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!