You Are Not Alone Ukraine

Hello friends! Welcome to the weekend and hoping it’s a good one for you.

So as I’m sure you’ve been seeing lots of card makers pulling together in making some beautiful inspiration with the Ukraine flag colors and Sunflowers in support.  I’m seeing where there is some sort of card auction going on over at Instagram too, but I’m not on there to see anything.  It has moved and inspired me, so I would still like to help support in some way as a card maker to share some inspiration and hope for peace in the world too.

So my first thought was to turn to one of my favorite sunflower stamps which comes from the Taylored Expressions Wheatfield Dreams and I thought they would be appropriate for me to pull out some of my Karin Brush markers to watercolor.  I’ve also used the coordinating die for the set to die cut the flowers.

For the background, I’ve used some watercolor paper and some Ranger Blue Ribbon Oxide ink for the background by smooshing the ink pad onto my glass mat, spritzing with water and smooshing it over again with layers of water, smooshing, drying, spritzing, etc.  I also used the Taylored Expressions Heart to Heart stencil with the same ink and foam tool to go over top of it.

I prepped the background with an anti-static tool and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Beautiful Soul stamp set.  I cut down the sides of the watercolor paper and added some strips of yellow cardstock to the edges and attached it over an A2 sized top folding white card base.

I then glued down the die cut sunflowers except for the one in front where I used some foam tape to pop it up.

I took a white gel pen and added a few light dots in the center of each flower for some highlights and then took a glitter brush pen for some shimmer to the petals, but it’s so hard to see in the photo.  I decided to water down some white paint to add a few splatters.

Lastly, I’ve taken some heart shaped clear dew drops and attached a few to the background.

I’m pleased with how the card turned out and hope you’ve been inspired in some way too.  Thanks for stopping in and sharing your wonderful inspiration and lovely thoughts my friends.  Take care of yourself and one another.

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29 thoughts on “You Are Not Alone Ukraine

  1. Beautiful, so many elements that come together for such a caring card. The clear hearts look like tear drops, we need to weep for these people who only want to live their lives in peace and democracy. You are so skilled at bringing images to life!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous card Vicki love the fabulous smooshed background and beautiful sunflowers.Perfect for such a sad scary cause—I don’t do instagram either
    Carol x

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  3. So beautiful Vicki, love the blue background with the textures and hearts, lokks amazing and the beautiful sunflower, who could not love a sunflower, stunning card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. WOW! Fantastic card, I love these sunflowers on the blue background. Your support card for Ukraine carries such a significant message. The whole world is behind Ukraine.
    hugs.
    BożenA

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  5. I love what you’ve created here! That background looks fabulous with all those little hearts mingled in with the design and those sunflowers look absolutely beautiful! It’s a wonderful tribute to bring awareness to what’s going on in Ukraine. Well done my friend!

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  6. The smooshed background shows off those fabulous sunflowers to perfect. Love the addition of the little hearts too Vicki. A great tribute and very much solidarity to Ukraine and it’s courageous people x.

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  7. This is just gorgeous! I especially love the bokeh love effect of the hearts on the blue panel. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

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  8. You should be pleased with this creation… it is gorgeous, and heartfelt, and marvelous in every way. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Festive Friday and with the card making community in support of the people fo the Ukraine.

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  9. Beautiful card in support of such a terrible time. The colors are beautiful and love your smooshing background. Then to add the heart stencils on top – perfect.

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  10. This is such a gorgeous card! I just love those sunflowers! They are so pretty and stand out perfectly against that blue background! I love seeing all the amazing cards that have been made in support of Ukraine! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  11. This is gorgeous. I love those sunflowers and your smooched background is perfect. Thank youbfor linking to the Festive Friday Challenge

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  12. Profoundly beautiful card and way to share your solidarity with all those impacted in any way by the horrors of war that are transpiring in Ukraine.

    I truly adore and admire this soulful greeting and can see the heartfelt compassion that radiates from every inch of it, dear Vicki.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  13. Congratulations, Vicki! Your fabulous creation was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!

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  14. Lovely card, and the background is beautiful. The little hearts in the background are such a sweet touch. My local stamp store is collecting cards like this to be sent along with supplies and donations to the Ukraine. She is asking each person to make a small donation of their choice and bring a card. She is posting the cards in her store to encourage others to make more. Bless the people of Ukraine, such devastation and loss….

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  15. Wowzers, this is stunning! Thanks for inspiring me to get crafting! Sorry I’ve been sorta MIA. Have been managing to get only what has to be done accomplished. That will be changing soon! Hugs to you my friend!

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