*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!**