Digistamps4joy DT & Challenge

Today is the day that Digistamps4joy announces the Design Team, and I made it - my first as a DT member, so I hope I do them proud! Our first challenge was to design a card with one of their stamps, around this image, taking into account the patterns, colour, and layout.

So, after scrutinising the room, I decided to take up on the following characteristics:
1. stripes on cushions and wall;
2. rectangular cushions;
3. colours: white as the base colour, lime green, cerise (pink), and light blue;
4. a circle shape, as in the lamp and the spots on the one cushion, and finally,
5. a horizontal band cut by a vertical band on the left.

I used the "chef-Henri" stamp as my image, coloured him in with copics and fluorescent gel pens, and added a little clear stickles on his hat. The striped paper comes out of my stash (and yes it looks almost the same as the upholstery covering!). The circles were cut with 2 different size Nestabilities. The green 'flower' was made from 4 small hearts punched out of paper, and held together with a pink heart gem.  So, here is my interpretation, and I'd love to know what you think.

Congratulations go to my fellow DT members (2 from South Africa, 1 x UK, 1 x USA, and 1 x New Zealand) - a real global team! I'd love for you to pop into their blogs, see what wonderful cards they have made, and congratulate them. They are:
Jen  - Debbie - Louise - Audrey - Gemma and our guest designer for September - Jen (another one!).

Do pop into Mel's blog Digistamps4.joy to see all the other super digistamps she has there. There is a really really nice freebie there - thanks Jen (SA) - up for grabs for registered members.


  1. Congrats Margy.
    Great to have you on the DT.
    Love the colours you've used - magnifique!
    Clever how you've separated the striped blocks.
    Chef Henri loves it too :)
    Love Mel

  2. Congrats Margy! I look forward to working with you on the DT. Lovely card! Hugs x

  3. a really cheerful card Margy! Look forward to working with you :) Gemma x

  4. Congrats Margy - It's going to be working with you on the DT! Your Chef Henri is just fabulous and I love how you intepreted the elements in the photograph! Well done!

  5. Anonymous3:31 pm

    Wow, this is super super stunning.
    Love the colours.
    See what you can do, keep it up.
    Well done.

  6. Great card and I love how you analyzed the inspiration photograph. C'est Magnifique, indeed!

  7. This is AMAZING Margy!! LOVE this layout and that striped paper is FABULOUS:) So glad to be part of DT with you!!

  8. Very, very nicely done. You did a great job with that challenge and I can totally see your inspiration in that card.

  9. Anonymous9:23 pm

    What a beautiful card, Margy. Your did a fantastic job interpreting the colours on that photo. Such a suprise to come across a card maker from Pretoria, in blogland!
    Amelia x


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