I'm super excited to be participating in Becca Cruger's Hop to Stop Domestic Violence again this year. What a great way to raise awareness for this worthy cause. Thank you Becca for organizing another great hop. I had in mind playing with a particular paper pad by Prima with a lovely deep purple. I started by gessoing my paper with clear gesso and stenciling a Prima damask stencil onto the paper. I sprayed a combination of purple inks over the stencil work for color variation.
I purchased this stamp a couple of months ago particularly for this cause. It is amazing and truly speaks to me. Shouldn't that be our goal? I grew up in a home with a stepdad who turned from prince charming to drug addict and abusive husband almost overnight. He caused so much pain and anxiety, not to mention bad memories. I am thankful that my mom had the courage and support to leave after many years of struggle. I am most thankful that God helped me to forgive him and that I am at peace with that part of my past now.
I thought it would be fun to layer the sentiment over the flower. I just love the center of this flower and was able to tuck the sentiment in just so it would pop out.
I decided to tear the edges of my paper panel and then regretted it, so I added the torn off sections back to the sides and like the dimension it added. I added some sequins and splashes of gesso for contrast.
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