For the next couple weeks Becca Cruger over at The Damsel of Distressed Blog is hosting the Hop to Stop Blog Hop-here is the meaning from her Blog:
If you're wondering why everything (at least that's my hope) in the blogosphere is turning purple... there IS a reason - the Hop to Stop is here!
You see, purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes.
Let that sink in - 33% of all the women you meet.
Women between the ages of 15 and 44 are more likely to be injured or die as a result of domestic violence, than through rapes, muggings and car accidents combined.
And women aren't the only people who are affected! Women, men, transgender - gender doesn't matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.
I've decided to use my Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week to spread the word and here's what I've made:
So if you want to join along with the Hop to Stop, create something where the color Purple is the star and link up! Becca asks that you comment on at least three other projects linked up to help spread the love, but I'll tell you it's worth visiting every single piece of art because you will read many uplifting stories and learn a few things along the way. And use the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts to get you started! Such a versatile sketch!
I started with my background piece... I ink distressed my background piece with some Tim Holtz distress inks in various purple shades and then splattered some water on it. Then I used a stencil and some purple shimmer embossing paste to create my strip down the middle. After that was dry, I swiped some purple Inka Gold onto the stenciled areas and then some gold Inka Gold around the edges. Finally, I splattered some gold droplets around.
I finished it off with one of the beautiful sayings from Becca's stamp set, Strong Women, which is perfect for this Blog Hop with lots of beautiful and inspiring sentiments.
So thank you for stopping and please be sure to check out all of the projects both over at Atlantic Hearts and the Hop to Stop! And play along!