5/01/2007

Leonardo - Horseman

For a while now, Stampington has a line of rubber stamp images based on sketches of Leonardo da Vinci. When I was a young girl, a neighbor of ours, Charles Dent, built a geodesic dome studio on his farm. His goal was to recreate Leonardo's Il Cavallo - The Horse. The Rennaisance was always my favorite time period in my Humanities courses, and this line of stamps takes me back to a point in my life that exudes treasured memories. The decorative paper is Jenn Starr for Zsaige - I had the priviledge of meeting Jenn Star here in New Jersey two weekends ago for a paper arts class - she is a great teacher and I enjoyed her class immensely. This is a masculine-themed birthday card - interior verse (Impress Rubber Stamps) reads 'the very best on your special day; happy birthday'. Photo punch is mounted with dimesionals. Technique: on white cardstock stamp image with waterproof ink & heat set if needed. Smear Distress pads and spritz with water. Crumple & iron flat. Smear again with Distress Pad (Antique Linen) to emphasize crumples. card size: A6; card base cardstock - Marco Paper, patterned paper - Zsaige. Impress Rubber Stamps sentiments. Distress Pads in Faded Jeans, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo; Archival pad in Jet Black. Craft iron, Melt Art craft sheet, EK Success photo corner punch, dimensionals, vintage brass brads, dimensionals.

10 comments:

HB said...

Cindy, this is just beyond amazing! Pure art!!!

Kalyber said...

this card is inspired, beautiful.
BTW Leonardo's Il Cavallo - The Horse has been recreated in Grand Rapids, MI at the Meijer Botanical Garden. It's enormous and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Great card. Just wanted to say thanks to for your donation to pampering and stampin weekend in Cinncinati. I won your beautiful box...I collect old things and this will add to my display as well as hold small treasures.
Trish Brunkhart
Mrsbunnylady@insightbb.com

Pam/Iris said...

Ohhhhhh, love the distressed main image Cindy, beautiful!

Valerie said...

Absolutely stunning, Cindy! LOVE that image and how you've showcased it.

Rose Ann said...

This is awesome! I love the paper too! What a great guys' card!!

Leslie Miller said...

Cindy, I love this line of stamps and you made it look so fabulous here! Beautiful job!

Jenn said...

Whooooooah, baby. This is just phenomenal. Wow.

Shabbychick Junk said...

HOLY WOW! HOLY HOLY WOW! verclempt!

Michelle said...

WOW! That is one FABULOUS card!