August 27, 2010

Shabby Pear for Doodle Pantry and Skipping Stones Sketch

I have acquired a new love for colouring fruit. No idea why, I just really enjoy it. So I was glad when Laurie added pears to her fruit basket!

pear bosc DP oct aft
I think this is a Bosc pear. There are a few orange or rust coloured pears out there. Considering how many varieties of fruits out there we hardly ever see, there are probably lots! Did you know there are hundreds of varieties of apples alone?

pear bosc DP oct aft closeup

I had a hard time getting the leaves to look right, I think Copic needs to make some darker greens. I used YG 60s but even G99 really isn’t that dark. When I eventually take the advanced Copic Class, I will definitely ask what to mix with the greens to get really dark values.

skipping stones 39

I saw a card out in blog land a few days ago that folded the corner of DP just like fabric and I tried to emulate this. I really love how it looks. Underneath is a vintage book page. I like the look of something other than CS under the peeled back edges. The flower is popped up on foam dots.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Doodle Pantry
Ink: Scattered Straw, Vintage photo, Antique Linen-Distress, Chocolate-SU!
Paper: DP-October Afternoon, white CS-Taylored Expressions, chocolate CS-SU!, vintage book paper
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, vintage lace, seam binding ribbon-Masterstroke, scalloped punch-SU!, Copic E08,35,37 YG63,67, R05, Y38, YR31


kathy s said...

what a pretty pear- love your colouring and that ribbon is divine

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the treatment of the paper in the corner, and the ribbon is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Amanda said...

Fantastic coloring! Love it!!! Great job with the sketch!

wendyp said...

Gorgeous job coloring the pear! And the color combo...LOVE it! Great job!

Coleen said...

Lovely project Rebecca. You do good work. And a pretty blog.
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