I'm not totally happy with them, but hey, gotta start somewhere and all that. The recipe one is fairly straightforward, I just stole some art from random places online, and only had to do a bit of retouching and added text on the index card. I got a little more ambitious on this one, and I think it's a little busy but I like all the elements. At least one contributor would like to be credited, and since I apparently respect their wishes a bit more than copyright law, here goes:
The frame is cropped from this photo of a real frame - I found it here at deviantART, which seems like a cool community of shared art. (Thanks, Suzanne Phillips.)
This background texture is also from deviantart, and I couldn't NOT use it after reading the description: Grungy paper found at abandoned meat factory.
The background is layered with this texture, which is a picture of real stained glass.
And the text is this blue texture showing through, and I can't find where I got it from, but it was a photo of some actual painted surface.
In case you couldn't tell, I'm so intrigued by the idea of digital art made from 100% real live stuff. (It's like the outsider art of tomorrow, todaay!)
As soon as I get that copy of Photoshop for Dummies I requested from the library, I'll be making brushes and downloading fonts like the