Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Hop to Stop

Hi!  I am so happy to be able to take part in The Hop to Stop as it is all about raising awareness and reminding us of the pains and horrors others may be facing. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence.  The color for raising awareness for this cause is purple, and I decided to focus my card on love...



I created this card by first laying some water onto my watercolor cardstock.  I then dropped in three different purples from my Peerless Watercolors, dried them and continued layering them.  Once it was fully dry I stamped my sentiment with Versafine Ink.  The hearts were created by heat embossing onto foil before diecutting the various hearts out.  I then popped some up with foam adhesive.  I then distressed the edges with a distressing tool.

I am also linking this card up with the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

To find out more about Domestic Violence and it's affects please visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.  You will also find some statistics and facts about Domestic Violence by visiting this site too.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and make sure you hop along with us.  Full details on the hop can be found on The Damsel of Distressed Cards Blog.

Lisa


26 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

what a beautiful card! I absolutely adore those hearts and the way they pop right off of your watercolored bg... thank you for sharing with all of us! :)

Becca Cruger said...

Swoooooon! I love everything about this from the scribbly purple background to the textural golden hearts to the artful placement of that sentiment. Thank you SO much for supporting the Hop to Stop!

Becca Cruger said...

P.S. - if you ever feel so inclined to do a tutorial on your process for the hearts, I'll be waiting with rapt attention!

Kim M said...

A really lovely card! Love the watercoloured background and those foil hearts are so cool! Thanks for sharing! :-)

KT Fit Kitty said...

So beautiful! I love your background and those gorgeous hearts! Thank you for supporting this worthwhile hop!

Michele Henderson said...

Very pretty card! I love these tiny coppery touches! Perfect!
Take care!
Michele

Jerrie said...

Love the watercoloring and how you did the sentiment!

Chris D. said...

What a beautifully water colored card! Love your sentiment, and I'm interested in how you made those foiled/embossed hearts!

Sandi said...

This is absolutely breathtaking!!

jessica said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous!!

Jade Morrison said...

Hello Lisa, Fantastic card. I am visiting you via Becca's blog for the Hop To Stop Cause.

Jade xx

Michele said...

the shades of purple here are absolutely perfect, just so beautiful. I've come by from the hop to stop. so grateful to be seeing all the beautiful work created in support of survivors of violence. xo

Lisa said...

Love the watercolor and how cool those hearts are....

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is gorgeous! Those hearts look AMAZING! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: If you're looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! www.mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com :)

Caryn said...

What a stunning clean and simple card - lovely.
Thanks for playing along in this week's Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!
LOVE your sentiment and pretty purple watercolouring, the distressed edges & hearts finish it off perfectly!!!

Ruby N said...

Pretty!!

Lyndal said...

LOVE W&W and your fabulous watercolour & hearts Lisa, and a super worthy cause too!

Nancy Richards said...

Beautiful watercolor technique! Your card is lovely - thank you for sharing!

Suman Pandit said...

such a wonderful card Lisa !! love the different shades of purple and the hearts !!

Kim B said...

Lovely card. Love the watercolor feel.

Shelly said...

This is sooo pretty, Lisa!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful Lisa! I love how you created your BG! I was able to link up today- wonderful cause!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty CAS. Love the distressed edges.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Lisa, really like that background!

Happy Dance said...

Absolutely beautiful card. The watercolors are stunning, and those hearts are incredible!! You really should do a tutorial on them! Sweet sentiment. Great card, great cause. Bev

 
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