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.
Serious subject matter but the hop is meant to be fun. We hope you get informed and get inspired! I used lots of purple on my Halloween shaker card. I started by inking a background with Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Black Soot Distress Inks and then splattered some water and Dusty Concord. I also stamped a sentiment from Newton's Nook - Newton's Perfect Pumpkin.
For the shaker frame, I die-cut the Impression Obsession Tree Frame and then layered a stitched frame over it, which was cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I stamped Newton's Nook - Newton's Perfect Pumpkin and coloured him with watercolour markers. The purple pumpkin is a lot of fun! I filled the shaker with all sorts of purple sequins, some purple bats, silver spiderwebs, and black and silver sequins. This is Brian's Halloween card but he's already seen it - I had to show him because I was so excited about how it turned out! Now I might have to make him another one!
By the way, Newton's Nook is one of our hop sponsors! I will also be joining Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge - Halloween Theme and Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Colouring Challenge.
I would also like to join the following challenges: 7 Kids College Fund AG UE; Artistic Inspirations AG Twist of Black UE; Beccy's Place October AG UE; Choux Choux Paper Art Halloween or Fall UE; Connie Can Crop Going Batty 1/2; Craftin Desert Divas Things with Wings UE; Crafting by DesignsOctober AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore Halloween or October 1/3; Crafty Friends Inspired by a Song (It's Halloween children's song) 1/3; Creative Ladybirds AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Masculine UE; Die Cuttin Divas AG 1/3; Dies R Us Halloween 1/3; DRS Designs Heavy Metal (metallic sequins) UE; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Pets 4/4; Fresh Brewed Blog The Great Outdoors 2/5; HIMCR Any Holiday (Halloween) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating AG UE; MarkerPOP Halloween (used Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers sold at MarkerPOP here) (TOP 3); Mod Squad Things with Wings (bats) UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper Christmas Halloween Fall 1/5; Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick: Distress Inks 3/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 3/3; Scrapy Land Add an Image 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Ombre 1/5; Simon Says Stamp AG 3/5; Sweet Stamps October AG UE; The Corrosive Halloween Bingo (Witch, Free, Black) 1/3; The House That Stamp Built Repeat Impressions WIW September Anything Goes 2/3; The Pencil Case Creepy 1/2; The Stamping Boutique No Designer Paper; V's Sweet Ideas Spooktacular 1/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!