One of my greatest challenges is knowing when to say enough. For this card I decided to let the simple beauty of these Japanese maples stand out against the rustic texture of the gladiola leaf paper. I have to admit that I almost started looking for something else to add but I managed to stop myself...for now.
Japanese maples mounted with matte medium on hand made gladiola leaf paper. The delicate leaves are also covered with a thin layer of matte medium to help stabilize them.