When Echo Park Papers announced it was launching a sister company I was intrigued. I love Echo Park and the new Carta Bella company promised premium branding with a sophisticated range so I was excited to be able to work with one of their debut collections.
Sarah sent me the Traditions collection from the S J Crafts shop and true to their word, the papers are wonderful quality and slightly textured. The colours in this particular kit are great for everyday, Autumn and Christmas if you prefer not to purchase overly themed ranges.
I had a few cards to make and I think you'll agree that they are all very different even though they come from the same wonderful kit.
This one was inspired by a home decor project on Pinterest and was inked with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and embellished with orange gems for an Autumnal feel.
This one features one of the stunning stickers from the 12x12 sheet that comes as part of the collection. I knew it wouldn't work on a scrapbook page so it was perfect as a focal point on a card raised up with some pop dots.
And then this last one for my dear Dad which embraces the traditional feel of the collection with the addition of an embossed car (oh how I love to watch embossing powder melt!) and some script ribbon (apologies for the blurring, my camera didn't like being left in the cold car overnight!).
I also made 2 very different scrapbook layouts with this wonderful collection so please check back again soon.
I must just say a quick thank you for all the comments and e-mails etc on my previous post. It is wonderful to have people thinking of you across the world and sending their love. The last couple of weeks have been some of the darkest I have known for a good while, the stress of the house is just adding to it! This weekend I am off to a scrapping retreat to play with paper for hours on end. This is by far my best therapy.
Much love to you all
Bye for now xx