Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Belle Susanna

This is the 2nd day of the All things French event at Rhondamum's blog, and I'll also submit this for the Created byHand challenge on letter of the alphabet.

The first two items are my source of inspiration for this card. When I was 15 I went on the first of three French exchanges with M-N, and I'm pleased to say that I'm still in contact with her. These are pages I made from the diary from that visit, and I so enjoyed my visit to the Clos Luce, home of Leonardo Da Vinci. Now I know why my teachers moaned about the size of my handwriting!



You can see that I've used the colours of the tickets as my colour scheme, although it came out a bit brighter than intended! The original sketch by Da Vinci is not called Susanna - I thought it just suited her.

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Stamps: Stampington Paris 1900; Tim Holtz I See Paris; TTS Leo's Plate

Inks: Adirondack Lemonade, Peach Bellini, Watermelon, Cranberry and Wild Plum; VersaFine Onyx Black; Adirondack Dabber Lemonade

Extras: Perfect pearls Gold; Black and Cream Card; PM Clear Domed Sticker; Grungeboard Minis

21 comments:

Femmy said...

it's just beautiful!! I love France too and especially Paris!!

Anneke said...

its just beautiful and great colors

Anneke said...

very lovely card and colors
the frame is perfect

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Very beautiful. Love the background color.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really beautiful.
So wonderful colors. Love them.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Stunning nice art work.
Love France (Paris).

craftimamma said...

I've never managed to get to Paris or even France but this does make me feel a little of the atmosphere.

It's beautiful.

Lesley

Rein said...

beautiful art work.

Quietfire Style said...

This is lovely!. Love the colours! Thanks for taking the Created byhand Challenge!

Saila said...

Beautiful!

Kelly said...

gorgeous card

Buffy said...

So beautiful.

Virginia said...

Ros this is really stunning.One of my favourite images.Love everything about this one..Perfect!!

hastingshall2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ros.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is gorgeous! So beautiful!

sam21ski said...

Fab colours, really changes the look of the image - fab

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh so lovely!~

Rosie said...

Beatiful colours! I love bright and the contrast is superb!

Rhondamum said...

What a special piece to be made around some of your memories. I love it! Thanks for sharing! Rhonda...

Shelly Hickox said...

Wow, what fantastic color! This is gorgeous.

Janny said...

Beautiful, great colours!