This card was made for the Freshly Made Sketches #59 using the colors from Color Me Beautiful. I missed the cut off for CMB. :( This was the first time I had made my own "real looking" leaves and I thought the CMB colors were perfect for making them.
The base of the card is Chocolate Chip and embossed with the square lattice folder. To make the leaves, I started with Summer Starfruit card stock and scored where the veins of the leaves would be. I then sponged on the other colors starting with Perfect Plum,Raspberry Ripple, then Chocolate chip. With this technique you can change the color of the leaves depending on how much of each color you add. I then used some home made shimmer mist to add some shine and while wet I srunched the leaf into a ball. I unfolded the leaf and added some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz. I learned this technique by watching a video by RaeDeen Bittner. Thanks RaeDeen for sharing!
Thanks for taking a peek!! :)