Like everyone the world over, my thoughts are very much occupied by the catastrophic events unfolding in Ukraine. A couple of weeks ago Power Poppy made some of its beautiful sunflower digi stamps available for free download so people could make cards to show solidarity with Ukraine, and I downloaded and made one. Sadly the need for support has not gone away since then; and now Power Poppy has made available a new fundraiser digi stamp called "Peace Offering" ... so I thought it would be a good idea to purchase it as God knows those poor people need all the support they can get. Here is the card I made with it.
Regardless of the fundraising element this really is a lovely stamp, and very easy to colour. I coloured it broadly in the Ukrainian colours using my Promarkers, then very lightly stencilled the background using Distress Oxide ink, and lightly sponged more DO round the edges of the image panel. This image does come with a "Peace" sentiment, but I decided instead to utilise a Lavinia Christmas stamp which contains the words peace, hope and love ... I masked it and stamped it randomly around the panel in blue. I then quickly attached a bit of woven ribbon and a frayed bow, matted the image onto blue and yellow borders, and attached to my base card. Pretty simple but I am pleased with how it turned out.
Stamps: Power Poppy - Peace Offering (digi); sentiment - masked portion of Lavinia - Spirit of Christmas;
Media: Promarkers; Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink (Squeezed Lemonade. Blueprint Sketch); Versafine (Majestic Blue);
Tools: Sweet Dixie stencil - Petal Burst;
Ribbon from my stash.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #11 2022 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe #283 - Use Some Flowers
Daring Cardmakers - For Ukraine
Digi Choosday #11 2022 - Anything Goes with Digis
I ❤️ Promarkers #506 - Anything Goes with option Leaves or Flowers
Ike's World #154 - Anything Goes with option Tic Tac Toe
(ribbon, sentiment, flowers)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2211 - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity #99 - Anything Goes Positive
Simon Says (Monday) - Feminine
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Favourite Things
(Flowers, Distress Oxide inks, Promarkers)
That's all from me for today, though I will be back tomorrow with a card for the new Allsorts challenge. Take care, and thanks for visiting.