Sunday, March 27, 2011

Easter Silhouette

I hope you all had a very nice weekend.  

It is cold and gray here and there are actually a few snowflakes falling right now.  At least when you get snow in late March you know it's not going to last!

I had time today for a very quick project.
Last year I purchased an old book with some wonderful silhouette images at an antique mall.  I stored the book away and forgot all about it.
 When I got out some Easter decorations today I remembered I wanted to use one of the silhouette illustrations in the book as part of an Easter display.
Wouldn't you know the most difficult part of this project was remembering where I put the book.

Once said book was found (in the mess I call my studio), I scanned and cropped the book page with the Easter silhouette so I was left with only the silhouette image.
 I printed the image on an old piece of sheet music and cut it to fit a frame I had on hand.
I love this image.  I think the framed print really helps round out my little Easter vignette.
 I would love to share this image with all of you for some of your Easter projects but I first need to feel more comfortable knowing this book is in the public domain.
I did a little internet research tonight but I'm going to ask the expert, Karen @ The Graphics Fairy, for her advice before I publish the image for public use.

If it's a go I'll do another post with not only this image but a few more from the book that I think would be fun to use in projects.

I'm linking to some great Monday parties:
Motivate Me Monday with Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple
Amaze Me Monday with Carrie @ Dittle Dattle
Masterpiece Monday with Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage

Have a wonderful week.

Jane

38 comments:

  1. That is a great idea! I love the little girl with the music sheet in the background. sandi

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  2. I love it! If you are able to share it, would you consider sharing an image of the whole page? I love the wording below the silhouette too!

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  3. I sure hope you are able to share it. I saw an adorable one of those at Christmas and thought about Valentine's day and Easter and have yet to find a good one of either. Anxiously awaiting!

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  4. This is just so darling......love, love, love the sheet music as your background.

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  5. New follower from BBC.. love this.. adorable..I would love to use it on a project or just in a frame as you did.

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  6. Jane it is darling!
    What a great book, so glad you found it.
    Hope it is up for public use.
    Amy

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  7. This is just a precious image, I love the sheet music background. Hope you are able to share...hugs, Linda

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  8. That's adorable, Jane...love how you printed it on sheet music!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! Silhouettes are always so pretty. Your key silhouettes are perfect. And I love your feedsack container -- what a great idea! Thing is, that's all you can come up with is GOOD IDEAS! Thanks for sharing all your many talents. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

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  10. Dear Jane, I know all about, not remembering where I put something, that I MUST find here and now :)
    The illustrations are so wonderfull, and it makes a beautifull easter display.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  11. Hi Jane, this is a really lovely project, that image is so sweet! I love silhouettes and have just a couple old ones around my place.

    How old is the book, and where was it published? Some works fall into the public domain earlier than others, but there is also the concept of fair use. I'm not sure that fair use, however, would cover you providing a non-public domain copyrighted image on your blog; you'd have no control over what anyone would do with it. It will be interesting to find out what Karen has to say; I will also ask one of the attorneys I work with (in the Intellectual Property Department) to clarify fair use for me and let you know what I find out.

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  12. How adorable, Jane! I love how you printed it on sheet music.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  13. Thank goodness you were able to find the book, it's adorable!

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  14. That is so cute! Since it reminds me of the books I read as a child, it's definitely an antique and most likely public domain - lol.

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  15. What a great find and what a perfect use for it. I think my new montra when I am shopping is "What would Jane do with this"?

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  16. Oh my goodness this is so cute. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece. ~~Sherry~~

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  17. Jane, you need to write a book with all of your great ideas!

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  18. I adore that image too, Jane! I'm very interested to find out what Karen says. I never know if it's ok to use an image or not, and I think we all, as bloggers, could benefit from knowing more about this.

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  19. Jane, that is so sweet looking and what a great idea. I need to learn all this printing and scanning stuff so I can do some projects.

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  20. This is just so adorable! I also loved your reverse silhouette project in your previous post!

    When does your brain sleep?!

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  21. Darling image! Looks like it might have come from an old primary reader. Would love the image if it's available. ~ Sarah

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  22. What a cute idea! Love how you used the sheet music in the background...perfect!

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  23. Now that is so adorable and you are so sweet to see if you can share with us. Thank you!

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  24. Those are absolutely Darling!! OMJealous! Great idea.
    Please link it up at our link party
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.coom
    Amy

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  25. Jane,
    This is soooo cute!

    have a super day.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  26. Perfectly adorable Jane!
    Happy day!
    xojanis

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  27. Your key picture turned out great and I sure hope we can "borrow" the darling Easter picture!!!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  28. The silhouette picture is darling!!!

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  29. Clever! What a great idea!! Thanks for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday".

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  30. The Easter silhouette picture is precious! Like all your other posts...I'm anxiously waiting to see if you can share the image. So cute. Thanks so much.

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  31. That is such a super cute idea, and thank you for being so kind and sharing!

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  32. Love this! I featured it today on Today's Top 20!

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  33. Jane,
    May I ask what program you use to crop images like this? I'm having a hard time finding a program that will crop very detailed images.

    Thanks!
    Angie @ Knick of Time
    jasmasix at msn dot com

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