Hi! I hope you’re having a great week. We’re in the home stretch for Mother’s Day on Sunday. This is one of the wonderful days that I look forward to. My mom and I have our tradition of going the The Old Spaghetti Factory. We do this for Mother’s Day, my birthday and then her birthday. Yummm! We do go at other times but this is our mother-daughter tradition. Love you mom!
Today I wanted to share the third design I created featuring the Eastern Palace Suite from the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog. Woohoo! It is available for preorder this month along with several FREE items. Yeah baby, who doesn’t love free! You can check out more about the special Eastern Palace Suite bundles here available May 1st thru May 31st only.
BASE: The base is one of the fun new In-Colors Fresh Fig. It’s a nice mix of purple and maroon, very dramatic. The first layer I added was Gold Foil (added shine #1). The second layer is Whisper White sponged with Dapper Denim ink. It adds nice subtle dimension. I popped the Gold Foil layer with Dimensionals to “add more height”. (grin)
FOCAL MEDALLION: Layer 3 is the fun floral medallion, this is one of the many (and I do mean many) shapes to choose from in the Eastern Medallions Thinlits set. This is available in the Eastern Palace Suite Premier Bundle. I stamped the edges with the Dotted Triangle shape from the Eastern Beauty stamp set in Fresh Fig. (TIP: I stamped off first to get the lighter shade of Fresh Fig.). Then I added 1/16″ punched circles of Gold Foil (added shine #2). Heck I just had to pop this with Dimensionals as well.
SENTIMENT: The center sentiment starts with Gold Foil (added shine #3) layered with sponged Dapper Denim and topped with Whisper White stamped with Dapper Denim ink to pull everything together. The sentiment is also from the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set. You just have to check out all the great shapes and sentiments to appreciate it’s beauty.
When I first started designing (ok……playing) with this suite it was a bit challenging. But……after creating my first design I was inspired and was able to create two more. I found this suite to be super versatile that I’m looking forward to creating more designs for my upcoming stamp classes. Yay!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great Friday and wonderful Mother’s Day!!!
- STAMP: Eastern Beauty
- PAPER: Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Gold Foil
- INK: Fresh Fig, Dapper Denim
- ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Eastern Medallions | Punches–1-3/8″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/8″, 1/16″ Circles
Sparkly Hugs, Carol