Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm back today participating in a Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop! I have several friends who have autistic children so when I was asked to join in this Blog Hop I jumped on board to show my support. 

Having an autistic child is a tough job. While there are many blessings there are also a lot of struggles, and not just within the family. Some of the struggle comes from the outside world with people not being understanding or helpful or inclusive.

While I don't have an autistic child, I do have a brother and sister who both have special needs so I've seen first hand the ostracizing and bullying that can occur from children and adults. So my challenge to you and even myself is to be more understanding, more helpful, and more inclusive!

For my card today I used this stamp set from The Greeting Farm called Little Heroes. The one thing I often hear from parents of an autistic child is how much of a hero their child is to them so I knew I had to do a superhero card. These cuties were colored with Copic Markers.

The puzzle clip-art was Designed by Freepik. I also resized the same clip-art into a tiny square so I could paper-piece parts of their outfits. Why is a puzzle piece a symbol for Autism? On a nationwide level, the Puzzle Piece symbol reflects the mystery and complexity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Also, since every puzzle piece is different in some way, a puzzle piece accurately represents the diversity of the individuals affected.

 The link up below is the list of crafters participating in this event with me! Have an awesome weekend! Rosie


Tracie Pond said...

Adore the background with everyone holding hands. Fab card, Rosie =)

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE IT, Miss Lady!! I am so glad that you were able to join us today!! Love you, gurl!!!!

conil said...

Oh those tiny little superheros...adorable. And I love how you incorporated the background, the puzzle piece heart and all those sweet peeps holding hands.

Lieve said...

Beautiful card ! What a great puzzle-costume you gave those heroes !
I have a sister with special needs : she and my mom are my heroes too.
Great card, great colouring for a great cause !
Warm greetings from Belgium.

AJ Bodine said...

You created the perfect card for this hop, I LOVE the tiny superheros and the heart with puzzle pieces. :)

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Super AMAZING Rosemary!!! Love the digital paper!!!! Those SUPER heroes are AWESOME... Such an amazing card for the hop!

Kate said...

Such a super card! The background, images and sentiment are just perfect for this hop!!

Small Bits of Paper

Teresa Doyle said...

Rosie, your card is fantastic and your explanation of the puzzle piece symbol is very clear. Thanks for that! Although my life has not been touched by Autism personally, I am aware of it know that others are acutely affected and that it is our responsibility as a whole to be understanding! The least we can all do is learn what we can and help where ever possible.

Dana said...

I love your card and your words too. The way you made the superhero outfits is awesome. Kids with Autism, or any kind of special needs really ARE heroes and your card would make anyone feel good!