Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Hop to Stop and a Spotlight


I've gone all purple in honour of The Hop To Stop, a blog hop organised by the Damsel of Distressed herself, Becca Cruger, to raise awareness about domestic violence.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and purple is their chosen colour.


I started off with a piece of white card which had a partial covering of gesso.  Should have been a full covering but I was being a bit stingy with the stuff.  I added some Distress Inks, spritzed and watched it move and soak in to the un-gessoed areas.  It left this pattern, which I decided looked like a flower, so I got out the black fineliner and started drawing.  You can see the first pen mark already made.


So I just kept scribbling and drawing until I had something that resembled flowers.  Added a stamped sentiment, mounted it onto purple card, and it's done.

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Work It Wednesday - Use A Stamp


and Simon Says Stamp - World Cardmaking Day



I'm over at STAMPlorations tonight with a step-by-step on this card.  Pop on over for a closer look!


19 comments:

  1. beautiful card!!
    I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog, be sure to check it out!! :)

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  2. Wowzers! Looks super duper stunning :)

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  3. Your graphics are incredibly beautiful. I admire you for great talent.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  4. Beautiful job! I Love the card you mad for the hop to stop blog challenge.

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  5. Stunning! Love your drawn flowers with gorgeous textured background and a great sentiment with full of Hope!

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  6. I was positive that was a stamp set. Beautiful artwork....

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  7. I came over from the hop to stop. this is an incredible project. your drawing of flowers over your painted and gessoed background is masterful. the sentiment is just perfect. xo

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  8. Jumped over from the hop. Amazing card, love your scribbling, perfect card for the hop!

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  9. How beautiful and serene
    Saw you entry at the Hop to Stop and dropped in to have a closer look. Your projects are gorgeous...I will be dropping in again.
    Do drop by my blog when you can
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  10. Good grief, this is amazing, Shirley! Artistic and stunning design! I'm thinking this would be a fabulous new stamp set...just sayin' :)

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  11. Girl, you so crazy talented I can't even. Gah. Seriously - can I just be you when I grow up? Those flowers are stunning! (Maybe you should make them into a stamp set, wink wink!) Thank you SO much for linking up to the Hop to Stop.

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  12. You are so talented, Shirley! Jo x

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  13. How artistic such beautiful flowers, and lovely sentiment.

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  14. Oh my gorgeous, Shirley ... I am in awe! Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. Such a beautiful card for The Hop to Stop. Your purple beauty caught my eye and I stopped in to get a closer look. I love the background you made for these beautiful flowers. Powerful sentiment too. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

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  16. Beautiful background color wash! Very pretty card!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  17. Shirley, your cards are always amazing! I love how it looks like flowers so that is what you went with. I cannot believe you drew them!! Great job!!

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  18. Shirley you are sooo talented! And creative! Love it!

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