Loved doing this card! The nesties did the work for the sentiment....it was the leaves and the little caterpillar that I worked on. Did the leaves on plain xerox paper, not cardstock, and used SU markers! I wanted the leaves to be very thin, so when I clear embossed them they would naturally curve...like real leaves!
The little caterpillar was stamped with Saffron and then I just kept going over it with the SU Saffron marker! It finally soaked the paper (I was afraid it was going to tear because I had it so wet!) so I could get it darker shades. Clear embossed him also, used Copic E31 to give me a little more "oomph" to his little body and then cut him out by snipping around him so he would look furry...like a caterpillar!
This card was done for this week's color challenge at STV - to use pumpkin, green apple, and saffron . This smaller picture shows the leaves a little better.
Stamps: Gina K's - A Year of Leaves by Melanie
Paper: Gina K's Pumpkin, Green Apple and SU's saffron, two pumpkin plaids are from stash
Ink: Adirondack's Lettuce
Coloring: SU markers - pumpkin, old olive (to match the green apple) and saffron
Embellishments: pumpkin adhesive brads, ribbon from stash
Technique: cuttlebug, coloring, embossing, cutting, matting
I really am pleased with the leaves!
Have a blessed day,