First, a little research. I used a search engine on the Internet and looked up different types of cherries and pears.
I used the information and typed in the words for the cherries with a couple of spaces between each word. Then I changed the font and font size of each word. I then added a symbol and more spaces between the words. When this looked good to me, I then changed the font color to "White, Background 1, Darker 5%" the color I pointed to in the first picture below. I added the shadow as shown in the second picture below.
|This is an example of the words after formatting:
Next, I inserted the picture of the cherries. I changed the height to 5" and accepted the computed width. I used the Remove Background Tool to take out the background from the cherries.
I positioned the cherries over top of the text. And printed it out. After printing, I colored the cherries with Copic markers. Here is a list of colors I used: (for cherries) R02, R17, R22, R24, R37, R46, R89, and YR82 (for stems and leaf) G02, G05, G43, G99, YG13, YG63, and YG95; and N0 for the shadow.
I cut this out to 7" x 6". I stippled Adirondack Butterscotch ink over the whole page. I left the center lighter and stippled more in the corners and on the edges. Then, I rounded the corners with a paper punch.
Next, I cut a piece of coordinating card stock to 8.5" x 6.75". I used a set of Martha Stewart Around the Page punches to decorate this piece. Then, with adhesive, I attached the cherry piece to the top of the punched piece.
Here is the result ...
The other one I did was with the pears image ...
The same steps were followed for the pears as were for the cherries. The Copic colors used on the pears are as follows: (for pears) R02, R08, R22, R24, R27, YR21, and YR82 for the red one; G43, YG00, YG03, YG41, YG61, and YG63 for the green pear. (for stems and leaves) BG96, E25, E87, and YG95; and N0 for the shadow.
I thought these would look great framed and hung in the kitchen. What do you think?
Be sure to check out the A Creative Need Blog to find the monthly freebie digital image. The image for July 2013 is a pretty lemon slice. Find it on the blog at http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/digital-images/.
Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration.