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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.


Today we have a breath-taking layout to show you, created by one of our ‘Ladies of the House’ – the amazing GERRY.


Summer 2004

Gerry has taken the ‘Summer at the Seaside’ collection from The ScrapCake and used it to make this layout with the most gorgeous of colour-schemes. Gerry, as some of you know, is so clever at fussy-cutting, with amazing detail, but she also manages to make the colours of the rainbow blend together effortlessly. Here, Gerry shows how she created the background of the layout.


Gerry has used 4 different colours here, including 3 mists with a chicken wire template. The pink splots can be made by either shaking your bottle up to fill it with air bubbles or by dripping or flicking it onto your page. The edges were inked aroung the badge shape.


You can see how Gerry has used an embossing tool to make the little boats sit up and become very 3-dimensional. And we love the layered title idea. Did you notice the misted fish net? And the edges of the fish net done with white puffy paint? Now there’s an original idea….


Again Gerry has embossed the little clouds and the octopu,s and look at the little gemstones. And there is that famous fussy-cutting. We love the way she has cut out a photo of her baby and layered it into the fish net. It just all works so beautifully.


And the final touch, a Fantasy – Magic flower. The perfect finish to an inspiring page!


Thankyou Gerry for such an inspirational project.