Sunday, May 7, 2017

ESAD - Eastern Palace Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop. This is an amazing suite of products from the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue but are available now to purchase in one of two bundles. Contact your local demonstrator or visit my store if you are interested in getting one of them for yourself.

This bundle is truly amazing, the images in the stamp set and the framelits coordinate so very well not only together as most bundles do, but also with each other, with stamps able to be used together to create some wonderfully intricate images as I am sure this blog hop will show.

 My first project is a gate fold card which I made after playing with some of the stamps to see how they would work together, building on the simple 6-sided flower image with the cute swirly image stamped on each petal and then the burst of dots nestles around the outside of the petals.   I wanted to pair this image with some of the Eastern Palace DSP but discovered the papers I wanted to use didn't have any of the Lemon Lime Twist, not to be discouraged I decided to add a stamped image to the centre of the circles on the left panel and dots to the centre of the flowers on the right panel. 

 My second project was so much fun to make, starting with the Window Box framelits that will be carrying over into the new catalogue. Once I had cut out the box parts I used two of the raised petal framelits on the sides and top of the box.  After cutting out the side panels I added the same swirl to the petals that I used in the first card.  A small circle of glimmer paper in the center of each little flower, and under the top of the box added some much needed sparkle.  The cut outs needed something else to make them pop and it was my hubby who suggested that I add some white  to the edges, which I did with Craft White ink, sponging just the edges.  I think it really added to the project. 

My final project started out as a completely different card, but by following what "looked right" I traveled down the path on which the flower reminded me of a Christmas poinsettia. After some playing around I decided upon a fairly simple layout, leaving a lot of open space on the card.

Here you can see a close up of the flower, I used one of the beautiful vinyl stickers on a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock before cutting it out with the flower and the coordinating petal Framelit that I used on the box above. I love how these stickers coordinate so well with the framelits. I also cut a solid flower and off-set it behind the vinyl cut out one.  For the leaves I chose one of the very intricate framelits from the Paisley Framelits.

Time to hop on over to see what Ellen has created with this amazing suite of products


Happy Stamping
Monique

19 comments:

  1. love your projects Moni ... never too early for Christmas eh? ... thanks for participating in the blog hop :)

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  2. Wow Mon, great projects. Love the window box idea and your cards are very inspiring. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for participating in the ESAD Blog Hop.

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  3. What a great idea for the Christmas Card. So lovely, thank you

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  4. Well you already know that I like your window box and card because I saw them yesterday. But you 3rd project is a surprise and I really like that one too.

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  5. Lovely projects Moni ! My favourite is the box ! Go hubbie the white really does give more dimension to your project .

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  6. I adore your christmas card and how you have mixed it with the pailsey framelits!!! GORGEOUS!

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  7. Beautiful projects, I love the Christmas card!

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  8. Love that Christmas card Mon!

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  9. Wow 3 amazing projects. My favourite is the the box. I love what you've done with it. You have inspired me to use this set for Christmas though. Lovely.

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  10. You are so clever Monique! I just love the ideas you have for this set. The box is inspired but the Christmas card is my favourite! Love the red & gold! Kelly x

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  11. Lovely projects Monique. I love the window box, so pretty.

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  12. They are all so gorgeous Monique. I love the versatility of this bundle and you have given me even more uses for it. So many ideas ...... so little time!

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  13. Such beautiful projects Monique. I love the box, you could add a battery operated tea light candle to make it light up.

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  14. They are all so lovely. I really like how you have added the stickers to the Christmas card. Stunning!

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  15. Lovely card Moni. Clever to stamp the DSP! Love the idea of a Christmas one too. :)

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  16. They're all great projects! Love the hex box & the xmas card is very clever! xx

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  17. I love all your project Monique your box is fav

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  18. Wow such beautiful projects - love what you did with the box.

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