Friday, March 11, 2022

Peace Offering

At the present time, the number of refugees fleeing the war-torn country of Ukraine has exceeded two million people. The images are heartbreaking. Due to the Russian invasion, food and supplies inside the country are becoming increasingly scarce. Organizations are on the ground in Ukraine and neighboring countries to help with these material and medical needs. And now, Power Poppy is lending its creative hand to the effort. 

In light of the events, Marcella has refreshed a drawing she did in 2016 when she created the stamp set, Folk Heart.  The set -- Peace Offering -- is based on European folk art flower designs. Added to the set are the words "PEACE" and "MIR," which translates to the word peace in Russian and Ukrainian. 

All profits from this digital image will go to the charity Sunflower of Peace to help support Ukraine with medical and humanitarian aid. Right now, the money is used by paramedics and doctors in the areas that are affected by the violence in Ukraine -- helping to dole out first-aid backpacks, medicine, medical instruments, and other means of survival that are saving hundreds of lives.

Let's take a look at my creation...

For my card, I ended up using the clear stamp set (my printer was out of ink -- oops!). The good news is, the image is exactly the same and, with a digital stamp, you can increase or decrease the size to suit your needs! I loved coloring up this whimsical image with Copic Markers and chose the colors of the Ukraine flag for my palette. 

After I was done coloring, I did go over bits of the image with a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen as well as some dots of white gel pen. 

And above, just one more close-up of the card and the vibrant shades of blue and yellow. 

Again, you can find this new digital stamp set HERE! 

Won't you please help us? Not only will you get this whimsical image and some beautifully hand-lettered sentiments, but you'll also be helping care for the Ukrainian people in ways they need most. 

Some of the other Power Poppy Designers are sharing their creative talents with this new digi. Be sure to visit....

Blessings to you! 


ChristineCreations said...

Julie, you’ve not lost your touch! It’s so pretty, quaint, classy, and all with a great layout too :)

Johanna said...

Quite beautiful.

Sathya said...

SO Beautiful. Love the pretty layers too!!

Barbara said...

I love how you colored up this whimsical image and your use of the patterned paper gives it real pizzaz! I am so glad to be able to give back and help in a little way. It is great to see you on your blog again.

Donna Phelan said...

Your creation is beautiful and heartwarming! (((hugs)))

Henriƫtte Creatively Happy said...

Beautiful colouring Julie.
So glad people all over the world are
helping in any way they can.
Thank you so much for sharing,
stay safe and have a wonderful day.