I took this challenge to heart to take a blank canvas, and paint a portrait, but before I started, I wanted to go to the Master, who created the original. This found me on a plane to Florence, Italy, then a trip in a time machine to take me back to the 1500's to meet the Master, Leonardo da Vinci. When I told Leo what I had to learn to do, he told me it took him nearly 4 years to complete the Mona Lisa, and it freaked him out that I had to learn how to paint a copy of his masterpiece in less than 4 HOURS! Well, Leo was patient with me, though my hand was a bit shakey, and after it was completed, he allowed me to print my sentiment across the bottom, as long as it was known that HE did not paint this copy because of all the imperfections and shakey lines! After careful consideration, he did allow me to hang it in the Louvre - NOT near his, but in the basement!!
I found an old frame and a decent wall to hang it on though, and I sure hope you like my rendition of the one and only MONA LISA!!
This card is going to Kris (krischir) who was to have BOTH her hands operated on today the 22nd. Hoping and praying this is a quick recovery for her since she is a stamper who loves her craft!!
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 GMT Views: 717
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 106889
Wed, Dec 22, 2010 @ 11:15 PM
What a fun story and a great card, you obviously took the Leonardo element of the challenge this week to heart. The time machine would have been right up his street too, I am sure he was fascinated by it. You sure you didn't just sneak his Mona Lisa in on your way back.
Happy Christmas from a white Ireland.
Registered: May 20, 2010 Location: India Posts: 1327
Thu, Dec 23, 2010 @ 2:07 AM
haha, I am smiling to read this, if Leo alive he will like ur creation, because it shows it is a grt artist work, very well done friend,I will pray, she will recover soon, because its painful for a craftier.LYMI
Registered: April 14, 2009 Location: in my own little PINK sparkly world Posts: 12212
Thu, Dec 23, 2010 @ 4:55 AM
whoo hoo....can I go with you in the time machine next time...huh, can I....can I....I promise to behave....well at least until we get where we're going....heehee.....the thought of being able to do that has always intriqued me...
Glad you were able to catch up with Leo on a good day and got some lessons....looks like you learned real good. this is a great card...love your "wall" bg..