Friday, 3 April 2015

Light it up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hello!

There is a fabulous Blog Hop underway at the moment that I just had to join in. It is the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop and has been organised by Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson for World Autism Awareness Day, which was yesterday 2 April 2015. Like many of you, I have friends on the spectrum, children of friends on the spectrum, and my kids have friends on the spectrum. Everyone's journey with autism is different, and it is often challenging. A little awareness and compassion from all of us can go a long way.

I didn't have the right blue for my card, but I made it as blue as I could. :-)
I used Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch and Modern Leaves stamps and did a little watercolouring in and around the images. Dies are Mama Elephant Femme Frames.
I'm also going to enter into Avery Elle's Challenge: Watercolour.
If you are in Australia and would like to learn a little more about autism or make a donation, you can check out Autism Awareness. In the US, Veronica and Tenia recommend Autism Speaks.

Thank-you for visiting. 

Michelle
xxx

58 comments:

Tracie Pond said...

Simply beautiful,Michelle!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers ♥ Thank you for joining the hop ♥♥

Michele Henderson said...

Adorable card! Love the flowers!

Suchi said...

Gorgeous card!! :)

Bonnie said...

Oh how I love your perfect creation! Those flowers are gorgeous and your watercolouring is beautiful !

Susan said...

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

Sherry Butcher said...

Great card, love the flowers, they are wonderful and your watercolouring is perfect. TFS.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the watercolouring!

D.Ann said...

Lovely card!! (and blue is blue, no matter what shade... it still lights up (smile))

Joyce said...

This is so very pretty. Love your water coloring.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a GORGEOUS card, Miss Lady!! Thanks so much for participating in this AWESOME hop!! I love you and you ROCK!!

Jen Carter said...

This is really pretty!

Sue from Oregon said...

Watercoloring is my fave! This is just lovely!

♥ Sue Kment

Helen F. said...

Lovely watercolor~such a great card for the Hop :-)

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Michelle ... such a beautiful bouquet and gorgeous watercolouring! Anita :)

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Michelle!

Taunya Butler said...

Michelle - I love the wash of blue around your beautiful bouquet!! So well done and so tasteful!! Love the thinking of you sentiment because clearly the world needs more of us to THINK of others on a consistent basis!! Thank you for the inspiring card!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautifully watercoloured bouquet! Love this!

Sandra Schroeder said...

Very pretty card.

Lori Kobular said...

Love those flowers from the Avery Elle stamp! And that blue background is gorgeous!

Carolyn Bounds said...

I love this card!! I think you have the perfect amount of blue, and those yellow blossoms are like sunshine on paper. It doesn't get more perfect than that! Thank you for joining the LIUB blog hop and for helping to spread this message of love and support to all those living with ASD.♥

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

very pretty card! you did a great job on the coloring

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful and it's the perfect shade of blue. it's fabulous. LIUB!

Monika Reeck said...

Wow Michelle I adore all
the watercoloring is funtastic
the flower is adorable
and the shape of that dark blue paper add a great touch looks like a little post mark but this is a card
I love your card
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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~amy~ said...

gorgeous watercoloring!

Anne said...

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 beautiful! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

Tracey McNeely said...

Great watercolour background Michelle! Happy Easter!

Eva said...

Beautiful bouquet of flowers and background. Great card!
kisses;)

wendy said...

so very pretty !

Marybeth said...

This is such a beautiful bouquet, love your watercolor background . First I heard of the Atusim hop. Happy Easter Michelle!

Liz said...

Lovely card. Gorgeous watercolouring. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous bouquet of flowers, really stunning. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.

Lieve said...

This is a beautiful card, with great watercolouring !
Happy Easter weekend !

Jerrie said...

What a beautiful card. Love the yellow flor\wers and the blue background.

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the beautiful blooms you used, and your blue background is fabulous! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Wow, this card is stunning!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card for the Light It Up Blue hop!

Karenladd said...

So pretty and delicate and just enough blue!!

Stampy Sister said...

Very elegant and pretty. I have two children with autism. Thanks for supporting this great cause.

Yolanda Garrido said...

What a lovely watercolor card!

Mary Roberson said...

A very pretty watercolor. I like the lovely yellow color.

Dana said...

Wow!! Gorgeous watercoloring!! Love the pop of yellow with the flowers!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WoWoWoWoWoWoW!! I LOVE this!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Design and I LOVE the Watercoloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! I hope you've had a Fabulous Easter Weekend!! =)

Ruby N said...

I agree, beautiful work with the watercoloring! Thank you for participating ♥

AJ Bodine said...

Beautiful, I love the yellow flowers against the blue water colored background!

Sue D said...

Beautiful watercoloring.

Janis said...

Oh, my...this is just beautiful. Love the watercolor look.
Thanks for participating in this important hop!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Beautiful card, love the watercoloring.

Sarah Anderson said...

Beautiful :)

Jessi Fogan said...

This IS the perfect blue! Your colouring is absolutely amazing, Michelle! Thanks so much for joining in this blog hop that is making my heart sing :)

Robin K. said...

Such a beautiful card- a little work of art really!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Wow! Your card is stunning!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Wow! This is so beautiful and definitely one of my faves!! Thanks so much for playing along with the AEI♥U Challenge - we're so glad you did!