Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Hop to Stop 2

Hello, everyone! Today is the third day of The Hop to Stop. I hope you can join us! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts one in four women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence.


Purple is the domestic violence awareness colour, so any type of papercraft/mixed media art project is welcome, as long as it *features* the colour purple.  The linky is open now until 12 noon Central on Wednesday, October 14. Anyone can join - I hope you will be there to help raise awareness of this important and serious issue. There are over $500 in prizes from our generous sponsors. Please see here for more information and hop guidelines.


I encourage you to become informed about domestic violence, its impacts, and available resources. Please visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Sadly three women are murdered every day in the U.S. by a current or former male partner.  With this in mind, I created a sympathy card.


I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's faux textured metal technique here. I masked a watercolour panel and sponged Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, and Milled Lavender Distress Inks. I was going for an ombre look. I brushed white Perfect Pearls over the sponged area to create a beautiful luster. The panel was embossed with Couture Creations One World. I used Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord Distress Inks mixed with water to add some splatter. The stamped sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Many Messages clear stamps.  I added a die-cut butterfly (Wild Rose Studio Butterfly Lace) and some black gems along its body. A tiny silver butterfly charm was knotted with American Crafts twine.  Lastly I added two gems in opposite corners.  Here's a photo showing the sheen from the Perfect Pearls.


I would also like to join the following challenges: Allsorts Nature 1/3; Beccy's Place October AG UE; Butterfly Challenge Butterflies plus K for Knots 1/3; Craftin Desert Divas Things with Wings UE; Crafting by Designs October AG 3/3;  Crafty Gals Corner Things with Wings 2/2; Creative Ladybirds AG 2/3; Cut it Up Back to Nature 1E; Die Cuttin Divas AG 2/3; DL.ART October Linky UE 1/day; DRS Designs Heavy Metal (charm) UE; Fresh Brewed Blog The Great Outdoors 4/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Just Keep on Creating AG UE; Mod Squad Things with Wings UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick: Distress Inks 5/5; Simon Says Stamp Monday Ombre 2/5; Simon Says Stamp AG 5/5; Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 1E; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG Embossing Wet or Dy (I used dry) UE; Sweet Stamps October AG UE; The House That Stamp Built Repeat Impressions WIW September Anything Goes 3/3; Wags n Whiskers Use a Die Cut 2/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5

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

57 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL card Kitty, love the technique you used and that gorgeous butterfly is a symbol of freedom from this act that is put upon people.
Thank you for your wonderful words of comfort. Yes, I miss my dad so much and he is put to rest on Wednesday 7th, it will be so lonely without him nodding in approval of my colouring and cards and mostly his smile as I was with him everyday for four years....a long time then nothing but memories and beautiful people like you .xxx

vinita jain said...

Love this Faux technique card in purple and a cute tiny charm with a knot! I too love Jennifer's techniques! Awesome!

Jerrie said...

What a sad statistic. Three are murdered every day in the US. I love your background and the butterfly just seems to set everything free. Who knew purple would make such beautiful cards for a sad subject.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! This is a supercard, Kitty!!! Just marvellous!! Love your techniques, the colours and the fab purple butterfly!
Three woman murdered everyday by her partner in USA? It's terrible!! I don't knew this notice. So sorry di hear this!

Pia S said...

This is looking gorgeous, Kitty, and the colors are a great choice for a sympathy card. Love the faux metal background and the beautiful splatters surrounding it. Well done!
I'm now heading off to catch up on your previous posts, I've had a really busy week, so sorry I'm late visiting...

Dr Sonia S V said...

So good you are sharing more creations for this worthy cause. Just last week a lady was murdered by her husband and they had a 4 year old daughter too. We kept discussing he could have just divorced her instead of committing such a heinous crime. The sad part is that many societies accept wife beating as part of normal life. I will try and link up more too.

Kelly said...

had to check your version of Jennifer McGuire's technique. This is amazing in those colors!! and I love the splatters you added on top! just beautiful!!

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous card
hugs

Donna K said...

Your card is gorgeous, lovely butterfly and beautiful color. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftin Desert Divas and for helping spread awareness of this very important issue. Have a lovely weekend. Donna K

sandie said...

stunning card, love the background splatters x

Michelle said...

This is just so beautiful Kitty - gorgeous butterfly and colours. It's also great that you are helping to raise awareness on Domestic Violence - the statistics are shocking - Michelle x

Kath said...

A great card and I love your delicate knot. Thank you for joining us at the Butterfly Challenge.
Kath x

Judith said...

lovely effect and a beautiful butterfly! hugs Judith x

Mrs A. said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful butterfly. The effect is stunning and I like your knot element.
Thankyou for fluttering by. #39 Hugs Mrs A.

Team Clark said...

This is so gorgeous and what a worthy cause! Hugs, Autumn

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Such a gorgeous card, and some serious, sad statistics. Thanks for sharing both with us at Cut it Up.

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Kitty, I didn't know about these brutal statistics. A sympathy card was very appropriate. You centerpiece that is embossed and with the pearl sheen gives hope with the Butterfly ready to fly away. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Michele Henderson said...

I LOVE this beautiful, elegant butterfly! It's light and hopeful!
Take care!
Michele

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the butterfly!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
DL.ART
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Becca Cruger said...

Gosh, I think you're doing some of your best work for this Hop. This card is amazingly gorgeous and I like that center panel so much! Really awesome. Thank you somuch for your support.

Beccy said...

Your card is wonderful KT, I love that beautiful lacy butterfly. You did a fabulous job sponging the middle panel... great idea to add some perfect pearls for a gorgeous sheen. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a pretty card but for such a sad reason. Domestic violence is a serious and horrible thing and goes on for generations sometimes.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! I'm working on something right now for this... I have my background done and now it's sitting there because I'm not sure what I want to do next...lol... but I'll get there.

Sue said...

This is a fabulous card. Sympathy cards are always so difficult to get right and your card is just perfect. Your design is so striking and everything put together so well.
Thank you for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations.
Sue...xxx

Avril Watson said...

A fantastic card Kitty, and perfect to highlight the awful statistic on brutality to women, hugs my friend xxx

brenda said...

A lovely and elegantr creation for our Nature them this week Kitty, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

B x

katieo said...

Beautiful background for the pretty butterfly to perch on. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful ThursdayAnything Goes October challenge
KatieO-DL.ART DTmember

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kitty and a very worthy cause to create for.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards Challenge this month and good luck!
Monica - DT

terrie said...

beautiful card Kitty and the colors are really nice...well done
It is sad to have to acknowledge domestic violent...

Lin said...

Very pretty purple card, Kitty - purples are hard to come by lately, for some reason, so I enjoyed seeing yours! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

Taunya Butler said...

See, YOU have a HUGE heart and you CARE!!!! Thank you for this beautiful, comforting and oh, so peaceful card!!! I am shocked by the statistics and just grateful that there is this hop to raise awareness - I want to try and link up another purple creation too!!! But mine will pale in comparison with yours because this is so lovely and ethereal and magnificent!!! Love it and am such a BIG fan of YOU!!! You so rock!!!

Georgie C said...

A truly beautiful card and your reason for creating it is just commendable. I intend to take part in the hop soon, just need some time, but for now I could drool over this card it is beautiful beyond measure xx

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

NGCARDS said...

This is lovely :) Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous! Love the techniques you used...

VanessaB said...

I'm a little confused about the "reminder" you posted on my blog, but here i am... thank you for the nice compliments. your card is very beautiful. :)

Sandra said...

Beautiful card. Love the splattered background. Great cause! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Petra Raams said...

beautiful! thanks for joining october challenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

Monika Reeck said...

I have seen that texture metal technique too and sad I dont have perfect pearl Kitty
also I only can see and this is fabulous made
I love the splatter and that big butterfly and sweet tiny one
love the simple layout here and if you like
my friend in Indonesia can make over your blog too Kitty..he make as simple as he can
he change the layout on my Mobile phone to make easy to access if the internet connection not so bad..also he change all and I love my new layout..tell me dear if you like to change he will help...(I ask give discount prize please for my Blogland friends hehehe)

Mynn Kitchen said...

I LOVE the bright purple you used on this one, Kitty! Gorgeous texture, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

marion said...

cute butterfly and colour, it makes a really pretty card, lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

Joyce Erb said...

Beautiful, love the splatters. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

suzARTe said...

This is a really beautiful card for such a great cause, I love the butterfly as the main element. Thanks so much for joining in at Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating

Kellie 0:) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Connie Baccus said...

Love the colors in this card. So happy to see a sympathy card in something other than dark shades. Ty for participating in the Mod Squad Challenge.

Erika Horvathova said...

Stunning - love this beautiful butterfly. this is very elegant sympathy card.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner
Erika, DT

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful butterfly! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
My Blog!

Heather said...

This is beautiful!! I LOVE the sponged rectangle in the center and the embossing is subtle but adds just the right touch. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment; life has been crazy this week.

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Creative Lady Birds!

Karen C said...

I love butterfly creations. They have a special meaning to me. This is gorgeous!!
Hugs,
Karen C

Chris D. said...

Wow! This is sooooo pretty!!

Nanne said...

Beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing with us over at Craftin Desert Divas
hugs
Nanné

Jade Morrison said...

Hello Kitty, A fabulous card, love the butterfly.

Jade xx

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! The butterfly is beautiful!! I love the pretty background!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very beautiful! Lovely design.