The release week challenge over at Flourishes is a winter thaw photo-inspiration challenge. Well we all need a thaw because BRRRRRrrr... I just bought the Berries set from Flourishes, and although I know that these are supposed to be raspberries, I like boysenberries better. Go figure.
I am not really sure if I got the color quite right. I tried really hard. I figure these are not quite ripe Boysenberries. I think that I got a little closer to the berries on the front of Knott's Berry Farm Amusement Park Gates, than actual ripe ones. :-)
Once I was done with the shading, I did one SLIGHT blend with the V12. Then I went back. Boysenberries have a reddish tint in addition to the purple. So in certain areas (darker primarily and some of the lighter drupelets), I added RV17 to it and blended SOME of it with the V12, but not all.
The Leaves and Stems are G21, 24, 28, and the flowers have a touch of Y0000 along the petals, and Y11 in the center.
To finish off the card I found a background paper of this purpley boysenberry color, and used the Lacy Square Nestie to cut it out. Through some weird twist of fate, I had a purple ribbon that matches almost perfectly. The Nestie is popped up off of the white background. I am not sure if you can see it here, but the white is spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist to give it a crystally sparkly look. I added the crystals as an embellishment around the edge.
Since this also meets the criteria for the Copic Creations Challenge of Cool Colors, I am also entering it in that challenge.
Hope you all liked your tutorial on Boysenberries. LOL. Now I am hungry and going to go find something to eat. Hope to see you again soon.