The Hop to Stop

I’ve joined in the HOP to STOP…(papercrafters raising awareness about domestic violence) from the oh so wonderful and oh so talented Becca Cruger (aka The Damsel of Distressed). October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States (it’s held in November in Canada) and this hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 3 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence.

You can find all the info right here.  And if you’ve got some time…please join in the hop.There are lots of great prizes from these amazing sponsors:


Here are the rules:

Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a *newly created* papercraft project that has PURPLE on it, no back-linking please. is used to draw for winners.

In order to be eligible you MUST:

  • Comment on the three entries before your linkup in order to be eligible for a prize (be a good   bloggy neighbor!) (unless it’s a site that requires a login) 
  • Display the sponsor graphic
  • Provide a direct link back to the hop 

Well, this was by no means a quick card *wink*, but here goes.  I added some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap to my cardstock.  Then some light modeling paste through a Prima stencil. Next came some stamping with black archival ink.  Then I made up a wash of mica powder and matte gel and brushed it all over the card. Before it was dry, I used a baby wipe to remove some of the mixture.  The edges were heavily distressed.

A fun little collage of metal elements and stars, complete with micro beads, along with the sentiment completed the card.

Hope you can join the hop…back soon with more my sweet friends…

32 thoughts on “The Hop to Stop”

  1. Oh my. Gosh. Golly. Gee. Whillickers. This is incredible. I just want to rub my fingers all over it. The background is stunning (and I'm totally going to have to try that mica powder trick) and I LOVE all the metal elements. SO cool. Thank you, my friend, for playing along at the Hop to Stop!


  2. this is absolutely incredible! I love using mica powder, I have fifteen colors, but I love the way you used them here! Thank you for sharing all your talents and supporting such a great cause.


  3. Your mixed media collage is just beautiful…I haven't done much of this myself but this card inspires me, along with my daughter experimenting with mixed media, she will also encourage me.


  4. Such a beautiful creation for The Hop to Stop. Your purple beauty caught my eye and I stopped in to get a closer look. It's stunning – I wouldn't even know where to begin to make something like this. The texture looks amazing, and the sentiment is so appropriate. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.


  5. I love the texture and the dimension that this awesome card has!!! So many wonderful details went into this and I love every single one!! So beautiful and so empowering!!! Wonderfully done!!!


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