Monday, May 06, 2013

Beautiful World Tour - a Single Picture

Welcome to the May Beautiful World Tour, brought to you by Flourishes! Each month the team presents a themed blog hop, hosted by our group of international designers... we are literally spread out all over the globe!  At the heart of our projects is the idea of truly showcasing beauty in card making – whether it be in a beautifully colored image, a fabulous way to incorporate an embellishment or a new twist on a card layout.

 If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can start back at the Flourishes Blog - you'll find a full list of participants there, and all the details you need. If you're already hopping and you arrived here from Bridget's blog, you're doing just fine.

They say a single picture is worth a thousand words, so our tour today features images - no word stamps allowed!


I had a memory in mind of the raspberries that used to grow at my Granny's house - I think hers were on a chain link fence, but that's ok - this one was more fun to recreate! My scene is colored with Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell, with a few accents added using white acrylic paint.


I stamped the raspberry image from the Berry Sweet set twice across the panel, then added some more leaves and berries to the scene using the single stamps from the set. I stenciled the wood grain using a stencil from the Crafter's Workshop, then softened the details with a blending stump and mineral spirits. The rest of the coloring process involved layers of color, from light to dark.


This is making me hungry! I love fresh berries... sure can't find them here!


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34 comments:

  1. Dina, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE the dimension and you did a beautiful job creating the woodgrain background, as well!

    Naomi
    xoxo

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  2. *GASP* I don't know where to start....absolutely STUNNING!!! This isn't a card, it's a piece of ART!!!

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  3. So realistic colouring of the image! Simply gorgeous!

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  4. I absolutely love this, Dina. Your colouring is amazing and really brings your raspberries to life. I love your wooden fence background. Lovely memories, too x

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  5. Absolutly stunning!!! I love the berries against the wood grain - and your coloring is perfect!!! We always had raspberries along the fence too - I love the big black ones the best.

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  6. WOW DINA!!!!!!!!! You NEVER QUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTIME, I see one of your cards, I am BLOWN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :) These berries are YUMMY LOOKING ENOUGH to EAT!!!!!!!!! :)LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your work!!!!!!!!! :)

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  7. Such an amazing card, beautifully coloured. Brought back memories of picking raspberries at my Aunt & Uncle's.

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  8. This isn't just a card. It is art. It is like a book illustration. Absolutely beautiful.

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  9. Beautifully colored! Looks so realistic I could pick one! :)

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  10. Beautiful coloring on your wonderful card! I am attempting to grow raspberry bushes this year, but I know they will not bear fruit for at least one to two years, but they are well worth the wait!

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  11. this is really nice. love your raspberries and coloring technique. Against the wood fence - perfect.
    Have a great day

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  12. Dina, I'm not only nearly drooling over your beautiful, luscious raspberries which look so realistic, but I'm just fascinated by the wood bg you created - it's incredible! Another stunner, mf!

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  13. OMG Dina, your card is wonderful. Love the image and your coloring. Stunning!

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  14. Love the wood grain background and your berries look good enough to eat! TFS God bless!!

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  15. Oh my what a beautiful card! I love the wood grain with those beautiful berries. You have done an outstanding job. Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!

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  16. Oh my this is superb, love it, the berries look so real, a d ur background is just perfect.

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  17. There are times when I come here and think, is that Flourishes? You have this amazing way of creating something absolutely original, unique and amazing each time. Gorgeous work all around! Love the coloring and how beautifully soft it makes the berries look!

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  18. Beautiful--it looks like you can reach out and pick these berries.

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  19. Good gracious Dina! Wowsers... is all I can say! Stunning colouring and creating of your raspberry panel! What a great memories to have! I too remember a small patch just behind our house and eating tons of them as a kid! Incredibly beautiful card!

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  20. You ALWAYS blow me away. I saw this in the gallery and I was in *awe*!! You are such an incredible artist, Dina, I am constantly inspired by you!

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  21. Wow, your card is amazing, Dina! Your coloring is just stunning! Love the background too! Hugs

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  22. Beautiful work Dina. Your colouring is always terrific.

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  23. Oh my stars- how Gorgeous- I could reach out and touch- just fabulous!!!!!

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  24. Beautiful card. I love all your work!

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  25. Gorgeous! They look so real I can almost taste them! Wonderful job coloring them! TFS!

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  26. Oh my goodness the dimension is fabulous! The berries jump right off the page! I feel like I could pick them and eat them! Exquisite Job!!

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  27. Beautiful card!Love yourcoloring!!!

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  28. Wow! This is such a stunning card. Love your colouring and really like the woodgrain background.

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  29. Beautiful card and the colouring is stunning!
    Great inspiration!
    Bye from the Netherlands,

    Marjolein

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  30. Your coloring is amazing Dina! Wow, this is gorgeous!

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  31. Fabulous card!! You could frame this one. Those berries look so real, you can almost taste them!

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  32. Incredible card!! Love the subdued colors you used that remind me of berries hiding in a shaded spot. I can just taste those yummy summer berries!!

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  33. mmmmmmm, Dina your card looks sooooo delicious!!! I would love to have some berries now and a store is far far away... :( But anyway I love it, I love the wooden background and you've colored the image so beautifuly! Gorgeous card!

    Hugs, Aleksandra

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