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Monday, August 26, 2013

Global Talent search -Farmers Market Tote bag part1

Hello! There has been too much going on lately in my studio, exciting projects, new customers and the great news: I have the honor to be part of the Amsterdam fashion Academy as a lecturer of the Fashion Business (BA) and Fashion foundation program, of course later on I will share more about this magnificent adventure I am about to start.

But before I wanted to share some visuals of my entry for the second round of the Global Talent search contest organized by Lilla's Roger studio
This piece is a design for a Farmer's market tote bag with Autumn as a Theme. 
As soon as I read the brief I immediately though in the days I lived in Portland,Or in the U.S. I actually arrived there in a September, so autumn was in the full splendor; and quite different of my autumns in Mexico City that had a total different charm.
Lavender, orange red and gold leaves, pumpkins were my main focus. A Farmers market in the U.S. is quite different form the markets in Mexico,which are quite typical of my home country.Imagine this: all the fabric roofs from the booths are bright pink, so is already a color fest a mix of bright and fresh fruit, vegetables & flowers. 
I grew up attending on Sundays with my parents to the market, you can find everything you want from a carrot to a cactus, herbs ,spices, all kind of chili and every now and then even the local "witch" selling candles and spells... Next to the quesadillas booth and with salsa music on the background! It was definitely a magic time! And this "fusion" is reflected in my piece.

I hand painted this piece with gouache, ink and colored pencils. Although my original base was a piece of a craft paper, I made some trials and decided to go for cotton paper in the color of craft paper since I wanted to play with textures to imitate hemp fabric, quite in sync with the natural focus of a farmers market.




Initial sketches, layout and color palette in progress          ©Believe Creative Studio
Different surfaces tryouts: Craft Paper, Actual whicker, Cotton paper, Recycled craft    ©Believe Creative Studio 

Final Layout                       ©Believe Creative Studio All rights reserved.


Adding color and putting life      ©Believe Creative Studio 


Let's play with contrasting blue and purple!             ©Believe Creative Studio 



Here you can see the real scale of the elements in the piece : TINY!                          ©Believe Creative Studio 

In the second part I will be sharing the final piece, coordinate and the cute 3D mini mock up I created with real mini nature, which by the way got lots of compliments!
Love XX
Rosie

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE how you tested and painted on such gorgeous textural paper! The colors came out so earthy on your final painting! :D Love it Rosie!

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  2. It's looking great and is right up my alley - love your handpainted style! As well think the brown paper is a fab choice. Curious to see the final piece!

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    1. Thanks dear Eva for your kind words. I will post second part soon, stay tunned!
      Love
      Rosie

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  3. It is enchanting, real style. Shining through.

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    1. Thanks dear Sue, I am glad you like it. Sending you lots of love and a huge hug.
      Hope you are at home know.
      Love
      Rosie

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  4. Rosie, how great post! You paint with water-colours so well. Looking forward to reading the second part.

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    1. Thanks Julia, I really appreciate your kind words.
      All the best to you!
      love
      Rosie

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  5. So nice to see your work process and the work is fab as always. Dawn x

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    1. Thanks dear Dawn for your kind words! wishing you are doing great.
      Love
      Rosie

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  6. I love seeing the thought process of other designers. Stunning colours x

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  7. Rosie you are really good! Can't stop looking at this!

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    1. Thanks dear Vee for your kind words! You make my heart smile!
      love
      Rosie

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