Around the World on Wednesday – The Market | All About Texture

Around the World on Wednesday – The Market | All About Texture


Now that is a mouthful of a blog header!!! And my interpretation is a cardful of a card!! I have used just about every product in the current Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues.

Around the World on Wednesday

Welcome once again to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the fabulous Rochelle Laird-Smith’s Blog.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

The Market – All About Texture …

These hop themes are so very different and I love mulling over what I am going to do. I will say that while I had been mulling, the last few days have been very busy and the hop had totally slipped my mind. Until lunch time today (about 4 hours ago). Eeeeeeeep!!!!! I was in the middle of creating for my weekly facebook live tonight (going live at the same time as this hop). And so I have been in a creative frenzy for the last few hours!!

I wanted to reflect my experience of markets … they are colourful, somewhat chaotic, different sized stalls, a mish mash of textures, smells, and visual delights. And even though I was somewhat under pressure, I really enjoyed creating all these little blocks of texture for my card.

Using every product …

Each little square is a story all of it’s own, much like the range of stalls at a market. To start with, I determined that I would work in blocks of 3cm x 3cm or 3cm x 6cm for the metric girls. I guess the equivalent measurement in imperial would be 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ or 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″. This would make for a slightly larger card than what is shown here.

Each square is not only a different texture and colour, but they vary in height depending on the textural elements. Seeing as the Flowers for Every Season Gems were very “raised”, I have popped up the sentiment panel with dimensionals so that the gems square wouldn’t be the only higher element.

To apply the Flowers For Every Season Gems, I spread a layer of Fine Tip Glue onto my square, and then sprinkled/pushed the gems into the wet glue. The sentiment panel is a sheet of patterned paper from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, beautifully textured. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and is heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

The Highland Heather layer is Velveteen Paper, embossed with one of the Greenery Embossing folders and then sponged lightly with Whisper White Craft Ink. The bouquet of flowers is created with dies from the Cherry Blossoms Dies and the Poinsettia Petals Dies, but these could have really been flowers and foliage from any of a multitude of die sets on offer from Stampin’ Up!®.

I am so excited to see how all my fellow AWOW Tag Team have interpreted this theme this month.

Next Blog

Around the World on Wednesday Next Blog

Next up, you are heading all the way over to the Nederlands and Danielle Kassing’s blog. How exciting! I will be they have amazing markets in the Nederlands!

The full blog hop list is below. How exciting to check out a little bit about the world around the team, all around the world!

Around the World on Wednesday Designers
The AWOW Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid – NZ
Tatiana Tobin – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Danielle Kassing – NL
Manuela Geiswinkler – AT
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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