For more information about domestic violence, its impacts, and available resources, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Crafters are being encouraged to create cards that feature purple, the color of domestic violence awareness. You can link your creations here, at The Damsel of Distressed. Some AMAZING sponsors have generously donated prizes. you can find more information at Becca's blog. she is pretty fabulous for putting this whole thing together! :)
I wanted my card to be bright and cheerful, so I pulled out those Basic Grey Grand Bazaar papers I used just the other day. what was I thinking, hiding them away in the paper pad basket?! the precious image is from Dilly Beans. I'm not sure if her store is still open or not, but I sure did have a great time back when I was on her DT. the wings are coated with a wink of stella clear glitter pen, flower centers are dotted with stickles, and the little heart on her dress is covered in distress stickles.
ribbon and crochet trim are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers are a combo of Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo, sentiment stamp & little banner punch are SU!, and buttons are vintage. doily is from my stash. some faux stitching completes the card.
while I don't know what it is like to experience domestic violence, I was abused in other ways as a child and teen. it tears apart a person's self worth. I hope my card can let someone know that in the midst of the pain, there can be beauty and smiles are still possible.
Now for some exciting news to all of you reading this post - I have a purple themed blog candy to give away to one of YOU! :) but I am going to make you work for it, so be prepared! You will need to create a card for this Awareness hop and link it to Becca's blog, The Damsel of Distressed. you have to follow her criteria for entering. once you have linked your card to her blog, come back here and link your card in the blog candy link. that way I will know you have played along. it's really not that hard. ;) Blog Candy will run the length of the hop, thru Oct. 14. the winner will be announced within a few days after.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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