That Sinking Feeling

For today’s post I am sharing two cards I made with images from Divas D’Este’s  Tiny Vintage Italian Postcards  CS. This CS is absolutely stunning and I deliberated for a while in my consideration of what surface I would print it onto, finally opting for vellum and glad I did as the surface is perfect for art style images.Oxford Impressions’ Venezia set was used to support the images.
The background was kept as a loose style with watermarks.The second cardA scrap of book text. By luck I had an old travel literature book on Venice which I knew I wouldn’t read again.  Mica scraps and pearls.This post was a break from Winter/Christmas but I will return on Friday with Pink Santas!


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie-Jael
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 16:28:52

    Lovely piece, it brings nice memories of Venice! Valerie


  2. Marilyn J. Rock
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 16:31:26

    Ah…..Venezia – someday! Beautiful Lynne! You have taken me there with your art! xxoo


  3. supersnooks13
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 17:07:18

    What gorgeous images ; beautiful cards Bella…


  4. Fliss
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 17:10:36

    This is just gorgeous Lynne and so evocative. I adore Venice and am lucky enough to have visited twice as Italy is our favourite family holiday destination.
    Florence is on my wish list so one day maybe – sigh!
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  5. Hazel
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 17:14:36

    Beautiful pieces Lynne. I’ve never been to Venice – perhaps one day.
    xxx Hazel.


  6. Chris Arlington
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 17:27:35

    Very clever and beautiful Lynne!


  7. Ann B
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 17:49:23

    Beautiful work as always Lynne and my favourite place – gorgeous eye-candy.
    Intrigued by the prospect of pink Santas – have they been at the gin?


  8. Ephemera
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 18:07:26

    Ooooh gorgeously romantic, love how you’ve printed on vellum it gives a lovely soft focus dreamy quality, and love the watercolour effect. XX


  9. dorthe
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 18:42:08

    This is something very different- but SOO BEAUTIFUL -I love how you made the images like float in the “sky”.
    Venice is the most beautiful city- I have been there 4 times-but it is far too many years ago !
    Hugs and love to you dear Lynne.


  10. Rob
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 19:41:18

    As always, lovely cards Lynne. Your simple treatment of these beautiful images with the lovely watermark and text background, allows them to really shine.


  11. Barbara Moore
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 19:50:04

    Super cards Lynne! They are vintage, romantic and have an old world feel to them. Love the crochet in the picture too.

    Hugs XX


  12. Lynn Guinn
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 20:00:48

    Bellesimo no wait. Belimocio! no wait Belicimo! no. Belliccimo! Oh poo. You get the idea.


  13. Silvia(Barnie)
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 20:35:12

    Both cards are wonderful, love the textured background and the images.


  14. Queenie
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 20:43:56

    Oooo I really like these cards! (especially the first one) They have a refreshing watercolor quality that is very attractive.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


  15. craftytrog
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 20:56:06

    Love what you have done with these wonderful images Lynne! x


  16. Ira
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 07:49:48

    Fab images of Venice, so romantic, love how you watercoloured your cards, goes wonderfully with the images!! Have a great weekend, hugs, Ira


  17. Suze Bain
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 10:11:57

    Beautiful images Lynne, love the effect with the watermarks – very dreamy! xx


  18. Jingle
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 13:24:01

    The backgrounds on these are absolutely enchanting! Wow! They are stunning!


  19. PetraB
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 14:20:37

    So delightful and charming.


  20. Diane
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 15:48:24

    Beautiful Lynne, the bg is stunning!


  21. Chris
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 20:58:44

    Beautiful, Lynne. I so love the way you use your watercolours.

    Have a fabulous weekend.

    Chris x


  22. trisha too
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 21:14:35

    Gorgeous and dreamy, Lynne!


  23. Sharon
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 00:31:15

    These little creations are so cute!!


  24. Penny
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 13:51:08

    So beautiful!! I love the watery background – a perfect complement to the images.


  25. Terry
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 14:45:41

    Beautiful backgrounds which work so well with the images! You did them great justice! As always, BEAUTIFUL! Have a great weekend!


  26. Marjie Kemper
    Nov 05, 2011 @ 22:00:15

    Love the watermarks. These are very special!


  27. michele s
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 00:37:12

    lovely lovely lovely! xo


  28. Marie
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 20:33:10

    Lynne these have to be some of my favourite pieces of yours !!! Having visited a Venice a few times one time for a wedding , full moon , gondola , I was best woman ! This captures the pure beauty and surrealism of this beautiful city , stunning stunning work !



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