Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two lovely new followers - MagsB and weim house - so happy to have you here!

Today I'm taking part in the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop! I wanted to take part because I have a friend whose son has autism and also to support some crafty friends whose lives have been touched by it. I think more information and awareness about autism will benefit everyone. If you would like to know more about it, please check out Autism Speaks or Autism Speaks Canada.

So many fantastic sponsors have shown their support for Autism Awareness, and you can see the complete list here.  If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies, please leave a comment on my blog, and any of the other blogs participating in today's hop! Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday, April 6.


I needed an anniversary card so I decided to create one for today's hop!  I sponged Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks using a gorgeous flower stencil.  I spritzed water from about 18 inches away to add a textured look.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Newton's Nook Simply Sentimental with Aegean Silver (The Artful Stamper) on a vellum scrap.  I finished off the card with a few blue sequins.


Now please head over to the Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop to see all the wonderful blue inspiration - you might even win a fabulous prize!  Happy Hopping!  

I am also supporting these challenges:
7 Kids College Fund AG UE; Artistic Inspirations AG with Twist of Flowers UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 1/2; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Craftin Desert Diva's AG UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Creative Inspirations AG Optional Sketch UE; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/day; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Loves Rubberstamps Use Your Favourite Embellishment  (sequins for CAS cards) UE; My Craft Creations April AG UE; Newton's Nook Use Watercolor UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper  G 1/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippet of vellum 2/3; Sentimental Sundays Springtime Flowers Plus Sentiment 1/3; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG Add a Sentiment UE; Wags n Whiskers Monochromatic 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5
Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolor

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

141 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card! Love that stencil!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty, Miss Lady!! Thanks so much for participating in this awesome hop!! You ROCK!!

wendy said...

so so pretty !

Beth Brovold said...

Annie a gorgeous card...such a wonderful way to shine a light on an ever increasing condition!!
Take care,
Beth

Kath said...

A fabulous card and a great blog hop!
Kath

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful blue bloom - love the gold embossed sentiment on the vellum strip!

AJ Bodine said...

Love your stencil work, beautiful!

auntbubbels said...

I love the shading, beautiful card.

Dana said...

Fabulous flower!! Gorgeous card!!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Love that Ombre flower! Pretty!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Ann said...

Love the vellum overlay - looks so cool. Hope the hop is a huge success. It is for such a good cause. Happy Autism Awareness Day. Ann xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous mix of blues and I love the vellum!

Yolanda Garrido said...

What a fabulous card!! It is very pretty!

Connie Mercer said...

***love it*****

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous, Kitty! Love this blue stenciled card!
... I know an autistic little boy, he's so sweet...!

Krissy said...

Oh my goodness! Your card is GORGEOUS!

Jerrie said...

Like how the blue fades out toward the edges. What a great card!!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Ooooh, soooo pretty!

Lizzy Smith said...

This is wonderful, I love the effect you created with the sponging. TFS Lizzy

cm said...

Your blue ombre stenciling: perfect x awesome! Fabulous card!
~c

Debra Davison said...

absolutely amazing---LOVE those blues !!

Liz said...

Stunning card! I love the fading of the blues. xx

KimCreate said...

BEAUTIFUL SPONGING! I just love that look!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous sponging. awesome job for the blog hop

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Such a beautiful ombre effect! WOW!!

SARN said...

Lovely inky blue card. Pretty. xxx

Jessica Lynn Mould said...

Great job I really love this card. Thank you so much for being part of this blog for such a great cause!!

Jessica Lynn
http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful inking on that stencil, really beautiful!

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous card Kitty! Autism touched my family's life in a very tragic way, long before it was really understood. Such a worthwhile cause.

Hugs

Di xx

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

I LOVE this card! Beautiful job!

Lynn B said...

Gorgeous, love the vellum wrap.
Linby x

Mary said...

Beautiful card!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful card!

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful card! I love that sponged image overlaid with the vellum sentiment panel.

Veronica Z said...

Your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

Sarah Anderson said...

Those shades of blue look amazing through that stencil

Jackie Parkins said...

That's gorgeous! I love that stencil and the ombre look with the blues.

LauraJane:) said...

Very pretty blue Ombre!

LauraJane:) said...

Very pretty blue Ombre!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh so beautiful! Love the different shades of blues you used. Fabulous.

D.Ann said...

Love that gorgeous ombre flower!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kitty, and a wonderful cause.
Pauline
x

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh wow is this gorgeous Kitty!! LOVE it!

Ruby N said...

Beautiful work!

Kate said...

Lovely card :) your shades of blue work perfectly for your petals.
Kate xx

Ann said...

Beautiful card, love the sentiment on the vellum.

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! Gorgeous inking!

Jen Carter said...

This is perfect! Love your sponged background!

Annette Allen said...

what a gorgeous card..

Shelly said...

Sooo pretty!

KandA said...

Beautiful card, love the flower and gorgous colouring xx

Eva said...

Beautiful card!!!
Kisses;)

Michele Henderson said...

Very pretty card! Love the ombre effect!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautifully stenciled, gorgeous card!

Donna said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Anne said...

I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is brilliant! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Beautiful card and I love the stencil

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card!

Bad Kitty said...

Wonderful card

Karen said...

This is so lovely.
Love the elegance of it.

Hugs,
Karen.xx

Patty said...

Such a beautiful card!! That stencil is awesome!

Taunya Butler said...

This is sheer and beautiful loveliness!! What gorgeousness is that stenciling!! Love the way you have embossed the sentiment on the vellum and the well placed sequins that add to its classiness!! I became a follower through Google Friend and Bloglovin'!! Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier today!!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love those shades of blue!! Thank you for joining this hop ♥

Karen said...

very pretty. I love the shades of Bule

MaryH said...

Kitty, this is an awesome stenciled card. Love that bold flower & your spritzing technique has captured the spray color just so beautifully. Liked the way you did the vellum sentiment as well. Saw a Catherine Stamps video today, and she was part of the Autism hop as well. This touches many folks so it's good that somebody is bringing it more into the mainstream consciousness. TFS & Hugs

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the different shades of blue on here.
Lynn

Cathy P. said...

Great ombre card, Kitty!

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh, the shades pf blue look so fabulous with this stencil!

Judy said...

Lovely card, the shades of blue with that stencil made a gorgeous combo. Thanks for sharing.

Penny said...

Gorgeous shading, very pretty!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful shades of blue; gorgeous card.

Dana Joy said...

Oh WOW....this card is sooo pretty. Love all the shades of blue you used.

Tracie Pond said...

Beautiful card!

Kristina B. said...

Super cute! Love the stencil work. Happy World Autism Day!

BurningRubber said...

What a cheery card! Thanks for participating in this cause.

Stampy Sister said...

What a super lovely card. I have two children with autism. Thank you for supporting this cause.

Sue D said...

Very pretty!

Karen Schroeder said...

Beautiful stenciled card!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card for the Light It Up Blue hop! I love the stencil you used and the pretty shades of blue!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful card. I love how the blue blends outward and fades. so pretty. Thanks for being apart of the hop.

Terri Burson said...

Bee-autiful flowers! Gosh this is pretty! facebook.com/wavingmywand

Karenladd said...

Gorgeous card! Love the ombre effect and the vellum!

Wombat said...

Beautiful card - clean and elegant. Love it!

Jen said...

Lovely card! I love the blue colors you chose it is beautiful!

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and have a Happy Easter! xxx

marion said...

Wonderfull card, I am sure the receivers love this, silver and blue is such a fun combo and works so well together. Love how you used the vellum. Fab card. Wishing you and your family some happy Easter days and please cuddle your three furbabys for me, lots of hugs, Marion

Mynn Kitchen said...

That stencil is brilliant! LOVE the gorgeous shading, the use of vellum, and the perfect amount of bling! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Bonico de corazón said...

Beautiful stencil! Great card.

Jessi Fogan said...

Just utterly gorgeous, girly! I love the shading & the vellum! Thank you so much for taking part in this hop that is just making my heart sing :)

Susan said...

What a pretty card! This is a great way to raise awareness about autism.

Sandie Gough said...

Beautiful hunnie and way to go You for organising this, my step son has autism and you have touched my heart xx
And a possible prize too, woohoo xx
hugs
Sandie x

Sarah Gray said...

Love your ombre stencilling plus the touch of vellum - some of my favourite things on the same card :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

So beautiful and a very worthy cause Kitty.
Happy Easter sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Lisa H. said...

Beautiful card!!

Deborah Adams said...

Beautiful card. I love the blues you used. So pretty with the sequins. : )

Monika Reeck said...

awesome sponging and love the blue you put here and elegant sentiment on the vellum Kitty
thanks to always being the first one to commenting my card Kitty you are really so sweetttt..hugs, Monika

snazzyjj said...

Great card.

VanessaB said...

beautiful!

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, I love the gradient in the blues. Thanks for such a sweet comment on my blue project xx
Jenny x

Mary Roberson said...

Love your choice of Distress Inks--the blues are awesome! I like the progression of color. And the sparkle from the sequins is the perfect finishing touch:)

Oreety said...

Beautiful!

Carol McGregor said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for your support for Autism Awareness month

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Loving the blues on this! And how you achieved the textured look by spritzing so far away. Great card!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Fabulous Ombre card & I love the little touch of bling

Chrissy Larson said...

Absolutely stunning! WOW!

Angela Hoynes said...

Great card and technique.

Lieve said...

All those shades of blue, and the sentiment on the vellum make it a great card !

Rachel Winn said...

That's it! I need more stencils! Stunning card!

Becca Cruger said...

What an AMAZING ombre effect, Kitty! That stencil is one of my favorites and the vellum overlay looks beautiful.

jamie vanskiver said...

Gorgeous! I love the blue!

Helen F. said...

Your card is so beautiful, Kitty. Love the sentiment on vellum too

hippymom83 said...

Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

Carisa said...

So beautiful!

Kris in Alaska said...

Oh my! How Beautiful!

~amy~ said...

Love the big blue bloom!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

Wonderful card for today, love the colors so vibrant and the cause is just too important! too, great project,
Have a Happy Easter sinding you warm wishes and happy thoughts
hello from California
Bibiana

Sue from Oregon said...

This is so lovely--the blue ombre look is perfect for the challenge. Love your pretty vellum sentiment too! ♥ Sue Kment

Lisa said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card!! The blue ombre looks amazing!! You did such a fabulous job!! Amazing card for a great cause!! I hope you and your family have a very happy Easter :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

D- said...

I saw you at the Light It Up for Autism Awareness hop and came over to take a closer look.
Your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and for helping to raise Autism Awareness.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

Janis said...

Thanks so much for participating in this hop with your GORGEOUS card!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Very cool card for a very good cause! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenges this week.

Jeanne said...

Your blue flower is wonderful. Great cause. Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Hardy said...

What a gorgeous card! That stencil is lovely too.

Suchi said...

Gorgeous card!! :)

Laura Love said...

This is gorgeous! I really love the distress colors you used and you got such an awesome gradient! Love the vellum sentiment panel too! Great job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

DoofyJEss2 said...

This is such a beautifully blue anniversary card in honor of such a wonderful cause. Love the ombre effect you created with the stencil!!

Chris D. said...

Love the ombre look to that flower! Gorgeous card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so pretty! I love the gradient on the flower and the pretty sparkle!

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Deena said...

What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness. Love the gradient inking.

Joyce said...

This is beautiful. Love your inking and how you did the sentiment on vellum.

Lisa :) said...

I saw this card entered at Word Art Wednesday and had to come by for a closer look. Not only is it gorgeous, but what a lovely reason you created it!!

Dangina Martinez said...

Oh My Goodness What a stunning design! Love your Background! Thanks for playing along with Loves Rubberstamps this time around! Hope to see you next week!
Hugs, Dangina

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Thanks so much for spreading awareness and acceptance for those with autism. I wish I'd known about the hop earlier.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Michele Cunningham said...

love your CAS card. Thanks for joining us at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Colleen Holmes said...

Beautiful card and awesome colors! Thank you for making people more aware of what can be done and what everyone strives for. Thank you for joining us at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com! Hope you will join our next challenge too!

Aaemie said...

This is really pretty, you totally should send it to me! Thanks for playing along at OCS.

Jennifer Jackson said...

Wow! this is really pretty! I love the giant flower and the words over it with vellum! Thanks for linking up to our inky paws Challenge!

Neli Mandel said...

Bom dia, amiga!
Gosto muito das suas visitas e dos seus comentários!
Vou colocar seu blog entre meus favoritos.
Abraços, Neli.

Shelly said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love your design!

Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!
Shelly