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:

Nonni said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Christine said...

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.

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card and love the white against the deep purple

My Paper Epiphany said...

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

Karren said...

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.

Lori Kobular said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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]

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

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.

brenda said...

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

B x

Darlene said...

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!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is so beautiful! I love every detail!

Mrs.B said...

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

Denise van Deventer said...

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

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

What a beautiful way to present the stonge message !

Redanne said...

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

Dr Sonia S V said...

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

Maxine D said...

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

Weekend-Windup said...

Colorful and beautiful card!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

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

Rebecca Yahrling said...

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

Marlies said...

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

maria f. said...

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!

Marty Fishman said...

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!

Sue said...

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

Sanna Lippert said...

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

Craftnut said...

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

Vintagehandmade said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

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.

Judy V said...

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

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful sentiment love the blue tones and embellishments
Carol x

Sara Barker said...

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!

Melissa L. said...

Congrats on your win at TMMCC! :)

Jirawadee Susanthitapong said...

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

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