On Friday one of our sweet friends brought us two huge bowls of fresh raspberries that she had picked from her patch--perfect berries! I knew that I had a raspberry stamp somewhere and finally found it in my Lockhart Stamp Company collection--Perfect Berries.
I took a couple of pictures as I worked on the berries image. In this one, see how the berry on the right is starting to look more three dimensional, while the two on the left are looking flatter? The only difference is that I've gone back with my Copic colorless blender and touched highlight spots on the berry on the right. It still isn't finished, but you can at least see what's happening here.
Here I've added some greenery, and you can see that I've almost finished highlighting the berries too. Almost finished, but. . .
Remember the blue-violet tones that I keep harping on lately? I used a few touches of my Copic BV01 on both the berries and the greenery here to add some depth. I think it's a little more convincing now.
How about those papers? They are part of my *new* CHA stash--some October Afternoon Sidewalks paper (Ring Around the Rosie and Marbles). I dyed the seam binding with Copic R83 and R85. I used three Spellbinders dies: a Standard Circles Small, a Labels Three, and a Classic Scallop (new, available on August 31). That's it--a thank you card for the best raspberries ever! I made jam and jelly, and I've got a few left for one more batch--Mmmmmmm!