Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Leonardo da Vinci

Have you ever been to Vinci in Tuscany? It´s a lovely village in the hills, and when you´re on top of these hills at the house where Leonardo was born, and enjoy the view over that fabulous landscape, you´ll ask yourself in which way the beauty of that place has formed the genius that was born there. I don´t know. And of course you´ll never forget that "daVinci" (= from Vinci) is not the last name of this artist but just his birth place. Last names hadn´t been "invented" then.
This week´s Wednesday Stamper´s challenge theme is Leonardo. My card features stamps from Ma Vinci, Heindesign, Cherry Pie, Inkastamps, and Stampington. The background paper isn´t striped by the way but a shimmery metallic that my scanner seems to hate - I´m sorry for that.

22 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

My dream trip is to Tuscany - someday I say :) This is a beautiful piece! xxoo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

So interesting Marion!
What you created looks great, lots of neat stamps. Scanners can be a pain sometimes, can't they!
oxo

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, great stamps!

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Wonderful!

petrasart said...

wow...Da vinvi ist ja eines meiner Lieblingsthemen....und Du hast ein superschönes Kunstwerk dazu gezaubert!!!

Stempelfrosch said...

Ein tolles Werk mit vielen wunderschönen Stempeln ! Gefällt mir sehr gut !
LG Anke

johanna said...

eine wahnsinnig tolle kombination von stempeln!
bei metallic scheinen übrigens scanner generell zu spinnen...

Belinda said...

in da vinci war ich noch nicht, hört sich toll an. tolle karte! danke für ortsinfo!

Faye said...

Marion, your stamps are actually fabulous to me! I did go to Vinci years ago and you are so correct. The beauty of the landscape can't be truly described. You have done a great job here in this piece of art to show some of the beauty there.

Char said...

Wonderful card. Fabulous background building.

Berit said...

Ich war letztes Jahr im Mai in Vinci und kann Dir nur zustimmen - ein wunderbarer Ort! Die Toskana ist wunderschön, genauso wie Deine Karte. :-)Von wem sind die Häuser im Hintergrund?

bockel24 said...

Hallo Berit, die Häuser sind von Inkastamps; neuerdings bekommst Du die alten Inkastamps-Motive über Scrollswork.

LiveArt said...

WOW, how cool is this?? Love your stamping and composition!! You've made a fantastic and very elegant card!!

Linda

Celeste Santin said...

Great work and you have a wonderful selection of stamps to draw from. Yes, I was in Vinci last month and also visited the Leonardo museum which was outstanding. I'm a great Leonardo fan.

Gabi Mewi said...

Superschöne Leo-Collage.

Rhonda said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Great stamps. Vinci is on my 'One day' list, thanks for sharing. Cheers!

ScrappyPam said...

Fantastic collage! I love it!

*jean* said...

wonderful layering, marion!! great card!

Barb said...

Oh...I do so want to go to Tuscany!..but I may just have to dream!...great card Marion and I did not know that about Leonardo..thanx for the history lesson!..vbg

ute said...

Interessant, mal was ganz anderes,

lena said...

Beautiful! Great stamping.

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