Friday, February 1, 2019

Turner Syndrom Awareness Blog Hop






Hello Blogging Friends!!


Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES.




Nineteen caring Sponsors and eleven DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome





My TS related project uses colors from the TS official color board:





My project was pretty easy to create using various digital images and digital paper.  The focal point is a new digital stamp set created by my friend Donna Ellis. (You can find it here.) To give it added dimension, I resized and printed the butterfly a couple different times and fussy cut these out.  I added Nuvo glitter (Turquoise) to the outlines of each of the butterflies and folded the wings of the smaller ones upward.   I also added a couple lines of double sided tape along the bottom of the second layer of blue matting and covered it with more Turquoise glitter.

The sentiment is also a digital image created by Donna for the participants of this blog hop as a "thank you for participating" gift.  I changed the color to coordinate with the colors from the official TS color board. The digital paper is one that I've had for a long time and unfortunately, I don't remember who the manufacturer was.

The card base was created from a piece of glossy photo paper.  I wanted to see if you could do some of the same types of techniques on the photo paper as you could on regular glossy paper. For this one, I spritzed several different colors of Nuvo Shimmer Powders onto the photo paper and spritzed it with water.  I allowed each layer of color to dry before adding more colors.  I kept doing this until I was happy with the results.  It was so much fun, that I created a whole batch of backgrounds for future use.

Now it's time to head back to the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop page. Check the "How to Win" section to see the requirements needed to be eligible for prizes.  You'll also find who the next person on the blog hop is. 

Thanks again for joining us and learning more about Turner Syndrome.


67 comments:

Lisa said...

This is so artistic and gorgeous, Anne!! I love the beautiful colors!! The butterflies look amazing!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ Thank you so much for being a part of this Blog Hop! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors on your background and the butterflies look amazing! Love your beautiful card my friend!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! WOWOW! Your amazing colors are brilliant! Thanks for explaining how you made those lovely backgrounds! Never would I have considered using watercolor inks or any type on photographic papers! Thanks for the tip - the stamps add even more interest! I especially love your layered butterfly - fantastic design idea! And of course, how could we survive without the glitter! I will be phoning to ask how you changed the color of the sentiment - you use Word, right? It's something we talked about teaching me before LOL Thanks again for sharing the creative process and using my little stamp set! Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Donna said...

This is gorgeous, your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for the education on Turners Syndrome.

M Samuelson said...

Love all of it!! The fussy cut butterflies are the perfect addition to an already pretty card

Macimbalo said...

Gorgeous! And your sentiment is perfect - thanks for using your art to bring awareness to this syndrome!

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. Love the coloring. [Bunny]

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great background Anne. Thanks for the explanation on how you did it! I especially love your popped up butterflies. Super design.

Ine Creaine said...

Nice to see your beautiful card also on the blog hop for turner Syndrome!!
Bye Ine

kReN .afourthlife said...

Anne, the perfect Donna Ellis image for the blog hop! Thanks for sharing the information and your creativity with all of us! Follow me at http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Esther Asbury said...

I love using digital paper - it makes creating bright and colorful cards so easy! Sweet card --- love those butterflies!

Berni Cuttino said...

Ok Anne, another one of your techniques, that I must learn asap. This is so pretty. In love with the Butterfly.
Hugs
Berni
chasingthedream.

Diane said...

Anne this is beyond stunning!! I absolutely love it...and of course the glitter makes it sparkle beautifully!!
Diane {Nellies Nest}

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful card - love how you incorporated these TS colors!!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a lovely card for a great cause .. love it .

Becca Yahrling said...

I love the grunge feel of this and yet it's still quite feminine. The butterfly over the ribbon is really awesome & pretty. Love your card!

Kelsey Thomas said...

I like the colors of this card.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a stunning creation Anne! Love the fabulous image, your beautiful stamping and that gorgeous butterfly! So beautiful! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Michelle Lupton said...

Love your gorgeous blue butterflies! So happy to be part of this blog hop with you :)

Karen Hasheck said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing and for participating in this great blog hop!

Karenladd said...

Thanks for the tips on substituting photo paper for glossy stamping paper. That butterfly layered on your awareness ribbon is gorgeous

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love that blue! GORGEOUS coloring and design!
Thank you for bringing awareness to this syndrome and support for those afflicted!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs using the colors for the challenge. I so appreciate seeing the names os so many Scrapyland buddies supporting Lori on her journey to make people aware of this disease.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty!

Nancy Soetaert said...

I love your beautiful card for the TS-bloghop!
TS was new for me. Good idea this bloghop to learn something about it!
Nancy

Christi Conley said...

Anne, the colors you chose are delightful! And your card is so sweet - it's beautiful! Hugs! Christi

Beverly S. said...

Pretty cards (love how you used the Nuvo turquoise glitter to edge your butterflies). Thanks for sharing your work for such a good cause.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Gorgeous card, that butterfly looks fantastic, never used digital images, if they look as good as these in missing out. Thank you for the introduction to digital images & being part of this caring hop.

Darlene said...

WOWZA! This is such a BEAUTIFUL creation Anne! So artistic and all the elements are just perfect. GREAT Job!! Hugs

Christine said...

What an inspiring card...beautiful in every way. So very like these brave girls and women with TS!

Lagene said...

Thanks for being part of this TS hop. I have never heard of this syndrome. I love your card! I too love creating with Photo Paper, see my blog post here: https://inkylageney.wordpress.com/2019/01/25/2019-c9-alcohol-ink-love/

Kimberly Skinner said...

Your background and butterflies are just beautiful.

Patty said...

Beautiful colors!! Stunning card & beautiful sentiment!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful card, love the sentiment. Thanks for bring awareness to Turner Syndrome.

Wendy said...

I know just what you mean about creating a whole bunch of backgrounds for another time!!!! This is SO amazingly beautiful! I love the many shades of blue. It has been really fun to see how everyone used the color inspiration as well as butterflies <3 Thanks for sharing awareness about TS and thanks for sharing this lovely card ;)
Wendy @ "Hi!" Notes
https://Hi-Regards.blogspot.com

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Beautiful card :)

SHartl said...

This is just crazy gorgeous and I love the extra shine

susjc said...

love the colors and style on this one!

DIANA L. said...

Gorgeous card I love the butterflies. so artsy, Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

DL.ART
DIANA L.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely colors on your beautiful card! The butterfly is gorgeous!

Cathy Lillie said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous! They add some great dimension and the colors are so vibrant. I've never worked with digital images or digital paper before, so that's all new to me (I only have an iPad). Thanks for being a part of this hop for TS awareness!

Jean said...

A creative and artistic card! Sucvh a wonderful hop!

Patti Smith said...

Love your choice of colors! Thanks!

D.Ann C said...

I love the pretty butterflies and your cool background for them!

Patricia Ceccacci said...

I love your card and all the bright colors. It is stunning. I am surprised I have never heard of Turner Syndrome till today. I worked in special education in our school district till retiring. I also make hats for our local cancer center for chemo patients. I add a little tag so they can use it for a book marker and they love them

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! Amazing background panels and such a lovely design.

Becky said...

I love the beautiful colors you used. I would never have thought to use photo paper. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. The card is gorgeous.

*Vicki* said...

Your creation is absolutely gorgeous Anne!! Just love the way you've put the colors together on this along with the butterfly accents!! Really love that glittery ribbon too!! Thank you so much for everything you've done to help with this cause!! BIGGEST HUGS

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is amazingly beautiful and the colors and the sentiment are perfect for this awareness hop.

Lena said...

Wow, just love everything about. It's gorgeous and for such a worthy cause too. I know I'm late with my commenting, but I'm trying to do my catch up rounds :-)
Have a wonderful day!
♥ Lena

Mel C said...

Lovely card, beautiful colors!

David Strohmetz said...

Those butterflies are beautiful as is the background. Thank you for helping Lori with this endeavor

Arianna Barbara said...

Thanks for raising awareness about this Syndrome!!! This is a great hop!!!
What a gorgeous card!!! Amazing colouring!!!

MariLynn said...

What a pretty card. I love the background and the dimension of your fussy cut butterflies.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the colors in the background and those adorable butterflies!

Janis said...

Ooooooh....I love the intense blue!!! Wonderful use of Donna's image. Looks fabulous with your beautiful background!! I can see why you went a tiny bit crazy and made a bunch of them....I love having stacks of backgrounds ready to play with!!
Thank you for your part in this important hop.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this card! That big blue ribbon really grabs your eye! Thanks so much for being a part of this hop today!
Take Care!
Michele
crimsonowl@comcast.net

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the digital images you used.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tina Z. said...

stunning technique!

Terri said...

Love the papers you used

Valerija said...

Very beautiful card. Love the colours.

EMC said...

Just love the colours!! I appreciate this blog hop. My unborn great neice has been diagnosed with Turner Syndrome. Thanks so much for this blog hop!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Anne
The card is beautiful and so are the words very touching.Thank you for taking part in the Inaugural Turner Syndrome Blog Hop to make us aware that such a condition exists among girls. Thank you for encouraging these butterflies to fly. May you be blessed with gd health and happiness always. Hugs and loads of love from Sri Lanka.

Karen Baldwin said...

Such beautiful shades of blue, green and purple! Thank you, Anne, for taking part in this wonderful blog hop and sharing your creativity!

ljcasselman said...

This is so beautiful and I think unique. I love it!

Rose Garner said...

LOVE your card! You are an Angel for doing this blog hop!

Judie said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for this wonderful initiative and raising awareness!!