Autism Matters Blog Hop

Did you know? From the Greek autos meaning “self,” autism literally means “alone.”

Welcome to the Autism Matters blog hop! Today’s blog hop is all about Autism awareness and it’s filled with projects using one or more of the Autism colors – red, yellow & blue. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the bottom of this post. Here’s my project:

The Paper Pixie Autism Matters High Tide

I had so much fun watercoloring this background! I added a few drops of Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Pacific Point ink refills to an acrylic block and then watered them down by squeezing a few drops of water from an Aqua Painter. Then, I swiped the colors across the watercolor paper with the Aqua Painter overlapping the colors a little to give it a rainbow effect. So fun!

Someone very near and dear to me has Autism Spectrum Disorder and he really does have the amazing ability to take an ordinary moment and make it shine! I just love him to pieces! In his honor, I’m raising funds for Autism Speaks. Please join me in making a donation!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sandi MacIver at Stampin with Sandi. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group and you don’t want to miss it!

If you get stuck during the blog hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie ← YOU ARE HERE!
  3. Sandi MacIver at Stampin with Sandi
  4. Mary Deatherage at Stamps-n-Lingers
  5. Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
  6. Kim Vogel at Kim’s Basement Bunch Stampers
  7. Amy Koenders at Stamp with Amy K
  8. Linda Geiger at Stamping with LindaG
  9. Lisa Curcio at Lisa’s Stamp Studio
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  12. Jari Francis at Card-iology by Jari
  13. Jaimie Babarczy at Stamp It Up With Jaimie
  14. Beth Hooper at Beth’s Fancy Stamping
  15. Sue Prather at Stamp with Sue Prather

Here are the supplies I used on today’s project:

About Julie DiMatteo

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14 thoughts on “Autism Matters Blog Hop

  1. I love the way that your background turned out! The colors are so bold, it looks amazing! Thanks for joining us in the hop! 🙂

  2. Wow – this is just too cool, Julie! I love that watercolor effect!! Going to have to give that one a try! 🙂

  3. Such an amazingly bold background. Love how the colors blended like a tie-dye effect. Great card for a wonderful cause.

  4. Your colors are so rich and deep. I would never guess that you did them with watercolor but love the way they blend together!

  5. This is gorgeous! Your background is so striking and what a great sentiment! That’s one of the things that struck my husband and I when we would hike with our little guy. He would stop and see EVERY little thing that we would totally miss. He made an ordinary hike fascinating, and now that he is older he gleans every scrap of information from a lecture/video, etc and tells us all about it! Thanks for shining a light on ASD! Wishing you the best!!!

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