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      Mountain-Scene
      Walk with Nature

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      acmckelvey


      Shabalicious

      Registered: October 2009
      Posts: 564
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      *This one was born from a late night idea that wouldn't go away. I thought of how some modern quilters now do impressionist quilts with mixtures of fabrics. I love how much texture, how the colors blend, etc. of those quilts. Such a treat for the eye! Well, I thought - why couldn't I do that with scrapping and paper? I call it 'paper quilting' ! *

      *All of this is from scratch. I drew my scene that I had in my head inspired by my surroundings. I scanned it in and used Live Trace in Adobe Illustrator. Then I had to create shapes, manipulating the paths....very involved but I'm completely happy with the result. I was even smart (which doesn't happen very often) and saved the shape template (black shapes for clipping masks).*

      *I know a lot of the elements are very small, manipulated and probably not in the best perspective, but I wanted them to help create the scene.*

      *I pretty much used papers from the SP freebies and a lot of the purchased kits - Barefoot, Blossom, Bella, Gabby, a lot of stitching from Sprout. I actually erased down to a stitch or two and either duplicated layers (we're talking LOTS) or created a brush with them. I later then merged my layers of the stitching so it was one element and helped clean up the document so it wasn't so cumbersome.*

      Okay, that's it. Enjoy! Sorry for the book.

      **Okay, have to laugh. My husband pointed out it looks like the landscape is a hat on our heads. May rework it - I already did a second page for a two page spread. I'll post it all when it's done. So much fun!**
      · Date: Thu August 5, 2010 · Views: 1,563
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      Keywords: Walk with Nature, Quilt
      Layout Credits: Most of SP, Barefoot, Blossom, Sprout...
      Fonts Used: Luna

  1. Thu August 5, 2010 12:57am
    1. mariquita

      former Shabby Artist :o)


      Registered: October 2006
      Location: Tucumán, Argentina
      Posts: 935

      Your quilt is amazing!!! . You put a lot of work here!! WOW!! not only that fantastic drawing but also choosing and combining the papers by color and texture . What a cool idea!!!! Great job!!!!
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  1. Thu August 5, 2010 2:11am
    1. reddoor

      former Shabby Artist :o)


      Registered: May 2010
      Posts: 891

      Your paper quilt is a true work of art! I can't even imagine how much time went into it, lol! The papers are pure perfection (love the purple mountain majesty). It's completely beautiful... thanks so much for sharing this wonderful inspiration.
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  1. Thu August 5, 2010 2:53am
    1. mcmoran
      Not Too Shabby


      Registered: July 2010
      Location: Montclair, NJ
      Posts: 118

      Wow! This is fantastic. Really striking and original.
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  1. Thu August 5, 2010 9:50am
    1. jenelle

      former Shabby Artist :o)


      Registered: June 2010
      Location: Melbourne, Australia
      Posts: 985

      How clever!!! So unique and the stitching/patchwork effect looks fantastic. You must have spent hours on this!
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  1. Thu August 5, 2010 3:10pm
    1. annamarieje

      former Shabby Artist :o)


      Registered: May 2010
      Location: Utah
      Posts: 2,597

      WOW - I am impressed! A TOTAL WORK OF ART!!!
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  1. Sat August 7, 2010 1:43pm
    1. annamarieje

      former Shabby Artist :o)


      Registered: May 2010
      Location: Utah
      Posts: 2,597

      Your layout was chosen for LOTW - Look on the blog HERE!!!

      CONGRATS!!!
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