Monday, June 4, 2012

over 100 free pattern overlays ... at a glance


Would you believe that the free overlay total is at
139 overlays and counting?

(I might have a wee little addiction) ;-)

over 100 free digital overlays for making DIY printable papers (some commercial uses ok)

Since overlays can be hard to find on flickr (because as PNG files with transparency they appear either invisible or very funny looking on flickr) I thought I'd assemble an easy to browse page and have the overlays linked here on the blog to make downloading them a little more simplified for you.






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  • These overlays all measure 12.5 inches square.
  • They are 350dpi for print quality.
  • Some are simple geometric patterns & some are hand drawn or based on antique images.



Here's how they work...

20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tight_medium_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz + turquoise textured paper=turquoise zig zag


All of the 100+ overlay examples below show
solid grey where there is transparency.


The white parts will always stay white & the grey parts will always
be replaced by whatever colour or pattern you overlay them onto.

So if this is the overlay example:

20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tight_medium_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

and you place that overlay over turquoise textured
patterned paper, like this, for instance:

turquoise textured paper

Then this will be the result:

turquoise zig zag


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How to save these files....

In Firefox: click to open the image page - then right click on the image - choose "save link as"
In Chrome:  right click on the image - choose "save link as" 
In Explorer: click to open the image page - then right click on the image - then choose "save target as"

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If I might make some
suggestions for file saving
?

1) Please check to be sure you are saving as PNG. This allows for the layers.

2) Use these PNGs in Photoshop or gimp (or another program that supports the transparency of the layers).

3) You might want to name the overlays so you can find them later: Just copy the name of the overlay you are downloading from this blog post & paste it in when you save the overlay file.


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20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_Moroccan_tile_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_Moroccan_tile_OUTLINE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

3) tiny Moroccan tile (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_Moroccan_tile_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

4) tiny Moroccan tile (outline on white) overlay:
  20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_Moroccan_tile_outline_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz (2)

5) tight zig zag chevron overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tight_zig_zag_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

6) medium hexagon (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_medium_HEXAGON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

7) world map overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_world_MAP_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

8) modern ledger overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_modern_ledger_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

9) antique ledger (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_antique_ledger_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

10) subtle Moroccan tile (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_Moroccan_tile_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

11) subtle Moroccan tile (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_Moroccan_tile_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

12) subtle tiny Moroccan tile (on white) overlay:20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_tiny_MOROCCAN_tile_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

13) tiny subtle Moroccan tile (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_tiny_moroccan_tile_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

14) dress pattern overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_dress_PATTERN_TEXT_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

15) architectural quatrefoil (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_architectural_QUATREFOIL_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

16) tiny architectural quatrefoil (on white) overlay:20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_ARCHITECTURAL_QUATREFOIL_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

17) wood grain/faux bois (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_faux_bois_WOOD_grain_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

18) wood grain/faux bois (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_wood_grain_FAUX_BOIS_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

19) french script overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_French SCRIPT_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi _melstampz

20) antique typography overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_antique_TYPOGRAPHY_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

21) medium zig zag chevron overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tight_medium_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

22) medium dots outline overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_medium_DOTS_outline_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

23) ML mod notebook overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_mod_NOTEBBOOK_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

24) big chevron overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_big CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

25) big ultra thin chevron overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_big_ultra_thin_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

26) medium stripe overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_medium_STRIPE_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

27) medium dots (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_medium_DOTS_on_white_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

28) medium dots (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_medium_DOTS_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

29) coffee text overlay

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_vintage_vine_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

33) vintage vine (vine on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_vintage_vine_outline_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz (2)

34) subtle sketched chevron overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_SKETCHED_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

35) distressed houndstooth fabric overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_houndstooth_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

36) globe pattern overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_globes_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz
37) text (on white) overlay:
(an antique flower making article -- it mentions stamps!)
20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_TEXT_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

38) tiny triangle (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_TRIANGLE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

39) tiny triangle (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_TRIANGLE_solid_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

40) subtle graph (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_GRAPH_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

41) floral vine (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_floral_VINE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

42) floral vine (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_floral_vine_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

43) 'dream' dictionary definition overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_antique_dictionary_DREAM_definition_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

44) Rapunzel text overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_rapunzel_text_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

45) subtle random stripe overlay:
20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_random_STRIPE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

46) capital alphabet overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_uppercase_alphabet_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

47) tiny rounded quatrefoil (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_rounded_QUATREFOIL_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

48) vintage fabric overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_vintage_fabric_ML_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

49) tiny subtle graph (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_subtle_GRAPH_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

50) bubbles (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_bubbles_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

51) double chevron overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_double_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

52) tiny hexagon or honeycomb
(outline on white) overlay:

 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_HEXAGON_honeycomb_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

53) double patterned chevron overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_double_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

54) ML damask (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_damask_ML_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

55) extra small hexagon (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_extra_small_hexagon_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

56) extra small hexagon (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_extra_small_hexagon_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

57) paper-pieced chevron (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_paper_pieced_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

58) paper-pieced chevron (solid) overlay:
 PREVIEW GREY paper pieced chevron 12 point 5 350dpi white

59) tiny dot (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_dots_solid_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz (2)

60) tiny dot (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_dots_on_white_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

61) grammar wheel overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_GRAMMAR_WHEEL_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

62) subtle diamond (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_DIAMOND_small_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

63) patterned diagonal stripe overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_patterned_diagonal_STRIPE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

64) tiny circles (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_CIRCLES_solid_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

65) tiny circles (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_tiny_CIRCLE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

66) patterned circle overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_patterned_circles_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz (3)

67) pencil damask (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_PENCIL_DAMASK_SOLID_melstampz_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi

68) pencil damask (outline on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_pencil_damask_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

69) overlapping circles (outline on white) overlay:20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_overlapping_CIRCLES_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

70) overlapping circle solid (overlay):
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_overlapping_CIRCLES_solid_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

71) lowercase alphabet (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_lowercase_ALPHABET_outline_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

72) stitched chevron overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_stitched_CHEVRON_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

73) circular grid (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_circular_GRID_solid_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

74) circular grid (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_circular_grid_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

75) checker overlay:
(white with grey distress)

 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_checker_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

76) subtle overlapping circles (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_overlapping_CIRCLES_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

77) soft floral overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_soft_floral_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

78) mustache overlay (on white)
51-cool_grey_medium_light_DSnet_mustaches_OVERSTAMPED_distress_graph


79) medium diagonal stripe overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_medium_diagonal_STRIPES_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

80) bus ticket (London) overlay:

(Thanks to Sweetly Scrapped for the ticket image available here)
20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_bus_ticket_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

81) small scale star map overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_sml_scale_MAP_of_STARS_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

82) large scale star map overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_map_of_STARS_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

83) Graphics Fairy botanical twig overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_botanical_TWIG_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

84) Graphics Fairy leaf field journal overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_graphics_fairy_LEAVES_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

85) large subtle triangle (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_large_SUBTLE_TRIANGLE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

86) small scale leafy alphabet overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_small_scale_LEAFY_ALPHABET_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

87) large scale leafy alphabet overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_leafy_ALPHABET_large_scale_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

88) small scale graph (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_small_scale_GRAPH_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

89) small scale graph (outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_small_GRAPH_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

90) large scale flower doodle overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_large_scale_FLOWER_doodle_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

91) sewing instruction text overlay:
20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_instructions_SEWING_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

92) graph (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_graph_solid_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

93) graph (outline on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_graph_outline_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

94) bold triangle (outline on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_bold_triangle_outline_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

95) pin stripe overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_pin_stripe_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

96) pomegranate & flower Moroccan tile (solid) overlay:20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_pomegranate_and_flowers_solid_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

97) pomegranate & flower Moroccan tile (on white) overlay:20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_pomegranate_and_flowers_outline_melstampz_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi

98) small diamond (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_small_diamond_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

99) small diamond (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_small_diamond_OUTLINE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

100) sketched Moroccan tile overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_sketched_Moroccan_Tile_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

101) retro time sheet overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_retro_TIME_SHEET_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

102) quatrefoil (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_quatrefoil_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

103) quatrefoil (outline on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_quatrefoil_OUTLINE_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

104) art deco alphabet overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_art_deco_ALPHABET_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

105) patterned heart overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_hearts-patterned_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

106) plain heart overlay:
20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_hearts-plain_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

107) Graphics Fairy (bold) damask overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_bold_DAMASK_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

108) Graphics Fairy (low contrast) damask overlay:20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_DAMASK_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

109) Graphics Fairy (outline) damask overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_outline_DAMASK_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

110) Argyle overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_argyle_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

111) outline circles overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_outline_CIRCLES_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz



115) ML soft floral solid (on white) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_ML_floral_SOLID_on_white_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

To save these files, right click and...
in Firefox or Chrome choose "save link as"
in Explorer choose "save target as"

These bold overlays are very simple & handy for
filling with different patterns or colours...

116) Bold circle overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_bold_circle_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

117) random small rectangle overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_random_rectangle_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_large_diamond_melstampz12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

119) small distressed squares overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_small_distressed_squares_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

120) small distressed diamond overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_small diamond_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_LARGE_even_squares_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz



20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_printing_primer_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz



156) bold diagonal stripe overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_bold_diagonal_stripes_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

157) subtle script overlay:
(Script adapted from this Graphics Fairy image)
20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_script_alphabet_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

158) Alphabet chart overlay:
(Chart adapted from this Graphics Fairy image)
20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_alphabet_chart_GF_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

159) subtle diamond overlay (thin white diamond lines):20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_diamond_SOLID_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

160) architectural overlay (antique image of buildings):20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_architectural_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

161) thin chevron (with black outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_black_outline_stretch_chevron_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

162) medium dots (with black outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_black_outline_medium_dot_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

163) large Moroccan tile (with black outline) overlay:20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_BLK_outline_Moroccan_12_and_half_inch_350dpi

164) tiny Moroccan tile (with black outline) overlay:20-cool_grey_light_TINY_MOROCCAN_black_outline

165) pin stripe (with black outline) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_black_outline_pin_stripe_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350d

166) tiny squares (with black outline) overlay:
20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_BLK_outline_tiny_squares_12_and_half_inch_350dpi

167) subtle ornamental pattern (on white) overlay:20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_subtle_ornamental_mesh_12_and_a_half_inches_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

168) subtle ornamental pattern (solid) overlay:
 20-cool_grey_light_NEUTRAL_SOLID_subtle_ornamental_mesh_12_and_a_half_inch_SQ_350dpi_melstampz

How to save these files....

In Firefox: click to open the image page - then right click on the image - choose "save link as"
In Chrome: right click on the image - choose "save link as" 
In Explorer: click to open the image page - then right click on the image - then choose "save target as"

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...use these overlays:





(guidelines for use here)


Hope you can have
some fun with these!

60 comments:

quirks59m said...

Thank you so much - this entire series has been a most generous gift.

LM said...

You're the very best! Blessings, LM

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! You are amazing! Thanks so much for these!!

stev288 said...

These are so lovely... but I can not get them to save!? I have righ clicked the image, the title of the overlay, I have left clocked and all I get is an option to save as a jpef or bitmap and the file name is a jumble of numbers?? What am I doing wrong!? I tried clicking on the folder that says pattern overlays.. nothing!? Half the time I end ip on a blank flicker page :(. So generous of you to share. Love your blog and tutorials.. following you now! Thanks! Ruth

Michelle said...

Hot damn girl!!! You total rock!!! I have just found the new background for my blog...do you mind? You totally have sucked me in to these. I was trying to avoid them as I have so much going on but I just can't...your talents just wow me! I want to live in your brain! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- you are amazingly talented and very very generous! I love stopping by and am going to have to learn using gimp and the overlays- how cool is this! Thank You so much!

emelyn said...

You are super amazing!! Thank you so much for all your hard work...and your "addiction"! :) These are the BEST patterns ever!!

Dragonlady said...

Just wanted to say thank you so much for these Mel, you are amazing.

Hugs Ali x

Anonymous said...

thank you very much, you're incredible!!

Linda said...

Wow, these are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 4 post on Jun. 05, 2012. Thanks again.

Dawn said...

Addicted?....yes...and I love you for it! Queen of Awesome, thank you once again!!

xoxox sweetie

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Mel. Mel. Mel. How can we ever compliment or thank you enough? This infomation is invaluable. How generous you are to compile and share it. I appreciate the heart and hours that go into everything you do. Thank you once again.

Debbie J said...

Woman, you are absolutely awesome! You think you're obsessed with making these? I'm obsessed with gathering them. Thank you, thank you.

suruha said...

Hey, there! I agree with the others. This is so awesome! I adore your simple, yet, elegant designs!
I discovered, however, that the links go to a blank page in Chrome. I tried Firefox and they work fine!
Thank you so much!
Su

sewnsew1943 said...

Hi Mel, You are so good to teach us how to use overlays. I use Paint Shop Pro ver 2.x I am trying to follow your tutorial, I know it is made for gimp but I was able to get to the fill with color which I did your instructions to say drag and drop the overlay, that is where I get lost..Do I open a folder then drag the file from that folder to the new file in PSP? Sorry for being so dense, I am determined to learn how to do this. Thank you for your help

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hi Guys, Sorry about the link fiasco in Explorer and Chrome. They worked okay the last time I tried hot-linking to flickr. I'll try and find a way to fix it.

sewnsew1943 I'm not sure how to use Paint Shop Pro, but I found these instructions for you:

How can I use a photo overlay in Paint Shop Pro?

Hope they work and thanks so much for trying the overlays! ox

suruha said...

Mel, if you right-click and select 'Save Link As' in Chrome, they still save as they should. I just DL'd every one of these that way. It's just that the link, when clicked, goes nowhere. I've run across this alot, actually. They work fine in either server. It is how you save them.
So, don't sweat! LOL They do what you intend.
Thank you so much!
Su

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Thank You, Suruha! That worked like a charm. You made my day. I was wondering how to go through and fix 139 links. :-D

suruha said...

Awesome! That would be difficult, eh? LOL No, they work just fine. Again, Thank You!

Su

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Suruha, I just had to thank you again, not only did you fix my problem with links in chrome and explorer, you also got me thinking about my directions for saving in firefox. And your help shaved 3 steps off of my crazy round-about way. Turns out you not only made my day, you made my year! Thanks again. GRIN!

Jennie said...

I love you! I seriously love you!!!
You are amazing Mel!
You are the BEST! xx

E.T. said...

Queen Mel. I love you! SOOOO MUCH! I am bowing to you right now! thank you thank you thank you!
Here's a card I created with one of the overlays. CLICK HERE
It looks so nice with the background and I dont think that I need to buy any paper packs for myself now!

E.T. said...

oh you are going to get a lot of LOVE today sweetie!

Klara said...

Hi Mel, I discovered your blog this morning and I just can't get enough searching through it. It's like an never ending source of ideas. You are really amazing an extremly kind to share your world with us. Thank you... :))

paperpapier said...

oh ! my...what a fabulous sharing!!! I love these overlays...they are meticulously great work...thank you so much for your generosity!
lots of warm hugs from Malaysia,
Heaney

Casey said...

Thanks so much for this post! I love all your overlays! You are so great!

קרין שנקמן- עוגלינUgalina said...

Thank U so much!!!

Betty said...

So nice !!!
THANKS !!!

Lynne K said...

Just discovered these! Absolutely brilliant, thank you so much for sharing them.

wienerhoneymooners said...

TRULY Amazing. I am so in love with Hexagons right now, making hexagon journal cards, etc. Thanks, I will try the overlays and your tutorial on how to make hexagon quilt paper!
I bow to you, and repeat, "I am not worthy, I am not worthy!"

You are on my blog sidebar, so I hope you are getting some traffic coming from my way!

m said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing these patterns! You always amaze me with your creativity and I can't wait to use your patterns in my cards and scrapbook pages!

mummsie said...

I hate to be so ignorant, but I am new to all of this. Am I printing these on transparencies then to use? I understand what they do but how do I make it happen?

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hi Mummsie! No problem at all. I know it can seem weird & I'm sure I could do a better job of explaining it...

Basically, an overlay (these ones at least) are digital files. They are like real-life stencils that you use with ink sprays or that kind of things, but instead these are digital.

To use them, you drag and drop the overlay file onto some digital papers you have or you make a new file with colour you like. And because the overlays have some solid parts (white in this case) and some transparent parts they hide part of whatever you've laid them onto and create a pattern. They let some of the original digital paper or colours show through (like the chevron example shown in this post laid over the turquoise paper).

Hope that makes more sense? If you like, might want to have a look at one of the two tutorials to see, in more detail, how overlays work.

xo mel

mummsie said...

thanks so much for a clear explination. and the tutes. I will be revisiting often. (vee)

deena said...

At least 139 "thank you"s to you!!! I happily and luckily stumbled upon your website today. I love overlays and the many creative possibilities they hold to help stretch my digital stash!Thank you again & again......so much. You have a new subscriber here now!

Lena / AngelBitch said...

Thank you so mutch for sharing :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank Thank you so much from Holland - this has been a most generous gift.

Megan said...

You are amazing! I downloaded every single one and am dreaming of all the possibilities for using these. You are so generous to share!

Kylie said...

Thanks so much for sharing - these are fantastic!

Katie said...

Mel, you have so much talent and put so much love into what you share with us on your blog. Your stuff is such great quality. Thank you for your generosity. Coming to your sight makes me feel like I've had a dream come true! I LOVE overlays.. this just had me giddy time and time again. Thank you.

me35 said...

Thank you for your generosity - it has made my card making much easier ! If you would like to see something I made with your overlays, visit my blog at:

http://me35.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/ummm-hello/

Thanks again !

Marnie said...

Wow these are awesome - Thankyou so much!

Règ... said...

Thank you very much ♥♥♥

Cameron said...

These are amazing, I've spent the last 24 hours downloading from here and your Flickr. Thank you SO MUCH for so generously sharing all of these overlays and papers!!!

Corinne said...

This is a truly amazing set, like the rest of your ressources. Thank you so much!

Tonisha said...

Thank you so much for sharing these amazing overlays. Gonna have fun now.

L.B. said...

I knew about overlays but have not really ever used them. Such a simple fun way to create new papers and designs to match and have fun with. THANKS!!

Kristy said...

So talented and gracious! THank you so much for sharing!!

Melissa Whittaker said...

Just wanted to let you know I used one of your overlays for my new blogger background! :) Thanks so much for putting these out, love everything you produce :)

Paula said...

Oh my goodness! These are fantastic! thank you so much for doing this, I really appreciate it.

Kelly T said...

Wow!!!!! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your artistic gifts with the world.

The Ludwigs said...

You are AMAZING! I cannot even tell you how much I appreciate these!

Vanessa - Queen Alchemy said...

These are fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing these! Much appreciated. =D

Lynn said...

You are beyond generous in sharing these! I don't even know how to begin to thank you!

Kristel Barnes said...

Brilliant! Thank you so much for your kindness in sharing these.

Kristel Barnes said...

Brilliant! These are beautiful designs. Thank you so very much for sharing your amazing work. I will think of your generosity whenever I put them to use.

Mickaela Vildljung said...

Woew, this is amazing! Thanks for them all, thay are just perfect!

Love Mickaela

Domi said...

Un grand merci Mel cela va être utile dans les montages
C'est gentil de nous en faire profiter
Cordialement
Domi

Betheny Ashline said...

Thank you very much Mel, for your artistic and generous spirit. I have used many of your overlays in various ways, thanks to your suggestions and instructions, and have been pleased with the results every time. I love your creativity. Thank you for sharing.