Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Renaissance Inspiration

This was created for the Gothic Arches challenge this week. I used two sets of Cherry Pie Art Stamps on the theme of Renaissance for this. I made a stamped background of the Fleur de Lis in Cranberry Adirondack ink and dulled it down using distress ink and chalk eyes.

I stamped the Vitruvian man on a separate piece of paper and placed that to the right of the arch and then stamped Leonardo da Vinci writing on the blue strip and layered that on top. I then stamped separately a second Vitruvian Man and three Ranaissance Ladies, including Mona, and added colour with chalk eyes, watercolour pencils and glossy accents. I then layered these on top, raising Mona Lisa and the top Vitruvian Man. I completed the ensemble with the signature of Leonardo da Vinci:



How fantastic it would have been to be around at the time and see the original paintings being created, watching the master craftsman at work.

5 comments:

Tami Roth said...

Sally, your arch is AMAZING!!! I can just feel the depth to it and loved reading how you went about making all of the details. The colors are wonderful and such a fun arch!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Sally your arch is fabulous! amazing images, colors and composition!!! love this!

Rein said...

Wonderful arch!

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Love this one. True Sally style!!

Sarah said...

this is absolutely stunning