For this week's Illustration Friday challenge, I decided to create a collage with only what I could find at The Graphics Fairy. Which is a treasure-trove of a blog filled with vintage images, from old photos to advertising ephemera, yours to use for profit or pleasure, with just a few conditions. There are also linked and related blogs: The Background Fairy and The Graphics Fairy DYI. Click on over to get some crafting inspiration and ideas.
I thought this smiling young woman looked like a good representation of Popularity, chatting on the telephone, receiving postcards and billet-doux. (Actually, the bottom one is a receipt, but that extravagant penmanship looks romantic, doesn't it?) I've used some filters on the woman's photo and lightly hand-colored the final result. Other than that, nothing tricky, just layering the various elements, enjoying a little romp with Photoshop.