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:
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.
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!