Saturday, 18 September 2010

ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop

Good morning. Its another beautiful spring day. Welcome to my part in the ESAD blog hop for the Big Shot. You may have come here from Clare Mcilhatton's  Blog or you could be starting here. Just hop on right around the 25 blogs in this hop. First though a little about ESAD.

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps,
challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.
To qualify:
*this is only open to customers (demonstrators do not qualify)
*you must visit every blog and leave a comment on each one
* once you have commented on each blog you need to email Leonie and advise her you have done so.
*Blog Candy winner will be announced on Tuesday.

Today I thought I would use a couple of different dies and also 2 embossing folders. 
My first project is a little bag made with the scallop circle die and then embossed with the Vintage wallpaper folder. I saw this wonderful white on black effect that my down line Nicki has used on her swaps for regionals. By brayering both sides of the inside of the embossing folder and putting the bag inside you get 2 different effects on each side of the bag. I love the look. I then used the Floral Fusion sizzlet die to cut 2 sets of the 3 flowers and then divided the cardstock to soften the look and put them together with a brad. The leaf is from the 2 step bird punch. I used poppy parade for the flower.

My next project is a card using the finial press embossing folder for the background and then this wonderful new level one hostess set Because I care. I love this flower. I painted it with Concord Crush ink and then cut it out and layered the flower and leaves for a 3D effect. I then added one of the lots of tags sizzlet die behind the large oval punch.
My last card is made using the Bella Toile background stamp which I then embossed with the Finial Press folder. I made another little flower with the Floral Fusion die this time in Pacific Point. The thank is from Perfect Punches set. I sprayed it with a mist that I made up with rubbing alcohol and shimmer paint. It looks so sparkly IRL but its hard to show it in a photo.
 That is all from me today. Now its time to hop on over to Susan Joyce's blog. Enjoy your weekend


Susan Joyce said...

Hi Andrea
Love your projects, they are all gorgeous.

Angela said...

Very pretty Andrea, lovely projects

michelle said...

i love the embossing!! the flower looks beautiful!! great work!!

Charmaine Black said...

Hi Andrea, I love all your projects, but I must admit I'm just amazed at your beautiful Hydranger, it looks so realistic. Thanks for sharing your artistic talents with us, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine xx

Ariaella said...

Thanks for sharing :D

Diana said...

Ohh my goodness - that hydrangea looks amazing - I can't believe you hand cut all those little flowers!

Monique said...

Beautiful as always Andrea, such great ways to use the big shot!

Melinda said...

I love the effect of putting the ink on the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing Andrea they are all lovely projects.

Leonie said...

hey Gorgeous - what lovely goodies you created - love the baggie too and that card - just delish! Might have to ink up this set soon :) Love the new look too ;)

Christine Blain said...

Beautiful projects, Andrea; thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Tanja said...

These are lovely, I especially like the 3D hydrangea. I am off to look at more of your blog!

Bev said...

stunning as always Andrea

Michelle F said...

:ove your little roses - must ry to make one!

thscrappinmama said...

I see Pacific Point is going to be one of my favorite colors. That Because I Care stamp set is one of my favorites. Thank you so much for sharing.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Amazing detail in all these gorgeous creations! Hugs Andrea xxx

Sharna Russell said...

Hi, wow oh wow, i love your creations, i would find it very hard to single out just one

Richelle said...

Wow once again Andrea :)
Can't wait to see the sparkle in real life lol

Jan McAnulty said...

Your projects are all so so gorgeous, I can't decide which I like best; they're just absolutely lovely!

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