Saturday 22 October 2016

You Are Amazing, Remember That.

Today was a watercolouring day and I had lots of fun watercolouring
stamps from EunJi Jungs . They are amazing stamps and I love to stamp them.
They stamp perfectly every time. I have stamped onto Multimedia paper
which is great to use with Zigs.

This is the second stamp and I have used another but will keep that for another day.
I watercoloured with my Zigs and lots of water to keep it nice and soft, well
as soft as I can go Lol.

Of course I finished off my watercolouring with my Wink of Stella
which is brilliant for moving colour around as well. A little bit of
yellow in the centre and the flower is finished.

A die cut 'you' and a sentiment from MFT which I performed surgery
on before stamping. I removed the you that was part of the sentiment
and cut again at remember so it was in two short lines.

A piece of purple glitter washi tape (I am loving using washi tape in this way
as it adds something to the card, uses up the washi tape and save on trying to
cut straight strips of glitter paper.

Then the most daring part of all. I got some silver paint, added water then did
some flicks here and there. I have come to realise that though I greatly admire loose
watercolouring and flicks and splatters they are just not me (yet!). I appear
to be too controlled, even tiding up as I watercolour an image. But I flicked and I am

This card is for a few challenges as I wanted to participate in Loll and Bonnie's new 
challenge nd have nearly missed out.

The main reason I did this card was for Becca's Hop to Stop but I must have read it wrong. I thought I still had 9 days -who knows where that came from but I just went to link and it was too late. Silly me, so sorry I missed this even as it is special.

  The Hop to Stop Violence.

This I copied from Becca's Blog for you to read and will leave here.
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. 
  Purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. 

And yet, it's something that is rarely talked about in very public ways. It's something that's hidden and hushed. And since papercrafters are some of the most amazing people out there, some of you have agreed to make a card (or cards) to raise awareness for this issue. Throughout the hop, I'll be pointing to some of my other bloggy friends who've experienced DV. Together, we CAN make a powerful impact. 

Speaking of amazingly awesome - ^^^ Do you SEE that graphic above?! These are all the incredible companies who've agreed to support this blog hop. 14 companies and over $500 in prizes! I can't thank them enough! 

Back to me:
 Last year I won am amazing price from Unity Stamps and I am still working my way through the brilliant collection they sent me.

Go and check it out, the main criteria - Purple

Along the same colour theme:

I love new stash as it means trying new ideas and playing with
new stamps/ dies/ paints/ stencils etc.

Thats it for today, I hope you enjoyed your visit and come again soon.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Aileen am loving your card, it's brilliant and well done on making a card for the hop to stop even if it was too late sounds so like me. I love the washi down the side, I can see me borrowing that idea...if I remember : D
God bless you,, Shaz in Oz.x

lostinpaper said...

So gorgeous Aileen, love the added shimmer!

Bonnie said...

This is soft and so lovely, Aileen! What a beautiful card with a wonderful message! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning that soft beautiful purple, and paired with an amazing sentiment, perfect card!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Aileen that image is awesome so is your colouring, I love it
lorraine x

Marilyn said...

Wowsa Aileen! This is gorgeous!

Katja said...

Beautiful card. I love it.

Thanks for playing with us @ Creative Friday.
Hugs, Katja

I Card Everyone said...

Beautifully colored, masterful flicking!!!

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

Gorgeous watercolouring!

Karren said...

Gorgeous card, Aileen and so appropriate! The glittery strip is the perfect finishing touch.

Darnell said...

Your card is breathtaking, Aileen! You are a pro with the Zigs!! You aren't too late to enter Becca's challenge BTW. It goes until the 30th of October. I hope I'm right cuz I've got a card to hook up there later on tonight!! Hugs, Darnell

Kat W said...

You have coloured this flower so beautifully and the way you have adjusted and combined the die and stamp to create the sentiment is so clever and looks great. I do like the splashes of silver too :-)
Thanks for joining in our challenge at As You Like It!
Kat x

Stempelomi said...

amazing! Thanks for joining us at creative friday! Hugs,Beate