I just had to look in my own backyard.
I'm from the east coast and we don't have Arbutus trees there. I'm fascinated but the way they shed their bark and their leaves.
I waited so long I had to use what was in my stash.
I picked leaves from the yard and used them as " models". I cut leaves from each fabric. I fused two layers together so I had some stability for stitching. Then I used water colour pencil crayons and Inktense pencils to colour each leaf.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the leaves turned out. So now I present to you my Arbutus Leaves.