I have always wanted to try this technique and admire it dearly when I see it done, especially when it's done by Betsy Veldman or Melissa Phillips. :)
I didn't stray too far and used this card by Betsy for my inspiration.
I spent about 8 hours saturday working on this piece. Yikes! Yeah, seriously. I intended to make a card, but it took on a life of it's own and kept growing and growing. When all was said and done, I thought it was just too much investment to put into a card, so I decided it would be better suited as a baby room decoration. All it needs is a frame.
I broke out my brand spankin' new 6x6 Maggie Holmes paper pack and was able to incorporate 8 different patterned papers, or 9 if you include the subtle paper print I used for the clouds. I had to laugh at myself as I found it a little bit difficult to rip that first sheet of paper out of the pad!
I heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom. It's very subtle, but still easily noticeable. I could have inked around the sentiment to make it stand out more, but decided I'd rather have it blend in with the design.
Well, that's it for me! I'm hoping to continue using up my patterned paper even after the class is over!
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!