Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hop to Stop - Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence


Sponsoring the Hop to Stop Blog Hop!

Today we are a sponsor of the awesome Hop to Stop Blog hop! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 3 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence. 

To participate in this blog hop, you just have to create a project that features the color purple (which is the domestic violence awareness color).

Here's what I created:
Hop to Stop - Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence | Newton's Support stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook
I created a fun watercolor background with Tim Holtz distress inks in purples (a mixture of dusty concord and seedless preserves) on watercolor paper.  I stamped the kitty with the ribbon from our Newton's Support stamp set onto watercolor paper. The kitty and ribbon image is colored with distress markers and a water brush. I was experimenting with trying to get a multicolor fur and I think it turned out ok but I still need a bit of practice! I fussy-cut the cat out and added him to the watercolor background with some dimensional adhesive.  I added a couple of hearts, also from the Newton's Support stamp set, with purple ink and finished it off with the sentiment "life is tough but so are you" in black ink. 

Hop to Stop - Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence | Newton's Support stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I tried adding ribbon or washi tape to the side but decided it was too much and kept it simple. I just mounted the whole thing on a purple cardstock and then again onto a kraft colored card base. I hope this card will inspire someone who is going through tough times to know they can get through it!


Don't forget, you can play along with this hop and show your support until October 30 - to link up, head over to the Hop to Stop post at Beccas blog! Plus, there are a ton of sponsors donating prizes, including one from us at Newton's Nook Designs!



22 comments:

  1. Super sweet card. Thank you for being a sponsor of this awesome hop!

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  2. It's just amazing!! Love, love so much your background and the cute Newton!!!
    Thanks for being a sponsor for Becca's awesome hop!

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  3. This card is just purrrrfect for The Hop to Stop. I was actually ooohing and aaaahing over the coloring of the fur when I first saw it on Instagram. Thank you sooooooo much for sponsoring this!

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  4. Your watercolor background looks fantastic and I love how your colored Newton. Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  5. Such a gorgeous card! Love your water colored background and that adorable kitty! Thank you for being a sponsor for Becca's Hop to Stop!

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  6. Your card is beautiful, Jen! Love your colouring of Newton and gorgeous watercolour background. Thank you for sponsoring the hop! Domestic violence awareness is an important and very personal issue to me.

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  7. this is just wonderful! thanks for sponsoring this hop too!

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  8. Stunning card for this great awareness campaign!!!

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  10. Love your watercoloring, Jennifer! What a great awareness theme and hop!

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  11. Such a touching card and a great cause!

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  12. Such a cute card. I love the background in purple. I need to get this stamp set. I've been through some tough times this last year and I love the saying. Thanks for sharing .

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  13. Jen, such a sweet card, love the background. Thanks for being a sponsor and helping to raise the awarenessđź’ś

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  14. Gorgeous! Love how you've colored in Newton and that background is delicious!

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  15. love the watercolor background and how you colored the cat

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  16. What a sweet and encouraging card! The watercoloring is great and that kitty holding the purple ribbon rocks!

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  17. Thank you so much for your generous sponsorship of this hop! Newton is SO supportive!!

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  18. Beautiful purple background on your card! I love Newton with his purple ribbon of hope! Great card for a wonderful cause!

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