Louise W created this layout using the So Noted range from Carta Bella. She's combined some Prima stamps with various frames to build a stacked block look to the cluster of photos and elements, adding focus but leaving white space and balance on the page.
This second layout from Louise was also created using the So Noted range from Carta Bella. She's created a soft watercolour background and while wet, torn strips which she's used in pieces around the photo edge to add colour and interest. She has finished the layout using a circle of Zazz glitter glue, created with a Crafters Workshop template.
The Cool Summer Collection from Carta Bella is gorgeous! The collection has very cute iconic summer images and pretty patterns. The colour palette has all your soft gelato colours of your favourite ice cream flavours. This whimsical and fun filled collection is perfect for card making and scrapbooking projects. Leanne had a lot of fun with the bright patterned papers creating these three cards.
Leanne felt the very cute cloud paper made the perfect backdrop for this card. After creating the pinwheel by hand from a 2 inch square Leanne then used pinking shears to create extra strips to decorate the tips of the pinwheel from the co-ordinating papers in the 6x6 paper pad. She used the stickers to personalise the card and also added some additional trims from her stash. To frame her card Leanne hand stitched and distressed the edge of the card front. .Leanne liked the way the beautiful soft pastels really work well together in these papers.
The classic combination of pink and brown is one of Leanne’s favourites. To make this card she combined these colours with a hint a turquoise found in the striped paper she chose. Using cloud dies to form the top of the cupcake and her trusty paper crimper for the bottom cupcake started to take shape. To finish it off she rolled a strip of paper around some twine to form a candle for on top of the cake. The good times ticket together with a couple of hand cut flags and a light application of some crystal glitter glue finished off the card. Leanne has used foam mounting tape under the good times ticket and cupcake top to add some dimension to her card.
Spots and checks are featured right throughout this collection and on this card Leanne used the multi spot paper together with a soft floral turquoise and plain pink to create this card. The inclusion of plain coloured paper in the 6x6 pad takes all the hassle out of colour matching your paper to cardstock. Leanne also used the greens and browns in the plain papers to create perfectly matched punched leaves as well. The die cut Sizzix border was trimmed and some crinkle ribbon was threaded through the punched edging of the border. To finish off the card Leanne used her distress tool and folded and sanded the paper to reveal the white paper border and applied glitter to the matching buttons.
The very talented Jen Chapin from the Carta Bella Design Team created this stunning layout using the Cool Summer collection. You can see how well she has used scraps of patterned paper to frame the photo. Her selection of embellishments includes chipboard pieces and brads from the Cool Summer collection. She has also added some machine stitching and used foam mounting tape to add dimension. Thank you so much for sharing your layout with us Jen!
Natasja Verbeek, another one of the clever Carta Bella Design Team members, has also used the cool summer range for this gorgeous layout! Natasja has used similar papers from the Cool Summer but given them a completely different look. Using a plain coloured base and die cutting and hand cutting the clouds she has created her own distinctive look. Incorporating patterns behind her die cut layer added dimension as well. The layout has lots of dimension with the foaming up of the clouds and the clustering of stickers and embellishments. It’s great to see just how versatile the collection is – thank you Natasja for sharing your layout with us too!
The beautiful layout, bookmark set and card were all created using Carta Bella products by the very talented Patricia Roebuck. Her eye for design and layered details bring the beautifully co-ordinated ranges to life. You can see more of her work on her blog here.
Leeann was giving the opportunity to play with some of the Carta Bella products. She liked the look of the solid coloured papers and it was to her great surprise that the actual finish on the pattern paper is what she loves. It has a flat matt finish with the texture of watercolour paper, giving you great possibilities with assorted mediums.
The sticker sheet was also fabulous giving you plenty to work with, she really loved the tiny stickers and likes to add them randomly to pages as they always add pops of colour. Leeann has a little tip when it comes to stickers. Simply dust a little baby powder on the sticky back after you have apply your 3D or double sided tape. Then peel the tape off and adhere.
Kim thought that the soft tones and floral accents in the Traditions range by Carta Bella would be just perfect for these photos of her son with his Grandma - and we think she was right. Kim has utilised various sticker embellishments as well as cutting tags from one of the patterned papers to provide many layers of interest to this layout.
Thankyou to Belinda Spencer for sharing her delightful and fun layout using Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction. I love how Belinda has cut various elements from the paper to create this layout. The misted background works so well with this bright and happy range.
A big thankyou to Lisa Swift for sharing her beautiful layout using Carta Bella Paris Girl. I love how Lisa has combined so many elements and yet kept her layout looking clean and elegant. If you would like to see more of Lisa's work, you can visit her blog here.
We love this page by the talented Rachael Funnel who has used the Paris girl collection by Carta Bella. Certainly love all those layers and that cluster of flowers and die cuts. Thank so much for sharing your work with us Rachael. You can see more of Rachael’s work here.
We also have a fabulous page by Felicity Wilson who has used a few pattern papers from the beautiful moments collection by Carta Bella. Thanks for sharing this page with us Felicity and you can see more of here work here.
Thankyou to Andrea Wiebe for sharing her beautiful layout using the Carta Bella Devoted range. I love the heart shape that Andrea has created using random strips of the various patterned papers.
If there’s a colour palette that Suz loves, it’s one just like this one. Just the right mix of warm olive greens and pinks, in soft small patterns, the Beautiful Moments range by Carta Bella is stunning. Hexagons are of course very on trend at the moment and Suz wanted to use them to both show off the patterns in the papers as well to reflect the quilt in the photo. She decided to emboss some of them, and outline each in liquid pearls to add further texture and interest. The element stickers are the icing on the cake, and Suz layered them to create some depth on her page.
Carta Bella's Paris Girl range is classic feminine charm in paper form... Danielle embraced the pretty nature of the range and created an ode to Spring with this layout. Handmade paper flowers and branch echo the magnolia picture featured, and white clouds were cut from the Paris Borders paper and lightly sprayed with inks to soften the background.
Carta Bella's Alphabet Junction collection is perfect for scrapping the little ones in your life. Sue has scrapped her gorgeous little nephew Iziah, playing with his Dinosaur Train toys. Sue used both the sticker sheet and one of the chipboard sets to embellish her page. The colour palette of the collection is lovely and bright but still maintains a softness about it, which Sue loves.