aWow Blog Hop – The Market

 

Oh my, such a wonderful theme for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop this month. Welcome, friend to the market place and all the texture that it brings with it. With so many stalls, sounds and products from all over the world, this theme had my mind bouncing all over the place with excitement.

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If you haven’t been around the world with us before, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators representative of all the global Stampin’ Up! markets. Our group was formed by Angie McKenzie who keeps us inspired with fun themes. We hop on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, although in different time zones. I’m in Melbourne, Australia and it’s 9pm on Wednesday over here when this blog hop goes live.

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My favourite type of market is a good old country, craft market with lovely handmade products and baked goods. There’s something welcoming about entering there and finding families together, browsing through stalls.

Today, however, my projects are taking me back to market places in India where I have visited many times. These markets are like no other. The riot of colour from the beautiful fabrics and costume jewellery, brass decor, the crowds (not my favourite), noise, smells of curry and some seriously good coffee, uneven footpaths make for some vivid memories.

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When you visit a market in India, you will notice the many stalls which sell brightly coloured clothes with many specializing in sarees. These 6 metre lengths of silk or georgette which are simply draped around your body (quite adeptly), are adorned with gold stitching and more intricate beaded work. My mum used to wear sarees to church, although these would be the much simpler style without all the ornate work. The gold embroidered silk sarees were kept for celebratory occasions such as weddings and Christmas. There was always a new one each time.

Saree shopping was always interesting because there would be some intense haggling going on. Shopkeepers see a tourist and bump their prices and of course after much negotiation the price drops. I’ve tried to depict the texture of a beautiful silk saree on my projects today with the colour gradation resembling a ‘shot’ saree. All I remember of a ‘shot’ saree was that the colour kept changing so I had to do a bit of Googling to find out how it is created. The saree is made up of threads of colour that are so small that the main colour changes depending on the angle you look at it.

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To create the ‘shot’ look, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and using my sponge brayer, I added the various colours. Brayering the colours created a smooth finish to depict the softness of the silk. First was Magenta Madness, then Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and a little bit of Blackberry Bliss right at the bottom. I wasn’t sure whether to leave it like this but I felt it needed a bit of a yellow so I added the Mango Melody and blended it in.

Next I wanted to create the beautiful ornate, gold embroidered borders which are on sarees. I ran the bottom section of my sponged panel through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder for the texture on these embroidered panels which feel quite thick and heavy. Then I added some gold embossing using the mask which created a really lovely detailed embroidered look. To complete my border panel, I added a decorative border from the Ornate Borders dies in Gold Foil which was perfect for my Eastern look.

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To create the tassel, I untied the gold cord and put several strands together adding a Gilded Gem in the centre.

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This card just had to be a wedding card with all the gold detail and I chose the sentiment from the Peaceful moments stamp set.

A wedding card needs a gift and the Gold Mini Pizza Box was perfect to decorate with my theme. A gift card would fit nicely in this which would make a lovely coordinated set for a special couple. The band across the centre was die cut from the Stitched Lace dies and I fussy cut around one of the hearts in the Ornate Border Dies for the centre.

I hope you have enjoyed the projects I have shared with you today and your trip from Australia to the markets of India! Thank you for taking the time to visit me today.

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Next on our blog hop is Cheryll Miller. You can view her her beautiful work by clicking on the Next Blog button. To browse through all the market stalls make sure to follow the hop right through for lots of inspiration.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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Remembrance Day CAS Card

Today we set aside to remember those who gave their lives in service for our nation. I am so grateful to those who have served and sacrificed and who continue to serve to give us the freedom we enjoy in Australia.

To commemorate this occasion I thought a card made with our poppies stamp set would be perfect. This double set of stamps and dies are packed with different sized poppies, leaves and sentiments to suit any of your card designs.

I followed this sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches to create a clean and simple card.

The poppy was stamped in Tuxedo Black and coloured with the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. This was then die cut and added to a die cut swirl from the Painted Labels Dies.

The Brick & Mortar embossed panel was mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the Night of Navy card base creating depth with tone on tone layering. I used some scrap Mossy Meadow cardstock and Forever Greenery DSP to create the stripes on the sketch.

I added some Mossy Meadow Linen Trim which is a brand new product from the upcoming catalogue. If you would like to receive a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me on the button below.


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Create a Quick Curvy Christmas Pine Tree Card

The new Quite Curvy Variety bundle offers endless combinations of mixing things up the dies for creating some pretty effects. I created this Christmas card with just one cut of the Sahara Sand DSP which adds the lovely dotted detail. I added some sponging and stamped stars in Balmy Blue on the top half of the card.

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The tree from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set is created with some two-step stamping. The outline image was stamped in Just Jade then I lined up the leaves to fill them in with Granny Apple Green. The coordinating Pine Tree punch makes it easy to create a quick Christmas card which is what we are all looking for right now.

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24 sheets of 6″x6″ Double Sided – Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper
Roll of ribbon
8 Jingle Bells
1/2 Pack Star Elements
Pre-cut cardstock and die cuts for sentiments
12 card bases
12 envelopes
PDF tutorial which includes full instructions and photos
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Earn 1 point for every $50 spent in store. Once you reach 10 points, you will get to select upto $40 worth of products in my Online Store.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

If your order exceeds $169 then I would recommend you consider our Starter Kit which gives you your choice of $235 worth of products for only $169 with free shipping and an ongoing 20-25% discount.

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