Sunday, 29 September 2013

Venetian Album

Hi Everyone............thanks for dropping in today. Below I am sharing an album that I have made using a combination of Digital Stamps and Rubber Stamps as well as stitching.

DH and I hope to visit Venice  next year and I plan to keep memories/tickets etc  from the trip within it. I have still to work on the inside but so far I love the front cover.

The Digital Images are from Nicecrane Designs and are called Venetian Paintings CS1. After resizing I matted them on to some brown card, which was distressed around the edges to fit in with this vintage style.
The rubber stamps are from  the Venezia set by  Oxford Impressions.  You can view the mask in the centre of the album and I have stamped on several pieces of fabric using Ranger Archival Ink. 

Some hand dyed cotton was stitched on to the whole of the outside cover. I used an embossed piece of card, aged with vintage photo DI. It was then stitched on to card, along with some gorgeous pieces of lace. 
I also stitched on some lovely lace as ties. The edges of the album were torn and distressed using a combination of scissors and my paper distresser then inked with Walnut stain for more ageing.
I like the idea of the threads hanging loosely around the bottom too.....very shabby ! 


A close up of the beautiful digital images













Another view of the front album cover, which had lots of metal embellishments applied


Nicecrane Designs can be viewed by clicking the link HERE


Oxford Impressions can be viewed by clicking the link HERE and as far as I am aware they can be purchased from That's Crafty and The Craft Barn in the UK

Have a wonderful day whatever you are up to and Thank You so much for visiting. 

Crafty Hugs xx
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24 comments:

  1. Good Morning Annie. What a Magnificent journal cover. I'm like Poo Bear, the more you look the more you see. Its just beautiful and everything is so well done. Lots of textures with this one. Have a Good Day. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  2. Oh what a visual and tactile treat Annie. This is stunning - THE perfect accessory for your trip. Nicola x

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  3. Beautiful work, love all the images and layers along with the embellishments. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

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  4. So beautiful Anne! I'm just working on my Italy travel journal, were off a week today so it will be a bit rushed! Take care, Chrisxx

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  5. Wowwww Annie,,,,,,love your front cover,,,,,,,,waht a fabulous collage, and such a lot of different textures and picts,,,,,,,,You had a reat idea placing my Venetian Pictures There my friend,,,,,,and I love these metallic ornaments,,,,,,,,,,you are Rock, Thanks for sharing and told me.....Hugs Annie.

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  6. Your cover is beautiful Annie, just like Venice itself. The pictures are beautiful and I love the mask and the lace too. You could enter this into Hels' challenge which is keys. Hugs, Anne x

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  7. I love this cover, Annie! It's very beautiful. I love the digital images and the stamp fabric adds such a wonderfully vintage look to the whole thing. It's a beautiful way to keep your memories from your trip!

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  8. fabulous Annie - don't know if you've been to Venice before but you'll love it - its really surreal - I lived in Padova in Northern Italy for 4 months and visited Venice regularly. Loved it xx

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  9. Gorgeous album Annie ! I bet you can't wait to get to Venice now ! Sue C x

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  10. What a wonderful way to start building the excitement about your trip... Beautiful use of the Nicecrane images, and I love the embossed panel and fabric stamping. Gorgeous creation... and I'll look forward to seeing how it develops next year!
    Alison xx

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  11. Venice?!? Oh, I do hope you will be able to go! This album is beautiful, and the NC images are fabulous! Love the lace too! Gorgeous!

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  12. Wow what a gorgeous album! The lace looks amazing, hope you get to go to venice next year so you can fill this beauty up. Hugs, Sandra

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  13. Such a great idea Annie! Love how you have put this together and such a great use of these wonderful Nicecrane images. The metal embellishments give it a great grungy look just perfectly softened with the lace. Venice is magical and you are going to love it!! And what a super way to prepare for that trip!!!

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  14. A beautiful album cover Annie, I love the mix of digital and rubber stamps and the added lace and elements add to the beauty. I bet you can't wait to use it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  15. this is so gorgeous Annie and will be perfect for all your wonderful memories of visiting Venice...hugs kath xxx

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  16. So now I'm officially jealous!! Off to Venice? Could I help with your bags? Seriously, I adore the vintage feel of this and am so thrilled to see these images being used in such a gorgeous way. Enjoy your visit. Huge hugs, Jenny x

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  17. A stunning journal cover and what a fabulous way to record your memories of Venice.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. Beautiful album cover!

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  19. What a wonderful project and a lovely reason to make it
    Rosie x

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  20. Wow, that's an amazing creation.

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  21. Annie...your Venetian album is beautiful! I love the real vintage feeling you've achieved on it through your coloring and distressing. I love the lace and the keys, too. You are so smart to create your keepsake album ahead of your trip! Gives you even that much more of a reason to look forward to it. :) <3 Candy

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  22. Hi Annie
    Sorry I have been so quiet but illness struck me Friday night, gastro-enteritis once again! Lying on the sofa and thought I would try and see if I could manage a visit to some of my favourite people :)
    This is sumptuous, evoking the glamour of Venezia, the richness of the architect and history and I simply feel as though I have stepped into the past.
    Hope all is well with you and your lovely Mum.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. What a wonderful album cover! Love the layering and all those sweet pieces you've included.

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  24. Hello Miss Annie, wow the cover is stunning, gorgeous arrangement of the photos and the texture is fabulous, Venice my dream vacation, I just watched a video of carnevale-di-venezia the costums are sooooo gorgeous, I wish you a fabulous time when you go, thanks for sharing..

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Annie x