknowledge another great site where I found more wonderful Parisan Ephemera that I used as well.  This site is by a wonderful artist named Arbutus Hunter and her blog is entitled: Vintage Ephemera.  I hope you will take time to visit these wonderful blogs and see what these great artists are doing.
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2nd week of January!





Sunday, January 9, 2011

Purple Raspberry Valentine 12x12 Pages!

Here are some more Valentine 12x12 Scrapbooking Pages. I think I'm just having way too much fun with Photoshop brushes right now. Well hopefully you will find a fun way to use them. Have a great week all. heartsPurple
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Queen of Hearts 12x12 Scrapbook Page

This 12x12 scrapbook sheet was inspired with playing cards in mind, and keeping with a Valentine theme, I thought I would use the queen of hearts as the card to design with. After I finished my first design, I realized that the full color may be too busy to use as a background page so I toned them down with a transparent effect. I think this will work much better now. Also I kept the original pages and downloaded them full color as well in case you want to cut out images from those sheets.
It really took a long time to edit and put this one together, but I'm fairly pleased. I hope you will enjoy making fun Valentines stuff with it.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

12 x 12 Valentine Scrapbooking Pages to Printout

I have been having a lot of fun making paintbrushes in Photoshop and using them to create scrapbooking/crafting paper designs. It's like getting to rubber stamp digitally, and if you mess up you just hit the edit undo button! Hope you are enjoying your weekend and doing fun things!
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Valentine Hearts Sized to Make Scrabble Pendants

Today I have done some graphics sized for making scrabble tile pendants. They can also be used for ATCs, or other mixed media projects. I drew the original drawings in ink. Then I scanned them into illustrator and colorized them. This sheet is sized to print out on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet.
Hope you enjoy them. Have a great weekend all.
Valentine Images for Scrabble Pendants

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Out of This World Vintage Valentines

Today I've added some Rockin' Rocket Folks, to download and printout. I've sized this one to fit a 8 1/2 x 11 Sheet. These vintage Valentines are so great, I just love the two space doggies. I hope you'll be able to find something out of this world to make with these cosmic cuties! Enjoy! SpaceValentineClipartSheet

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Valentine 12 x 12 Designs

For Today I've done 5 new Valentine Heart 12x12 paper designs for you to download and print out. I hope you will be able to find some fun projects to use these for.
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Monday, January 3, 2011

Vintage Cowboy Valentine Clipart Pages

Today I've put together a couple of rootin' tootin' adorable cowboy Valentine clipart sheets for you to download and enjoy.  They are so cute I hope you can find lots of fun things to do with them!
Happy New Year!