Light It Up Blue Blog Hop

Thursday, April 2, 2015



Hello, and welcome to the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop!  We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here.

If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies, please leave a comment on this blog, as well as any of the other blogs participating in the hop today!  Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday, April 6th.

I've added this link for all sorts of great info on autism including research, fund raising and a whole lot of other information.

Here's my card for the hop:





I've started with a piece of watercolor paper that's been stamped with a houndstooth pattern.  I wanted more of a hit and miss look, so just partially inked up the background stamp and pressed it to my paper with my fingers instead of a stamp block or my MISTI.

Next, I stamped the poppy and then added some blue shades of  watercolor.  While that was still wet, I added in some more blues, this time with Brushos.  Once that was completely dry, I "painted" the flower with a light layer of Stickles.

The sentiment has been cut from white fun foam.  It adds such dimension and is just so easy to do. A smattering of blue sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Ranger watercolor and Neenah Solar White
Stamps:  Penny Black Poppy Time and MFT Houndstooth Background
Ink:  Ranger Watering Can and Jet Black archival inks
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Rectangles, Kuretake Gansai watercolors, Brushos, Stickles, sequins, adhesives, white fun foam, MISTI

Come join the hop...here's a peek at some of  the amazing sponsors:





Back soon with more my sweet friends...

95 comments

  1. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love it!

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  2. Gorgeous card! Love the background!

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  3. What a GORGEOUS creation!! Thanks so much for joining in this AWESOME hop!! You ROCK!!

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  4. A fabulous card and a great blog hop!
    Kath

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  5. Very pretty watercolor and sparkles with the houndstooth background!

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  6. Your card is absolutely gorgeous

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  7. wow just stunning. Hope the hop is a huge success. It is for such a good cause. Happy Autism Awareness Day. Ann xxx

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  8. HOLY WOW! This is absolutely stunning!!!

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  9. Your stenciled, water-coloured flower card: perfect x awesome! Fabulous!
    ~c

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  10. What a gorgeous background!! Lovely card!

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  11. Beautiful card! Love the artsy style.

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  12. Great job I really love this card. Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop for such a great cause!!Happy Stamping/Keep Moving Forward!!

    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love the layered stamping. Love the sparkly you added too!

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  14. Wow, this is gorgeous!! Love the extra sparkle!

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  15. Gorgeous card. This blog hop is great and for such a great cause.

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  16. An absolutely gorgeous card! Love the watercolouring. (Funny, I only heard about Brushos the other day, now I'm seeing them everywhere!)

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  17. Gorgeous card!! LOVE the watercolor!!!

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  18. Wow, this is so beautiful! love the hint of glitter. Fabulous design.

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  19. That houndstooth adds fab dimension and I LOVE the stickles in the poppy!!

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  20. Oh my goodness your card is so beautiful! I love it! Thank you so much for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

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  21. Oh, WOW! This is just gorgeous!

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  22. Beautiful card. Lovely background, and love the added Stickles for a little sparkle.

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  23. Love the stickles that you added!! so pretty!

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  24. So pretty, the deep blue is very eye-catching!

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  25. Your card is beautiful! Gorgeous background!!!
    Hugs;)

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  26. I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is brilliant! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

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  27. WOW - hugs to you for making such a stunning card!! Love the touch of sparkle that you added to it!! Way to go - it is lovely!! Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

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  28. Beautiful! Love the bold blue and yummie stickles ♥ Thank you for joining the hop ♥♥

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  29. Very pretty card, and thanks for the info links

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  30. I love this pretty card and the way the hugs pops right off the page!

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  31. Lovely card. The bright blue is so striking. xx

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  32. Love that bold blue and the glitter!

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  33. Love the subtle houndstooth mixed with the watercolor! This is so stunning!

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  34. Gorgeous card for a great cause.

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  35. WOW this is one lovely card you have made. Thanks for joining in on the hop.

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  36. The vivid blue stands out in the line up of other cards! Love the color, the design and the sparkle!

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  37. Awe, hugs are so comforting and supportive. Love your creation!

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the sparkle! Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

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  39. Gorgeous Blue card for Autism Lee-Anne. I love the grunge watercolor look and your added sparkle.

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  40. Great card! I love the background that you created. Thanks for participating!

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  41. The subtle background really ads something to this card. I have two children with autism. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  42. Such a pretty card. I love the water color , wonderful job. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

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  43. LOVE that gorgeous glittery bloom! The sequins are the perfect addition, and I adore the white die cut sentiment, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  44. I'm loving the sparkle and the smattering :) Such a great word! Thank you so much for taking part in this hop that is just making my heart sing :)

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  45. What a beautiful card. This is a great way to raise awareness about autism.

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  46. This is gorgeous! Love the sparkle!

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  47. Such a stunning card, Lee-Anne! Love the rich blue and the subtle houndstooth background :)

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  48. Love the watercolour - houndstooth combo. Makes for a great card

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  49. Beautiful. I like the background and all the sparkle.

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  50. I adore your watercolor BG there and your stamp flower look so stand out here and nice the sparkle on your card..love the add of houndstooth too..
    AWESOME MADE
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  51. Love all the sparkle and shine.

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  52. WOW! This is gorgeous!! LOVE your water-colored blues with the sparkle here!! Such a great cause! :)

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  53. Gorgeous and I do have a special weakness for poppies!

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  54. Gorgeous card. I love the blue poppy. Thanks for sharing and for your support of Autism Awareness

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  55. Gosh, this royal blue is an absolute stunner! Nice work! facebook.com/wavingmywand

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  56. ooooo, ahhhh SPARKLES! and all the deliciously bold blues :-)

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  57. Gorgeous card Lee-Anne :)
    Kate xx

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  58. I'm loving that deep blue and the sparkle...perfection!

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  59. I love the poppy stamp and the great card you made with it ! Thank you for the inspiration !

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  60. Ink, glitter, and a little bit of grunge?!?! You've got it all going on! This is a stunning creation!

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  61. This card is elegant and beautiful - wonderfully done!

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  62. LOVE your background and why don't I think to use some of the fun foam that sitting around for my word dies...it's perfect! Thanks for the reminder....beats gluing multiple layers together to get that yummy pop and definition!

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  63. Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

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  64. WOW
    LOVE this...gorgeous work.

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  65. Love your beautiful watercolor and oh my...your fun foam sentiment is such a great idea! ♥ Sue Kment

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  66. Gorgeous card Lee-Anne! Love the blues! Amazing work and autism is something that should really be brought more into awareness! Kudos!

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  67. I saw you at the Light It Up for Autism Awareness hop and came over to take a closer look.
    I loVe your wonderful card. Thanks for sharing and for helping to raise Autism Awareness.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

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  68. Gorgeous background. I love that giant flower stamp.

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  69. Wow.....just exquisite!! Love the glitteriness with the blue.
    Thanks so much for participating in this important hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  70. Love the dark blue watercolor background. Also, like the sequins.

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  71. Your blue poppy card is so effective!

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  72. A beautiful card design and I love the touch of sparkle!

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  73. Your card is so much more of a hit than a miss! Love the watercolor and glitter :-)

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  74. That background on this project is awesome.What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness.

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  75. so so beautiful! Love the touch of sparkle on here too!

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  76. This is stunning! I love the texture and the sparkle!

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