Welcome to another Imagine If Blog Hop! Congratulations to last week’s winner, Brenda McKay, she is getting a set of four Imagine If Stencils which were released at SENZ. If you’ve started the hop here, you can go back to the Imagine If Blog Post and start at the beginning. If you’ve arrived from Tash and her cute Mini Album, you’re right on track!
As you may have seen, I’ve recently got in to Pocket Scrapping, or Project Life My Way. I think this is a great way to easily tell your stories and keep the photos safe. And some of the little chipboard cutouts from Imagine If are perfect for this type of memory keeping.
My first layout was for Easter Bunny Pie (chocolate bunnies!), so I used the chipboard bunnies, chick and Easter eggs and painted them all. I always start with a coat of gesso, it helps whatever else I add to stick, and it means I start with a white base so the colours are more true.
The bunnies and chick were easily done: one main colour and a couple of touches. I cut the title out of some chocolate paper I had in my stash.
The Easter eggs took a little more time, I carefully painted each stripe on them, and once they were dry I added the decoration – spots or some Kindy Glitz.
I cut the cards from some BoBunny cardstock I had, rounded the corners and inked the edges with Pearlescent Chocolate ink. I love the simplicity, saving the memory with some cute embellishments while still keeping it clean and easy.
The second layout I created was about when we settled on our new house. I had an envelope and handwritten tag from the lawyers that I wanted to include as well as the photo.
I started out by putting the envelope in the centre and cutting it up to fit into the pockets. The Set of Keys from Imagine If was perfect to attach to the handwritten tag, I painted them in a lovely bronze, and attached them with the string to the tag in the next pocket (you can see the string going across the top!).
Across the bottom, I decided to use the row of chipboard houses, I painted them black and then attached to the top of the page protector with foam dots, giving some extra dimension. These are very cute houses, I especially like the one with the little cat in the window!
Your next stop is Carol and her lovely sea layout. Don’t forget to comment here before you go, then enter into the draw below to win two new chipboard clock cutouts and a set of keys. You can get an entry for commenting on each blog.