18278611_10156040555024428_5224922826079350002_oHello again! Welcome back for another ESAD Blog Hop – this time, myself and 25 other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia & NZ, are taking part to give you a sneak peek at the upcoming 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. You’ve most likely arrived from the super talented Libby Dyson; but if you started here, click the Next Blog button at the bottom of the post to continue with the hop :)

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For my projects, I decided to create a card and a home decor piece, using a few new products – the Colorful Seasons stamp set and a new In Color, Lemon Lime Twist. My initial thoughts of Lemon Lime Twist were…yuk! I hated it! But after I used it on these blog hop projects, I was won over. It’s such a fun colour, and it’s so bright and happy to use :)

I created a simple watercoloured card using a card base of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. This was layered with a piece of Watercolor Paper that had been given a wash of Lemon Lime Twist ink using an Aqua Painter. This was then flicked with ink from a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, and stamped with the cherry blossom 2-step images from Colorful Seasons; using Memento Black ink.

IMG_1610A scribble shape was cut from Whisper White card using Swirly Scribbles Framelits, and glued to the card. On a banner of Basic Black, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment using Versamark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The end was torn for a bit of distress. A strip of Silver Glimmer Paper was also torn off on the end and glued in place on the card, with the banner secured above using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The inside of the card and the envelope were stamped with cherry blossom images, and sponged with Lemon Lime Twist ink; then flicked with Basic Black ink. The card was finished off with sequins and rhinestones.

IMG_1595inbetween lineFor the second part of the project, I created a home decor piece. I copied the layout of my card, but this time in a bigger scale – just under an A5 size.
IMG_1607Instead of using Silver Glimmer Paper under the sentiment banner, I used gorgeous new In Color ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist, and ruffled it slightly, using a Glue Dot to secure the ribbon half inch or so. Once the project was finished, I attached it to an chalkboard easel I had lying around, from an old Stampin’ Up! project kit. You could possibly replicate this by gluing a clip to a double sided chalkboard, like this one from Kmart.
IMG_1603Here are the finished projects:

IMG_1606Thanks for popping in to check out my creations – now it’s off to the amazing Josie Dean! Click the Next Blog button below to continue the hop. ‘Til next time x
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Products Used

Heat Tool

$50.00

Bone Folder

$12.00

Glue Dots

$8.00

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ESAD Blog Hop Participants

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Kelly Kent
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Rachael Lewsley <—— you are here :)
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Megan Lenske
  8. Cheryl Algie
  9. Leonie Schroder
  10. Kristel Rimmer
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Rosalie Desmond
  14. Tanya Bell
  15. Renee Lynch
  16. Violette De La Croix
  17. Sharon Dalton
  18. Kim Oliver
  19. Peta Stephen
  20. Sandra Mastello
  21. Courtenay Heuston
  22. Monique Fielder
  23. Cathy Pinchbeck
  24. Richelle Fletcher
  25. Maree McIntosh
  26. Rebecca Jacovou


40 Comments on ESAD 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

  1. Libby Dyson
    May 28, 2017 at 4:14 PM (2 years ago)

    I love your projects Rachael. I wasn’t sure about Lemon Lime Twist to start but the more I see it, the more I like it and your projects use it really well. Thanks for joining us on the ESAD Blog Hop

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    • Rachael
      May 28, 2017 at 6:37 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Libby x

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  2. Violette
    May 28, 2017 at 4:30 PM (2 years ago)

    I wasn’t a big fan of Lemon Lime Twist when I first got it, but your project and many others I’ve seen have changed my mind :)

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    • Rachael
      May 28, 2017 at 6:37 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Violette x

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  3. Nicole Wilson
    May 28, 2017 at 4:32 PM (2 years ago)

    Super gorgeous Rach you are just getting more and more amazing the more projects you do! Beautiful x

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    • Rachael
      May 28, 2017 at 6:39 PM (2 years ago)

      Aww shucks Nic! Thank you, you are so amazing – I learned from the best! ;) xxx

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  4. Carly
    May 28, 2017 at 4:33 PM (2 years ago)

    I really need to get more into watercolouring, it is so effective on your projects. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Rachael
      May 28, 2017 at 6:40 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Carly – I’m abit addicted to watercolour washes at the moment!!! :D x

      Reply
  5. Kim Oliver
    May 28, 2017 at 4:48 PM (2 years ago)

    Love these so much. perfect for any occassion TFS

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    • Rachael
      May 28, 2017 at 6:40 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Kim x

      Reply
  6. Cheryl Algie
    May 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM (2 years ago)

    Beautiful projects Rachael ! Love the Lemon Lime Twist !

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    • Rachael
      May 28, 2017 at 6:41 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Cheryl – I’m in love with LLT now! xx

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  7. Brenda Moehlig
    May 28, 2017 at 9:44 PM (2 years ago)

    You’re card is gorgeous. I just love the lime color. And pairs so well with black. Love it!

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    • Rachael
      May 28, 2017 at 10:57 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Brenda x

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  8. Kelly Kent
    May 28, 2017 at 10:52 PM (2 years ago)

    I’m a LLT convert too Rach. And your projects absolutely do it justice for the bright pop of colour it is! Love, love, love it with the black & white. Perfect! Kelly x

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    • Rachael
      May 28, 2017 at 10:57 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Kelly xx

      Reply
  9. Gloria Sperring
    May 29, 2017 at 2:56 AM (2 years ago)

    The new with the old. I love it!

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    • Rachael
      May 29, 2017 at 12:26 PM (2 years ago)

      That’s the beauty of Stampin’ Up! – everything co-ordinates! :) x

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  10. Josie Dean
    May 29, 2017 at 4:26 AM (2 years ago)

    Oh wow! Stunning! I can see so much more now with this set!

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    • Rachael
      May 29, 2017 at 12:26 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Josie x

      Reply
  11. Lou Kitzelman
    May 29, 2017 at 4:28 AM (2 years ago)

    Such a gorgeous colour combination Rachael. I love love love both of your projects. The cherry blossoms and splatter of black are just the icing on the cake.

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    • Rachael
      May 29, 2017 at 12:28 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Lou xx

      Reply
  12. Sharon Dalton
    May 29, 2017 at 4:51 AM (2 years ago)

    Rachael, I love your cards with Lemon Lime Twist….I love all the elements
    Cheers Shaz

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    • Rachael
      May 29, 2017 at 12:28 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Shaz x

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    • Rachael
      May 29, 2017 at 12:29 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Sandra x

      Reply
  13. Stamping T!
    May 29, 2017 at 7:10 AM (2 years ago)

    Just stunning projects Rachael – LLT is my favourite NEW InColor so I may be a little biased ;) I love the mix of the new stamp set with Swirly Scribbles – works perfectly.

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    • Rachael
      May 29, 2017 at 12:29 PM (2 years ago)

      It sure does – perfect co-ordination ;) x

      Reply
  14. Peta
    May 29, 2017 at 8:30 AM (2 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful projects Rachael. I’m loving your use of Lemon Lime Twist

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    • Rachael
      May 29, 2017 at 12:29 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Peta x

      Reply
  15. Megan Lenske
    May 30, 2017 at 5:16 AM (2 years ago)

    Wow, stunning projects Rachael! How amazing is that LLT with black ? Can I ask how you flick ink with the markers?

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    • Rachael
      May 30, 2017 at 3:23 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Megan! I use the pen lid, and flick the brush end of the marker, out of the lid towards my project x

      Reply
  16. Jenny Hayward
    May 30, 2017 at 7:33 AM (2 years ago)

    These are gorgeous Rachael. I love how you have used the stamp set in a different way. I am loving the Lemon Lime colour. It is so bright and fresh and happy. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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    • Rachael
      May 30, 2017 at 3:23 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Jenny x

      Reply
  17. Rosalie Desmond
    May 30, 2017 at 2:48 PM (2 years ago)

    Lemon Lime Twist – my new favourite. I love what you have created! Stunning.

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    • Rachael
      May 30, 2017 at 3:24 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Rosalie x

      Reply
  18. rebecca jacovou
    May 30, 2017 at 5:23 PM (2 years ago)

    great work. that lemon lime twist could be my new fav. colour.

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    • Rachael
      May 31, 2017 at 1:49 PM (2 years ago)

      I’m so in love with it now! Thank you Rebecca x

      Reply
  19. Maree McIntosh
    June 12, 2017 at 4:12 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the lemon lime twist and how you have done the ribbon it all goes together so well

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  20. Cathy Pinchcbeck
    July 3, 2017 at 7:04 PM (2 years ago)

    Very elegant card, Lemon Lime Twist, black and white are an fresh combination

    Reply

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