I have to admit I was a tad intimidated by this challenge. I have never colored a leaf in my life! Not to mention Lindsay's leaves were so life like! Wow! I was really worried I was gonna make myself look like an idiot trying to color the leaves to look life like. Lucky for me the leaves are all on the ground here, so it was easy to grab one, and use it as a color reference to color the 2 digital images I printed.
When I was finished coloring and blending the images, I actually ironed the leaves in some wax paper to give them more of a glossy look. Then I bent and crinkled them. I think both techniques made the leaves look more life like. I must say I am very very pleased with the way they turned out. I surprise even myself sometimes!
Come play along over at the MyGrafico Challenge #73
Paper: DCVW - The Green Stack
Misc Recycled Paper.
Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Sketchy Leaves
Sentiment: A Muse
Coloring: Prisma Colored Pencils #'s 944, 942 & 988
Misc Items: Buttons & Wax Paper.