It’s another lovely Friday and one of the last weekends of “summer” for us as the kids are starting to go back to school soon. Our daughter starts second year University on Monday and the boys start school the following week. We’ve tried to hang on to the last sweet days of summer rest. Hopefully you’re enjoying the beauty around you right now.
Today I’m bringing you a lovely fruit of summer in the new Power Poppy Berry It that Marcy released earlier this week. Marcy’s fruit images are amoung my favourite things she’s ever drawn, so I was so excited to play with this one!
I wanted to go a bit of a different route, and see what other colours I could colour them in and I found a lovely picture of a bowl of assorted raspberries that inspired these golden ones I did today.
Just look at those golden-pinkish raspberries! They are called Golden Raspberries and they’re actually supposed to be a little bit sweeter and more floral than red raspberries. Did you know that raspberries are actually in the same Rosaceae family that roses are in? That explains the thorny canes you run into when you’re trying to clean them up.
It is a straightforward design, I printed the image onto XPress It Blending cardstock and then used this fancy Spellbinders Die to trim it out. I added the sentiment from another beautiful Power Poppy Set, Go Wild. The sentiments were perfect, and one thing I appreciate so much about polymer stamps is that you can curve them, so I was able to curve the top sentiment to match the line of the die perfectly. A little lace in the design, sewing, and some enamel dots do the accenting.
Here’s the Copics I used to colour, it was fun giving some of the berries a little green like they has yet to ripen.
Don’t forget...there’s just a few more days left to enter our Power & Spark Shabby & Chic Challenge!
Here’s the rest of my Bloom Brigade Sistahs in action today!
Christine Okken (you are here)