Saturday, October 16, 2010

Imagine Layout

Hello friends. Today I want to share a layout that I made completely with my Imagine. Now, it takes some time and getting used to, but there are tons of possibilities with this machine, especially with future updates. Of course when the Gypsy and Imagine can communicate I'll be a lot happier...A LOT. And if I had my Gypsy I'd also be able to share the sizes of my cuts, but I didn't write them down and I don't have my Gypsy to refer to. Sorry.

Cartridges used:
Imagine More
Simply Charmed
"Stock" Shapes from the Imagine

The top note diecut is a stock shape pre-loaded into the Imagine. The pattern is from the Imagine More cartridge. I used the fit to page function to size and cut the shape. 'Good Times' is also from Imagine More and I cut this out using the layer function.
I didn't change any of the colors, I just used what was preset on the cartridge. I wanted to mention that the face of the sun doesn't have an even white edge around it. I don't know if this is a quirk of the image or if the alignment/calibration is off. I didn't have an issue with any of the other cuts, so I dunno.

You can see what I'm referring to in this picture:

The tree and little bird are from Simply Charmed. The color palette I used is the same one from the Imagine More cartridge, so I just chose the colors I wanted to use. I believe the tree was cut at 5-inches and the bird at 1 1/2-inches.

The little journal tag in the left corner is also from the Imagine More cartridge. I picked one of the layers from another image to create a small space to journal. I also used a stock rectangle from the Imagine and filled it with a pattern from the Imagine More cartridge. I believe I print and cut it at 7-inches and then trimmed it down to 4 1/2 x 6 1/4-inches to mat my picture.

The buttons are from StampinUp! and the twine is from Papertrey Ink. I did ink around the edges of several of my images and did some doodling. I think those two things add a lot to any project, but especially those made with the Imagine print feature. The small sentiment below the tree is from Papertrey Ink which I stamped in Tempting Turquoise from StampinUp! The brads are from StampinUp! as well.

This was a pretty simple page, but I think as I get to know the machine better I will be able to expand my horizons. Until then, small steps. Thanks for stopping by!


girlia said...

You did a great job. Love it. I think we are all taking baby steps with our new machines. good luck with expanding your horizons.

My Creative Time said...

Hi Miss Kate!! I entered your project for my Imagine Nation Monday Challenge!! I think your layout came out just AMAZING!! GREAT job!!
Big Gypsy hugs,

hgregory8558 said...

Very Nice! I can't wait for the update to sync our G's with our I's :)

Jen said...

I love the layout!! Great job and I love your blog. I'm now your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great layout and how fun to have an Imagine. Love your color choices. TFS