29683184_10157231762699428_7516007255924855581_nHello again! Welcome back to another ESAD Blog Hop. This time, 28 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia and NZ are showcasing projects made with items on the Retirement List.

29573068_10157231774334428_1939236419120255426_nMy all-time fave floral set, Birthday Blooms, is being retired, so I’ve created a quick project using that. I’ve also used Rose Red as a core colour in my project, as that is also being retired due to the Color Revamp.

Where I live, my little street has been quiet for some time with not a lot of neighbours (partially developed estate), so imagine my delight when I had two new neighbours move in recently! I love to gift bottles of wine (especially if it’s local Margaret River wine!), so this blog hop gave me a chance to whip up a handmade wine bottle tag for each neighbours wine bottle.

IMG_2852I used a card base of Rose Red, and on Watercolor Paper, did an ombre watercolour wash of Rose Red ink with an Aqua Painter. I then stamped the large floral stamp of Birthday Blooms on Watercolor Paper as well, and coloured this with Rose Red and Lemon Lime Twist inks, using an Aqua Painter. These blooms were then fussy cut out. I used Black Metallic Thread behind the flower on the tag, and finished it off with Iridescent Sequins. I tied Striped Lemon Lime Twist ribbon around the neck of the bottle to finish the gift off.

Thanks for popping in to have a look at my creation with this gorgeous and much loved stamp set of mine. Now it’s onto the amazingly talented Leonie Schroeder. Click the ‘Next Blog’ button below to continue the hop. ‘Til next time x

P.S. Oh, the neighbours loved their gifts too!

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Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Bronwyn Eastley
  4. Jackie Aitken
  5. Jo Stubbings
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Sharon Dalton
  8. Lauren Meiklejohn
  9. Courtenay Heuston
  10. Nicole Wilson
  11. Jo Weeden
  12. Libby Dyson
  13. Cheryl Algie
  14. Megan Lenske
  15. Beryl Crisp
  16. Fi Cobbin
  17. Rose Packer
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Carolina Evans
  20. Renee Lynch
  21. Sandra Mastello
  22. Katrina Duffell
  23. Rachael Lewsley
  24. Leonie Schroder
  25. Emily Campbell
  26. Monique Fielder
  27. Michelle Strazds
  28. Jessie Holton