Friday 18 March 2022

Peace Offering

Hi everyone,

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:

Crafter's Cafe #283 - Use Some Flowers
Daring Cardmakers - For Ukraine
Digi Choosday #11 2022 - Anything Goes with Digis
❤️ Promarkers #506 - Anything Goes with option Leaves or Flowers
Ike's World #154 - Anything Goes with option Tic Tac Toe
(ribbon, sentiment, flowers)

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.


brenda said...

Another lovely solidarity statement card Pauline. Like you I felt compelled to blog another today, it seem so little given what the Ukrainian's are being subjected to but at least it shows we alls stand together in support.

B x

Linby said...

This is beautiful and a great way to show support. Your twine fits perfectly with the folk art feel of the design.

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card - and showing your support for those in Ukraine
by joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week
Its such a terrible situation, and so important that we do what we can to offer our love and support

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a beautiful image and your design and coloring are lovely! Love the added fiber, too! Thanks also for sharing about this fundraiser; so kind of you! I have this digi and you've inspired me to color it up very soon! So happy you came over to Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Ellibelle said...

So beautifully done Pauline. I agree it's a lovely stamp in this folklore style. Such a sad situation which is also always on my mind.

Bonnie Lynn said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Carole J said...

A beautiful image and a gorgeous project in support of the crisis. Thank you for sharing with us at The Path of Positivity. x

LV Handcrafted said...

Beautiful! and I love your coloring too!

Lisa Bird said...

Fantastic card and design, I love how you have laid the words around the image..
Thank you for joining us at
I Love Promarkers Blog ChallengeI look forward to you joining us again.
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love how you've used the sentiments round the flowers.

Thanks for joining us at the Ike's World Challenge.

Helen x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Catching up on your gorgeous work, if I had time I would go back further. I'm afraid I HAVE to Follow you, how could I miss so many gorgeous designs, ideas and colouring?
Faith x