Sunday, May 15, 2016

Baroque

Considering the fact that Baroque is an era with a range of 200 years (1575 to 1770), it´s quite diverse, no matter if you concentrate on politics, architecture and other arts, or clothing.
However, I don´t have enough rubber stamps with baroque elements (only some patterns and architecture), so I had to go with digitals for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge.
I wanted to include the baroque emphasis on pomp and ornaments, and also colours. As in Germany there was a lot of important literature in the baroque era, I used some typography for the background. And as still life is one of the most interesting genres especially in Dutch baroque paintings, I´ve chosen the grapes to represent this aspect.
I´ve mixed images from several Itkupilli and Foxeysquirrel kits for my digital postcard, and layered them with a sprayed background and a map (that stands for the Thirty-Years War happening all over Europe) from my own stash - hope you like it.

10 comments:

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful card!


peggy gatto said...

A baroque beauty!

Karla B said...

Gorgeous card Marion!

Martina Fuchs said...

Sensationell umgesetzt, liebe Marion! Tolle Karte!
Ich wünsche Dir schöne Pfingsten :-)

Medusa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Do you sell postcards with your images on them?

bockel24 said...

Medusa - no, I don´t, just occasionally print them and send them to friends.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Boah, eine sagenhaft schöne Karte, Marion.

Frohe Pfingsten

Linda Gibbons said...

Wonderful digital piece.

Medusa said...

What program do you use to create your collages? I am looking for a good program to use & haven't found one yet. Thank you in advance!

bockel24 said...

I use Photoshop CS3 and like it a lot.