Wednesday, February 24, 2016

1 Good Turn

I am so happy to share a new layout here on the Imaginisce blog today!  We are continuing on with sharing loads of inspiration with the Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection and I am loving that the DT is showing so many unique was to use the collection!

We are talking about Random Acts of Kindness this week, so I thought I would share this little story with you all.  My husband, our youngest son and I made a big move this past summer.  Our neighbours directly across the street have been so welcoming to us; showing us the ropes around the neighbourhood and we have even enjoyed a couple of evenings in each other's homes.  They know my husband is out of town during the week, so they phone over a few times a week to check on our son and I, although they don't really let on that is what they are doing ;).  Then when we got into the snowy season, the gentleman started showing up with his plow!  I return the favour by baking for them.  It is not much but it shows our appreciation. We are so lucky to have found such great neighbours!  I wonder what he will say when he finds out I scrapbooked about him!

I began my page by layering the photos onto layers of patterned papers, then I stitched on the subtitle using the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy stitching template (you can find a tutorial on my blog here to see how to use this template to create other words than the words that are actually on the template). Finally, I added the main title using the Par-r-rty Me Hearty Thickers.

Once I knew where this focal area was going to sit on my page, I added some Gesso to the background before adding in some light icy blue water colour paints.  Once that was dry I flicked on some darker blue water colour paint.

For my embellishing I used some cute charms and puffy stickers.  I also stamped and coloured this compass and fussy cut it out to adorn my page.

Next I added some strips of paper along the top and finished the page with my journalling.  I really love the look of these torn and aged paper die cuts, and they allow for lots of space to journal.  I use a fine tip Sharpie to journal, as these die cuts are slightly slick and I am impatient about waiting for regular ink to dry so I inevitably smudge it.  The Sharpie eliminates the drying time!

Supply List: 
Imaginisce Par-r-rty Me Hearty patterned papers, stickers, puffy stickers, die cuts, charms, stamp and Thickers; American Crafts cardstock; We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Template; DMC floss; Sharpie; Memento black ink; Leows water colour paint; Tim Holtz distress ink; Hemptique button twine; Copic Markers(C2, T4, W3, E29, E27, E11, Y26, Y28); gold Spica pen Signo white pen.

 Thanks for visiting today!


Tracey said...

What a fantastic page!!

Yvette said...

I love way you used this collection... Gorgeous LO!!! Yvette

Monique Liedtke said...

What an awesome neighborhood you live in!! Awesome page! Love that stitching! Hopping over to see how you did that.


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