New DS4J digistamp - Cityscape

Now this is a digistamp I have not seen before, so I drew this one and called it 'Cityscape". My thought was to try and create a night scene, so instead of printing onto white card, I printed the digistamp onto a darkish grey piece of scrapbooking cardstock, and it created JUST the mood I was looking for!
The buildings were hardly coloured in - all I used was 3 shades of warm grey alcohol pens to create shadows. The 'lights' in the buildings were created with a fluorescent gel pen - just a touch here and there! The sunset and water were both coloured with watercolour pencils, but because the cardstock has a texture to it, the colours did not blend as normal, but I actually like this patchy result!
Now here's the whole interesting part of this card .... see that psychedelic background print? That is not some paper I bought, but a gelli-printed background that my 5yr old granddaughter Xandrea made with my homemade gelatine plate, and was her very first effort!!! So proud of her. On its own, the page looked like a mess, but behind my digi, it suddenly came to life! I absolutely LOVE it!!!
A little bit of gold paper and gold peel-offs and the card is completed.
New items used - digistamp, gelli-printed paper
Old items used - cardstock,peel-offs

Challenges entered

2 Sisters challenge - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes


  1. stunning card Margy, beautiful coloured.

    greetings karin

  2. You are so right, Margy, this background is just amazing--kudos to your granddaughter on making such brilliant art! Love the card. Thanks for catching up with me, just joined to follow and by e-mail! ;-)

  3. great card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  4. Your cityscape is beautiful and the background is just amazing. Congrats to your grandchild also :)

  5. Margy, Fantastic new image and you have colored it beautifully. I also love the textured look, the bits of color behind the buildings and the effects you created on the water.

    It's also nice to see your granddaughter has inherited some of your wonderful talent. The background is simply amazing, so very cool and right up my ally.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  6. It looks like Margy that you have a little artist on your hands!! Xandrea did an awesome job. I love your Cityscape also. The background really does make this pop. I do agree that the Gelli Plates are quite expensive and I could not imagine how much having one shipped to you would be. Since posting my question on that blog I have since enrolled in a class and I think it is going to be a lot of fun. Thank you for responding to my question. Hope our paths cross again in the near future.

  7. Hey Margy, I am so pleased that you have stumbled across my personal blog. This card is cool and the image is stunning. Your decision to print it on the grey paper was a brilliant one and your colouring is superb. I love the background and how cool is it that it is something your granddaughter created.

    I am so pleased that you entered my World Card Making Day Celebration. While it is difficult to choose the ones we love the most, It is nice to sit back and reflect on our accomplishments throughout the past year.



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