Wednesday, 20 January 2010

I love my da Vinci stamps, although I only looked for one plate to do this card because it’s a theme I love.  I used Adirondack dye inks – Butterscotch, Terracotta, Red Pepper, Currant and Espresso, with a touch of Memories black, then overstamped some of it with a marble stamp, inked with gold Krylon pen :)  Daylight has almost gone, but I tried to get a close up to show the effect – one of my favourites.

 
da vinci ws
Also been playing with shadow stamps for a few days and finally finished those.  I quite like the patchwork effect for a change, though may try it with deeper colours next time and a stronger main image.  Far from perfect, but fun, lol.
patchwork 1a patchwork 2

23 very much appreciated comments:

Belinda said...

wonderful card!

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful cards I love the depth of colours on the diVinci card.

Faye said...

Wow, what an effective technique and combination of ink colors! I must get some of those fab colors for myself. This Leonardo piece is stunningly gorgeous. The shadow image pieces are nice too. I'm not familiar with that.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Great ancient look to your da Vinci card!!!
oxo

Char said...

Your Leonardo is fabulous.

hazel said...

Beautiful cards. The colours of the da Vinci card are georgeous. I think I'll have to dig out my shadow stamps and have a go at some patchwork. xxx Hazel.

Stempelientje said...

That Da Vincie card is superb!!

Martina2801 said...

What a terrific card, Cath! Beautifully created!

Silvia said...

Beautiful DaVinci work.

Sally H said...

All three are beautiful! The patchwork effect is lovely

Val said...

Beautiful da Vinci card. Love the colors.

LiveArt said...

Three lovely cards with da Vinci at the top as my favourite!! love the background and the wonderful stamp, this card is wonderful!!

Linda

Gabi Mewi said...

Leo looks so adorable -stunning!

cockney blonde said...

Love the Leonardo card Cath. Colours are fab, x

Hermine said...

Fantastic, gorgeous colours

lisa said...

I love coming to visit you Cath, there is always something wonderful to see and marvel at. I've read all your experiments with black ink with great interest and love the resist card. I love that technique too.
Your Da Vinci card is my favourite though, it's just gorgeous. There are so many levels to it and I've blown it up to have a good look. Stunning.

Lisax

Rhonda said...

The Da Vinci stamping is FABULOUS!! Love the marble effect. Your shadow pieces are really fun! cheers!

Ann B said...

Love those Da Vinci cards Cath, and using one of my favourite plates. Your colours are perfect, so rich.
Not got any shadow stamps so I may just have to make my own LOL
Ann B

ScrappyPam said...

Your Da Vinci piece is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!!

laury55 said...

love your Da Vinci card..just fabulous colors and design

stampdiva said...

The da Vinci card has to be my favourite. The colours are so perfect for this image. Beautiful. Lynne M x

lena said...

Beautiful card with a wonderful background!

Chris said...

Oh wow! I just love that da Vinci card. Gorgeous rich colours and wonderful stamped background. The gold sets it off beautifully.

Your other cards are okay too. lol