Work Of Art For World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Work Of Art For World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to my ‘stampin’ cave’!

Today, 2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day, and I am joining together with over 40 of talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators across the world in honour of raising awareness for Autism. This fantastic blog hop has been put together by truly amazing Jenny Hall.

We hope you find great inspiration from our projects. You are currently visiting me – Anna Krol from the United Kingdom. 

Y’all probably know already that the symbol for Autism Awareness is the puzzle piece in bright colours, but do you know why? To be honest I didn’t know the answer to that question. So I’ve made some research and here’s what I’ve found:

The puzzle piece logo was first created in 1963 by the National Autistic Society. They explain “that the symbol of the Society should be the puzzle as this did not look like any other commercial or charitable one as far as they could discover. The puzzle piece is so effective because it tells us something about autism: our children are handicapped by a puzzling condition; this isolates them from normal human contact and therefore they do not ‘fit in’. The bright colours are said to represent hope.

And so for my project, I decided to go with my favourite watercolour wash in bright, rainbow colours.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Work of Art card dimensions:

  • Basic Black cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Shimmery White cardstock: 4″ x 5-5/8″ (10.1 cm x 14.4 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock (for inside): 3-7/8″ x 5-1/2″ (9.7 cm x 14 cm)
  • a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the sentiment

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

First I created my rainbow, watercolour wash. I wet my Shimmery White piece generously, creating sort of diagonal spotlight area. and started adding my colours. I chose Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pacific Point. I spread colours around using aqua painter.

To speed up my process, once I was happy with the effect I dried my panel with a heat tool.

Next, using aqua painter and Basick Black Archival ink, I flicked tiny black plotches all over my panel.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

For the sentiment, I chose ‘You are a fabulous work of art’ from Work of Art Stamp Set. I think it suits well the cause.

First I stamped it straight onto the panel in Basic Black Archival ink, but I didn’t like it. So I took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and die cut a circle using Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies (2nd smallest). I stamped my sentiment in Versamark. Next to it I stamped a little butterfly image from Hold on to Hope stamp set. I heat embossed both in white.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

I wanted to bring that ‘rainbow effect’ to the inside of my card too but without watercolouring. So I stamped ‘the rainbow’ in the bottom right corner on the inside panel using long narrow strip stamp from Work of Art stamp set. I’ve used same colours like on the front.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Few black sequins from Metallics Sequins Assortment finish off the card.

And that’s it from me for today. I truly hope you liked my project. Now I want to encourage you to join in and hope along.

The diversity of the projects today is absolutely wonderful, so make sure you take some time to visit the other artists. Your next stop is amazingly talented Peggy Noe frpm Pretty Paper Cards. Simply click the button below or use a list to hop along.

Your donation is being given directly to the Organization for Autism Research

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code 77BSGU7H to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

Hostess Code for a month of March: 77BSGU7H – Use this code in the month of April and receive a gift from me. Spend £75 or more and use the code, and you will receive a Berry Burst 3/8″ (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon + a handmade gift from me.
 Special Notes:

1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
2) If you select “No Contact” box I do not have access to your name and can’t send you a gift;
3) If your order is £150 or more do not use the code and grab your own Stampin’ Rewards + gift from me

Aqua Painters

£15.50

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Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

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