Autumn Birthday

As  I  was  walking home  this morning  I  thought how  wonderful  the  colours of  the  leaves on  the ground were .  I  saw  this particular  one  and  picked it  up  .It  was  still  early  and  the frost  was  around  the edges  .  When  I  got  home  I  dried it  and  coated  it  with  PVA  glue .  A few  years  ago  whilst on  an  Art  course  I  made  a  whole  project on  leaves  including  mobiles  coated in  this  way  which  preserves  them  .I  added  glitter  to  recreate  the frosted effect   .Whilst  that  was drying  I  designed  a  leaf  background on  Serif  using  several  programs  sprayed it  with  Spray  and  sparkle  and  put  glossy  accents  on  the  conker  and  acorn  .  I  cut  2  ovals  using  my Cricut  and  used  copper  gildIing  wax around  the  edges  .I put  PVA  on  the  back of  all  the  leaf  and  that  will  seal  it in .   I added  a  peel off  sentiment  and know  that if  I  do  not  give it  to  someone  for  their  birthdaythis  year    it  will  last until  next  year  ,

I  would  like  to  enter  this  card into  the  following   challenges


  1. Wow, this is great, the leaf looks fab, perfect for oour challenge, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

  2. OMG this is stunning. I LOVE the technique an actual leaf on your card - awesome. Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT. Claire DT