Friday, 9 October 2015

Purple Dilemma

Hello.  Welcome.  Becca's having a hop.  The Hop To Stop domestic violence.  It's looking very purple on Becca's blog.  I am glad I am in the 2/3rds that haven't experience this, but my heart goes out to that 1/3rd of people who have.  This was the stamp I wanted to use for this project because although it is very beautiful, I also saw a darker, hidden side to this image.  All stamps are from Unity.  Some of them are NBUS.     



I stamped She Is (NBUS) in black cherry chalk and embossed with clear powder.  I used Chicken Wire Background and Butterfly Collage with lavender chalk ink. 



Using the same lavender chalk I stamped Numbers Etc., you make me sign (NBUS grab bag stamp) and Harmony girl on the negative side (rhs).  I stamped the hearts from You Are My Main Squeeze and a grab bag butterfly on the positive (lhs), again in lavender ink.  I also stencilled Stamplorations Some Birds on the plus side.  The barbed wire is a Cheery Lynn die cut from funky foam and stamped with Dusty Concord distress ink. 



Lots of inky smudges going on and the five sentiments (NBUS) from the She Is kit.  Yup, you get 5 sentiments.  I tried to match them with my positive, negative and neutral positions. 



'she came to know the truth of who she was'

'she was like the moon, part of her was always hiding'




'she believes in herself'

'she designed the life she wanted to live'




'she knew this transition was not about becoming someone better, 
but about allowing herself to become who she had always been'

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz  

Joining 

25 comments:

  1. I looooove this stamp set. Right before the hop I went shopping for some Unity stamps to add to my collection and I aaaaaalmost bought this one. Your gorgeous design makes me regret that I didn't! Hah! Thank you so much for continuing to support the Hop to Stop, Gail!

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  2. Beautiful and powerful page, love it.

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  3. Fabulous! Very thoughtful, too. And I am WAY glad to be in that Other third. It's an awful, awful thing that, as humans, we inflict on each other.....

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  4. Wow, what a striking personal background design paper you created with the use of so many stamps and objects, and placing the many very powerful messages is so awesome. Beautiful card.

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  5. Wow. Stunning. Amazing. Elegant. Beautiful.

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  6. powerful project you came up with for a good cause!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL piece!!!
    LOVE your image, LOVE your sentiments too - THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS :)

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  8. love unity stamps, they definately have my vote! lovely work!

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  9. Another gorgeous make for the Hop to Stop! I love the background you made and the beautiful stamps. Thank you for caring about this issue and for your support of the hop!

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  10. Very striking card -- just beautiful!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  11. Showing off your beautiful stamps collection Gail?.... Love your layered stamping for a truly unique background and the She is stamp is wonderful, even with the dark side!

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  12. Awesome! YOU rock this stamp set! Thanks for sharing! And thank you for supporting Hop to Stop!

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  13. Wow....Gail. This is fabulous. What a deep and poignant card with that somewhat mysterious image and all the layers of stamping. Great job using some NBUS Unitys!!!
    <3 J

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    CAT LOVERS HOP coming Oct. 26-30 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com!!!!

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  14. Wow, this is so beautiful! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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  15. This is such a nice card! It kinda has a vingage feel to it. Great job!

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  16. So much thought has gone into creating this striking piece.

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  17. WOW! This is amazing! Thanks for joining the challenge.

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  18. Such an awesome project!

    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  19. I love the way tyou have used the image and the sentiments are so apt !!
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  20. Fabulous project .... the image is so striking! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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