Here is a set of mixed media ATCs that I made last year. I started out by coating the cards with some gesso (or maybe it was wall putty), painting it on randomly.
Then I used watercolor to paint each of the cards in different colors. I also painted book pages in a darker shade of the same colors as the cards.
I used watercolor and colored pencils to draw the tree trunk and the ground.
I used colored pencils to shade the background and bring out the texture...
adding darker shades at the edges and swirls in the parts that wouldn't have leaves.
Then I cut out leaf shapes from the book pages and pasted them unto the tree trunks.
After pasting the book paper leaves, I painted more leaves on in the same color.
I added "fruits" using dimensional paints and this last one even got a bird...
Hope you like them!