Friday, April 8, 2011

Collage Obsession: Casanova

I had the pleasure of choosing this week’s theme at Collage Obsession, and it’s Giacomo Girolamo CasanovaOh, how he fascinates me!

I’ve had so much fun reading his memoir, History of My Life (Volumes 1 & 2). Depending upon the passage, I’ve either been charmed, shocked, or absolutely disgusted by him! (Between us, I haven’t read every page yet…I’ve jumped to the juicy parts! For those interested, at the end of this post, I will provide a link so you may purchase the book.)

So, without further ado, let us pretend we are in the 18th century…and we are looking in on something that one of Casanova’s loves may have said:

Reminders of you grace my dresser...

What glorious times we spent together...
Remember the quill pen you purchased just for me ... to write you?

Stolen moments here...


My scrapbook pages are filled with tales of you...

 Your love letters always soothed my heart.

You never signed your name (to be discreet), but your lovebird seal left no question...We are lovebirds for life.

My seduction is complete.


Here are some closeups of the scrapbook pages:
(click photos for even closer views)

Here are some details about the artwork:
  • I loved arranging the first vignette. That’s a real quill pen to the left of Casanova’s portrait.
  • I wrote “Casanova’s love letter” using the quill pen. (Italian ink & bottle used not shown)
  • “Lovebird” seal was made/sealed using traditional letter sealing wax.
  • Photos of Italy were taken by my husband (on our trip).
  • I cropped & added “effects” to the photos (using iPhoto).
  • Fancy coach stamped & embossed with A La Mode gold embossing powder (stamp by Oxford Impressions).
  • Scrapbook paper by Bo Bunny (“Timepiece Moments”)

Thanks so much for letting me share all this with you. I had so much fun! 

Ciao, my friends! XX

P.S. You may buy Casanova's memoir (Vol. 1 & 2) by clicking : right here. However, prepare yourself: it is only the beginning. There are 6 double volumes!


Lorraine said...

hello tiffany..I like all the gold and wax on your page..what a lovely place italy day I will return..thanks for visiting my blog today

Tiffany said...

Thanks, Lorraine! I always enjoy visiting you. Congrats on being a member of the Scrollswork Design Team. I was so happy to read your news in your 4/8/11 post!

FYI friends, Lorraine's blog can be found at:

Kaylene said...

I have only just got around to looking at you creative rendition on Casanova, I really enjoyed creating a collage, although I did not use the image of himself.


Tiffany said...

Kaylene, thanks for stopping by! I loved what you did with the challenge.

Friends, Kaylene's "Casanova" entry can be found on her blog at:

(just look for her 4/4/11 post.)

Eila A said...

Tiffany, I'm out of words - you have created a whole story around this Casanova image, and what wonderful pieces of art you have created to illustrate it. Absolutely fantastic!

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Eila! I had so much fun doing it :)

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