Friday, October 2, 2015

Grapes Of Wrath

One of the meanings of Grapes of Wrath is an explosive condition. Another meaning is an unjust or oppressive situation or oolicy that may inflame desire for vengence. Domestic violence can be just that. This card is for when the domestic violence become the explosive condition.

When I first made my prints, I did not make the first print. I put the paper over to make the negative print or second print and wasted a lot of paint. That is when Becca got the call for instuructions!! When I made the print, there were some distressed areas. I thought it looked cool. Then I wanted to use purple grapes but wondered if they would show against the bold background. I decided to seperate it a little with green leaves and pop some of the grape bunches up. I added a green ribbon. There are also three purple gems on the popped bunches of grapes.

Stamps used: one of my very first Stamping Up sets.
Stencil usde: STAMPlorations

Grapes of Wrath is linked to:
DL Art

The Damsel of Distressed cards


  1. Looks like you figured out that background technique! It looks SO cool! I really love what you've been writing, too. It makes me very introspective. Thank you so much for being awesome and supporting the Hop to Stop!

  2. Super fun card I love the purple!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  3. Fabulous design! Your background turned out beautifully, Jerrie!

  4. Fabulous card! Love the beautiful background!

  5. Love the grapes against the background you created. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Challenge
    KatieO-DL.ART DT Member

  6. Beautiful card! I love the distressed background and the great purple color!
    Take care!

  7. What a co incidence that the theme made both of us think of grapes. I too added grapes in my creation for the hop to stop
    Saw you entry at the Hop to Stop and dropped in to have a closer look.
    Do drop by my blog when you can
    Dr Sonia

  8. What a cool background! And the grapes! Cool beans!

  9. That background is awesome and the grapes are the symbolism!

  10. I LOVE the imagery in your words and card, Jerrie! This is fabulous. HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: If you’re looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! :)

  11. Love those grapes and that amazing tribal stencil background!! :)
    Suchi xx

  12. Such a beautiful card for The Hop to Stop. I really like the connection with the grapes of wrath and domestic violence. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

  13. Hello Jerri, Fabulous card and love the background.

    Jade xx

  14. Loving that bold, dynamic background!! Wonderful card for a very worthwhile cause!!! You are being a major support of this hop and I am so impressed at the goodness of your heart!! You are amazing!!

  15. Gorgeous card! Inspires me to try this ...

  16. Love this card!! The background has so much interest, yet it doesn't detract from your focal point making it perfect here. Love those grapes and leaves with the bitty blings too. Great card, great cause. Bev