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This was unbelievably fun...I knew it would be, but it surpassed even my expectations. ;)

The lovely and creatively talented [livejournal.com profile] winterlillies was kind enough to shepherd me in my very first icon battle!

We both picked 15 images each and exchanged our images for a total of 30 images resulting in 30 icons. The first 15 images were chosen by me and the last 15 by her. (The gorgeous header is also by her!)

Click here to comment on her batch!





Please, if you take anything, be so kind as to take note of the numbers of the icon(s) you're saving. The numbers are BELOW the icons.


(Apologies for any errors with the code--LJ has been acting up lately and for some reason the format looks funny in some browsers.)


olde_fashioned's images

by [livejournal.com profile] winterlillies by [livejournal.com profile] olde_fashioned
01
North & South
02
03
A Little Princess
04
05
Anne of Green Gables
06
07
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
08
09
House of Mirth
10
11
Downton Abbey
12
13
Robin Hood (2010)
14
15
Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
16
17
Tron: Legacy
18
19
Battlestar Galactica
20
21
Jane Eyre (2011)
22
23
Northanger Abbey (2007)
24
25
Emma (TV 1996)
26
27
North & South
28
29
book cover (Larry Rostant photography)
30




winterlillies' images
by [livejournal.com profile] winterlillies by [livejournal.com profile] olde_fashioned
31
Enchanted
32
33
Sense & Sensibility (2008)
34
35
Lost in Austen
36
37
Emma (2009)
38
39
Cranford
40
41
Jane Eyre (2011)
42
43
The King's Speech
44
45
Alice in Wonderland
46
47
Camelot
48
49
Band of Brothers
50
51
The Young Victoria
52
53
Mad Men
54
55
Mad Men
56
57
Downton Abbey
58
59
book cover
60


One Alternate:

Date: 2011-04-10 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] visionsbeyond.livejournal.com
Both you extremely talented ladies did such a beautiful job and the image picks were also all so perfect! OMG stealing that N&S alternate! :D 6,10,12,24,28,34,40,44 and 56 are oh so perfect! :D

Date: 2011-04-11 08:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you dear!! It was loads of fun--you and I should do one sometime! :D

Glad you like the N&S alternate! That icon took me so frickin' long, lol! There's seriously like 60 layers in the .xcf file since I kept having trouble getting it to look exactly right.

Date: 2011-04-10 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irradiant.livejournal.com
amazing! you are both extremely talented and I could definitely see some patterns in your styles. and its quite interesting to see two different takes on the same image.

Date: 2011-04-11 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
Thank you!

It's quite interesting to get to see how similar some of our icons turned out to be--we weren't sharing any of the creative process at all!

Date: 2011-04-10 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceallaighgirl.livejournal.com
That's so fun! It's really interesting to see the things you two did similarly and differently!

Date: 2011-04-10 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
OMG, I think I'm going to die of shock!! YOU COMMENTED ON AN ICON POST OF MINE!!!!!!!!! *fadez away*

Date: 2011-04-10 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceallaighgirl.livejournal.com
Well usually I haven't got much to say. I don't do icons since I have a free account and only allowed six anyway so I don't usually care, but this one piqued my curiosity. :-)

Date: 2011-04-10 06:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
I'm very glad it did! ;)

Thanks for the comment. :)

Date: 2011-04-10 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] winterlillies.livejournal.com
:squee: I love your cropping on these especially 22, 24, 32 & 52. I think it is quite funny that we almost got the same type of crop on some icons (thinking of the new Emma, the King's Speech). Hahaha great minds think alike especially with regards to the N&S icon! I wanted to so badly do text on it like you did, but it wouldn't work with me so I left it as is and there you go-give me exactly what I wanted to do, but couldn't. :D

I love what you did with the Band of Brothers image! It just fits so well. In all honesty-the Robin Hood, the 96 Emma, Alice, Cranford and the Northanger Abbey icons were painful to work with! I just couldn't do anything to them, but mostly it was the Robin Hood, Cranford and Alice that I had the most trouble on.

I had so much fun doing this with you and I hope you'd want to do it again sometime. :)

Date: 2011-04-11 09:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
*squees with you*

Thanks for liking the cropping, lol! I felt like all I was doing was negative space so I seriously needed to come up with something creative, hence the Victoria and NA one looking so...different!

I KNOW isn't that so funny?! We couldn't have done more similar work on those ones if we'd tried!! (And the N&S one!! What are the odds of us going for them both back-to-back like that??) And awww!! I still like your N&S one! You're better at the bright coloring than me.

BoB was one I had trouble with, also Robin Hood (I picked a troublesome one there haha), Alice and Northanger as well. Honestly I didn't like mine of those three but I couldn't come up with anything better. I wasn't jumping up and down on my interpretation of Cranford but I liked yours (so much detail!!)! I got lucky with the '96 Emma; it turned out only after the opening line of the novel occurred to me, ha ha.

It was an absolute blast, Jess--thank you so much for doing it with me, and I'd absolutely love to do it again sometime! :D

Also loving your (Mad Men?) userpic!!!!!

Date: 2011-04-10 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princessjune.livejournal.com
Both you did a wonderful job! All of the icons are stunning! ♥

Date: 2011-04-11 09:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
Thank you June! :D (I think Jess's pink '96 Emma icon has your name on it, LOL!)

Date: 2011-04-12 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princessjune.livejournal.com
Lol! So true! ♥

Date: 2011-04-10 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greeneyedmissy.livejournal.com
Bravo to you both! A job well done. They're all beautiful but I absolutely love your North and South alternative. :)

Date: 2011-04-11 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
Thank you Melissa! :D

Aw you like that one too, eh? It gave me SO much trouble I'm just glad it turned out well enough so I don't have to hate it, ha ha! Seriously there are like 60 layers in that .xcf file it evolved so much (plus there's tons of smoke/grunge textures in there to get that smoky look). Took me for-frickin-EVER. LOL!

Date: 2011-04-11 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greeneyedmissy.livejournal.com
Been there. You find that you can't find just the right texture, so you end up using texture after texture until is the way you want it. I have .psd files like that - their file size is as large or larger than one for a whole batch put together. :)

But when it comes together, it makes the time worth it.

Date: 2011-04-16 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
Ahhh, yesss! Exaaaaactly! Or I have a so-so texture and wind up editing it fifty-friggin'-million times to get it to do just what I want, and spend more time on the stupid texture than on the actual icon itself. ;P

And yes, it's always worth it when they turn out well!!

Date: 2011-04-11 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizbeth-mairead.livejournal.com
OOO!!! Congratulations! Seriously, these are some of the prettiest icons ever.

Taking 29 and 32, and will credit. Thank you so much!

Date: 2011-04-16 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
Thank you muchly! :D

#29 was crafted by [livejournal.com profile] winterlillies; please do be sure to drop her a comment on her entry to let her know! ;)

Date: 2011-04-17 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizbeth-mairead.livejournal.com
I did. Thanks again! :D

Date: 2011-04-16 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sakka.livejournal.com
You both did soooo well, every icon looks like a miniature painting!!!!! :D Love it all!!! :)

Date: 2011-04-16 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olde-fashioned.livejournal.com
Awww, thank you dear! ♥ ♥ ♥ And thank you for taking the time to comment! :D

Date: 2011-04-28 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birdienl.livejournal.com
Oh my.... so beautiful! I don't even know which ones to pick as favourites * looks again * (5 minutes later) Oké, I reeeeally love 24, 28, 36 and 60. Hope you'll do many more icon battles (to keep us supplied with beauties to look at!)

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