ESAD 2019-2020 annual catalogue sneak peak blog hop

Welcome to an ESAD blog hop. You may have come to my blog from Bronwyn’s blog. The theme of the blog hop today is to show case items from the  new Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 annual catalogue, which goes on sale from 4 June.

I’ve always loved impressionism art ever since I study the art movement in high school. I was probably 13 or 14 years old at the time.  One of favourtie artists from the art movement is Monet, and I particularly like his waterlilies paintings.  Monet painted around 250 waterlilies paintings, inspired by his garden at his home in Giverny.  There is even one of Monet’s waterlilies paintings in the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).  It is one of my favourite paintings at the NGA and I always spend some time viewing this painting whenever I visit the gallery.

So when I saw the  Perennial Essence DSP (designer series paper) in the new catalogue, I just fell in love and knew that I had to own it.  So today I am going to show some projects using the Perennial Essence DSP and some other items from the Perennial Essence suite of products from the new catalogue.

My first project is a 9″ x 9″ sampler, which I made to showcase the different designs of the DSP.  I used Flirty Flamingo card stock to matt the different designs of DSP.  The flowers and leaves  in the bottom left hand corner are stamps from the Floral Essence stamp set. To add some more interest to the sampler I made a flower using the  Magnolia Memory dies,  the centre of the magnolia has been coloured with the light Petal Pink blends marker to give it definition and the centre of the magnolia has been finished off with a Perennial Essence floral centre. Rhinestones have been added to give the project some bling.

I also made some cards using the left over pieces of DSP from my sampler. For the first card,  I’ve textured both the card front and the DSP with the Subtle texture embossing folder. I’ve added fine strips of silver glimmer paper to give bling to the card.  The sentiment , flowers and leaves comes from the Floral Essence stamp set.

For my second card, the design of the DSP is the reverse side of the DSP used on the first card.  The sentiment comes the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set.

Used in these projects:

Paper: Perennial Essence DSP, Blueberry Bushel, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, silver glimmer

Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Pretty Peacock, Petal Pink, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Soft Saffron, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green

Blends: Old Olive, Petal Pink

Stamps: Floral Essence, Good Morning Magnolia

Die cutting and embossing tools: Magnolia Memory dies, Frosted Bouquet dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stitched Nested Label dies, Subtle embossing folder

Accessories: Perennial Essence floral centers, rhinestones

Thank you for visiting my blog. Now it is time to hop over to my friend Monique’s  blog to check out her lovely projects. Should you get lost there is a list of participants below so you can rejoin the hop.

Happy stamping


Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Rochelle Blok
  3. Kelly Kent
  4. Jo Stubbings
  5. Nicole Wilson
  6. Denise Buetler
  7. Sandra Mastello
  8. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  9. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  10. Shannon Kissane
  11. Libby Dyson
  12. Jo Weedon
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Carly Middleton
  15. Lisa Whitehead
  16. Bronwyn Eastley
  17. Cathy Pinchbeck – you are here
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Rebecca Scurr
  20. Richelle Fletcher
  21. Jackie Noble
  22. Mandy Depiazzi
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Maree McIntosh
  25. Samantha White

18 responses to “ESAD 2019-2020 annual catalogue sneak peak blog hop

  1. I am usually divided about samplers, often there is too much happening in them for my liking but yours is simply divine, you may have just inspired my to use my shadow box frames that have been sitting there for the last two years!

  2. Your sampler is beautiful, Cathy. This paper really is an artwork in itself so perfect for such a project. I was wondering what the paper would look like run through the subtle texture EF but I was too much of a scaredy cat to try that, so I’m glad you did, lol! It looks great 🙂 Siobhan.

    • I ran the card stock and the DSP through th folder separately. I was frightened that the DSP would crack if it was adhered to the card stock.

  3. You have showcased this gorgeous paper beautifully in your projects! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Fabulous! Have never made a sampler yet but I this has tempted me to have a go. Love that DSP! Thanks for sharing, Cathy.

  5. Your sampler is fab, it is so simple but speaks volumes and shows off the dsp perfectly! I studied a little impressionism in highschool but loved it! 🙂

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