18 September 2013

OPTIMISM ...

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #76}

Another design team project for our bi-weekly challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  The theme for Challenge No.76 is a PHOTO INSPIRATION (see below) + TWIST (add ribbon or twine).  Our talented design team member, Margaret is hosting this challenge.  Thanks Margaret for choosing this awesome theme for us this fortnight.

Another centre step design.  I have used the LOG from DigiStamps4Joy and you can find it here. I have also used the MISTERI - MYSTICAL DANCER digi and you can find it here.

The images and sentiment have been coloured with Copics and dry chalks. The design papers are from FabScraps. The sentiment was coloured with dry chalks and is has been designed by the wonderfully talented LISA.  The paper flowers, buttons, photo turn, brad and twine bows are from my stash.

Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #76.

 Here's Margaret's photo inspiration:



Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.  Love you all and leaving you with another photo I took of the penguins at Boulders Beach in Cape Town, some years ago.



{LIST OF SOURCES USED ON MY CARD}

73 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card,love the image and fab details.xxx

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  2. Awesome card Desire, and I love this image, one of my new ones I got recently...love the colour inspiration to be used.xx

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  3. This is absolutely fabulous. Fabulous job on colouring the image. The flowers with buttons are perfect!
    Lovin the sentiment.

    Huggsss, Angelique

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  4. Gorgeous card Desire, such a pretty image coloured so beautifully. I love the design and fabulous sentiment too
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. Such a gorgeous Card, elegant.

    hugs Amanda xx

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  6. Your card is a great take on the inspiration Desire and as always so much attention to all the little details.

    B x

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  7. Fabulous card Desire!! and I love your photo of boulders beach.. it brought back lots of memories lol!!..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  8. This is gorgeous Desire - love that beautiful image - such a perfect design for her - what a lovely penguin picture - wonderful that you can photograph them in the wild hugs Judith x

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  9. A gorgeous card Desire. The image and colours look fabulous, and i love the sentiment too.
    Lorraine x

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  10. ooo Desire, what a nice and funny card you made! I like the colour you use!
    The pinguins are soo cute :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  11. Another fabulous card Desire. gorgeous image and design and the flowers are fab.
    Hugs Sharon.. x

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  12. Love the sentiment that goes so well with the image! The colors and the arrangement of the card is amazing.

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  13. A beautiful card with a fab image. The buttons on the flowers look great too! hugs, Marlies

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  14. Hi there honey!
    Just wanted to say once again what a gorgeous card this is!
    I always love your style and you never cease to amaze me.
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs xx

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  15. Lovely card. I love the image and the colours too.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

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  16. Gorgeous card Desire, I like the image the flowers and the colours.
    Kevin xx

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  17. love your card, as usual. I think Misty is my favorite at Digijump4joy.xxx

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  18. This is a stunner Desire. Great inspiration photo and your photo is lovely too.


    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  19. So beautiful!! I love the flowers and added buttons with the twine!! Great take on the colors as well! HUGS :)

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  20. Gorgeous card, Desire! Love the images and sentiment you used! Wonderful design!

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  21. Very nice!
    Greetings from Belgrade :)

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  22. Gorgeous card with a beautiful sentiment Desire.

    LOVE the photo of the penguins! Wish I could see them in a natural habitat. Only ever seen them at the aquarium in Durban.

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  23. this is gorgeous! thank you so much for entering the 4 krafty girlz challenge!!
    Toni-Marie xxx

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  24. Such a pretty, earthy card, wonderful interpretation of the photo inspiration. Lovely flowers and sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing at The Corrosive Challenge!

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  25. I love this image, she is so beautiful and you have colored her beautifully. Love the layout and your design, gorgeous card.

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  26. it's a very beautiful card Desire.

    greetings karin

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  27. Your card is so beautiful and I love the penguin pic!
    Debxx

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  28. So pretty card and beautiful photos. hugs, Helena

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  29. Your stepper card is so beautiful and a wonderful interpretation of the photo. The flowers are so pretty and that sentiment is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

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  30. Very pretty card, unfortunately our challenge at Craft-Room this time ask you to use a real wooden item not an image. XOXO Zoe

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  31. My dear Desire, tnx for lovely coment for my work! You know, Africa is country from my dreams, so if my dreams come true, we will meet in the future! :) Also, very nice card, I didnt see yet your other work,but this is wow! Greetings from Serbia, Raki

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  32. So very Beautiful Desire, love the image and colouring and the flowers look wonderful..love the design too..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  33. WOW this is fabulous Desire! I love the gorgeous photo of the penguins.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  34. This is a beautiful card Desire, I love the way you combine images and your flowers with the buttons in the middle are lovely.
    Pauline
    x

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  35. A beautiful creation :) lou x

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  36. Such a lovely card. Your flowers go great with the verse. Thanks for sharing that pic of the penguins.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

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  37. A lovely card Desire. The flowers are the perfect finishing touch for the gorgeous image.
    Mags
    x

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  38. This is so fabulous Desire, the image is adorable and you've coloured it wonderfully! I love the paper and the beautiful flowers!
    hugs
    glenda

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  39. Fabulous card love that image and all the details.
    luv
    Debby

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  40. Fabulous card, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

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  41. so stunning desire.beautiful image and sentiment and i love your colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  42. gorgeous Desire!! really beautiful image!
    Thank you for sharing with us @ Inspire Me Fridays!
    xx

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  43. Beautiful, Desire! Love the pretty blues, your fab image & coloring, the DP & design, and that wonderful sentiment! Love the pretty flowers, too! :^)
    And, if you would please, send me a couple of those penguins. They're just too cute! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  44. Beautiful card Desire. I really admire how you know just where to place things. So many lovely images and flowers all perfectly placed on this beautiful card. Lovely digi too. ~Diane

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  45. Wow this is such a great card! Thank you for linking up with DTC!

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  46. i love your card! i's just so pretty

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge

    -Angeline DT

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  47. What a gorgeous card and more so the sentiment. I love it and so true! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!

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  48. omword! this is gorgeous! love the image! did you do the dots or does she come like that? just gorgeous!

    love the penguins too!

    loving the fall. our summer wasn't very hot. about 13 days in the mid-to-high 90s and that was it. no complaints here, but definitely looking forward to fall!

    big hugs :)

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  49. This is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! Love the fabulous image and the coloring.....wonderful!

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  50. I am always in awe of blue but I would love this card in any color.......Lis

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  51. Such a lovely card. Ek hoop dat jy 'n wonderlike langnaweek gaan he xxx

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  52. Well, I guess it was destined that I see this card by the end of the week one way or another. I here with my DT hat on today. Rarely does that happen with you! Once again you stun us with another gorgeous creation. The image is so contemplative; the colour choices awesome; that argyle paper wonderful and those flowers way cool! You always highlight my sentiments in the neatest way too--love the shape and the chalk smudge.

    Thanks so much for joining us in our current challenge over at Digi Darla's. Good luck and I hope we see you again in future challenges.

    Lisa D., Digi Darla's Challenges, DT

    Plus big hugs from just me as myself! Thanks for the credit and shout out as always. Hopefully I'll be able to get it in the gallery real soon!

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  53. Love that design technique, faux stitching around the image. Your card is captivating and very well constructed. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue create.

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  54. Desire, this card is just lovely. Thank you for sharing your talent and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck in the draw and come back and visit real soon.

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  55. Another stunning creation. Hugs Sharon

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  56. gorgeous image. fab colours. love the papers.

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  57. That's a fabulous center step card with a wonderful sentiment. Your inspiration looks like the Eastern blue bird which my is favorite bird. Cute penguins.

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  58. Wow, Desire, your card is again absolutely great. I love the Image, the colors and your fantastic decoration. A beautiful work.

    have a nice weekend, Carmen :)

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  59. Wow how beautiful! I love the way you colored her hair!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  60. GORGEOUS card! Beautiful image and coloring!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

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  61. Another beauty Desire love the design your cards are always so lovely
    Bettyxxx

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  62. This is such a lovely card, Desire! Love how you colored the image and found matching papers, and those flowers look fantastic!

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  63. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again!

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  64. Amazing card!! The flowers with buttons and bows are such a wonderful touch with your fabulous image!

    Love those penguins too!

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  65. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

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  66. A beautiful card Desire, I love your design and papers. What a delightful image and such prettil details, especially the flowers.

    hugs
    Heather xx
    and thanks so much for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge

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  67. Stunning card!!! Thanks for joining s at PCJ! HUgsxx

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  68. Hi, Desire! Just checking back over last week's entries to make sure we commented on everyone's work and I find that we did not comment on yours! I know you will forgive us this one oversight! I love this creation! The colors are wonderful and your paper integration is visually very interesting! The twine bows are the flowers are another wonderful touch! Thanks for once again bringing a little more sunshine to our neighborhood here at 613 Avenue Create! Can't wait to see what you create for us this week!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  69. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing at CCCB.

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  70. Wow - super gorgeous card and fotos
    like it booth
    Helga from Austria

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  71. Those flowers look very cute and I LOVE the penguin photo. If you don't mind I would love it if you would send me the high res image of that - I would love to print it out for my daughter, who is penguin crazy!!

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  72. beautiful! love how you've done the buttons in the flowers, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  73. Wow! Another fabulous card that I missed. I love how you created these flowers and your coloring is fantastic. Love it! Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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Desire