April 9, 2012

Here is my latest layout using the Pemberley WOTG kit. I was thinking that I would get a head start this year by creating layouts for this up-and-coming Mother's Day instead of using pictures from years past. The color combination used in these papers just happen to be some of my favorites, perfect for casual photos or sophisticated ones. 

Left hand layout

The one item that I couldn't help but add to this kit was the Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes. Their natural color allows for them to be used plain or they can be decorated in many different ways. For the flower bouquet in this next picture, I layered the large and small flower shapes together to create a 3-D look to the images instead of leaving them flat. In addition to layering them, I also added the Bouquet Assortment pieces, Bitty Opaque Pearls Adhesive Gems and stamped images to give each flower a slightly different look from the other.

This great title was made by using the E1024 Keepsake Alphabet My Acrylix stamp set. Each letter in this stamp set is designed in such a way that you can stamp cursive titles like this one in a snap. I got the two-toned images that you see below by first inking each letter in Bamboo ink, then rolling the edges into the Indian Corn Blue ink prior to stamping it. The "&" shape that you see came from using my Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

Right hand layout

One fun and creative way to use the Bitty Pearls are to use them as the body of the smaller wooden butterflies. While they come with an adhesive backing, I have found that it is difficult to make them stick if ink is used on the wooden shapes prior to sticking them down. I would recommend sticking them down first then inking directly over top of them. Since they are not porous, the ink will not change the color of the gem. Another creative use was to make one of them the eye of the bird. I used a permanent black Sharpie pen to color over it to change the color from white to black. It's a simple solution that works! 

Tip: Change the color of the wooden shapes by sponging
on the ink color of your choice. I used Indian Corn Blue
and Desert Sand inks on the bird shape seen here.

If you are attending one of my classes or would like to see a list of the items needed to create the ideas found in this post, those items are listed below. 

Pemberley items needed
G1033 Pemberley Workshop on the Go Kit $34.80 $29.95
Pemberley Paper Packet ($9.95)
Pemberley My Acrylix Stamp Set ($13.95)
2- Colonial White Cardstock ($1.00)
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment ($5.95)
Z1707 Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems ($2.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)

Additional items needed:
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes ($5.95)

Additional items used: (these items are provided for you during our class at no additional charge. However, since these items work perfectly with the WOTG kit, you may want to add them to your kit so you can create on your own after our time together)
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet ($29.95) Set of 78
Z2118 Desert Sand ink ($5.25)
Z2103 Bamboo ink ($5.25)
Z2130 Indian Corn Blue ink ($5.25) 
Z2140 Outdoor Denim ink ($5.25)
Z2162 Honey ink ($5.25)
Z1298 Texture Tools (using the stipple brush) ($9.95)

Card Makers: 
Z1738 Colonial White Die-Cut Cards and Envelopes (Package of 10) ($6.95) 
This is a great item to split with a friend since we will be creating five cards during the class.

My Pemberley cards are coming soon, so be sure to visit again soon!
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  1. Sherri, You are so right! These colors are just beautiful! Love the layouts! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Pam C.

    1. Thanks Pam! I'm glad that you like them!

  2. Beautiful layout. So feminine.

  3. OMG (oh my girl)!! You did it again with a beautiful layout. I can not wait to create this with you!

    1. I like your OMG...too funny! I'm glad you like the layout and I look forward to our time together on April 24. :-)!

    2. Me too!! Many new things are happening! Will fill you in soon.

  4. This is gorgeous! I'm now a follower. I just can't figure out why it has taken me so long... ;)

    1. Hello Vicki! I'm so glad that you will be visiting me regularly. Thanks for the compliments.

  5. This is just beautiful. I already have the Pemberly paper pack, now I am wishing I had bought the Workshop kit.

  6. Hey Sherri,
    I want the kit and the wooden garden add on. No stamp of the month for me. See ya soon. Cindy S

  7. Thanks Cindy! Hope all is well. :-) Hope to talk with you soon.

  8. Hi Sherri,

    I want the WOTG kit, the addtional item that is needed as well as the inks from the additional items used for the Pemberley kit. Also add the Inks Organizer. No stamp of the month. Thanks.

    I really love the paper and anxious to see the cards. Looking forwarding to seeing you soon.Rosie P

  9. Rosie- Thank you! I'm thrilled you decided to get the Organizer. I know you will be happy with that decision. See you on the 28th!

  10. Sherri,

    You knock my socks off with your amazing artistry... Simply stunning.

  11. I soooo love your layout and hope you dont mind if I copy it! I am doing a wedding and honeymoon album and this one is perfect for some of the tropical honeymoon pictures. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  12. WOW, just fund this layout on Pinterest, absolutery gorgeous.
    I will come back and check your other designs later. Thanks for sharing.


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