Oct 23, 2016

Purple Mixed Media Feather Card


I'm super excited to be participating in Becca Cruger's Hop to Stop Domestic Violence again this year.  What a great way to raise awareness for this worthy cause.  Thank you Becca for organizing another great hop.  I had in mind playing with a particular paper pad by Prima with a lovely deep purple.  I started by gessoing my paper with clear gesso and stenciling a Prima damask stencil onto the paper.  I sprayed a combination of purple inks over the stencil work for color variation.


I purchased this stamp a couple of months ago particularly for this cause.  It is amazing and truly speaks to me.  Shouldn't that be our goal?  I grew up in a home with a stepdad who turned from prince charming to drug addict and abusive husband almost overnight.  He caused so much pain and anxiety, not to mention bad memories.  I am thankful that my mom had the courage and support to leave after many years of struggle.  I am most thankful that God helped me to forgive him and that I am at peace with that part of my past now.

I thought it would be fun to layer the sentiment over the flower.  I just love the center of this flower and was able to tuck the sentiment in just so it would pop out.


I decided to tear the edges of my paper panel and then regretted it, so I added the torn off sections back to the sides and like the dimension it added.  I added some sequins and splashes of gesso for contrast.
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35 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sentiment and you have great eye for detail! Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  2. Such an appropriate card - I especially like the sparkles and shine coming forth from the deeper, darker recesses of your card - just like our souls - light coming forth from the deepest parts of ourselves, if only we allow ourselves to view the truth therein. Beautifully done, Autumn, and such a wonderful sentiment! xo

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  3. Absolutely stunning, Autumn!! The colors and the texture are amazing!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. This is a lovely mixed media project, Autumn, and the sentiment is so very fitting. You were a forward-thinking crafter to purchase it in advance! Prayers for all who suffer from DV.

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  5. beautiful card and love the white against the deep purple

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  6. Stunning! I love everything about your gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing at the MMCC!

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  7. Absolutely stunning card - so many gorgeous details. I'm sorry you went through what you did, but I'm so glad your mum got your family out.

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  8. Beautiful card for a wonderful cause! I love the feathers, flowers and especially the sentiment!

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  9. Gorgeous card for our current challenge of 'SPARKLE AND SHINE', such a cute image too...love the papers...Thanks for joining in.
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

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  10. So creative, love it! Those splatters of white combined with the sequins are very pretty! Sorry to read about a part of your childhood that wasn't what a child and mother hoped for. Your mother is courageous indeed.

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  11. Such a pretty creation Autumn, many thanks for joining our 'Sparkle and Shine' theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Autumn! Love all the elements especially that sentiment ... it really spoke to me! Sorry you had to deal with what you did as a child but so thankful you were able to over come it all! Your card is just amazing and 'says so much' ... great job!

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  13. This is so beautiful! I love every detail!

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  14. A beautiful card Autumn and a really lovely quote.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  15. So fabulous...a gorgeous card and for a great cause too! ;-)

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  16. What a beautiful way to present the stonge message !

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  17. So sorry that you had so much to deal with as a child, Autumn....

    Your card is beautiful, I really, really love the quote and it is so appropriate for the blog hop! Hugs, Anne xx

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  18. What a beautiful creation...love the play of different textures. And it is so good that you are at peace now.
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  19. What a mini masterpiece Autumn - I love that sentiment and the flower is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your story, especially that you have been able to forgive - it is so healing.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  20. Colorful and beautiful card!

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  21. I love the stringy bits in this and the way it's all tied together (no pun intended!) with the colour scheme!

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  22. Stunning card. Love all the dimension. And
    the sentiment is fabulous.

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  23. A gorgeous creation Autumn! Lovely purple colours and an elegant design. A very nice sentiment too. Beautiful made!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

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  24. Wow! A gorgeous card with a very powerful message. Your execution is perfect, right down to the last splatter. Thanks for gracing the gallery at the MMCC this month!

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  25. What a wonderful card with an awesome message - love how it's the focal point surrounded by beauty. I was sad to read about your past and happy you were able to overcome and move forward. Hugs to you, Autumn!

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  26. This is beautiful, moving, and really powerful, all at the same time, just wonderful xx

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  27. always adore your Cards!!! love this one too. thanks for joining in with us again at MMCC :)

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  28. Thank you for entering our sparkle and shine challenge at Allsorts Tracy x

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  29. It's beyond stunning, my friend! You have managed to achieve such a fantastic dimension! What a gorgeous creation this is, Autumn! I absolutely love it! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  30. I'm sorry it's taken so long to get here. I started working my way backwards through the hop thinking I could knock them all out but then more people kept linking up and - ugh! lesson learned! :) Anywho - wow. This card is so incredibly beautiful. I think I neeeeeeds that sentiment in my collection because it's so powerful and perfect. I love the deep tones of purple, the subtle texture and the sprinkles and sparkles. A stunning card! Thank you for joining in the Hop to Stop and helping to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence.

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  31. Gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

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  32. Beautiful sentiment love the blue tones and embellishments
    Carol x

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  33. autumn, I was truly touched by your post! Big hugs! I love your card--the color and texture on the background is incredibly rich, and your flower and feathers offer a perfect contrast! Lovely and perfect sentiment! Hugs!

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  34. Congrats on your win at TMMCC! :)

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  35. Gorgeous! I love lots of embellishments and big flower. Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps challenge.
    Sai

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