Thursday, 2 April 2015

World Autism Awareness Day

Morning all!  How are we all feeling this bright and sunny day, well we can hope can't we!  Today is a very special day in the calendar, its World Autism Day!
As you may or may not know both my son Ethan and I have Aspergers which now falls under the autism umbrella however as far as I'm concerned we're still Aspies :p
Being a female with Aspergers isn't as rare as was previously thought, the studies were just of boys so there are still tons and tons of us female aspies out there who probably haven't been diagnosed yet, I didn't get mine until 3 years ago!  Here's a site with a list of female aspie traits - interesting read :)

Anyway, I have created this card for Lacy Sunshine called Peyton's Puzzle Enchantress in hommage to World Autism Day, whats more its off in the post for a surprise for another aspie girl who is celebrating her birthday next week and her mom has arranged for a few of us to send her a card however that number has now grown considerably and I think she'll be blown away by the response she's getting :)

A bit about the card.  The image was coloured with promarkers, I use the promarker fine nibs for the tiny flicks.  I used a glue pen on the jigsaw wings and added glamour dust.  The jigsaw pieces are from a blank jigsaw which I bought from the craft shop in Llandudno - Yes its still there (I get asked sometimes!)  They have really good sets of 6 of them in a pack which will be brilliant for mixed media.  They're also coloured with promarkers and I edged with a gold acrylic dabber.
The wording around the image was a simple text box in MS Word as you can change the direction of the wording and hide the box :)





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5 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Brilliant card and a fascinating post. One of the girl's where i work has just received her diagnosis and we are so pleased for her as it means she will get additional support when she goes to High School. Have a good day, Jo x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card, love the very cute image.

Donna x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a precious creation! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Ileana A. said...

Wow,this is a gorgeous creation!Wonderful colouring!

Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.
Ileanaxx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
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