Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hop to Stop-Domestic Violence Awareness

http://damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-hop-to-stop.html
 
 
 
This is my submission for the Hop to Stop to bring awareness to Domestic Violence-a very worthy cause... check out the blog here for all of the details.
 
I was so inspired by all of the beautiful backgrounds I saw during the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that I sat down yesterday and created this background using watercolors, stamps, inks, gold color shine and embossing powder and some gold embossing paste that I just got from the Funkie Junkie.
 
First I splashed the water colors on some water color paper all in purple shades.  Then while it was still wet I splattered some of the same colors.  After it dried, I sprayed some water all over it again along with some color shine.  When that dried completely I took some of my old CTMH stamps, Natures Vein, and inked them up, sprayed water on them and stamped.  Then when that was dry, I stamped the veins with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.  Then I put it under something heavy to flatten out the paper.  Today, I took a stencil and some new gold embossing paste that I just got and added that in a couple areas.  I'm pretty happy with the results.  Easy... just lots of steps.  Then I cut some leaves from Artistry and treated them the way I've been doing the flowers I've been making... the only difference being that instead of spraying them with water I slopped on some more purples of watercolors and waited for them to dry to damp before squishing them. 
 
Thanks for stopping and check out all of the wonderful purple works of heart over at the Hop to Stop and play along!  There are lots of prizes to be won too!




36 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so beautiful, Lisa! Wowzers on that gorgeous background - I love the result of the various techniques you used! The sparkly butterfly really sets it off. I appreciate your support of this important issue.

Michele said...

your card is stunning! I am stopping by from the "hop to stop". so glad to be a part of this important message. xo

Tracey said...

The colours are so Beautiful Lisa...love the water coloured background! Lots of steps but well worth the results! The sparkly butterfly is the Perfect embellishment. Its a long weekend here...no crafting, lots of gardening! Oh my gosh......Halloween weekend is still a few weeks away, you must be busy!

Asha said...

Hi, Lisa. Dropping in from Hop to Stop to take a closer look at your lovely card. The colours are simply stunning! The gold embossing is perfect for this worthy cause. I'm your newest follower!
hugs, Asha

Aileen (mum) said...

My goodness you have made a beautiful card, all the different styles are just so eye catching.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card. Beautiful melange of colors and forms. I see a lot of symbolism in your card. Wonderful.
hugs,
BozenA

Jill Norwood said...

So very beautiful! All those steps were so worth it!!!!!!!

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful card! Love all the watercolor purples, and the shimmer and shine of the gold. Lovely images and a simply sweet sentiment. And that butterfly!! Thanks for the kindness you left on my blog, and yes...photopaper just for the shine! : ) Bev

Donna Davis said...

What beautiful colors! I would love some watercolor lessons from you!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow wow wow! I love the purple and gold together on here! Beautiful card!

Lee-Anne said...

Amazing colors and sparkle on this beauty, Lisa! Love it!

Becca Cruger said...

Wow... that's really the only word that comes to mind when I look at this stunning creation. The deep, rich hues combined with that gold embossing. I'm in love! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you SOOO much for supporting the Hop to Stop!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your background Lisa..adorable butterfly and great sentiment...lovely card you made for the hop...thanks for your lovely comment you are so sweet..hugs.Monika

MiamiKel said...

How stunning! This is a vision - what a gorgeous work of art you've created!

I'm glad to have seen your card on the Hop to Stop! Take care! ♥

Mynn Kitchen said...

Oh, the gold embossing is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the fabulous stamped images you used, too! 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! http://www.mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com :)

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous! Love the purple & gold combo!

tiffelijah said...

Im with you ! I adore all the coffee blogs water color backgrounds and the gold and silver embossing! I will be trying more too, I love what you have done here. the colors are beautiful and the butterfly is stunning. Thank you for sharing

Team Clark said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! I love the vintage elements so much!! Perfect design!

Silje Kristin Aunan said...

This card is amazing, i really LOVE the colors, just beatufull <3

Suchi said...

All the gold and that beautiful background is just perfect Lisa! Happy hopping! :)
Suchi xx

Sue Reynolds said...

Wow, I just got to your card in my personal hop, and I can't believe I had not made a comment on here yet. Beautiful card, and of course all the bling and embellishments are definitely who you are. I have you to thank for not being able to create many CAS cards, but also you encouraging me to do other techniques. You are my favorite papercrafter of all time...Love Mom.

Nikki C said...

Wow love all the embossed elements and textures you've done hugs Nikki

Michele Henderson said...

Wow! Beautiful card! I love all this crafty goodness--layers, embellishment, embossing--just gorgeous! Love the colors too!
Take Care!
Michele

Marlena M. said...

The paper you created is amazing! Gorgeous card~

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Lisa!!!
WOW - your background is GORGEOUS, LOVE your SPARKLE too!!!

Karen C said...

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

April said...

Beautiful! So many lovely elements!

Sharron said...

Stunning design! Love all the rich colors and touches of gold--so elegant!

Far North said...

Beautiful! Sounds like you had lots of fun getting "messy" with paints, sprays, water and all the gold EP...so wonderful!
Thanks for supporting Hop to Stop!

Jerrie said...

Purple and gold are a fab color combo! It is fun to see how you used all the elements in your card that is so beautiful!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is gorgeous with the gold elements!

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs

Donna said...

Darling card for a great cause!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Wow! Your card is breathtaking!! I love all the beautiful shimmer and all the lovely gold accents. What a beauty!!

Katy said...

Your card is gorgeous! The layers and gold! :) Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. :)

Cyndie said...

Wow, you are very talented! That's just flat out beautiful.