The Hop to Stop 2016 – The Life She Imagined

The awesome Becca Cruger is the hostess of The Hop To Stop.  She started this hop as a way to connect Domestic Violence Survivors and give hope to victims.  I personally know someone that has left an abusive marriage.  I’m so proud that she took the steps to leave that toxic marriage. 

I wanted to join in raising the awareness of this issue, this is how it inspired me:

Many of you know that I really just started to use more purple in the projects.  I fully embraced it with this card.  I started off with a watercolor panel.  I watercolored stripes with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  It wasn’t purple enough for me so I went over the tops with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from a now retired a•muse⎪studio, Dwell in Possibility.  

The bloom is from Stampin’ Up – Birthday Blooms.  It has been inked in Dusty Concord Distress ink and I also watercolored it with the same color.  I sprinkled water droplets on the image and dried it with my heat gun.  I finished it off with gold dots inked up with Delicata Gold.

Make sure you check out the hop on Becca’s blog…her post is especially moving.

Why can’t we live in a world where everyone respected everyone else?

Some words/stats from Becca’s blog:

Purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. 

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. 

Women between the ages of 15 and 44 are more likely to be injured or die as a result of domestic violence, than through rapes, muggings and car accidents combined.

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.
And yet, it’s something that is rarely talked about in very public ways. It’s something that’s hidden and hushed. Together, we CAN make a powerful impact. 

Please, won’t you join and link up?

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28 thoughts on “The Hop to Stop 2016 – The Life She Imagined”

  1. This is gorgeous! One of my favorite sentiments – I grab it often too. 🙂 Your hand painted stripes always inspire me…and flecks of gold? Perfection!

  2. Amy, you definitely embraced the purple in all the right ways!! Love those sweet handpainted stripes and also love even more the fact that you're joining the Hop to Stop to raise awareness. Thank you!!!

  3. Love this! Your sentiment is perfect and the bold striped background makes me think of prison bars and also your flag which stands for freedom. Both highly symbolic in a domestic violence situation. Your die cut flower finishes it with beauty…awesome!! Laura

  4. Oh Amy!! This is STUNNING!! I LOVE the background and that sentiment says it ALL!!! Wonderful card!!

  5. i was IN LOVE with this even before i realized you watercolored the gorgeous stripey background paper. now i love it EVEN MORE!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥ (ps: #looknogreen #yesireadhashtagslol) 🙂

  6. Your card is stunning, Amy! I love the background you created with the watercolour stripes! Gorgeous flowers too! Thanks for supporting the Hop to Stop. Domestic violence awareness is an important and very personal issue for me.

  7. This is beautiful and the background for the gorgeous flowers is awesome. I love the sentiment as it fits the hop theme perfectly.

  8. Beautiful awareness campaign!!! Love so much your card! It's perfect to send that message!!!! <3

  9. Fabulous and inspiring card…so in love with your beautiful flower and powerful sentiment.

  10. Wonderful, Amy! The stripes and floral image are gorgeous together. Love the sentiment and pray that it will be a decision many are able to make in order to become free from fear and violence.

  11. Such a wonderful cause to raise awareness for domestic violence! Your card is absolutely stunning! The purple is gorgeous! And love your watercoloring…. especially those stripes in the background. The small dots of gold add so much to that flower. LOVE the sentiment, too!

  12. Amy… love your watercoloring… so beautiful! And love the watercoloring over the stamped image… gorgeous! And gold splatters… mmm… I agree.. respect…

  13. This is fantastic Amy! I love the bold purple stripes and the sentiment to go with them! The boquet is perfect!

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