26 June 2013

Old Masters Venetian Style

Hi everyone. Back again! Wednesday's always seem to be so busy. My return is prompted by the need to post some cards made with stunning digital pictures from Nicecrane Designs. You know I'm obsessed with Italy/Venice at the moment. Well the owner of this fabulous digital image emporium, Ignacio, was an utter angel and sourced some vintage images of Venice. He has now put them into two sets for you to play and create with too (click on each image for the shop link).

Venetian Paintings CS 1 - Click Image to Close
Venetian Paintings CS 2 - Click Image to Close

















The beauty of these is that they are detailed and clear enough that you can use parts of them if you want (as I have done in the cards below).


I loved the idea of using the paintings in polaroid frames - well paintings were the 18th Century versions of holiday photos for those on the 'Grand Tour' you know!!


You see what I mean about the clarity and detail of these images? And this is under a layer of clear EP too.


Piles of die cuts using textured CS and some of my own creation.


Oh happy days - it all coordinates beautifully with the Stampers Anonymous Classics #2 set.


The second card - slightly different colours used to work with the greener tones within the image but the design worked so I went with it.


And more close ups so you can see the detail.


The beauty of these images is they are (to use Son 1's expression) 'gender non-specific, so one of these is for a male and another for a female, but it would be rude to tell you who is the older:)


I really hope you like these images and consider using them for your projects too. Just thought - in case the picture links don't work I'll put them at the end of this too. Time to leave you in peace and let you enjoy the rest of Wednesday. Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx


25 comments:

  1. These are superb cards with some lovely architectural touches formed by the various die cuts - beautiful images too. Love your son's words too - good thinking!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful cards Jenny. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Wow, that's another masterpiece.

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  4. Aw, how beautiful, Jenny!

    Your card reminds me of my arts studies about the old Italian masters, Canaletto & Co! I loved them too and your LO really does their lovely colour palette justice!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  5. OMG Jenny,,,,i am falling in lovw with your die cuts,,,,,,and all over the way you used my new Venetian Collections my friend,waht a great idea to use vintage polaroid frames and all voer these stunning die cuts,,,, i never thought , usual paintings could work so well on a card,,,,you are so creative,,,,very well done......

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  6. Fantastic cards Jenny, love all the texture and the vintage colour palette works so well with your chosen images. Love the way the filmstrip holds the photo in place. Fab die cuts too - I've got to work on my layering! Thanks for sharing. MMx

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  7. Great results Jenny, with the gorgeous pictures as eyecatchers. Lovely layers!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  8. Gorgeous cards Jenny and what a beautiful use of Nicecrane images! Love your colours and designs and especially use of the film strip die. Nicola x

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  9. Gorgeous, Jenny and those images are beautiful and yes I'd like to see this too
    Rosie x

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  10. Oh wow, pure vintage delight! Gorgeous cards Jenny - I looove the film strips :) xxxx

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  11. Wonderful!!! Love how you have used the image!! I am starting to know you well lol, when I saw these images in Ignacio's email, I thought, I bet Jenny is going to use those, he, he, he and I was right... You did a fantastic job with them, this looks super!!

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  12. Oh Jenny this is divine but you only have increased my desire to jump on a plane by 300%. Good thing my feet are on the ground ha ha! My plaster ppaper would be fabulous with these images.....mm perhaps I'll succumb to the Nicrane designs.
    A very interesting day is unfolding on this side of the world!
    Hugs to you
    Julie

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  13. This looks great, I lve your eye for detail and you have showed it the designs to perfection! More stunning makes Jenny xx hugs x

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  14. The way you use your die cuts is amazing and it all matches the image so beautifully

    Chrissie x

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  15. Fabulous collages with the images Jenny, lots of shapes and muted colours that fit together perfectly.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  16. Morning Jenny, Loving these images and you have incorporated them beautifully in your two cards, gorgeous. Loving the articulation of your Son, love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  17. These are simply wonderful, Jenny - perfect use of the images, and beautiful composition as ever.
    Alison x

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  18. What spectacular birthday cards! Love the rustic and vintage feel in both and you are so making me add this die to my list! Love these! Hugs!

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  19. This is stunning Jenny x love the layers and use of these fab die cuts....on my wish list x

    Have a great weekend x

    Annie x

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  20. Beautiful images and beautifully put together cards. Love all the layers and colours!!

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  21. How beautiful! You really do have a great talent for layering and composition Jenny. Great colour mix too. Chris xxx

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  22. Oh! My! Word! Jenny, Oh! Jenny, this is simply "AMAZING"
    Another "Work of Art" love it,

    Patricia xxx

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  23. Wonderful image for a 50th birthday! Love it! The design is great too! Very regal looking!

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  24. Ooooh Jenny adore this card, the painted image of Venice is glorious, would be such a delight to receive, just love it and as you say perfect for both sexes. xx

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  25. Really love your style of layering your card! And the images look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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