Nesting Dolls & Ukrainian Style Easter Eggs with Kitchen Sink Stamps

One of the new stamp sets released this month is called, Nesting Dolls, and was used for Sneak Peek#2. This set was inspired by the wooden Russian doll called, “Matryoshka” … which is a derivative word for “Mother”. This set is close to my heart, for these Nesting Dolls and the Ukrainian Style Easter Eggs below this card (that are both in this set), will always remind me of my Mom.

Both my Mom & Grandmother, had a set of nesting dolls that I loved playing with when I was a small girl. My favorite doll in that set was the smallest… she was so tiny and measured less then 1/2″ tall.

egg-sampleIn addition to the nesting dolls, my mother’s parents both came from the Ukrainian and every Easter we would make Ukrainian Easter Eggs. A process of using hot bees wax to draw a design onto a raw egg, then dying the egg using several different colors. With each color, more drawing with the wax until the design is complete. When the design is finished, a hot cloth is used to wipe off all the wax, exposing all the different colors. One egg can take several hours to decorate depending on the detail and how many colors are used. Here is an example of a real Ukrainian Easter Egg (on the left) and one I did many years ago …. gee, the pattern looks familiar! LOL!.

Thanks so much for looking! 😀


Card #1: Materials – Stamps: Nesting Dolls and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Shimmery White, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red from SU! Ink: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy – SU!, Tuxedo Black – Memento and Copic Markers. Embellishments: Classic & Scallop Ovals from Nestabilities. Red grosgrain ribbon from Michael’s. Hibiscus Rhinestone Singles from Me & My Big Ideas.3-eggs

Card #2: Materials – Stamps: Nesting Dolls and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Whisper White and Barely Banana from SU! Stardream – Mars. Ink: Buckaroo Blue – SU! Onyx Black – VersaFine with Clear Detail EP. Copic Markers (Y19, R39 and B95). Embellishments: Pearls, Blue & Red sticker rhinestones from Michael’s. Summer Sunrise – Topnotch Twill from Papertrey .


14 thoughts on “Nesting Dolls & Ukrainian Style Easter Eggs with Kitchen Sink Stamps

  1. Some of my fondest memories of Easter are getting together with you and your Mom showing us how to do the Ukrainian Easter eggs. They hold a very special place in my heart.


  2. This is so cool!! I went to Russia/Ukraine in 2003 and loved it there. I have my own nesting dolls. I’ve always loved that history. WOW this just brings back memories.


  3. Love this lovely patterned stamp. Love the influence your heritage made to this set. It makes it even more special. These eggs are just gorgeous.


  4. Maria, you are such a GREAT Designer. I L O V E everything you have released this month!!!!
    The nesting dolls set is wonderful! I love the colors you used.


  5. Those stamps are great. It really seems as if the Nesting Doll image has been picking up in popularity lately. I’ve seen them on t-shirts, bags, and now stamps.


  6. I love the cards! I just discovered this set of stamps and have them on order! I can’t wait to get them. This is also part of my heritage and I’m so glad that companies are starting to diversify to be inclusive.

    What stamps did you use to make the Easter Eggs and border?

    You have done a wonderful job!


  7. I guess I wrote too soon! LOL I have a different set of stamps on order, a smaller let. I am definately purchasing this set! Love the Ukrainian Easter eggs. I have a little basket of decorated wooden eggs on my work station.


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