Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Purple is the color of hope this month.  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and purple is their color.  Becca Cruger is doing her part to raise that awareness by organizing The Hop to Stop. We must all say "NO MORE" to domestic violence.  

My card today was made specifically for this hop.  It was quite simple to make, but is so full of symbolism for me.   You may not know, I work in a hospital and unfortunately have cared for several victims of abuse.  The "typical" victim does not exist.  I have seen all ages, all sexual orientations, all socioeconomic groups affected by devastating, life altering abuse both physical and/or emotional.  I pray for an end and thank those who are really making a difference for this cause.

Please stop by the Hop to Stop to get more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Hop, the fabulous sponsors.

As always thank you for stopping by!


I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Stamps:  Hero Arts Antique Engravings
Sentiment:  Verve Stamps Wings of Love
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper:  Canson Water color paper, SU! vanilla cardstock
Accessories:  Copic markers, Peacock water colors, Stamp N Stuff Clear embossing powder, Prima color bloom in gilded gold, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, Stickles


  1. Beautiful - your watercoloring is amazing. Thank you so much for participating in the hop.

  2. Stunning card Brenda...it represents the cause beautifully...

  3. Brenda your card is so beautiful ...and yes I agree when we are in the medical field ...we see far too many "realities" !

    Dr Sonia

  4. Wonderful watercolouring and butterfly!! How many suffering ladies in the world... and in the hospitals they are visible!!
    There aren't possibilities to denounce the offenders in our hospitals? In Italy if someone go to the hospital, he/she must say who has hit him/her... and the police write a report.

  5. Wow... that's all I can say right now. I stared at this beauty for a good long time before finally pinning it. It's incredible! LOVE the splash of the background with the floating butterfly. It's PERFECTLY put together. Thank you SO much for supporting the Hop to Stop!

  6. This is gorgeous! I love your splash of color, your butterfly, and your sentiment ---they are lovely!!! What a beautiful representation for this cause!

  7. Oh, this is so fabulous! Love that gorgeous background.

  8. Beautiful card! Love the addition of gold splattering.

  9. butterflies define it all, beautiful and elegant! Your card is well put together and the gold splash just adds to its already gorgeousness

  10. Beautiful card, Brenda. Thanks for posting this and raising awareness of this important cause.
    Joanne xo

  11. Gorgeous!...beautiful background....beautiful butterfly....

  12. This is really lovely. Your watercolored background perfectly highlights your sweet butterfly. Wonderful card. Bev

  13. Very pretty card with great wc and nice sentiment.

  14. This is a stunner for sure! Gorgeous watercolor and lovely design!

  15. SO beautiful! Love the watercoloring in the background and that gorgeous butterfly.

  16. Your water colored background is just beautiful and bright; but the butterfly pops. Beautiful card.

  17. I love butterfly creations. They have a special meaning to me. This is gorgeous!!
    Karen C

  18. Gorgeous butterfly and beautiful water colored background!

  19. Such a beautiful card for The Hop to Stop. Your purple beauty caught my eye and I stopped in to get a closer look. The background you made is gorgeous and I love the butterfly. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

  20. This is so utterly beautiful; I adore the inky background and elegant butterfly, finished off so perfectly with pretty sequins.
    What a great cause to support too, especially with your personal involvement.

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  21. Beautiful card! I just love that pretty purple wash of color!
    Take care!

  22. This is such a beautiful card with lots of lovely sparkle.Just love the background,it looks amazing.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  23. Brenda, Love your card, and your cause. Did you water color your background? Thank you for sharing at the Path of Positivity challenge blog.

    1. Hi Pat, yes it is wc. I loved all the symbolism that can be read it to it.

  24. Great card! Love your watercoloring and the butterfly! What a pick me up for someone going through DV.

  25. This is so beautiful, Lisa. I love the watercolored background behind that gorgeous butterfly.

  26. Your card is absolutely lovely! The fun background, wonderful butterfly and I love the sentiment.

  27. This is beautiful, and works so well with our Resiliency theme this month at Path of Positivity. Thanks for joining us. Julie, DT member

  28. Beautiful card. Love the water color splashes and butterfly.
    Thanks for playing along over at Path of Positivity!

  29. Brenda this is a beautiful card. Just adore the purples. This is so perfect for our RESILIENCE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  30. Your card is absolutely splendid. I love the background and the butterfly rising out of it.

    Popping over from the Path of Positivity voting challenge.


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