Sunday, October 11, 2015

Purple Birds and Domestic Violence

Welcome

It's good to be back here and not in the garden... although the gardens are looking good now, there is still work to be done.

The inspiration for this card has come from several sources, not the least is Beccas Hop To Stop. Becca is passionate about preventing, and making people aware of, Domestic Violence, and has created this hop to raise awareness.

To quote Becca, and these statistics are not confined to any one country...

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. 

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.


One of the requirements is to make a card featuring purple, one of my favourite colours.


The bird stamps are from STAMPlorations


The sentiment is a Stampin' Up one from a set of the same name.


I swiped two colours of purple ink direct to paper across the base of the card, stamped the birds in a stack, partly painted the birds with ink, and sprayed the card with purple Smooches.



I tried to photograph the sparkle the Smooches gives, but it would not co-operate!

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36 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

beautiful Purpley goodness Maxine. A very cute card.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and inspiring creation. These colours are really lovely.xx
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Wendy L said...

Beautiful CAS card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Michele Henderson said...

Adorable card! Love those sweet little birds!
Take care!
Michele

Jessi Fogan said...

Photographing sparkle is just....UGH! You need magic lol. I love this - those little sketchy birds are adorable :)

brenda said...

Not sure if I lost my comment Maxine so just in case your inking and stamping is great, many thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at Allsorts challenge.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, Our gardens are being put to bed for a long winters nap. The background is very soft and very noticeable. I like your wee birdies. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 204th AG challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

MiamiKel said...

Sensational ,my friend! So soft and serene and a great source of peace when looking at this beauty :) I'm glad you were able to swing by and link up to the hop to stop awareness - blessings, sweetie! (and I LOVE your new avatar photo! woohoo!) ♥

Lisa said...

Love it!...those birds are so cute!

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hugs Tracy

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm visiting from the Hop to Stop. Your purple card is beautiful! I love the sentiment! Thank you for caring and for supporting this important and very serious issue.

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done card! A perfect card for this hop's theme!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a beautiful card I love those birds. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge Q for Quick and Simple. Hugs Jackie (DT)

lyn hitchcock said...

Awesome card love the birds and colours thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
Lyn - DT

jimlynn said...

Fabulous!!! Love the way those little birds are perched on top of each other. Beautiful colors and a beautiful card.
Lynn

Karen Letchworth said...

What a lovely card, Maxine. You always make such amazing cards. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us, and have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

MaryH said...

Very cute CAS card with the swipes & spatters - and I love those birds. Done for such an excellent cause....TFS & Have a great week.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a fabulous card! Love those birds and the smudgy look.

Happy Dance said...

Really gorgeous card! Love that stack of little birds all dressed in purple. Fantastic design, and a great CAS card. Love this. Bev

alexandra s.m. said...

It's a beautiful card for a great cause Maxine!
Thank You~

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!
LOVE the sweet sentiment, LOVE the birds, LOVE your pretty purple too!!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful CAS card. Perfect for the hop. I've just linked up my creation and would love you to stop by.
Hugs,
Em AKA Creative Em

Becca Cruger said...

Adorable birds - check! Awesome color scheme - check! Perfect creation - Check, check check! This is so cute! Thank you for playing along both at the Hop to Stop and the STAMPlorations sketch challenge!

tiffelijah said...

darling little birds! i really like these cute little guys and the small dab of purple on there bodies! so cute!

Georgie C said...

These are just the cutest birds! I love what you have created here x

Jerrie said...

I love your stacked birds and the sentiment is perfect to lift someone up in troubled times!

Suchi said...

Wow..this card is simply adorable Maxine! Thanks for supporting this worthy cause! :)
Suchi xx

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - thank you for the inspiration with this post - love those birds - they are adorable! A great card! {{{hugs}}}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Sooo cute-- an adorable take on the sketch Maxine!
oxo Susi

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card Maxine- perfect take on the sketch too. The way you added the ink looks like watercolor- pretty! I did link up finally today for this Hop.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is so stinkin' adorable! Love it!

Helene E said...

This is absolutely adorable! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Allsorts this week!

Sanja Grdinić said...

These birds are awesome. :)

Felisha - Charming Chic Cards said...

So beautiful!! I love all the details you put into it and your coloring is lovely! Thank you so much for taking part in our Art by MiRan Challenge ♥

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Tindaloo said...

Sweet card and birds :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! And check back to see if you are one of our winners. Sorry about the late comment, migraines got in the way ♥ I got a huge blogcandy if you wanna join in! Tindaloo

Wei Wei Wang said...

Such a sweet card! Love those cute birds and your fab take on this sketch. Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.