We’re going Around the World on Wednesday to bring you inspiration from a Market that’s full of Texture.
A warm welcome to all who’ve hopped over from my lovely friend Aurélie and to those who are starting the hop here. I feel sure that my lovely friend Aurélie will have blown you away with her inspiration.
I thought long and hard about what I would share. My thoughts turned to flowers and fruit, the cobbled streets of Cambridge and barrows, yet I couldn’t settle on a decision. Taking myself back to my travelling days and my many trips to Africa, I recalled of the fabulous markets I experienced there. That was where my inspiration came from.
I would see many a ceramic pot, woven basket, painted pot and dusty vase. The earthy colours were what I wanted to capture here.
The Dies within Boho Indigo offer a great series of earthenware shapes that I either stamped and cut or simply cut. Each piece needed to look dirty so there was lots of sponging.
I punched a circle of self-adhesive backed cardstock using the 2″ Circle punch and added the braided linen trim. By working from the inside out, I created what looked like a woven flat breadbasket.
Bruno’s Scrappy Strip Technique
I now needed to add a background to these wonderful makes but what should it be? So many would display their items for sale on rugs and blankets. Fellow Australian Demonstrator friend Bruno Bertucci, husband of Kylie Bertucci, share his technique of the Scrappy strip technique a little while back.
His inspiration came from an amazing rug that offered the most perfect of colours for a backdrop here. Taking scraps of cardstock and embossing them to give texture, I recreated a similar rug, adding Linen trim tassels.
This certainly wasn’t the quickest of cards but it was most certainly fun to recreate. I took a trip down memory lane, a trip back to Africa and pulled memory after memory to recreate this. Market Texture in abundance that I hope you have enjoyed seeing.
Next up with yet more Market Textures is the lovely Anette Ball. I can’t wait to see what she has to share with us.
Enjoy your day and do stay safe.